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Quarterback – Plan R?

With the trade of Matt Cassel to the Kansas City Chiefs, does that leave the Patriots with enough coverage should Tom Brady not be ready to play? If the season started today, the Pats would have Kevin O’Connell as the number 2 QB, and behind him? Matt Gutierrez. Neither of these two gentlemen are exactly household names. Would you feel comfortable have either of them out there running the offensive line? Maybe the Patriots are that confident either.

Enter Patrick Ramsey. A 2002 first round draft pick by the Washington Redskins, Ramsey has played the last two seasons as the backup QB to Jay Cutler in Denver. His only action last season was in Denver’s 41-7 loss to….the Patriots. I guess Bill and all saw something that they liked that day. In seven seasons with the Redskins, Jets, and Broncos, Ramsey has completed 511 of 913 passes for 5,930 yards, has 35 touchdowns and 30 interceptions. He has not started a game since 2005, his last season in Washington, but in his first three seasons he started 23 of the 29 games for the Redskins.

And we could not be looking at a guy who didn’t have some sort of “7 degrees of Patriots” connection. The Head Coach of Denver? Josh McDaniels. The former Offensive Coordinator for the Patriots. Hmmm…maybe he is cheating by sending Ramsey to us for a look. Ramsey, more then likely, won’t have a place on Denver’s roster since they reached an agreement with QB Chris Simms. So finding another team is a high priority for him. Will he get a spot with the Patriots? Don’t know. But if he is invited to training camp, may I suggest that O’Connell and Gutierrez might be in for some stiff competition.

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