I wake up this morning and turn on the news and find out the Tom Brady got married. Awesome. So if he’s caught out to dinner with his wife, will people finally let it be?
Now onto the real ring that we want Tom to get. The next Super Bowl ring. There’s been a lot of surprising free agents hitting the market and with Cassel on the cap it’s going to be tough for the Pats to be players for the marquee free agents but let’s check out some of the names.
Fred Taylor RB
This is the most likely signing by the Patriots. This guy has quietly been an awesome back for all his 11 years in the league. At this point in his career he’s certainly not a feature back, but would be a great tandem back with Sammy Morris, or Sandyvagititus Maroney. He actually is rumored to have visited the Pats on Wednesday or Thursday. I’m on board with this signing especially since Maroney is such a puss.
Cato June LB
You remember him. He was the linebacker on the Colts that used to reek havoc on the Patriots. Well, he went to the Bucs as a free agent and hasn’t been heard from since, but this guy would be a great addition to an aging linebacker corps. He’s only 29 and would be a much better addition than bringing back Colvin or Seau. I’d like to see him in a Pats uniform but I’d rather.
Derrick Brooks LB
This guy would be a Seau-esque signing, but a little younger. Imagine having him and Bruschi/Vrabel in the middle with Mayo and Thomas on the outside. This guy will be 36 when he starts the season, but he’s an All Pro that has anchored the Bucs defense for years including their Super Bowl win. I’d love to see him in a Pats uniform.
The only reason I put him on here is because I’d really like to see him lining up opposite of Randy Moss. Coles and Moss on the outside with Welker in the slot. What a great wedding present for Tom Brady. This guy would be 100% better than Jabar “Drops” Gaffney.
If anything the free agent period will be interesting. The sooner the team can dump Cassel the more money the team will free up for free agents. Get the Vikings on the phone and get this guy a Greyhound ticket. The other option is Philly. McNabb won’t sign an extension, dump his ass and bring in Cassel. Time will tell.