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Nominate your favorite Pats for their Mt. Rushmore

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From the moment we commenced the process of accepting nominations for each team’s Mt. Rushmore, we’ve received scattered communications from Patriots fans lamenting the task of identifying the four greatest figures in franchise history.

The time has come, at least when it comes to coming up with the list of finalists.

Nominate your favorite Patriots below.  Eventually, we’ll come up with 10 or 12 on which you’ll all be able to vote.

And, no, Matt Walsh and Walt Coleman will not be among the finalists.  No matter how many times you try to nominate them.

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195 Responses to “Nominate your favorite Pats for their Mt. Rushmore”
  1. jcsullivan25 says: May 18, 2013 6:58 PM

    Belichick, Brady, Bruschi, and Vinatieri.

  2. elliottcovert says: May 18, 2013 6:58 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Andre Tippett
    Jack Hannah

    Two retro choices and of course the two constants throughout the dynasty.

  3. mulxedge says: May 18, 2013 6:59 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Troy Brown
    Kevin Faulk

  4. MichaelWrites says: May 18, 2013 7:00 PM

    Steve Grogan

  5. FinFan68 says: May 18, 2013 7:01 PM

    Tom Brady, John Hannah, Curtis Martin, Steve Grogan

  6. stogyverde says: May 18, 2013 7:01 PM

    Tom Brady
    Andre Tippett
    Adam Vinitieri
    Bill Belichick

  7. FinFan68 says: May 18, 2013 7:01 PM

    HM: Tippett

  8. faulkner22 says: May 18, 2013 7:02 PM

    Can we nominate Mike Florio for the Mt. Rushmore of Patriots haters?

  9. stogyverde says: May 18, 2013 7:02 PM

    Honorable mentions:

    Ty Law
    Stanley Morgan
    Mike Vrabel
    Troy Brown

  10. jdphx says: May 18, 2013 7:02 PM

    Steve Grogan
    John Hannah
    Andre Tippett
    Tom Brady

  11. hess97 says: May 18, 2013 7:02 PM

    Brady
    Andre Tippet
    Vinatieri
    McGinest

  12. faulkner22 says: May 18, 2013 7:03 PM

    Ones not mentioned yet:

    Ty Law
    Troy Brown
    Kevin Faulk

  13. jdphx says: May 18, 2013 7:03 PM

    Mike Haynes and Stanley Morgan were
    hard to leave off too…

  14. ad2k13 says: May 18, 2013 7:04 PM

    * Tom Brady
    * Bill Belichick
    * Camera 1
    * Camera 2

  15. cmich2006 says: May 18, 2013 7:04 PM

    Brady
    Vinatieri
    Walt Coleman
    Mark Henderson

  16. bigpap says: May 18, 2013 7:05 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    John Hannah
    Tedy Bruschi
    ——————
    Andre Tippett
    Bruce Armstrong
    Sam Cunningham
    Adam Vinatraitor
    Gino Cappelletti
    Raymond Clayborn

  17. somlucci says: May 18, 2013 7:08 PM

    Belichick
    Brady
    Welker
    Belichick’s spy cameraman

  18. coltsfan93 says: May 18, 2013 7:08 PM

    Brady
    The Hoodie (BB)
    Adam Vinatieri
    Spygate

  19. wreckless508 says: May 18, 2013 7:09 PM

    Belichick
    Brady
    Wilfork
    Bruschi

  20. sschmiggles says: May 18, 2013 7:13 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    John Hannah
    Andre Tippett

    Argument over… those four are the best the Pats have to offer, and they’re all Hall of Famers.

    Bruschi and the rest of the crew were great players too, but not like Tippett and Hannah were back in the day.

  21. silverandblack052099 says: May 18, 2013 7:13 PM

    The Tuck Rule
    SpyGate
    Tiquan Underwood
    Kyle Love

  22. dan1919 says: May 18, 2013 7:13 PM

    Stanley Morgan Tom Brady Andre Tippett John Hannah. Honorable Mention: Randy Vataha

  23. stoneydog1000 says: May 18, 2013 7:14 PM

    what about Drew Bledsoe.

  24. Ridley Me This says: May 18, 2013 7:14 PM

    Brady Belichick Bruscii and Brown

  25. bertilfox says: May 18, 2013 7:15 PM

    Brady
    Belichick
    Hannah
    Tippett

  26. youcantmakemepickausername says: May 18, 2013 7:15 PM

    Brady, Belichek, Mike Haynes, Sam “Bam”

  27. siggtacular says: May 18, 2013 7:16 PM

    Tom Brady
    Deion Branch
    Tedy Bruschi
    Rodney Harrison

  28. milkmandanimal says: May 18, 2013 7:17 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    John Hannah
    Andre Tippet

  29. miguelromerorhpat says: May 18, 2013 7:20 PM

    Brady,Vinatieri,ty law and Myra Kraft

  30. samphilvista82 says: May 18, 2013 7:22 PM

    Robert Kraft
    Drew Bledsoe
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady

  31. tbraiders says: May 18, 2013 7:22 PM

    Ray Hamilton

  32. rcaron336 says: May 18, 2013 7:22 PM

    Kraft, Belichick, Brady, Vinatieri

  33. bcgreg says: May 18, 2013 7:22 PM

    Brady
    Hannah
    Cappaletti
    Kraft

    HM:
    Billy Sullivan
    Tippett
    Nance

  34. notthesicko says: May 18, 2013 7:23 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Troy Brown
    Andre Tippet

  35. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 18, 2013 7:23 PM

    I was going to nominate Kyle Love, but then I remembered he had a disease so he must be ostracized.

  36. bcgreg says: May 18, 2013 7:24 PM

    Also HM

    Grogan
    Belichick
    Steve Nelson

  37. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 18, 2013 7:25 PM

    elliottcovert says:May 18, 2013 6:58 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Andre Tippett
    Jack Hannah
    ______

    This isn’t the Mt. Rushmore of zookeepers. How about Joan Embry while you’re at it?

  38. hornet0123 says: May 18, 2013 7:26 PM

    Tom Brady and John Hannah have to be.

    Andre Tippet
    Drew Bledsoe

  39. tlrn8 says: May 18, 2013 7:26 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bruce Armstrong
    Andre Tippet
    Jack Hannah
    ———————
    Teddy Bruschi
    Willie McGinnest
    Gino Capeletti
    A sleeveless hoodie
    Adam viniatari
    Kevin Faulk
    Troy Brown
    ——————
    NOT Hart Lee Dykes or Scott Sisson

  40. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: May 18, 2013 7:26 PM

    Gino Cappelletti
    John Hannah
    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick

  41. wholelottaawesome says: May 18, 2013 7:26 PM

    Irving Fryar (put them into SB)
    Tom terrific (yup)
    Lawyer Milloy (4x all pro)
    Adam Vinatieri (ca-lutch every time)
    Steve Grogan (see note below)

    I always thougth Grogan looked liked Dracula when I was a kid with that neck pad he wore.

  42. seaeagle707 says: May 18, 2013 7:28 PM

    My favorite Pats eh……….Well let’s see there’s, Pat O’Brien………..and Saint Pat(rick), and the late Mr Summerall, and uh,…..Pat(ty) LaBelle. Yep, got four of ‘em.

  43. mackcarrington says: May 18, 2013 7:29 PM

    Babe Parilli
    Jim Nance
    Darryl Stingley
    Andre Tippett

  44. followme2boston says: May 18, 2013 7:31 PM

    Bellycheck, Gisele, Walt Coleman, Camera,

  45. gonzo1378 says: May 18, 2013 7:31 PM

    Tom Brady
    John Hannah
    Andre Tippett
    Mike Haynes

    —————-

    Bill Parcells
    Bill Belichick
    Troy Brown
    Steve Nelson
    Wes Welker
    Drew Bledsoe

  46. evilglazers666 says: May 18, 2013 7:32 PM

    Tom Brady
    Curtis Martin
    John Hannah
    Tedy Bruschi

  47. kac360 says: May 18, 2013 7:32 PM

    Belichick, Brady, John Hannah, Andre Tippett

  48. kjereld615 says: May 18, 2013 7:33 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Tedy Bruschi
    Adam Vinitieri

  49. tsuscrumhalf says: May 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    John Hannah
    Bruce Armstrong
    Mike Haynes
    Andre Tippett

  50. j0esixpack says: May 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    Do they have to be players or coaches?

    If not then Bob Kraft should be up there.

    If he doesn’t refuse a $75 million stadium buy-out, and instead take a leap of faith and plunk down a then-record amount to buy an NFL team on credit, St. Louis fans are today cheering on the St. Louis Stallions.

    Overall if I have to pick only 4 I’m going with Bob K, Brady, Bruschi and Belichick.

    No offense to the many, many, great players and coaches from the 60s – 90s, but they fell short of championships.

  51. bostontim says: May 18, 2013 7:35 PM

    Robert Kraft
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    John Hannah

  52. rodge1 says: May 18, 2013 7:35 PM

    Steve Grogan, Irving Fryar, Doug Flutie, and Randy Moss

  53. joe says: May 18, 2013 7:36 PM

    Bill Belichick
    Robert Kraft
    Tom Brady
    John Hannah

  54. zz56 says: May 18, 2013 7:36 PM

    Steve Grogan
    Mosi Tatupu
    Sam “Bam” Cunningham
    Wes Welker

  55. u4iadman says: May 18, 2013 7:39 PM

    You are kidding, right?

    Gogan
    Tippett

    The ref who gave them Tuck Rule
    Roger for covering up Spygate

    The latter two clearly Pats payroll.

  56. -Alpha- says: May 18, 2013 7:43 PM

    Matt Walsh and the rest of the video department!

  57. phonecops says: May 18, 2013 7:44 PM

    John Hannah
    Troy Brown
    Tom Brady
    And s much as I dislike him… Bill Belichick.

  58. danallen649 says: May 18, 2013 7:45 PM

    Tom Brady
    Tedy Bruschi

  59. denverwally says: May 18, 2013 7:45 PM

    Steve Grogan
    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Gino Capelletti
    Andre Tippett

    And Rodney Harrison if he beats the snot out of Florio some Sunday evening after another hate-filled rant against the Pats!

  60. NotoriousKDV says: May 18, 2013 7:45 PM

    Brady

    Belichick

    Ben Coates

    Tony Eason(ok, just kidding)

    Mo Lewis(kidding again)

    Matt Light(for real. tough choice on the 4th but figured I should give it to one of the guys that helped keep Brady clean all those years)

  61. danallen649 says: May 18, 2013 7:45 PM

    Tom Brady
    Tedy Bruschi
    Troy Brown
    Adam Vinatieri

  62. pinion8ted says: May 18, 2013 7:47 PM

    So many great players over the years, and I love Grogs, but you have to look at who was good enough to make the HOF first.

    I’d start with Brady and Belichick, hands down. Those two – like it or not – are Canton bound, without a doubt. No coach in Patriot’s history can touch BB’s impact on the franchise.

    After that, you HAVE to have John Hannah. Probably Andre Tippett.

    There are two other HOF’ers, both who found even greater fame after leaving the Pat’s, Nick Buoniconti and Mike Haynes, so I’d say they truly don’t belong.

    Troy Brown, Grogan, Stanley Morgan, Steve Nelson, Tedy Bruschi, Gino Cappeletti, and so many more, were incredible players, but they belong in a “Ring of Honor” type of thing, not up on that mountain. ;)

  63. mackcarrington says: May 18, 2013 7:51 PM

    Can’t leave out the guy who drove that snow remover!!!

  64. danallen649 says: May 18, 2013 7:52 PM

    Also John Hannah
    Kevin Faulk
    Andre Tippett
    Stanley Morgan
    Steve Grogan
    Willie McGinest
    Steve Nelson
    Sam “Bam” Cunningham
    Matt Light
    Ty Law
    Bill Belicheck
    Bill Parcells
    Robert Kraft
    There………let the hating begin.

  65. raiderinvader says: May 18, 2013 7:54 PM

    Curtis Martin.Ty Law.Lawyer Milloy.Adam Vinateri.coach Raymond Berry

  66. tedmurph says: May 18, 2013 7:55 PM

    IMHO Brady, Belichick, John (Not Jack) Hannah are locks. The only debate is Kraft vs BSullivan. We would have no franchise if not for either of these guys, but, trainwreck as it became at the end, I have to give it to Billy Sullivan. Put 25k together to buy the last AFL franchise when he was in way over his head. Very involved in anti-trust litigation and the AFL/NFL merger. Made them the NE Pats. Bet a few of you remember seeing games at low rent stadiums with the grandstand burning down. My 1rst Pats game was at Fenway Park.

    Still, my fav players are TBrown, SGrogan and SNelson. Three of the toughest hombres I’ve ever seen.

  67. cgsuddeath says: May 18, 2013 7:56 PM

    Steve Grogan
    Steve Nelson
    Stanley Morgan
    Andre Tippitt

    As for the current crop,None.

  68. supesfan34 says: May 18, 2013 8:02 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Richard Seymour
    Drew Bledsoe

  69. i, flounder says: May 18, 2013 8:05 PM

    because honesty can’t be repeated enough

    1. the spy camera
    2. the spy camera
    3. the spy camera
    4. the spy camera

    honorable mention: the tuck rule

  70. fearthehoody says: May 18, 2013 8:09 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Adam Vinatieri
    Drew Bledsoe

  71. fearthehoody says: May 18, 2013 8:10 PM

    Terry Glenn
    Andy Katzenmoyer
    Chad Jackson
    Laurence Maroney

  72. mz1394 says: May 18, 2013 8:11 PM

    4 of the camera guys who were working for belicheat without them zero Super Bowls

  73. jollyroger2 says: May 18, 2013 8:12 PM

    any list without John Hannah is bogus…

  74. thereeyeswerewatchinggod says: May 18, 2013 8:13 PM

    TOM BRADY- one of the best QB’s in the history of the NFL, 3SB’s, multiple MVP’s including a unanimous vote for one, several probowls, and a TEAM player.
    BILL BELICHICK- in my humble opinion the best coach in the history of the NFL, multiple (3) superbowl’s in an era where dynasties are extinct. Excellent as both a coach and a defacto GM.
    ROBERT KRAFT- Before Bob Kraft the Patriots had only reached one super bowl, after he bought the team the Patriots have reached 6 super bowls and won 3, all in 18 years. A fun stat, before he bought the team they only won 2 AFC East division titles, after he bought the team they have won 12.
    JOHN HANNAH- The best guard in NFL history, a true mauler, according to SI he is the 2nd best offensive linemen in the history of the game.

  75. thereeyeswerewatchinggod says: May 18, 2013 8:13 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Robert Kraft
    John Hannah

  76. mikebrownistheworstownerinprosports says: May 18, 2013 8:15 PM

    Bledsoe belongs in there somewhere. He really turned the Pats around in the 90′s and led them to a Superbowl.

  77. Jon DiPietro says: May 18, 2013 8:20 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    John Hannah
    Gino Cappelletti

  78. thenew013 says: May 18, 2013 8:25 PM

    can moss be in two rushmores? brady, moss, brady, brady

  79. comebackid says: May 18, 2013 8:26 PM

    Bruschi
    Harrison
    Ty law
    Video camera operator

  80. bostonstrong28 says: May 18, 2013 8:41 PM

    Brady belichick ty law zolak haha glow stick glow stick He hooked it zo u tha man lol

  81. whatjusthapped says: May 18, 2013 8:45 PM

    There wouldn’t be three Superbowl wins without Matt Walsh.

  82. holdup08 says: May 18, 2013 8:46 PM

    Tom Brady, Willie McGinest, Tedy Bruschi, Bill Parcells (they’d been soooo bad before him), Bill Belichik, Drew Bledsoe

  83. mightbegoingtohellforthis says: May 18, 2013 8:49 PM

    Roger Goodell
    The Tuck Rule
    A video camera
    Bill Belicheat

  84. patriotsdefense says: May 18, 2013 8:53 PM

    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Robert Kraft
    John Hannah
    Andre Tippitt
    Rodney Harrison
    Ben Coates
    Tedy Bruschi
    Troy Brown
    Logan Mankins
    Bruce Armstrong
    Rob Gronkowski
    Willie McGinnist
    Mike Vrabel

  85. mattwalshvideo says: May 18, 2013 8:57 PM

    Bill Belicheat
    Ernie Adams
    Camera man #1
    Camera man #2

    That about sums up the tainted Mt. Spy Ring

  86. jtchernak says: May 18, 2013 9:05 PM

    Tom Brady
    Troy brown
    Bill Belicheck
    Kevin Faulk

  87. vincentbojackson says: May 18, 2013 9:16 PM

    The Pats Mt. Rushmore would simply be two words carved into the mountainside…”Tuck Rule”

  88. realskipbayless says: May 18, 2013 9:17 PM

    BB
    Brady
    Hannah
    Troy Brown

    If Troy doesn’t make it he deserves an honorable mention.

  89. 49erdynasty says: May 18, 2013 9:27 PM

    It says quite a lot about an organization when they have a footnote reading “And, no, Matt Walsh and Walt Coleman will not be among the finalists. No matter how many times you try to nominate them.”

  90. phreakin says: May 18, 2013 9:32 PM

    Robert Kraft
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Willie McGinnist

  91. phreakin says: May 18, 2013 9:33 PM

    Correction. There’s no discussion here. When you think of Patriots, you think of one of these 4.

    Robert Kraft
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Adam Vinatieri

  92. calvinhobbes5000 says: May 18, 2013 9:37 PM

    He probably won’t make the final four, but I think Drew Bledsoe deserves a spot among the 10-12 finalists.

    Brady and Belichick are obvious. I know he’s a kicker, but they haven’t won a Super Bowl since Adam Vinatieri left.

  93. longsufferingbillsfan says: May 18, 2013 9:37 PM

    Brady, Bellicheck, Robert Kraft, Tedy Bruschi

  94. buffaloviper says: May 18, 2013 9:42 PM

    Mo Lewis, the man who began the Tom Brady era.

    Mark Henderson, the stadium’s snowplow operator, who cleared a spot on the snowy field specifically for New England kicker John Smith so he could kick the winning field goal to give the Patriots the 3–0 in 12/12/1982. from Wiki

    Zeke Mowatt, failed to understand how to treat other human being, search Lisa Olson.

    The Tuck Rule

  95. axltcu says: May 18, 2013 9:47 PM

    Tom Brady
    Tedy Bruschi
    Adam Vinatieri
    Ty Law

  96. dalanz28 says: May 18, 2013 10:00 PM

    John Hannah,Tom Brady,Russ Francis, Steve Grogan

  97. mrpresident2 says: May 18, 2013 10:04 PM

    Brady
    Belicheck
    Hannah
    Tippett

    Plain and simple.

  98. mobuccsfan says: May 18, 2013 10:09 PM

    Vinateri
    Belicheck
    Brady
    Bruschi
    Martin
    McGinnest
    Tippett
    Ty Law
    Troy Brown
    Kevin Faulk

  99. bcfalcon says: May 18, 2013 10:09 PM

    Tom Brady
    Tedy Bruschi
    Troy Brown
    Bruce Armstrong

  100. billschneider97 says: May 18, 2013 10:10 PM

    Tony Eason
    Rod Rust
    Scott Zolak
    Dick MacPherson
    Horace Ivory
    Victor Kiam
    Hart Lee Dykes
    Eugene Chung
    Andy Katzenmoyer
    Spy Camera Guy

  101. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: May 18, 2013 10:15 PM

    Brady
    Belichick
    Hannah
    Tippett

    Hon. Mention: And I would almost never even mention a placekicker any conversation about a figurative Mount Rushmore — but without the clutch kicks in games decided by a field goal, history would be a lot different. The Super Bowl Titles decided by the margin of a Vinatieri kick – not to mention his heroics in the Tuck Rule game blizzard that was necessary to get the Patriots Dynasty on track.

  102. antneejay2 says: May 18, 2013 10:21 PM

    Brady
    Belichek
    Hanna
    The snowplow driver

  103. evilglazers666 says: May 18, 2013 10:26 PM

    Belicheck should not be considered after spy gate. Heck the stuff with Rams Superbowl walkthrough wasn’t even fully recovered yet. Lets see how far the rabbit hole goes. This I e goes do deep it would damage the league office. You won’t ever see the full truth, but we have an idea.

  104. pinion8ted says: May 18, 2013 10:28 PM

    mattwalshvideo says:
    May 18, 2013 8:57 PM
    Bill Belicheat
    Ernie Adams
    Camera man #1
    Camera man #2
    ————————————————————–
    Bad enough you nominated yourself, Matt Walsh, but TWICE????

    Every moron who nominated Matt Walsh, the camera guy, etc., give yourself a pat on the back, you and six thousand other morons had the same post.

  105. bleedsoe9mm says: May 18, 2013 10:55 PM

    easy
    Tippett
    brady
    belichick
    kraft

  106. eglsfan says: May 18, 2013 10:58 PM

    More like Mt Douchemore

  107. bleedsoe9mm says: May 18, 2013 11:01 PM

    sorry Adam Vinatieri , Gino Cappelletti , John Hannah NO guards or kickers on pats mt rushmore

  108. irjonny says: May 18, 2013 11:07 PM

    1- The Refs (Tuck Game)
    2- Eric Mangini (Spygate)
    3- Roger Goodell (Cover up)
    4- ummm Matt Cassell?

  109. michaeljacksonisback says: May 18, 2013 11:10 PM

    None

  110. anonymousnevermindfishdeath says: May 18, 2013 11:10 PM

    Ted Bruschi
    Willy McGuiness
    Lawyer Milloy
    Ty Law
    Bill Parcells
    Bill Belicheck

  111. rslibertarian says: May 18, 2013 11:10 PM

    Robert Kraft

    Bill Belichick

    Tom Brady

    Steve Grogan

  112. crf4dan says: May 18, 2013 11:13 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Bellichek
    Adam Viniteri
    Robert Kraft

  113. steve1iron says: May 18, 2013 11:13 PM

    Tom Brady, John Hannah, Mike Haynes and Gino Cappelletti

  114. djlawless1 says: May 18, 2013 11:19 PM

    Tom Brady
    Teddy Bruschi
    Troy Brown
    Willie McGinest

  115. andrewproughcfe says: May 18, 2013 11:19 PM

    1. Matt Walsh
    2. Steve Scarnecchia
    3. Ernie Adams
    4. Roger Goodell with a Zippo and a gallon of lighter fluid

  116. lifeimitatesfootball says: May 18, 2013 11:31 PM

    That’s easy: Kraft the owner, Belichick the coach, Brady the QB,and the official who called the Tuck Rule. I can’t imagine any other Pats on this list…Vinatieri maybe…before BB and Brady, it was as if the Pats didn’t even exist.

  117. philvil41 says: May 18, 2013 11:42 PM

    Walt Coleman is 100% responsible for the 1st Super Bowl they were awarded,so I guess his ugly face should be the centerpiece.Hopefully it would be covered in bird droppings because the Tuck call was full of sh*t !!

  118. dadsource says: May 18, 2013 11:48 PM

    Tom Brady- ’nuff said
    Steve Grogan- Winner and class act
    Andre Tippet- BEAST!
    Adam Vinitari- Won them two super bowls

    John Hannah and Drew Bledsoe close consideration…….

  119. mazblast says: May 18, 2013 11:54 PM

    What makes you or Patriots fans think the job of picking four Pats is any more difficult than that of picking four Steelers, 49ers, Giants, Cowpatties, Raiders, Colts, Redskins, Packers…?

  120. ochotrinko says: May 18, 2013 11:58 PM

    Ready?

    Brady
    Belichick
    Bledsoe
    Brown

    Boom.

  121. bigal1952 says: May 19, 2013 12:05 AM

    Steve Grogan
    John Hannah
    Stanley Morgan
    Mike Haynes

    None of the current players (or coach) are worthy of their Mt. Rushmore.

    Only vintage Patriots.

  122. bigal1952 says: May 19, 2013 12:15 AM

    I live in NE and am a life-long Oakland Raider fan. That said, I give credit where credit is due. I will never give credit to the modern era Patriots due to the tuck rule and the videotaping scandal, just like I won’t acknowledge Elway and the Broncos due to their flagrant cheating on the salary cap.

  123. hatetriot4life says: May 19, 2013 12:43 AM

    matt walsh ernie adams josh (get caught twice) mcdaniels krafts wallet(that bought tuck rule) bledsoe hannah tippet faulk ..last four played real football no cameras microphones refs or gimmicks

  124. bcgreg says: May 19, 2013 12:46 AM

    @ 49erdynasty

    The only thing it says is that PFT is smart enough to recognize the number of morons who think they’re being funny or original.

    I think you all should read the rules as pertaining to the Tuck Rule and the league’s video taping guidelines. Enlighten yourselves.

  125. bcgreg says: May 19, 2013 12:47 AM

    @ bigal1952

    And I don’t give any credit to the Raiders of the 70s because of Roughing the Passer and steroids.

    What’s your point?

  126. hatetriot4life says: May 19, 2013 12:48 AM

    bigal you the man bump them new pats with the flying elvis bs the minutemen wer tru football players I’m the biggest pat hater in new England n I know who should have ben respected on there team in past but definitely none now since bledsoe got hurt….I disliked them even b4 96 vs packs n now Ive grown to HATE them frauds especially tom lady who cries everytime his skirt touches the field

  127. hatetriot4life says: May 19, 2013 12:50 AM

    mazblast. …its easier to pick 4 pats just pick four who playef b4 bill arrived with his shady crew n antics

  128. dirtyharry44 says: May 19, 2013 1:00 AM

    John Hannah
    Mike Haynes
    Andre Tippett
    Steve Grogan

    As mentioned above, only vintage Pats are worthy of their Mount Rushmore.

  129. revskip says: May 19, 2013 2:59 AM

    Bruce Armstrong
    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Billy Sullivan

  130. patsforever says: May 19, 2013 4:31 AM

    Belichick
    Kraft
    Brady
    Billy Sullivan

  131. stevequinn says: May 19, 2013 5:41 AM

    John Hannah
    Andre Tippet
    Teddi Bruschi
    Daryl Stingley

  132. drjoemck says: May 19, 2013 7:04 AM

    Tom Brady
    John Hannah
    Drew Bledsoe
    Robert Kraft

    Bill Bilechek
    Andre Tippett

  133. chaddyzr2 says: May 19, 2013 7:32 AM

    Andre Tippett , Tom Brady, Troy brown , Vince wilfork

  134. dancer642 says: May 19, 2013 7:37 AM

    Brady
    Hannah
    Tippett
    Parcells

  135. guypatsfan says: May 19, 2013 7:42 AM

    Robert Kraft
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Drew Bledsoe or Steve Grogan

  136. mdev1987 says: May 19, 2013 7:43 AM

    Let’s nominate the giants front 7

  137. nativeraider says: May 19, 2013 8:35 AM

    1 Tom Brady
    2 Bill Belichick
    3 Bruce Armstrong
    4 Andre Tippett

    Lol @ the Bruschi mentions. Was also gonna throw Curtis Martin in but hes more of a Jet

  138. twayward says: May 19, 2013 9:25 AM

    John Hannah, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady & Troy Brown

    (Hannah, BB & Brady are definites. Troy Brown’s remarkable versatility got him on my list)

  139. mariorat says: May 19, 2013 9:27 AM

    Brady
    Belichick
    Hannah
    Mo Lewis

  140. wvuandsteelers says: May 19, 2013 9:39 AM

    Kraft, Brady, Belichick and Hannah.

  141. tigerlilac says: May 19, 2013 10:06 AM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    John Hannah
    Bob Kraft

    If you exclude owners, Gino Cappelletti.

  142. bigoldred says: May 19, 2013 10:30 AM

    Tom Brady
    AdamVinitari
    John Hannah
    Steve Grogan

    This applies to players only. Otherwise Grogan gets bumped for Bellichik. Also, if coaches are included, Bill Parcells disgraceful behavior before the SuperBowl disqualifies him.

  143. patsfanforlife says: May 19, 2013 10:34 AM

    My 12 would be (with my 4 above the line):

    Tom Brady
    John Hannah
    Andre Tippett
    Stanley Morgan
    ——————————-
    Robert Kraft
    Troy Brown
    Bill Belichick
    Adam Vinatieri
    Tedy Bruschi
    Steve Grogan
    Mike Haynes
    Bruce Armstrong

    I hate the number of people voting in this whose memories of teams goes back no farther than 1995. Sheesh, youngsters, study your history.

  144. johnheisman says: May 19, 2013 12:13 PM

    The correct list in order:
    Belichick
    Brady
    Hannah
    Tippett

    My All time team
    Brady, Bledsoe
    Curtis Martin, Cunningham, Dillon, Nance,
    Stanley Morgan, Welker, Randy Moss (1 great year)
    Gronkowski, Coates Russ Francis
    Hannah, Armstrong, Mankins, Light, Brock, Gray

    Seymour, Wilfork, Mcginest, ???
    Tippett, Nelson, Buonconti, Bruschi
    Haynes, Law, Clayborn, Harrison

  145. Deb says: May 19, 2013 2:13 PM

    Must people be so nasty? I don’t like the Pats, either, but that doesn’t take away from their talent.

    John Hannah
    Andre Tippett
    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick

  146. KnowsTackle says: May 19, 2013 2:31 PM

    Mo Lewis
    Mo Lewis
    Mo Lewis
    Lewis, Mo

    No Mo, no titles, no attention ever paid to this franchise.

  147. hbmarcus says: May 19, 2013 2:52 PM

    Belichick
    Brady
    Hannah
    Kraft

  148. Chris Henry's Wild Ride says: May 19, 2013 2:53 PM

    Tom Brady, Andre Tippett, John Hannah, Tedy Bruschi

  149. bartlettruss says: May 19, 2013 2:58 PM

    Adam Vinateri
    Drew Bledsoe
    Bill Parcells
    Teddy Bruschi
    Wes Welker
    Russ Francis
    John Hannah
    Jack Kemp
    Bruce Armstrong
    Robert Kraft

  150. CKL says: May 19, 2013 3:00 PM

    49erdynasty says:
    May 18, 2013 9:27 PM
    It says quite a lot about an organization when they have a footnote reading “And, no, Matt Walsh and Walt Coleman will not be among the finalists. No matter how many times you try to nominate them.”
    __________________________________
    Yeah and your team had a shady owner who was in trouble with the law, and the Broncos won back to back SBs while cheating the cap, and the Dolphins illegally tampered to get Shula as a coach and were docked a first round pick. Get over yourself.

    I feel that Mt Rushmore players should be guys who were with the team their whole career, or close to it. Though I appreciate Vinatieri’s clutchness, he took off to kick in easier conditions and solidify his HOF status as well as get a slightly larger payday. All of those are well within his right to do, but I can’t put him on Rushmore due to that. Same with Curtis Martin, who I respected greatly as a player.

  151. bigdaddydooko says: May 19, 2013 3:22 PM

    Chad Ochocinco
    Albert Haynesworth
    Randy Moss
    ….and Tom Brady

  152. 3lmt says: May 19, 2013 7:19 PM

    Harder than I thought…

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Wes Welker
    Russ Francis

    HM: Grogan, Stanley Morgan, Andre Tippet, Teddy Bruschi, Adam Vinatieri, Robert Kraft, Drew Bledsoe

  153. jwag777 says: May 19, 2013 8:13 PM

    Brady, Hannah, Jim Nance, Geno Cappelletti

  154. micknangold says: May 19, 2013 8:47 PM

    Belichick, Brady, Hannah, Bruschi

  155. lakermetskins says: May 19, 2013 9:50 PM

    Alfonzo Dennard
    Tebucky Jones
    Rohan Davey
    The NFL Good Fotune Gods

  156. thundersnacker says: May 19, 2013 10:12 PM

    Robert Kraft
    Drew Bledsoe
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady

  157. stompuout says: May 19, 2013 11:18 PM

    Bill Bellichik, Tom Brady, John Hannah, Steve Nelson

  158. pypersrealm says: May 20, 2013 12:44 AM

    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Andre Tippett
    Tedy Bruschi
    Troy Brown
    Vince Wilfork
    Stanley Morgan
    John Hannah
    Kevin Faulk
    Ben Coates
    Bruce Armstrong
    Ty Law

  159. strangerdon says: May 20, 2013 1:41 AM

    Kraft
    Belichick
    Brady
    Hannah

  160. pastabelly says: May 20, 2013 8:11 AM

    Brady, Belichick, Kraft, Hannah

    This is the easiest Mount Rushmore for any team and none is debatable.

  161. tmroddy says: May 20, 2013 8:15 AM

    Pat Patriot: the best logo in the NFL not in use…

  162. wiley16350 says: May 20, 2013 10:18 AM

    The dynasty started with Kraft, Parcells and Bledsoe. The greatest success came with Belicheck and Brady. The other greatest impact players throughout that time period that spent most of their careers with the Patriots are; Bruce Armstrong, Ty Law, Tedy Bruschi, Troy Brown, Willie McGinest, Mike Vrabel and Richard Seymour. You could add Wes Welker also.

    Greats from the previous eras would have to include; John Hannah, Andre Tippett, Gino Cappelletti, Steve Grogan, Stanley Morgan, Steve Nelson, John Morris and Mike Haynes

  163. jonato7 says: May 20, 2013 10:58 AM

    Belichick
    Brady
    Hannah
    Tippett

  164. deliveredbysherpa says: May 20, 2013 11:35 AM

    John Hannah!
    Tom Brady
    Steve Grogan
    Steve Nelson

    Close:
    Gino Cappelletti
    Tedy Bruschi
    Troy Brown
    Andre Tippett
    Vince Wilfork
    Jim Nance
    Nick Buonconti
    Russ Francis
    Stanley Morgan
    Willie McGinest
    Ben Coates
    Darryl Stingley
    Mike Haynes
    Matt Light
    Rodney Harrison
    Ty Law

  165. stonefish67 says: May 20, 2013 11:40 AM

    Brady
    Belichick
    Kraft
    Cappelletti

  166. fishaspey says: May 20, 2013 11:51 AM

    It has to be these four regardless of the voting.
    And in this order:

    Billy Sullivan
    Robert Kraft
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady

  167. gisellichek says: May 20, 2013 12:23 PM

    Doug Flutie
    Steve Grogan
    Tom Brady
    Russ Francis

  168. gridironrat says: May 20, 2013 12:23 PM

    Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, John Hannah, Tedy Bruschi

  169. thestatsishere says: May 20, 2013 1:33 PM

    John Hannah, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and I know its controversial, but I say Drew Bledsoe too.

  170. musicman495 says: May 20, 2013 3:06 PM

    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Rodney Harrison
    Gino Cappelletti

  171. tigerlilac says: May 20, 2013 6:45 PM

    My initial post was for Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, John Hannah and Bob Kraft (If you exclude owners, Gino Cappelletti).

    On second thought, the Black athlete has gotten the short end of the respect card in Boston (including Stanley Morgan). I like the idea of adding Troy Brown, a free agent that made the team playing special teams, worked himself into a a slot receiver role, and the consummate team player.

  172. thejimthorpejamsession says: May 20, 2013 7:16 PM

    The Core Four:

    John Hannah
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Mike Haynes

    Honorable Mentions:

    Billy Sullivan
    Robert Kraft
    Bruce Armstrong
    Andre Tippett
    Stanley Morgan
    Steve Nelson
    Vito “Babe” Parilli
    Jim Lee Hunt
    Bob Dee
    Gina Cappelletti
    Drew Bledsoe
    Steve Grogan
    Jon Morris
    Ben Coates
    Jim Nance
    Doug Flutie
    Brian Holloway
    Irving Fryar
    Deion Branch
    Raymond Clayborn
    Houston Antwine
    Asante Samuel
    Vince Wilfork
    Mike Vrabel
    Teddy Bruschi
    Wes Welker
    Willie McGinest
    Rodney Harrison
    Adam Vinatieri
    Richard Seymour
    Ty Law
    Troy Brown (maybe)?

  173. thejimthorpejamsession says: May 20, 2013 7:18 PM

    Doh!

    Add Bill Parcells to the Honorable Mentions!

  174. whysomanylosers says: May 21, 2013 9:07 AM

    Tom Brady and anyone NOT named Tedy Bruschi (overrated…… clap, clap, clap-clap-clap). Plus he is a real DB.

  175. rc33 says: May 21, 2013 9:42 AM

    Tippett and Hannah are in the Pro Football HOF. It’s be hard to leave them out, especially Hannah, who’s considered one of the all-time great OL’s.
    Belichick and Brady.
    IMO, this is one of the easier ones.

  176. mattytwoshoes says: May 21, 2013 11:25 AM

    Belicheck
    Brady
    Hannah
    Tippet.

  177. westcoastskins says: May 21, 2013 3:45 PM

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichek
    John Hannah
    Mike Haynes

  178. thomasreilly says: May 21, 2013 5:30 PM

    Locks:
    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick

    Then it becomes interesting:

    Bill Parcells?
    Bob Kraft?
    The Patriots wouldn’t be anywhere without them, so it is tough to leave them off the list.

    John Hannah?
    Steve Grogan?
    Troy Brown?
    Andre Tippett?
    Gino Cappelletti?
    Bruce Armstrong?
    I really good argument could be made for all of these players.

    I would not consider Welker, Moss, McGinest, Vrabel, Bledsoe, Martin or Vinateri based upon their playing time in other uniforms. There are too many “lifers”

  179. justsomerandomguy24 says: May 21, 2013 8:56 PM

    Darius Butler
    Terrance Wheatley
    Ras I Dowling
    Brandon Meriweather

  180. coltsfreek says: May 22, 2013 11:04 AM

    I dare you to include Matt Walsh and Matt Coleman in the poll vote, just to see how the votes turn out.

  181. lacourpa says: May 22, 2013 4:19 PM

    What about Robert Kraft

  182. dalcow4 says: May 22, 2013 4:43 PM

    Any Pats list which doesn’t start with John Hannah is wrong.

  183. drednot says: May 22, 2013 6:13 PM

    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    John Hannah
    Andre Tippett

  184. bencoates57 says: May 24, 2013 9:42 AM

    Andre Tippett
    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Steve Grogan

  185. bencoates57 says: May 24, 2013 9:47 AM

    What about Ty Law? He racked up 3-4 INT games against Peyton Manning.

    Steve Grogan is tough. Maybe he’s the Miss Congeniality of this contest. Best on-field charisma and personality, eluding linebackers in style, and contributing mightily to the Patriots first SB appearance.

    Who should NOT make this list:

    Asante Samuel (his poor 4th quarter in 2007 SB let 19-0 slip through his fingers and this follows a year in which he clamored to get out of NE).

  186. bencoates57 says: May 24, 2013 9:49 AM

    Any list that doesn’t include The Big Bang is incomplete. Where would the Patriots and NFL football be without a universe?

  187. dlux36 says: May 24, 2013 1:33 PM

    As long as Morgan Stanley is on there…loved him as a kid for some reason (not even sure he had that great of a career)
    Him and Wesley Walker made me like the AFC East for a while in my impressionable days

  188. dlux36 says: May 24, 2013 1:37 PM

    Yes I meant Stanley Morgan and yes I started the weekend of drinking early

  189. GrossmanDaSexCannon says: May 25, 2013 12:24 PM

    Uh, let’s see…

    Bill Belicheck
    The Camera
    The Microphone
    The guy who did the cover-up

  190. jetnotjets says: May 25, 2013 4:42 PM

    A burning Video Tape.
    The Tuck Rule.
    The 1990 Season.
    Adam Vinatieri.

  191. kcsmashmouth says: May 27, 2013 9:24 PM

    Bill Belichick
    Tom Brady
    Gino Cappelletti
    John Hannah

  192. fryeways says: May 30, 2013 1:32 PM

    Lots of great players, but it has to be:

    Tom Brady
    Bill Belichick
    Robert Kraft
    Andre Tippett

    Any list without Kraft is nonsense. He’s the only reason the Patriots aren’t a St. Louis franchise. Now they’re one of the great teams/businesses in all of pro sports.

    Honorable Mention:
    Drew Bledsoe
    Randy Moss
    Tedy Bruschi
    Rodney Harrison
    Vince Wilfork
    Irving Fryar
    Wes Welker
    Junior Seau
    Troy Brown
    Jack Hanna
    Geno Capiletti

  193. thehoodedgenius says: Jun 5, 2013 10:32 AM

    Belichick
    Brady
    Kraft
    Hannah

    Sorry Andre.

  194. droyer85 says: Jun 5, 2013 1:26 PM

    Belichick, Brady, Kraft, Bruschi

  195. johnniejem2 says: Jun 13, 2013 11:23 AM

    To all the MORONS still cry babying about spygate get a life read the video tapping rules,there were other teams doing the same thing……Mt.Rushmore. ….Belichick,Bledsoe Brady,Bob Kraft. Nuff said

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