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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #75 on: March 10, 2017, 08:06:04 PM »

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Also, NE still has 40+ mil in cap room. No reason not to extend Butler and Hightower and still have 10+ mil to play with.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2017, 08:17:25 PM »

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Brady taking aim at Manning's 55 TD record?

Who cares? He already has 2.5X as many rings.  ;D
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2017, 08:19:17 PM »

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Brady taking aim at Manning's 55 TD record?

Who cares? He already has 2.5X as many rings.  ;D

He wants to beat Manning in every way possible so that there is no more doubt as to who the best is.

Don't get me wrong, this SB solidified to me that Brady is the GOAT but there are others who still doubt. We must get rid of that doubt.

Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #78 on: March 10, 2017, 08:24:58 PM »

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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #79 on: March 10, 2017, 08:33:57 PM »

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Offseason feels a lot like '07.

Team should be unfair.

That said, plenty of super teams have failed miserably.

Perhaps Jimmy gets moved to refill the coffers in terms of picks?

Agree with that last bit. Cleveland has been hoarding picks and doesn't sound like they are keeping Brock.

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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #80 on: March 10, 2017, 08:35:41 PM »

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Brady
Cooks
Lewis
Gronkowski
Edelman
Mitchell
Allen
Hogan
solid-good O-line

Brady taking aim at Manning's 55 TD record?

Who cares? He already has 2.5X as many rings.  ;D

He wants to beat Manning in every way possible so that there is no more doubt as to who the best is.

Don't get me wrong, this SB solidified to me that Brady is the GOAT but there are others who still doubt. We must get rid of that doubt.

6 Super Bowl wins gets rid of all doubts.

Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #81 on: March 10, 2017, 08:36:53 PM »

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Offseason feels a lot like '07.

Team should be unfair.

That said, plenty of super teams have failed miserably.

Perhaps Jimmy gets moved to refill the coffers in terms of picks?

Agree with that last bit. Cleveland has been hoarding picks and doesn't sound like they are keeping Brock.

Mike

Patriots should keep Garopolo. He's excellent insurance for Tom Brady , and we do need an excellent candidate to take over starting QB in a couple of seasons.

Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #82 on: March 10, 2017, 08:49:15 PM »

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Now why do I get the impression Belichick the GM is the anti-Danny Ainge?

They both like to win their trades and are patient. They also like to stash draft picks (although 2017 seems to be the exception).

The difference is that BB can afford to get a lot of singles and doubles because he has 22 players to deal with, while Ainge wants the home run.

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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #83 on: March 10, 2017, 08:52:22 PM »

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but our first four rounds are as follows:

1) Gone
2) We have our pick
3) Jamie Collins compensation pick
4) The 4th rounder we just picked up from NO
5-7) A little of this and a little of that

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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #84 on: March 10, 2017, 08:57:22 PM »

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Now why do I get the impression Belichick the GM is the anti-Danny Ainge?

They both like to win their trades and are patient. They also like to stash draft picks (although 2017 seems to be the exception).

The difference is that BB can afford to get a lot of singles and doubles because he has 22 players to deal with, while Ainge wants the home run.

Mike

Also because you already are working with an annual home run with Brady and a Triple with Gronk. So he just needs a few more solid base hits each year.

Edit- it would be like if Ainge had to use his assets to build a team but already had Lebron and Blake Griffin on the roster.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2017, 09:03:12 PM by Fan from VT »

Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #85 on: March 10, 2017, 08:58:38 PM »

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And the rich get richer.  I don't know how much more hated the Pats can become, but I'm interested to find out.  :)
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #86 on: March 10, 2017, 09:02:32 PM »

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but our first four rounds are as follows:

1) Gone
2) We have our pick
3) Jamie Collins compensation pick
4) The 4th rounder we just picked up from NO
5-7) A little of this and a little of that

Mike

2nd gone from Ealy trade, have CAR's 3rd. 

Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #87 on: March 10, 2017, 09:02:33 PM »

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I like the Allen move. He's a totally solid player, only 27, and on a deal that looks pretty attractive compared to what Marty's going to get. The next few days should be pretty wild, and hopefully this is just the first of a handful of big moves (I'm looking at you, Brandin Cooks and Jimmy.)

I'm part of the group that wants to keep JG10 lol.

But yeah I would LOVE to get Brandin Cooks somehow.

Saints need a defense though and I think they'd want 1-2 draft picks + solid defensive player for him (might be understandably hefty).

DeSean Jackson is a pipe dream. Brandon Marshall is gone to NYG.

I'm fine with any package for Jimmy that includes #12. For Cooks, I'd do #32 and one of our 3rds. The rest of my dream offseason includes retaining HighT at a reasonable-ish price and reaching a long-term deal with Malcolm Butler. Obviously, we need to find some way to improve the pass-rush as well.

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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #88 on: March 10, 2017, 09:03:53 PM »

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Offseason feels a lot like '07.

Team should be unfair.

That said, plenty of super teams have failed miserably.

Perhaps Jimmy gets moved to refill the coffers in terms of picks?

Agree with that last bit. Cleveland has been hoarding picks and doesn't sound like they are keeping Brock.

Mike

Patriots should keep Garopolo. He's excellent insurance for Tom Brady , and we do need an excellent candidate to take over starting QB in a couple of seasons.
in a couple seasons?

I feel like it only makes sense to keep Jimmy if you think this is Toms last season.
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Re: Patriots Free Agency Thread
« Reply #89 on: March 10, 2017, 09:04:37 PM »

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but our first four rounds are as follows:

1) Gone
2) We have our pick
3) Jamie Collins compensation pick
4) The 4th rounder we just picked up from NO
5-7) A little of this and a little of that

Mike

Nope, no second. We traded down with Carolina from #64 to #72.
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