Bill Belichick reflects on almost drafting Tim Rattay over Tom Brady

Tim Rattay or Tom Brady? The decision is crystal clear now but as the sixth round of the 2000 draft was unfolding, it was the decision weighing heavily on Bill Belichick's mind.Little did anyone know that the choice would be one of the major turning points in NFL history. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reflected on the decision Sunday that altered the franchise's...
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August 07, 2016

Bill Belichick Recalls Tom Brady-Tim Rattay Debate, Says Patriots ‘Took The Right One’

FOXBORO, Mass. — The NFL preseason officially kicks off Sunday night with the annual Hall of Fame Game. Speaking before Sunday afternoon’s training camp practice, New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick shared an interesting story about 2000 Hall of Fame Game, the last one to feature the Patriots. That also was first professional contest of Tom Brady’s career, and it pitted...
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Belichick on drafting Brady over Tim Rattay: Guess we took the right one

Much has been made over the years of the fact that the Patriots took Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 draft, but he wasn’t the only quarterback that the team was considering as that year’s draft wound down. With the Hall of Fame game happening on Sunday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was…
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August 07, 2016

Did the Patriots almost draft Tim Rattay over Tom Brady?

The New England Patriots drafted Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. It’s fair to say that that selection has worked out well. But on Sunday, Bill Belichick said that the Pats had their sights on another quarterback. Belichick said the Patriots were on the Tim Rattay trail in 2000. Ultimately took Tom Brady. "Guess we took the right guy." — Doug Kyed (@DougKyed...
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