Beetle: Brian Hoyer speaking out against Bill Belichick… shove it
Hoyer chooses to do this now?
Marc Bertrand: Bill should have made him suffer some more because Brian Hoyer sucked.
Scott Zolak: They all talk about it. They’ll talk about it. (Danny) Amendola’s talked about it. Like it sucks playing for Bill (Belichick). Miserable at practice.
Marc Bertrand: Well how come it made Amendola better but it didn’t make Brian Hoyer better? That’ll be my question.
Scott Zolak: Because Brian Hoyer is a backup. This was his role, specific role. He shouldn’t be a starter.
Marc Bertrand: If the Patriots are 2-0, does Brian Hoyer say this? If the Patriots were in the playoffs last year, is Brian Hoyer saying these things? I do question that. I feel like the people that have had their issues with Bill now all of a sudden have the balls to say it.
Scott Zolak: Last year was a bad year for them for the offense.
Marc Bertrand: He feels emboldened to say it now because Bill’s in a tough spot. His team’s in a tough spot. So here comes Brian Hoyer. You can take all that ‘Brian Hoyer is a team guy’… please shove it. Give me a break. That we suffered together. That’s what he said. I just wish he had been better. I wish he remembered how many timeouts he had in Kansas City, that would’ve better. That would’ve been preferred.
T-Bone: He had so many lowlights that’s probably why.
Marc Bertrand: Maybe that’s why he hated the meetings, because it was all lowlights. Do you know how many millions of dollars Bill Belichick put in that guy’s pocket? At a time when I don’t even think he should have been in the NFL still.
Scott Zolak: After he left here and went to the Colts they gave him 12 million.
Marc Bertrand: Based on him probably still being in New England and if Bill thinks he’s good, he must still be good. Did he make it to the end of that contract in Indianapolis? Or did he get cut one year in? Wasn’t it a 2-year deal? I don’t think he made it to the end of that deal in Indianapolis.
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29 former Patriots named initial nominees for Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024
On Tuesday morning, the Pro Football Hall of Fame kicked off another induction cycle. In the first step of choosing the Class of 2024, the Hall revealed the list of modern-era nominees to be considered for the class.
This year’s initial group includes 173 players, a significant increase from the 129 initial nominees last year. That group is made up of 94 offensive players, 64 defensive players, and 17 specialists. In the coming months the selection committee will narrow this list down to a smaller group of semifinalists, followed by a group of 19 finalists. That group will then go to the final round of voting, with the official Class of 2024 – which will be between four and nine individuals – being revealed leading up to the Super Bowl in February.
Of the 173 initial nominees this year, 29 spent at least some time with the New England Patriots. That’s up from 24 last year, even though former Patriot Darrelle Revis is no longer on the list after getting inducted as part of the Class of 2023 (on his first ballot). In fact, none of the former Patriots under consideration are first-ballot candidates this year – although a few are back on the ballot after not being included in recent years.
From franchise cornerstones to guys who just came through for a cup of coffee and never even put on the uniform, here is a look at all 29 former Patriots under consideration this year. Will any become the 11th former Patriot to be enshrined in Canton?