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Re: Cousins to Vikes, Brees re-signs, and other NFL free agency news
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2018, 03:29:20 PM »

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Sounds like Danny Clutch-adola is signing with Miami.



Looks like he got 2/12M with 8.75M guaranteed from Miami.
No way we could match that.

That's too much.
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« Reply #16 on: March 13, 2018, 03:30:44 PM »

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Hearing the Patriots are trying to pursue Ndamukong Suh hard.

Well.....
that rumor seems really really speculative.

No reputable source has suggested they've heard anything about Suh to Patriots.
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« Reply #17 on: March 13, 2018, 03:34:04 PM »

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This feels like one of those off-seasons where mostly recognizable names leave the Pats, they sign some guys you've never really heard of and draft a bunch of dudes, and we end up talking ourselves into how Brady and Bill will make it work anyway for the entire regular season.  Then, next off-season, everybody will agree "The Patriots definitely need to add some major pieces to keep this going."
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« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2018, 03:36:43 PM »

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Sounds like Danny Clutch-adola is signing with Miami.



Looks like he got 2/12M with 8.75M guaranteed from Miami.
No way we could match that.

That's too much.

Wow, that's pure bank for Dola. Good for him. Not a surprise the Pats aren't matching it.
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« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2018, 03:38:44 PM »

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Hearing the Patriots are trying to pursue Ndamukong Suh hard.

Well.....
that rumor seems really really speculative.

No reputable source has suggested they've heard anything about Suh to Patriots.

I find it hard to believe. Someone will overpay Suh. And it won't be the Pats.
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« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2018, 03:39:45 PM »

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Sounds like Danny Clutch-adola is signing with Miami.



Looks like he got 2/12M with 8.75M guaranteed from Miami.
No way we could match that.

That's too much.

Wow, that's pure bank for Dola. Good for him. Not a surprise the Pats aren't matching it.

Yeah, happy he got paid, and understandable the Pats let him go for that price.

I think they'll be fine so long as Malcolm Mitchell comes back healthy and produces like a #4 receiver next year. He was fantastic in their SB run last year and if I'm not mistaken, had like 6 catches for 70 yards vs. ATL in that SB as well. Unfortunately, injuries killed his sophomore year campaign.

Hearing the Patriots are trying to pursue Ndamukong Suh hard.

Well.....

I personally don't want him, and think he'd have to take a pay cut to come here based on our cap situation and all. BUT.. it is intriguing to think what he could do for us if he keeps his head in the game and embraces the culture here, even if he's productive for just another 2-3 more years.
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« Reply #21 on: March 13, 2018, 04:23:36 PM »

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Sam Bradford to Cardinals.  1 year 20 million (15 guaranteed).  Supposedly also has a 1 year option for 20 million.

Teddy Bridgewater now the only possible starter level player still out there.

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« Reply #22 on: March 13, 2018, 04:29:29 PM »

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Sam Bradford to Cardinals.  1 year 20 million (15 guaranteed).  Supposedly also has a 1 year option for 20 million.

Teddy Bridgewater now the only possible starter level player still out there.

Cue the Jets in 3...2...1


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« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2018, 05:59:03 PM »

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Amendola gone, Butler gone, next up Solder?  Gronk?
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« Reply #24 on: March 13, 2018, 06:10:37 PM »

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Amendola gone, Butler gone, next up Solder?  Gronk?

Solder.  They'll be a bidding war which will probably drive the Pats out.

Gronk isn't a FA.  Either he retires or he comes back.  Why on god's green earth would they trade him right now?


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« Reply #25 on: March 13, 2018, 06:28:26 PM »

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Amendola gone, Butler gone, next up Solder?  Gronk?

Solder.  They'll be a bidding war which will probably drive the Pats out.

Gronk isn't a FA.  Either he retires or he comes back.  Why on god's green earth would they trade him right now?

Right, but I'm saying he could decide to retire, in which case he would be "gone."


If Solder goes, how in the world are they going to put together an OL that can protect Brady?
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« Reply #26 on: March 13, 2018, 06:45:35 PM »

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Amendola gone, Butler gone, next up Solder?  Gronk?

Solder.  They'll be a bidding war which will probably drive the Pats out.

Gronk isn't a FA.  Either he retires or he comes back.  Why on god's green earth would they trade him right now?

Right, but I'm saying he could decide to retire, in which case he would be "gone."


If Solder goes, how in the world are they going to put together an OL that can protect Brady?

Draft, cheaper alternatives via free agency, or trade. 

It sounds like Scarneccia is coming back and he's worked wonders with that line year after year.  If Solder leaves for greener pastures, its certainly not the end of the world.


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« Reply #27 on: March 13, 2018, 06:56:06 PM »

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Amendola gone, Butler gone, next up Solder?  Gronk?

Solder.  They'll be a bidding war which will probably drive the Pats out.

Gronk isn't a FA.  Either he retires or he comes back.  Why on god's green earth would they trade him right now?

Right, but I'm saying he could decide to retire, in which case he would be "gone."


If Solder goes, how in the world are they going to put together an OL that can protect Brady?

Draft, cheaper alternatives via free agency, or trade. 

It sounds like Scarneccia is coming back and he's worked wonders with that line year after year.  If Solder leaves for greener pastures, its certainly not the end of the world.


The line was inadequate last year even with Scarnecchia and Solder.  As usual, good enough to beat a lot of bad teams, not good enough on the biggest stage.
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« Reply #28 on: March 13, 2018, 07:01:22 PM »

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Amendola gone, Butler gone, next up Solder?  Gronk?

Solder.  They'll be a bidding war which will probably drive the Pats out.

Gronk isn't a FA.  Either he retires or he comes back.  Why on god's green earth would they trade him right now?

Right, but I'm saying he could decide to retire, in which case he would be "gone."


If Solder goes, how in the world are they going to put together an OL that can protect Brady?

Draft, cheaper alternatives via free agency, or trade. 

It sounds like Scarneccia is coming back and he's worked wonders with that line year after year.  If Solder leaves for greener pastures, its certainly not the end of the world.


The line was inadequate last year even with Scarnecchia and Solder.  As usual, good enough to beat a lot of bad teams, not good enough on the biggest stage.

What are you talking about?  They made it to the Super Bowl.

On the biggest stage, they had over 600 yards of total offense and didn't punt the ball once.   Brady only got sacked once.  The strip was a helluva play.  Just a great defensive play.  Brady was clean besides that.   Threw for over 500 yards and the team rushed for over 100 yards averaging over 5 yards a carry.

The offensive line wasn't the issue that game.  It was the defense.  That was clear as day.  If there is an area that needs immediate attention, it's the defensive side. 


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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2018, 08:13:25 PM »

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The offensive line wasn't the issue that game.  It was the defense.  That was clear as day.  If there is an area that needs immediate attention, it's the defensive side.

I agree that the defensive line is the biggest area of weakness.

That said, the inability of the defensive line to give Brady the time he needed prevented the come-back attempt at the end of that game from even getting off the ground.  Maybe I'm biased by that being one of the last and most important plays of the game, but they couldn't give Brady time when he needed it most.

That wouldn't have mattered if the defense had been able to stop a nosebleed or get any pressure on Foles, though.  The defense, especially the line, is the biggest priority.


But I just think anything less than excellent is not enough when it comes to the offensive line.  Not when you have a 40+ year old quarterback.
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