HELL YES! First punter drafted.
Zoltan Mesko Drafted in 5th round (150th Overall)
So he was drafted ahead of warren? ouch
or you could think that he's the first punter drafted. I'm choosing the latter.
He's a better player. Ha! Why did they get rid of the Warren thread? It is a legit question.
bc the topic has been discussed 900 times and comes to the same conclusion EVERY TIME.
I haven't visited the board for a while, it just pains me to know that Warren's FUTURE was hurt by this single decision.
it's just that some people seem to post on it out of glee/OHMANIKNEWHE'DBUST
guy wanted to go pro. he played admirably at UM and should have his hand shaken on the way out instead of people dancing on the grave proclaiming how big of a mistake he made. he may very well be drafted in the next 2 rounds, btw, as he's one of the highest scoring draft workouts remaining at the position.
and he is the one who will have to live with it. But, we are free to opine on that subject just like any other.
That scoreboard would have been screwed
He will go to Dallas. To play in a little game called the Super Bowl.
they have a bunch of endangered birds there. The death toll could be too much for several species to withstand.
No matter where in the galaxy Zoltan is, that scoreboard will never be safe!
feel bad for the children of New England who will never again experience the beautiful sight of a clear sky and a full moon - at least not after the Space Emperor blocks their view with a steady stream of practice kicks.
He was drafted as an ATH right? Right?
Tom Brady must have really wanted Z....
Should be an immediate starter.
Rookie of the year
Kick it far
At Least I'll get to see him play because in CT, the Patriots are almost always on CBS.
CBS broadcasts AFC games
Patriots play in the AFC
CBS broadcasts Patriot games
It depends on where you are, though. Can't tell you the number of times I've wanted to watch a Patriots game (being a Pats fan in AA) only to get the Jets, Colts or Chiefs (or some other random team from the other side of the country). So yea...it's not just because it's CBS. Being in CT has a lot to do with it because the Pats are kinda their team too.
Mesko is never going to play.
...but he is the smartest coach in the league. He knows not to anger the Space Emperor.
Except Crable needs to step it up...I like the kid and I want him to do well, but...he needs to step it up.
Blair White's still on the board while our punter is off to the Patriots. Sweet, sweet schadenfreude.
Does that make the Pats his minions?
he'll get his own Mastercard commercial with his own line backing him up. Bigger and better endorsements for the Space Emperor.
Grade the pick:
Can we get him to be the first Pat draft pick to garner over 100 A votes?
... we know Belichick's secret for mining draft gold (maize?) in the late rounds:
Eastern Europeans rejoice! Our Space Emperor continues his reign!
Perfect for Zoltan. Very happy for him.
when the Space Emperor arrives.
Congrats to Zoltan...
as I'll be torn between wanting drives to succeed with a Brady TD pass and drives to fail with Zoltan punting the ball out of the atmosphere.
punting for the Pats is great and all but it must pale in comparison to ruling all of space.
Nice. Good move by the Pats too. I can't believe it's the 6th round and Warren is still on the board. I bet he wouldn't have left if he knew he wouldn't get taken until at least the 6th.
The final frontier.
... why Belichick knows what he's doing:
this is a pretty cool thing for Zolton
He speaks four languages, but when told the punter's stall is next to Tom Brady's in the New England Patriots locker room, Zoltan Mesko was rendered speechless -- briefly.
Zoltan Mesko, a Ray Guy Award finalist, was a bright spot for Michigan this season.
"Oh, wow," Mesko said.
Mesko, the Patriots' colorful new punter, is a native of Romania and the son of a former pro bowler (not a Pro Bowler) who emigrated to the U.S. when he was in middle school.
Mesko became a huge Brady fan when he enrolled at Michigan, Brady's alma mater.
"Well, that's the crazy part, transitioning from being ..." Mesko said, his voice trailing off moments after being drafted by the Patriots in the fifth round. "Tom Brady, from a fan's perspective, is my favorite player in the whole NFL, just because he has that Michigan tie, and he's done such a great job overcoming being drafted in the sixth round.
"It's crazy how much he's done and how many people he's proved wrong. That's my philosophy in life. I get motivated more about the negative things that are said about me. I like to prove myself that way. I'd love to model myself after Tom Brady, so maybe getting to know him a little more will help that mind-set."
Brady was selected in the sixth round, 199th overall in 2000. The Patriots drafted Mesko 49 slots earlier than they took Brady.
A reporter asked Mesko if he would bring that up to Brady.
"I was just thinking that, but I didn't want to mention it," Mesko said. "No, no. I won't. It's not about how you start. It's how you finish."
man, what a cool experience that will be for mesko. i am so happy for him. thanks for sharing that info, agold! it was a great draft choice for the patriots and i am excited to see zoltan take the field in the NFL!