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It also is not a zero percent chance that Scarlett Johansson would go on a date with me.

If anything, the date is more likely.

Pretty sure the chance of Scarlett Johansson going on a date with you is literally zero.

 

The chance that Belichick might want to cement his legacy without Brady and with another franchise, is very small but greater than zero.

 

For the Lions, the potential reward is so high that it is worth a phone call from Mrs. Ford to Mr. Kraft. “Bob, there’s a crazy story floating around. If there’s any truth to it, you can call me up until the time we hire Coach Patricia.”

 

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29 minutes ago, Jason_R said:


Pretty sure the chance of Scarlett Johansson going on a date with you is literally zero.

The chance that Belichick might want to cement his legacy without Brady and with another franchise, is very small but less than zero.

For the Lions, the potential reward is so high that it is worth a phone call from Mrs. Ford to Mr. Kraft. “Bob, there’s a crazy story floating around. If there’s any truth to it, you can call me up until the time we hire Coach Patricia.”

She is hot, but dumber than a box of rocks from what I hear.  That would probably be a boring date.  Especially considering you KNOW there is nothing waiting for you at the end, but MAYBE a hug.

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Belichick is still under contract with the Patriots. It would take multiple 1st round draft picks to get him here. 

Kraft has to be thinking about the transition, just as much as Belichick is.

Brady thinks the transition is that he plays until he ascends into football heaven during a game to sit between Bill Walsh and Johnny Unitas. After that, he doesn’t give a damn.

Belichick thought the legacy was going to be him transitioning the team from Brady to Garoppolo. Now that Kraft has made Belichick’s vision of the handoff impossible, it is Kraft’s duty to figure out the handoff. If he doesn’t, then he will be remembered as an owner who had a great coach and QB, but shares nothing in their success.

But there is now no QB for Belichick to rely on once Brady retires. Since Kraft let Brady rip up Belichick’s transition plan, do we think Belichick is going to stick around and coach a no-name replacement? And potentially have it blow up in his face, allowing Brady to get credit for the success? Remember, Belichick quit the Jets after ONE DAY.

Or is Belichick going to retire, and leave Kraft scrambling to replace him with - wait, Patricia is gone, McDaniels is gone, maybe trade for Bill O’Brien?

Nobody but Kraft and Belichick know what their relationship looks like. But if it is irreparable, they will both want a way to move forward. The Lions would be foolish if Mrs. Ford didn’t pick up the phone. It costs nothing to ask.
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2 hours ago, Jason_R said:


Kraft has to be thinking about the transition, just as much as Belichick is.

Brady thinks the transition is that he plays until he ascends into football heaven during a game to sit between Bill Walsh and Johnny Unitas. After that, he doesn’t give a damn.

Belichick thought the legacy was going to be him transitioning the team from Brady to Garoppolo. Now that Kraft has made Belichick’s vision of the handoff impossible, it is Kraft’s duty to figure out the handoff. If he doesn’t, then he will be remembered as an owner who had a great coach and QB, but shares nothing in their success.

But there is now no QB for Belichick to rely on once Brady retires. Since Kraft let Brady rip up Belichick’s transition plan, do we think Belichick is going to stick around and coach a no-name replacement? And potentially have it blow up in his face, allowing Brady to get credit for the success? Remember, Belichick quit the Jets after ONE DAY.

Or is Belichick going to retire, and leave Kraft scrambling to replace him with - wait, Patricia is gone, McDaniels is gone, maybe trade for Bill O’Brien?

Nobody but Kraft and Belichick know what their relationship looks like. But if it is irreparable, they will both want a way to move forward. The Lions would be foolish if Mrs. Ford didn’t pick up the phone. It costs nothing to ask.

Kraft isn't going to just let Belichick out of his contract. Teams will pay with draft picks. Even if Belichick walks away and decides to come back a year from now, Kraft has all the leverage.

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Kraft isn't going to just let Belichick out of his contract. Teams will pay with draft picks. Even if Belichick walks away and decides to come back a year from now, Kraft has all the leverage.

As far as I can tell, nobody knows anything about Belichick’s contract. But, in a year when his DC and OC are likely to leave, and Kraft could be stuck with a gaping hole at the top of his franchise, I’d say Belichick has the leverage to get out of his contract - if he wants to, and if he could do so in a way that allowed Kraft to promote, say, Matt Patricia to head coach.

Again, I don’t think this is going to happen, but there’s nothing better to talk about.
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14 hours ago, EchO said:

Sad to see Austin go. Always liked him, don't think he had enough to work with on the DL the last few years. I assumed Patricia would look elsewhere, but I was hoping Austin would have a shot to retain his role.

 

I think he sees Cincinnati as a potential "coach in waiting" situation with Lewis possibly being a lame duck although you never know with Bengals ownership.  If worse comes to worse, he can coach up a more talented defense and be in line for a prime head coaching gig next offseason.

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4 hours ago, NYLion said:

I think he sees Cincinnati as a potential "coach in waiting" situation with Lewis possibly being a lame duck although you never know with Bengals ownership.  If worse comes to worse, he can coach up a more talented defense and be in line for a prime head coaching gig next offseason.

He probably sees Cincinnati as a job since he was going to be out of one in Detroit. 

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1 hour ago, Motown Bombers said:

He probably sees Cincinnati as a job since he was going to be out of one in Detroit. 

How does he know that he would have been out of a job here?  They don't even have a head coach.

He probably saw an opportunity to coach better players which could lead to a bigger opportunity thereafter.

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7 minutes ago, NYLion said:

How does he know that he would have been out of a job here?  They don't even have a head coach.

He probably saw an opportunity to coach better players which could lead to a bigger opportunity thereafter.

Patricia and Austin weren’t both going to be here. 

Regardless, his job status was in question with Detroit and it isn’t now. 

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11 minutes ago, Shelton said:

Patricia and Austin weren’t both going to be here. 

Regardless, his job status was in question with Detroit and it isn’t now. 

How do you know that both wouldn't be here?  Why would Austin leave just because Patricia took the head coaching job?

To the 2nd part, I agree.  Better to take the sure thing than leave the decision in Detroit up to the new coach so that probably makes more sense than my theory.

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22 hours ago, John_Brian_K said:

She is hot, but dumber than a box of rocks from what I hear.  That would probably be a boring date.  Especially considering you KNOW there is nothing waiting for you at the end, but MAYBE a hug.

i dont know about you, but the last reason i would go on a date with scarlett johannsen is to hear her pontificate about news of the day.  she can read the damn phone book for all i care.

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56 minutes ago, NYLion said:

How do you know that both wouldn't be here?  Why would Austin leave just because Patricia took the head coaching job?

To the 2nd part, I agree.  Better to take the sure thing than leave the decision in Detroit up to the new coach so that probably makes more sense than my theory.

I just assume that a defense guy like Patricia has his own ideas, and that working with another established defensive coordinator just wouldn’t work. I imagine he has his own guy in mind (like some d line or linebacker coach ready to move up). 

I could very well be wrong, but if I’m in Austin’s position and the new guy is a defensive coordinator coming in, I’m not feeling like my position is safe. 

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17 minutes ago, Jason_R said:


Cover his *** to who?

those who would question his role in trading the next great qb.

he could also be setting the groundwork for getting out of new england.

but its definitely a leak from bellicheck.  dont you think?

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those who would question his role in trading the next great qb.
he could also be setting the groundwork for getting out of new england.
but its definitely a leak from bellicheck.  dont you think?

I read it as Wickersham got a handful of players and maybe lower level front office staff to put some meat on a theory that Wickersham has - which I think is plausible - about the inevitable end of the Belichick/Brady tandem.

If Belichick were going to leak anything to the press, it would be about his thoughts on special teams.
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22 minutes ago, Jason_R said:


I read it as Wickersham got a handful of players and maybe lower level front office staff to put some meat on a theory that Wickersham has - which I think is plausible - about the inevitable end of the Belichick/Brady tandem.

If Belichick were going to leak anything to the press, it would be about his thoughts on special teams.

i think anything that presents belicheck as a victim or in a sympathetic light was released by belicheck.

i also think it is very UN belicheck for the pats to trade garopolo and keep brady.  the pats are ruthlessly unsentimental and to trade the up and coming qb and keep the aging superstar seems like it came from someone other tha belicheck.

unless he figures he is gone in two more years and just wanted to win now.

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25 minutes ago, Buddha said:

i think anything that presents belicheck as a victim or in a sympathetic light was released by belicheck.

i also think it is very UN belicheck for the pats to trade garopolo and keep brady.  the pats are ruthlessly unsentimental and to trade the up and coming qb and keep the aging superstar seems like it came from someone other tha belicheck.

unless he figures he is gone in two more years and just wanted to win now.

I agree that it was un-Belichick to trade Garoppolo. Which is why I buy that Brady forced Kraft's hand, and why I can imagine that Belichick would be upset about it. Upset enough to force his way out of NE to leave Kraft with a QB who is bound to break down soon, and no heir apparent? Probably not, but maybe.

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