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Drew Bledsoe hit by Hall selection

Updated: May 17, 2011, 2:42 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

The deep play was a speciality for rifle-armed quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Think of those bombs to wide receiver Terry Glenn in 1996, or the trademark lasers across the middle to tight end Ben Coates.

This, however, was deep in a different way.

Bledsoe was announced Monday as this year's fan-based choice for induction into the New England Patriots Hall of Fame, and it hit him harder than he thought it would. It was his first year of eligibility and he had doubts as to whether ...

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