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Hoyer's ready to play the game

With new guy in town, Pats' backup QB embraces spirit of competition

Updated: May 21, 2011, 1:23 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

One of the highlights of the New England Patriots' 2010 training camp came when a trash barrel was placed in the corner of the end zone and quarterbacks Tom Brady and Brian Hoyer took aim from about 25 yards away. Spectators "oohed" and "aahed" as they followed the trajectory of the football, captivated by the one-on-one challenge.

The "bucket drill" broke up the monotony of camp for Brady and Hoyer, and reflected their competitive flair, as celebrations ensued when one of them deposited ...

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