Saturday, April 30, 2005
Our Doug, who played at Natick High and then won the Heisman Trophy while at Boston College in 1984, has returned to New England.
``I don't know if I'm going to be a No. 2 or a No. 3 (quarterback on the depth chart). In fact, my biggest contribution here might not take place on the field. It could happen in the classroom. Hopefully I can be a sounding board for Tom and a security blanket for the team.''
This is a great move by the Patriots. Flutie will not be a distraction at this stage of his career, and provides a legitimate backup, ball control quarterback that can fill in capably for Tom Brady for a few series or a few games if necessary. Rohan Davey has failed to show that he has the accuracy and poise to handle the #2 position. Nice to see Doug back home with the Patriots. -NF