Whether he's picked first overall in this weekend's NFL Draft, or just somewhere in the first round, Brady Quinn is grateful to Tom Brady. Both Bradys have had Charlie Weis as a coach, and the Pats QB has often given advice to his collegiate counterpart.
"I really can't thank him enough for everything he's really helped me with," the former Notre Dame signal-caller is quoted in a Boston Globe article today, "in talking to not only Coach Weis and the offense, but also helping me personally to understand all that comes into this process."
Quinn is featured in a piece on this year's top QB prospects, one of whom has had some interaction with Patriots scouts. Division II phenom Toby Korrodi turned in a noteworthy performance at the February combine to boost his Draft stock.
How will New England's AFC East rivals approach the Draft this weekend? The Associated Press has three interesting features on the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets in today's Boston Herald.
There's also plenty out there today about defensive backs, running backs, o-linemen, and tight ends who might be of interest to the Pats this weekend. Meanwhile, NFL.com's latest Mock Draft shows the Pats picking on both sides of the ball in the first round.
Finally today, Bill Belichick reminisces a bit more on the passing of his pal and biographer, David Halberstam.
"He loved pulling people together," says Belichick in a Globe eulogy. "He knew everything and everybody, but not in a know-it-all way."
Bob Ryan's piece is a great read, particularly for Pats fans who want to know more about the author of the Belichick bio "The Education of a Coach."