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Raiders' Trent Brown shares lessons learned from Tom Brady he will bring to Oakland

Raiders' Trent Brown shares lessons learned from Tom Brady he will bring to Oakland

Former Patriots OT Trent Brown cashed in with the Oakland Raiders after winning Super Bowl LIII with the Patriots. But a Super Bowl ring isn't the only thing he will be bringing to the West Coast.

Brown apparently also learned a lot from Patriots QB Tom Brady.

What did Brown learn? He opened up on Fox Sports:

“Definitely just how he (Brady) speaks life into that huddle,” Brown said Thursday on FOX Sports 1’s “First Things First.” “He commands the huddle, and when you break the huddle you’re ready to play for sure."

Brown also talked about the importance of leadership and dedication when it comes to practice and making improvements:

“There’s only one example to give: just lead by example day in and day out,” Brown said. “How he approaches the day, how he approached practice. …He’s just taking advantage of all time. Every rep counts for sure. Even when we go from offensive period to defensive period (in practice) he’s finding something to do, something to work on.”

Brown's Oakland Raiders could use a lot of these things, after finishing 4-12 in 2018.

In addition to Trent Brown, the Raiders have also stockpiled draft picks, and traded for WR Antonio Brown, among other transactions.

Whether Trent Brown's new QB, Derek Carr will be able to "speak life into that huddle" remains to be seen.

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Quick Slants the Podcast: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lauds Bill Belichick; A deep dive into the newly-released 2019 Patriots schedule

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Quick Slants the Podcast: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lauds Bill Belichick; A deep dive into the newly-released 2019 Patriots schedule

1:24 - Tom E. Curran is joined by General Manager of the Atlanta Falcons Thomas Dimitroff, who talks about his impressions of Bill Belichick following the NFL meetings in March.

9:55 - Before letting him go, Tom gets Dimitroff's thoughts on the batch of receivers in the upcoming draft.

13:58 - Tom breaks down each and every matchup of the Patriots 2019 schedule, from their Week 1 opener vs. the Steelers, to their tough Week 5-through-9 stretch  (18:31), to an interesting December with games against the Texans and Chiefs (23:55).

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Prototypical Patriots: Athletes available if Belichick is looking for tackles

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Prototypical Patriots: Athletes available if Belichick is looking for tackles

Two of the Patriots' last seven first-round draft picks have been offensive tackles: Isaiah Wynn and Nate Solder.

And though tackle doesn't seem to be a pressing first-round need this year, there's no doubt that New England could look to beef up that position by going back to the well at some point in this year's draft.

The Patriots don't have an obvious candidate for their swing tackle spot at the moment. Plus, there could be shakeup coming up front in 2020. Joe Thuney will be a free agent, and if the Patriots want the flexibility to move Wynn to guard, then a tackle from this year's draft class would make sense. 

Based on past picks in the Belichick era, Phil Perry takes a look at some tackles who fit the Patriots' mold and could work in Foxboro this fall.

Click here for hsi list of Prototypical Patriots tackles in the 2019 Draft.>>>>

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