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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #195 on: March 15, 2017, 02:54:16 PM »

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HT got paid less than Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins...

Yet again, BB playing chess while everyone else playing checkers.

Now it's probably unlikely, but imagine if they get Zach Brown?  8)

I still think they need a two-down running back (Blount re-sign?) because Burkhead holds more Special Teams value IMO and is not a reliable two-down back it seems (he can play that part but probably not consistently).

Then reinforce pass rush, and maybe CB depending on what happens with Butler at the draft.

Based on his guaranteed $$, the Pats project him to be more than a special teams player.

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« Reply #196 on: March 15, 2017, 03:00:18 PM »

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Pats had about $31 million in cap space before the Hightower signing.  So they should have plenty leftover to play with along with giving themselves the usual wiggle room they usually carry throughout the season. 

Butler or no Butler.  Pretty solid off-season. 


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« Reply #197 on: March 15, 2017, 03:15:43 PM »

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HT got paid less than Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins...

Yet again, BB playing chess while everyone else playing checkers.

Now it's probably unlikely, but imagine if they get Zach Brown?  8)

I still think they need a two-down running back (Blount re-sign?) because Burkhead holds more Special Teams value IMO and is not a reliable two-down back it seems (he can play that part but probably not consistently).

Then reinforce pass rush, and maybe CB depending on what happens with Butler at the draft.

Based on his guaranteed $$, the Pats project him to be more than a special teams player.

Yeah, his guaranteed money is nearly 3 times what Blount got this past season. NE could have a seriously scary 3-headed backfield monster with Lewis, White, and Burkhead.

Pats had about $31 million in cap space before the Hightower signing.  So they should have plenty leftover to play with along with giving themselves the usual wiggle room they usually carry throughout the season. 

Butler or no Butler.  Pretty solid off-season. 

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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #198 on: March 16, 2017, 02:27:18 PM »

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According to Rapoport.. Saints and Butler gaining momentum towards a contract.

Despite all the moves, losing Butler would leave a sour taste in my mouth.

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« Reply #199 on: March 16, 2017, 03:10:30 PM »

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According to Rapoport.. Saints and Butler gaining momentum towards a contract.

Despite all the moves, losing Butler would leave a sour taste in my mouth.



 If we do lose Butler we need a #2 corner still. Revis did just say he'd play for the minimum because the Jets have to pay 6 million to him.

 He's lost a couple steps but Bill should think about it.

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« Reply #200 on: March 16, 2017, 04:34:25 PM »

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According to Rapoport.. Saints and Butler gaining momentum towards a contract.

Despite all the moves, losing Butler would leave a sour taste in my mouth.

Agreed about the sour taste. I hope we keep Butler. Would love to see him and Gilmore in the backfield, and I think Rowe is solid as #3.

Basically, with a Butler re-signing the Pats could go into the draft and just select BPA and not have to worry about any specific position (though maybe some competition at Kicker would be good).
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« Reply #201 on: March 16, 2017, 04:38:39 PM »

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Acc to PMT, Butler is gone for #32pick.


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« Reply #202 on: March 16, 2017, 04:45:03 PM »

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Acc to PMT, Butler is gone for #32pick.


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« Reply #203 on: March 16, 2017, 04:57:34 PM »

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I can't argue with BB, but I saw Gilmore get shredded by Brady and Fitzpatrick last year.  It's hard to believe the team thinks Gilmore is better, though he did play in a man to man Ryan defense, and I believe it was usually Logan Ryan who matched up with other teams top WRs, even though Butler was our #1 corner.  It seems like we have the money to afford a fair deal for Butler and it doesn't seem like we would be able to get a particularly capable replacement for him. 
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« Reply #204 on: March 16, 2017, 05:05:26 PM »

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Acc to PMT, Butler is gone for #32pick.


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I'm not sure about the source, but I think I'd rather force the Saints to sign Butler to an offer sheet so we got their draft pick.

Honestly, I'd like the Pats to get more than just the 32nd pick, but maybe I'm being greedy.
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« Reply #205 on: March 16, 2017, 05:12:31 PM »

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Acc to PMT, Butler is gone for #32pick.


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I'm not sure about the source, but I think I'd rather force the Saints to sign Butler to an offer sheet so we got their draft pick.

Honestly, I'd like the Pats to get more than just the 32nd pick, but maybe I'm being greedy.


Yeah, if this is true, then it is the worst of both worlds - not only do we lose Butler, but we get a slim return for him. I don't care if BB and Payton are 'friends' - this is a business and you can't lose your #1 CB (who you don't have to lose) for anything less than the Saints pick.

It's not often we see BB get taken over a barrel - I sure hope the source is wrong!

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« Reply #206 on: March 17, 2017, 08:49:08 AM »

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So apparently the Seahawks are hearing offers on Richard Sherman.

No, New England won't trade for him. But it's still some pretty interesting non-Patriots news.

I doubt he leaves SEA but have to wonder what SEA is thinking here just "listening to offers"
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« Reply #207 on: March 17, 2017, 09:12:45 AM »

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So apparently the Seahawks are hearing offers on Richard Sherman.

No, New England won't trade for him. But it's still some pretty interesting non-Patriots news.

I doubt he leaves SEA but have to wonder what SEA is thinking here just "listening to offers"

Apparently the Raiders want him, and Lynch might want to return to his hometown.


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« Reply #208 on: March 17, 2017, 09:13:57 AM »

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So apparently the Seahawks are hearing offers on Richard Sherman.

No, New England won't trade for him. But it's still some pretty interesting non-Patriots news.

I doubt he leaves SEA but have to wonder what SEA is thinking here just "listening to offers"

Apparently the Raiders want him, and Lynch might want to return to his hometown.

OAK is already our biggest AFC threat IMO.

If they make those moves then oh boy...
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« Reply #209 on: March 17, 2017, 10:53:42 AM »

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So apparently the Seahawks are hearing offers on Richard Sherman.

No, New England won't trade for him. But it's still some pretty interesting non-Patriots news.

I doubt he leaves SEA but have to wonder what SEA is thinking here just "listening to offers"

Apparently the Raiders want him, and Lynch might want to return to his hometown.

OAK is already our biggest AFC threat IMO.

If they make those moves then oh boy...

Hopefully they'd have to give up a star and not a draft pick if they get Sherman so they at least get weaker somewhere else as a cost of upgrading the secondary.  And here I was thinking the AFC looked as wide open for us to repeat as AFC champs as it ever has...
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