Kenny Guiton Has A Private Workout Scheduled with the Patriots

By DJ Byrnes on March 7, 2014 at 1:51p
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Kenny Guiton is undoubtedly the most beloved backup quarterback the Buckeyes have ever had. Unfortunately, his eligibility expired after last season.

Many think Guiton will end up back in Columbus as a graduate assistant, but the Smooth Sensation has NFL dreams to chase before then. And those NFL dreams got a big boost today.

As our Kyle Rowland reported in his full breakdown of Ohio State's pro day, the Smooth Sensation has a private workout scheduled with the Patriots.

The Patriots have experience with drafting career backups. In 2005, they drafted USC backup Matt Cassel in the seventh round. In 2009, they flipped Cassel and Mike Vrabel — a name folks around here might recognize — for a second round pick.

While it's not expected for Guiton would replace Tom Brady, there are certainly worst spots to land in the NFL than under the tutelage of Brady and Bill Belichick. 

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OSUStu's picture

Ugh.  I hate the Pats...but any chance for Kenny G to be successful is good with me.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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stittracer99's picture

While Kenny G may not replace Brady, could he possible become the first team place holder? Guiton and Gostkowski sounds like a pretty lethal combination.....maybe call them the Killer G's

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TUNBUCK89's picture

We know Kenny G is the smooth sensation and Gostkowski sounds like a name for a synphony composer. So, I'd say that's a match right there!

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Mike Honcho's picture

Well let's not leave out the fact Urban and Bill are good friends.

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Ashtabula's picture

Not many accidental leaks in Patriots organization. This sounds like a favor to Urban to stir up interest in Kenny.

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Mike Honcho's picture

Completely agree 

otrain2416's picture

The Pats still have Ryan Mallett from Arkansas he'll be good for them after Brady is done. 

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seafus26's picture

Maybe this means the Texans are after Mallet.

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

FloridaBuck's picture

Kenny is the F-ing man.  Wish him nothing but the best.

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Is there video of the actual Kenny G playing The National Anthem?   I feel like it fits this thread.

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Great for KG ... best of luck to him

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bodast67's picture

As a patriots fan, I am more than excited about the possibility of Kenny G playing backup in any capacity. I wouldn't put it past Belichik to use Mallett as trade bait, as he has done this numerous times before.

Good luck to Kenny G regardless of where he ends up, just as long as he gets a chance to shine !

 

 

 

     " I hope when I die, I die laughing"...                

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seafus26's picture

I think Obrien has interest in Mallet as Schuab will be released

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

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nburns18's picture

No better person to learn the game from than Tom Brady

"You win with people." -Woody Hayes

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PittBuckeye's picture

Perfect team for him, but they have a very very solid backup already who they have very high hopes for once Tommy hangs em up. I could see Kenny as their 3rd stringer though. Perfect mentality for it, go in work your butt off and do anything you can to make the team better.

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bostonbuckeye's picture

Not really.  As a Patriots fan, every thing I've heard recently is that Mallett will be gone sooner rather than later.  He's already several years into his career and Brady wants to play til he's 40.  That's another 3-4 years of Brady.  That would mean Mallett is half way through his career without ever getting a meaningful snap.  They will use Mallett to get some draft picks, it's the BB way. 

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AngryWoody's picture

Good got KG. A few years in the NFL will make him a better in the future when he's OSU's head coach.

 

Our Honor Defend!

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Max Power's picture

I thought that Kenny G wasnt interested in testing the NFL waters and was more concerned about starting a career in coaching. But I am sure that if an NFL team shows interest it will change his mind. Best of luck Kenny. I hope to see you back on the OSU sidelines wearing headset after your playing days are over. Evenvif Kenny makes an NFL squad and never sees thr field, its still a nice payday for him. I wish him nothing but the best

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Ericgobucks's picture

I thought your post was a good one and was complimentary of Kenny. Somebody DV'd you, but I gave you an upvote back. 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

Why anyone would downvote that post, I have no idea...

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Awesome!!!  I hope Kenny G is able to hook up with the Pats... since my wife is from Boston, I am, by marriage, required to pull for them which is difficult since pretty boy from TTUN is the QB.  It is easier if there are Buckeyes to root for!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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Seattle Linga's picture

Not true - I used to live in Beantown and would never pull for Billy Boy especially after all that he got caught doing with the film. All the Pats fans say is that every NFL team cheats. No Pats fans your delusional not everyone has a lack of integrity for the NFL quite like Bill. 

I do wish Kenny G the best - I just hope he doesn't land in New England.

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45has2's picture

Go get it, Kenny.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

Ericgobucks's picture

Not to be a damper on the celebration, but for lower level NFL guys you can actually make more money in coaching. Look at the assistants at Ohio State. Coaches salaries now days are no joke. How many people are making 400K a year in Columbus? Now it takes time and a ton of hard work, but your f'ing knees still work when you are 50. I wish Kenny the best of luck whatever his dreams may be. I just feel like he could be a real star in the coaching profession. 

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ScarletGray43157's picture

A GA is pretty much an unpaid position, I think.  Minimum NFL salary would be a lot more. 

I do agree that Kenny G. could be a coaching star.  

In old Ohio there's a team that's known throughout the land...

Ericgobucks's picture

You are correct that a GA is pretty much an unpaid position. In grad school no one makes much money, the point is to get your masters degree. Look at the ascendency of Urban. He went from BG to Utah to Florida in just a few years. At 36 he was the head coach of BG and 4 years later head coach of Florida. I am not trying to suggest Urban's rise is common, he's top 2 consensus coaches in all of college football, but even assistants can do quite well. Kenny demonstrated a mastery of our offense in a pretty short amount of time. 

ogama843's picture

Which is exactly why KG would make a GREAT NFL quarterback. He has a great presence on the field and is a good leader. On top of that he is a skilled passer. I have always thought he is pro caliber. I hope he is the diamond in the rough. He deserves it.

Holy Buckeye!

Humbuck's picture

Back-up QB in the NFL is a great way to keep your knees in good shape and make $420K a year (Rookie minimum) and if you stick for 4 years you will make $730K a year. 

Ericgobucks's picture

And pay 40% in taxes and agent fees...etc. Making the league minimum is a joke...the destruction of the body isn't worth that money, in my opinion.  

bostonbuckeye's picture

Doesn't mean he shouldn't give it a shot. He can always go to coaching if he fizzles out.  If Brady took that same advice when he was projected as a late round draft pick, he wouldn't be wearing three rings and married to a supermodel. :) 

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bostonbuckeye's picture

Doesn't mean he shouldn't give it a shot. He can always go to coaching if he fizzles out.  If Brady took that same advice when he was projected as a late round draft pick, he wouldn't be wearing three rings and married to a supermodel. :) 

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BassDropper's picture

Perfect spot for Kenny G.

DIRECTIONER

Art Harrell's picture

Good luck Kenny G. from the Buckeye Nation

seafus26's picture

Representing Htown, Kenny G!!

Go Bucks and michigan STILL SUCKS!

Baroclinicity's picture

Hate the Pats.  Work with two fans and they are annoying as hell.  This would likely change all that.

When you're holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.

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Go1Bucks's picture

Come to the Brownies!

Go Bucks!

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Buckeyevstheworld's picture

Why do you hate Kenny?

"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.

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Go1Bucks's picture

Funny.  I know what you are thinking, but I think so much of KG that I want to be able to see him play more and that he would help the Browns.

Go Bucks!

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ChazBuckeye's picture

I really hope Smooth Jazz flute playing Kenny G gets drafted by the Pats.  Would be great for him and well deserved!

 

Some people think we’re the hunted.I don’t feel that way at all.We’re the hunter.Everybody wants an angry football team.Everybody wants a team on edge and a hungry team.If you’re a hunter,that usually equates to being hungry.

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bostonbuckeye's picture

As a Patriots fan, this would be my favorite draft choice possible.  I know Brady has a few more years and odds are Kenny G wouldn't ever become our starter but on the off chance it happened. I'd be one happy Patriots fan. 

BassDropper's picture

And once he gets in to coaching he can add another another nugget on his resume, "Tom Brady's back-up"

DIRECTIONER

bostonbuckeye's picture

As a Patriots fan, this would be my favorite draft choice possible.  I know Brady has a few more years and odds are Kenny G wouldn't ever become our starter but on the off chance it happened. I'd be one happy Patriots fan. 

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GOOMBAY's picture

"With no timeouts, 47 seconds on the clock..." BELIEVE in Kenny G!

 

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ScarletNGrey01's picture

Indeed, even if you are 8 points down!

The will to win is not as important as the will to prepare to win. -- Woody Hayes

Buckinthemiddle's picture

I hope Kenny G gets some sort of shot in the NFL, regardless of team. The experience is invaluable, and if he gets to start one day, even better. The guy wants to coach, and I'm sure eventually he'll do that at OSU. Best of luck KG13!!!

"I'm in favor of it" - John McKay, on the execution of his team.

osubuckeye4life's picture

Honestly, there is really is no better place for Kenny G to land.

 

I will always root for him & wish him the best of luck in whatever he pursues in the future. 

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

I can't stand the Patriots, but love their grit.  I only wish Bill would have been able to produce with the Browns what he accomplished with the Patriots.  That said, it would be awesome to see Kenny work on zipping the ball a bit more and becoming a legit NFL QB... the bro can play, and we all saw how quickly he learned a new system when Urban came to C-bus, so hopefully his intangibles allow him to be a successful Patriot.

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

kizzme's picture

Good luck, Kenny.  Loved watching you as a Buckeye!

Kizzme

Go1Bucks's picture

I really want the Browns to pick him up.  I think he is so underrated.

Good Luck Smooth G.!

Go Bucks!