Originally Posted by TEX
IMHO, Warner made Haley in Arizona the same way the Hoody made Pioli & Crennel in New England.
The Hoody didn't make anyone anything in New England. This guy named Brady made everyone in New England. The Patriots deserve credit for drafting a QB in the 6th round and basically winning the lottery.
In the 2000 draft, only 1 QB was taken in the 1st round (Pennington) none in the 2nd round, 2 in the 3rd round, none in the 4th round, 1 in the 5th round, 4 in the 6th round (including Brady) and 3 in the 7th round.
It was a incredibly weak draft for quarterbacks, and they got lucky. If Bledsoe doesn't get hurt, there is a chance that Brady holds a clipboard for 3 years, and then bounces around the league, possibly never finding a system for his talents.
Without Brady their is no "Patriot Way"