Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe followed up with the Patriots, who claimed that this would not be the order of the schedule, and that a staff person had randomly selected the games based on last year's template.
Yet they left the "randomly selected" schedule up on their website. I'm living under the assumption that we'll find out the truth by the end of the weekend.
Robert Kraft has openly expressed his wishes to bring Jason Taylor into the Patriots organization. According to a report in the Sun-Sentinel, this will probably not happen.
"I went fishing with J.T. two weeks ago; he wants to be a Dolphin," Channing Crowder said."
That's pretty much the only excerpt from that article I need to read. If Taylor wants to play in Miami, he probably will. These guys (future Hall of Famers) usually get what they want. I can't picture Bill Parcells telling him "no".
That's alright... I've still got my fingers crossed that the Patriots are working on a deal with Julius Peppers.
There have been several reports that the Patriots are hosting QB's for pre-draft visits, the latest one being Stephen McGee from Texas A&M. Make no mistake about it... this has nothing to do with the health of Tom Brady.
This has everything to do with looking for talent at the most important position on the field. The more guys you can develop into good quarterbacks, the more value you have on your roster.
Look at Matt Cassel, for instance. The guy spends a couple years with Tom Brady and the Patriots and suddenly he's the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Patriots earn themselves an extra day-one pick in this year's draft.
This is a guy who started one game in college... as a tight end.
Point proven. If you look for talent at the QB position and develop these guys properly, it pays dividends. Don't be surprised if the Patriots draft a QB with one of their second-round picks later this month.