Ring Envy: Free Agency Edition

People have requested I do this, so here it is, Ring Envy: Free Agency Edition. These comments account for the transactions made up to 3/11. Eat popcorn while reading these comments folk. Definitely a good read. Enjoy.

Bills fans on Stephon Gilmore

I guess if you can’t cover Chris Hogan, join Chris Hogan then.

I hope Sammy makes him look very bad!! Boo to that

*** really?

I knew he was a smart guy. I would always take less to sign with NE. Now he’ll be a hall of fame CB.

Puts the he’s not any good hot takes to bed. i hate them

They just got a whole lot better at the CB position.

Stephon vs Sammy…the battle of beautiful dreads.

Many Bills fans have no idea what they are even talking about.

Gilmore getting back at Bills fans who don’t know **** about football.

Expect more moves 3-4 years left of Brady. They are going all out.
Plenty of cap space too

They can have him. Can’t tackle worth a darn. Well, then probably will be all-world for the Pats*

There’s a reason smart teams don’t let a player like Gilmore reach FA. He’s going to be feeding a lot of people here crow at our expense.

Yup, not surprised. Probably signed for 40 bucks, cool ranch doritos, and a TB12 Tshirt. #$!@&$@ scumbag Pats.

We pay 27 mil to a crap qb and 0.00 to an elite corner. LOL

It was a colossal mistake not tagging him. We are paying premium dollar for kickers and fullbacks while we let a very good player at a premium position just walk to the team we need to climb over. What a joke.

I’m going to get very drunk tonight. This is terrible, terrible news. Fire everyone.

Jeez Gilmore, why couldn’t you just sign with someone like the Giants or Eagles, like a decent person?

I’m so mad right now. We were ecstatic over the removal of a pool table but a guy so many of us thought is a bum, just got paid 14+ by our arch nemesis. For the love of God…

Saints fans on Brandin Cooks

Poor trade… Shouldn’t have given the 4th… The 3rd and 4th are almost even swaps, so really we gave him up for the 32nd pick.

Give them Michael Thomas for conditional pick while we’re at it.

I dont get how teams keep giving picks back to the NE time and time again they always seem to be able to

I don’t like it but I’ll take it over the Malcolm butler trade….. I wish we could’ve kept that 4th rd pick… Instead it’s just a move up in the 4th and considering those compensatory picks it’s a big push from 4th…. Still I want our 4th but looking at the positives BC is gone and his I before team is a great benefit for us

I dont like it at all. We basically gave them Cooks. Im sooooo pissed.

Are yall crazy? Its a good deal.

proven top rated WR for the 32nd pick? Words can’t describe how I feel.

A compensatory 3rd is what we got,,,,dayum our front office got played,,,dayum, dayum, dayum!!! GROW SOME NUTS LOOMIS!

He was picked higher than 32 when we drafted him. Weak trade.

Not sure anyone is acting like he is randy Moss, but a proven player with back to back 1000 yard seasons for a “possible” contributor IMO has a high potential for failing in an epic manner.

WTF did we not get Butler in the deal? This deal is basically just losing a receiver and getting a pick where we have no chance to get anything of value really. What’s the difference between a third rounder and fourth rounder?

It’s only a good trade if we don’t blow these 1st Rd picks. I will say that on the surface New England got the better deal. They got a proven playmaker and all we got was potential. Cooks was worth more than the 32nd pick.

In my best Fred Sandford voice… “Lamont, we were robbed!”

After they rape us they try to share us with their buddies by trading Malcolm which will turn out to be a cap hit that will stop the shop for High Quality FA talent after the draft. I see how Patriots operate, they reel you in with a nice beneficial trade like Hoomanawanui then they sucker punch with this BC trade, now they want to f*>k us with a Malcolm Butler trade. Loomis or Payton whichever, need to get their head back in the game and stop being so desperate

I’ve never seen so many cry baby’s n my life…

So we traded Cooks and our 118th pick, to move up 15 picks and gain a 32nd pick. The Patriots won this trade easily, they didn’t send us a defensive player, they got a player worth much more than the 32nd pick and for good measure they got a 4th from us. The great SP and mickey loomis duo strike again.If we had atleast kept our 4th and gained their 3rd as well as the 32nd I could have lived with it, or if they sent us a defender. They fleeced us and SP/Loomis allowed it.

So SP was just blowing smoke up everyone’s a$$ when he said it would take a significant offer to trade away Cooks.

Told everyone here BB was going to fleece Payton and Payton was going to smile about it. I surely wouldn’t have given up the 4th with the draft being this deep, Payton got creampied. NE has to many WR.’s now, I look for them to trade 1 of their WR to get some of their picks back.

Panthers fans on Kony Ealy

Holy fug!!!

Happy to get a second rounder but part of me can’t help but wonder if Kony will go to New England and become a stud.

He will be a seven time Pro Bowler in New England

I don’t know about this. Ealy is still very young and the Patriots 2nd round pick is basically a 3rd.

Depends on what pick it was whether it makes sense or not. Quite possibly traded Ealy to move up a whopping 8 spots.

Thank god that bust is outta here. Gettleman just might make me a believer of his zaniness

So we trade a decent DE for 8 draft spots in the 2/3 round? This is a seriously questionable move.

Moved up 8 spots and gave up Ealy to do it. Equivalent to giving up a late 6th or 7th round pick. Ehhh.

Always a legitimate concern when trading players to the Patriots…

Did we, did we just beat the Patriots in a trade?

We gave up our 3rd and Ealy to move up 8 picks.

IF we Gave them Ealy to move up 8 spots then lol.

Wow! I really don’t understand this trade at all. I could understand Ealy and a 4th or 5th but trading Early to move from 3.08 to 2.32 makes absolutely zero sense. I know Ealy hadn’t quite lived up to expectations yet but I also felt like we weren’t using him enough. Another head scratcher from Mr. Gettleman.

Colts fans onย Dwayne Allen

Holy %

WOW!!!

No way. Must be McCafee’s first stint as a comedian. Really though, I bet it’s their 3rd round conditional draft pick. Hate to see their offense with Allen and Gronk though if Allen comes on.

I bet we got fleeced.

Awesome lol now he will unlock all his real talent and kick the % out of us…..

What the hell?!

is it possible to get fleeced for a player that 98% of the forum considers to be absolutely worthless?

Next year he gets 80 catches and 12 TDs lol

My hatred for the Pats is really kicking in. If this was any other team, I’d be cool with it but because it’s NE, I feel like he’s gonna become a perennial all pro now haha. Still anxious to see what we got for him.

Ballard ain’t playing around.

It’s really amazing how quickly fans turn on players….

I’m shocked by this move as Allen really wasn’t very expensive for the next 2 years. The “brunt” of the contract was written in first and last year. Obviously Ballard thought he was pretty bad last year. Hopefully a little of it is they like Swoop a lot and want to get him on the field more ? In any event I’m betting it’s NE’s 5th which is pretty close to a 6th . If it’s for their 6th , it qualify’s as slightly more than just cutting him. I blow my horn now and then when I’m right , so I’ll take my medicine on this one. I did not see this coming at all and pretty much thought those that did were full of it.

I hate that it was with the Pats but they got a good deal in return imo. I can’t complain.

I’m just now seeing this…hope this is the first of many times Ballard gets the best of Belichick!

I’m not even mad..Knew we should of kept Fleener. I’m gonna miss Allen’s blocking game though.Wish we got a 2nd or 3rd rounder for him, but oh well

Jets fans on everything (Got to include the Jets here because LOL)

Just added Cooks, Brady’s first deep threat since Randy Moss. the rich get richer in the NFL while the poor get it in the ass. Football is a metaphor for life

they are going to have so many guys open the NFL should let him play with 2 balls

they have traded their 1st for him. Might be more. This has been the most active I have seen the Pats be in an offseason in a very long time.

They gave up at least a first for him but **** me why the ******* Pats.

sounds like a great deal for the Pats.

NE keeps getting better and better………….

Pats have now traded their 1,2 and 3 picks. Got a third back from Carolina in the Kony Ealy trade. Very unusual

Hard not to sell the idea of loading up on premium talent, mortgaging the future for a 3-4 year window for the chance at becoming the greatest football dynasty and franchise in their respective sport’s history. I’d call it a no-brainer.

Brady maybe retiring after this coming season. It would explain a lot. Gearing up for 1 more run so Brady and Belichek can cement their legacy as the undisputed GOAT at their respective positions Just to be clear I don’t think Belichek will retire just Brady.

Only thing left to do is ride out into the sunset with a SB win like Manning did. Think BB will pull out all the stops to make sure that happens. Why else would they be acting so out of character this off-season.

Just wait…a boatload of picks will be coming their way when they trade Garopolo to the Browns

Maybe that undefeated season that eluded them? Final FU to Shula et al? Keeping an eye on Butler and Garoppolo.

Jeez. The NFL might as well just be the Pats league now, Teams are going to just bend over and help them win every year. At least they can’t play other sports.

Winning the division and owning it for 15 years is two different things.

My two most favorite players from recent drafts are now both on the Pats. This is why I don’t really follow the draft anymore. **** this sh*t.

We should all be on board for 3 more years of the Pats winning the Super Bowl where Brady & Belichick are just bored into retirement. Until these 2 guys are gone, it’s a forgone conclusion we have zero chance anyway. Of course our Jets end up in the same division with a QB we passed on 6 times & a coach that left the Jets by writing his resignation on a napkin. Ugh. Go Pats, lol.

Someone told me this pig was ready for slaughter soon. That dude must be the worst farmer ever.

Don’t think small…. Superbowl…Please. Bellichick and Brady and Co. are going for 19-0 and a walk off.

*&^% them

Yep, then McDaniels and goofalo will take over.

How the f*ck are the Pats 61 million under the cap at the start of free agency after winning another Super Bowl? And why would a team like Indy even have anything to do with trades with them when it will come back & bite them in the azz when that TE takes a giant sh*t on them in the endzone? I keep waiting for this Karma people always speak of to come swooping down over them but it never materializes. Now they go into 2017 with Butler & GILMORE. Of course Gronk will storm back, Allen will be helping AP get the edge & we’ll be watching them hoist another Lombardi (destined to be changed to a Belichick) Gonna be like watching Alabama play Army next year. Not for nothing but can we at least be the team that sandwiches Brady between Leo & Mo and put this guy out to pasture? We need something to hang our hat on next year.

Satan won.

It is weird. These recent moves by the Patriots are very unPatriot like. Usually they are stock piling picks, and trading players. This year they are actually moving picks to put more studs in place. Maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel. I don’t get why the Saints would let Cooks go like that. Will anybody beat the Pats next year?

Agreed. I just finished saying the same thing to someone. There is a lot of signs that point to the end, can’t all be coincidence.

Well… $%#*

Why can’t teams just assume that if New England is interested in trading with you, you shouldn’t do it?

Goodie….that’s what? 5 more years of $%*&ing misery?? I ask again..what did Jet fans do to deserve this??

Good news: He can’t burn Revis twice a year.

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rondo723
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If you mix Dion Lewis with Julian Edelman, you get Rex Burkhead. He plays STs! Pay the man! Purge Brandon Bolden!Report

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NEW POST
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Ian Rapoport โœ” @RapSheet
Source: DE Margus Hunt agreed to terms on a 2 year deal with the Indianapolis Colts

Colts are going all defenseReport

LaFeteMattDog
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Estonia is known for 2 things: cheap, fast internet and really good football players.Report

MrScratch
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His 1.5 career sacks are going to put them over. And he should just be blossoming at age 30.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Duffy seems to think that GB could be a landing spot for Butler————————————————————————————>Report

bring
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All he needs is someone to make him an offerReport

MrScratch
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Which, of course, has never happened in the current model of RFA.Report

bring
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Yes, it seems teams will give someone a big contract, or trade a high pick for someone with a small contract, but they won’t give a high pick and a big contractReport

MasterAndCommander
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And so it beginsโ€ฆ. the snow has started.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Yipee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Report

bring
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Who’s on the edge opposite Flowers? Don’t say Nink, he’s cooked. Another reason we need HT back – he can play there too.Report

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I’m starting to feel better about the HT situation. I’m wondering if more teams are wary of his injury situation. He’s had multiple (minor) knee situations, and seems to have continual lingering shoulder and others. Maybe that plus his unique fit (size and position experience) doesn’t make him a plug-and-play in many defenses?? i’m not claiming this, I’m just responding to a few rumors. IF it has any merit though, I’ll be once again marveled by BB and his acute knowledge of the market and players who aim too high. Sometimes BB likes to be the daddy that his guys… Read more »
bring
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Ben Volin was just on CSNNE – he said teams like their signal callers to be home grown guys. Also HT doesn’t have the atleticism and quickness that most teams are looking for.Report

dp73
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HT has played in 83.8 % of regular season games in NE.
I think his injuries has been a bit overblown.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/H/HighDo01.htmReport

bring
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Reg season games played in last three seasons – 12, 12, 13Report

BoSoxJim
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and he’s been there in the games that matter the most.Report

MasterAndCommander
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The clouds are rolling in. For those of us in the mid-Atlantic and Northeast states: Stay safe!!Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Warm up that shovel!!Report

BoSoxJim
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Steelers cap space for 2017: $19,960,230
http://overthecap.com/calculator/pittsburgh-steelers/Report

dp73
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Thanks.Report

HunterCenter
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too many other holes to justify signing Hightower to a big dealReport

BoSoxJim
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Well, they can sign him this year for a low cap hit and spread signing bonus out over the length of the deal.Report

BoSoxJim
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If they really wanted him.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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I will murderize them!Report

HunterCenter
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in Augusta, GA tonight. Getting ready for the tourney in a few weeks. Trees and turf and grounds are looking good, in case anyone here cares about golf…Report

Calipatsfan3473
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I turn it on when I want to nap.Report

HunterCenter
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fair enough. the broadcast is soothing, I cannot disagree. magical place to see in person, though.Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Looks like a beautiful place.Report

dp73
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I am not happy that Pittsburgh is in the Hightower hunt.Report

HunterCenter
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it’ll be ok. he knows Bill wants to make him the cornerstone of his final defensive legacy.Report

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KONY 2017Report

dp73
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Hugh do you like the Ealy trade?Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Hard not to be given the cost. I think it was a good way to replace Long in the rotation. Still need another body to step up.Report

dp73
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Yeah , I would think so Ealy is probably more one dimensional that Long or Sheard.Report

HunterCenter
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8 draft spots for young talent still on rookie deal? yes please. classic BB.Report

zoocore
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Abalone KonyReport

HunterCenter
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as in “Knock Out New York”?Report

Calipatsfan3473
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Well- it hit 93 degrees today- the weather person was incorrect ๐Ÿ™Report

HunterCenter
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spring hard freeze in the south… ugly. trees are hating it.Report

BoSoxJim
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both of you can suck it!Report

Calipatsfan3473
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“Let it snow- let it snow- let it snow” ๐Ÿ™‚Report

HunterCenter
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#firstclassweatherproblemsReport

Calipatsfan3473
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It’s too hot too soon here.Report

HunterCenter
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that’s the way it was for us 3 weeks ago… 80s. And tomorrow 25.Report

BoSoxJim
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3 weeks ago we had 70s and tomorrow we’re going to have 2 ft of snow blown up our butts at 60 mph.Report

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Sounds delightful.Report

BoSoxJim
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Can’t wait.Report

BoSoxJim
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Would have been so much better with the Bart Scott avatarReport

Calipatsfan3473
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No- not really.Report

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comment image?itok=2vlFopuyReport

HunterCenter
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that kid looks like he could shovel snow really well, if incentivized properlyReport

zoocore
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Replying just so it’s hard for you to read.Report

BoSoxJim
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I can still read everything just fine.Report

zoocore
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Listening to Kony Ealy talk, I was waiting for him to list off all the things you can do with shrimp.Report

zoocore
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He did pick the Pats to win the SB, though.

That gives him 0.5 cool points, but he only gets 50% of that because he was a division rival of Atlanta, and the fact that it’s hard to pick against Tom Brady in a Super Bowl.Report

HunterCenter
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if he picked Barca over PSG last week, then I’m even more impressedReport

BoSoxJim
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who wouldn’t pick the barca lounger?Report

HunterCenter
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indeed. the Parisian lounger smells like cigarettes and fish.Report

HunterCenter
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its the price you pay for legit southern football talentReport

BoSoxJim
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he has to be better than this with the Pats before he can be called legit…

Kony Ealy (2014-16): 17 sacks 14 Hits 65 Hurries (1072 rushes)Report

HunterCenter
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agreed. I’m Patriciafying. The talent is there.Report

BoSoxJim
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Bubba Blue!Report

dp73
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How is Pittsburgh fixed with cup money?
Could they afford Hightower?Report

BoSoxJim
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cupcake money?Report

HunterCenter
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trust me, my boy is coming homeReport

Calipatsfan3473
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Someone below said they only have 18 million.Report

dp73
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Cali ,I was kind of looking for proof with a link.
I will look it up.Report

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Calipatsfan3473
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Cupcakes?? They couldn’t afford a whole cake??Report

HunterCenter
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no cut methodReport

BoSoxJim
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They were afraid Woody might hurt himself.Report

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Maybe they don’t allow knives in the building with that bunch.Report

HunterCenter
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nah, Brandon Marshall is gone nowReport

HunterCenter
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he is averse to cutting without overpaying for a whole cakeReport

BoSoxJim
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Nah, he might stab himself with the knife.Report

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Hard times.Report

HunterCenter
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Also, the Jets have made a fatal mistake. You do not bring a southern boy anything but a Red Velvet cupcake if you really want to impress him. And decent cupcakes of that type do not exist in NJ/NY.Report

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Yeah, but they had bacon. Yum.Report

HunterCenter
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Bacon is better in the south tooReport

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Regionist!Report

HunterCenter
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to be fair, I miss lobster and chowderReport

HunterCenter
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Someone told me this pig was ready for slaughter soon. That dude must be the worst farmer ever.

LOLReport

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Satan won ๐Ÿ™‚Report

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Adam Schefter โœ” @AdamSchefter
Jamaal Charles will be in Seattle Wednesday and Thursday to visit Seahawks, per source.Report

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Only good thing about an impending blizzard is a snow day. LOL- no work on Tuesday. YESSSSSS ๐Ÿ˜›
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4qUhc6i8ZAReport

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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Here is already Spring time, sunny and temperatures above 70ยบFReport

LaFeteMattDog
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So? We’ve had 70 and sunny. We’ve had 0 degrees and windy. We’ve had rain. We’ve had snow. We’re about to have a blizzard. And we’ve had everything in between. We’re like the Patriots. We are versatile!Report

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Really rubbing it in with the double post ๐Ÿ™‚Report

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Trippy.Report

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comment image?w=640&h=360&crop=1Report

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Wow, the Jets are like that kid that brings in cupcakes for the cool kids in school if they will be his friend.Report

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Time to turn up Malmsteen in da house. Makes sense with the snow. Adios amigos!Report

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The appropriate soundtrack for snow is kvlt black metalReport

hugowasmyhomeboy
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“I came here to burn cathedrals and run the snowblower, and I’m all out of cathedrals”Report

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Why is Yngwie Malmsteen stuck in my head?Report

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Black Star?Report

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Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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dfwpatsfan
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It’s actually pretty catchy.Report

dfwpatsfan
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Oh wow. What in the name of Jehovah was that?!!Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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That’s what I thought of too.Report

dfwpatsfan
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Check out Smack’s link below. Arguably the best Malmsteen song.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Never quite understood Yngwie but I’ll check it out.Report

Saturn III
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I’ll See The Light TonightReport

dfwpatsfan
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Should I ask what’s happening with the missus tonight?

OTOH, no I don’t want to know ๐Ÿ˜‰Report

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LMAO!Report

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Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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Pats Pulpitโ€ @patspulpit
Per @AdamSchefter, #Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower is scheduled to fly to Pittsburgh today to visit the #Steelers.Report

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Steelers have ~$18m in cap space. Whatever they can offer HT, Pats will beat it in a heartbeat. If anything I would be more worried about the Jets.Report

zoocore
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They can move sh*t around, drop people restructure, etc.

Personally, I think he leaves Pittsburgh and re-signs with NE by mid-week.Report

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How many pierogies do you think HT can eat?Report

dfwpatsfan
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Avocado pierogies?Report

BoSoxJim
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I don’t think they have those in Pittsburgh. ๐Ÿ™‚Report

dfwpatsfan
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Yeah, I think the market is closing on HT. He would be foolish to keep waiting.Report

BoSoxJim
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Someone could sweep in at the last minute. But he’s going to need a month to lose the weight he’s put on while visiting these teams.Report

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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Do the Jets want HT to get a fat ass like Revis? ๐Ÿ™‚Report

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Ha Ware retires. He knows they can’t beat the Patriots now so he’s done.Report

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I try to block out the 2015 AFCCG as wellReport

zoocore
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ORRRRR he’s dominated for 12 seasons, won a Super Bowl and feels like enjoying the rest of his life.Report

Luffy
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Aight buzzkillington… With logic and shit…Report

zoocore
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Fun Fact:

I drove his GT-R.Report

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Pictures/Video or it never happened!Report

zoocore
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My buddy bought his GT-R. He’s got like 12 cars and I got to drive the GT-R to a car meet a couple years back. I’m sure I have photos of it. BRBReport

BoSoxJim
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You know I believe you. But I’m contractually obligated to say that.Report

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THAT ASS THOReport

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Seriously, though, my buddy has a ton of cars (Viper, Vette, Classic Shelby, GT40, etc) and this was my favorite one to drive. Ware put like 80K into performance. This thing puts down almost 800hp to the WHEELS.Report

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(insert Randy Marsh pic here)Report

dfwpatsfan
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Oh my. I need to change my pants now.Report

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Neil X
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BoSoxJim
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Cupcakes sound good right now.Report

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Cowboys are crazy. First they issue a news item that ROmo will be released last Thursday, and then find out Texans are interested, change it to Romo will be traded. Now Texans and Broncos both know that Romo will be released at some point, because the Cowboys are not planning to trade him to a team he does not like. After all these years, they don’t understand the NFL is a business?Report

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Right after the Cowboys said they will release Romo, there were were a few tweets that said that the org was classy, they were treating Romo in the fairest way possible, etc Wonder what those people think now.Report

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They’re also hurting themselves with the cap hit LOL. Jerry is a moron.Report

Neil X
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You know there’s not much happening in FA when “McCown Visits Jets” starts trending on Twitter…….Report

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And then HT announces his decision and the Internet catches fire.Report

dfwpatsfan
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Butler signs a 1-year deal with the Bills!!!!

WR Jeremy Butler. How many of you sh*t your pants?Report

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NE would match any 1 year deal to Butler, so this didn’t worry me at all.Report

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Pats own his rights. Can only play for the Pats in 2017 or sit at home. Unless someone gives up a 1 for him.Report

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I know I know. Just throwing some gas on fire.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I don’t say this often…

who?Report

dfwpatsfan
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Someone txted meButler signed a 1-yr deal with the Bills and I had to look it up. Apparently a former Chargers receiver.Report

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Let me know if you need any help with that.Report

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That girl looks like the spawn of Chucky.Report

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DeMarcus Ware retires———————————————————————————–>Report

dfwpatsfan
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Cali, the Twitter feed does not line up with the comments anymore. Your “arrow” is pointing to a blank space ๐Ÿ˜€Report

BoSoxJim
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You know what he meant. ๐Ÿ™‚
Also, I don’t think people who use their phones can even see the Twitter feed.Report

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@BoSoxJim, one the phone, you have to scroll all the way down past the comments scroll for the Twitter feed. I am just giving Cali a hard time for nothing.Report

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Then I approve! ๐Ÿ™‚Report

BoSoxJim
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…and thanks. I didn’t know that about the Twitter feed on the phone.Report

dfwpatsfan
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NP. I figured that out by accident. Since I am on travel a lot, the phone is my only link to this madhouse.Report

Neil X
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I think some phone users haven’t figured that one out yet.Report

Neil X
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That’s only because this article is so long.Report

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLReport

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Great player and better personReport

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Ian Rapoportโ€ @RapSheet
One more QB to watch on the #Jets front: Josh McCown. Theyโ€™ve touched base with his people, as well. Lots of options for their last QB spot.Report

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Chase Daniels will soon be an option. He says he knows he’s a starter and asked for his release. He should have just taken the $8MM and continued his Scott Zolak impersonation.Report

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Ben Volinโ€ @BenVolin
49ers gave Brian Hoyer 2-yr, $12m deal with $9.85m fully guaranteed, plus $6.5m in incentives ($1.5m in ’17, $5m in ’18). Nice deal for himReport

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Ian Rapoport @RapSheet
#Giants continue to do O-line work. They agreed to terms with OL John Jerry on a 3-year deal worth $10mil with $4.25 guaranteed, source saidReport

BoSoxJim
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Again, you can’t trust a guy with two first names. Only one exception……Tom Brady.Report

BoSoxJim
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Oh wait…two exceptions…James ConnerReport

dfwpatsfan
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How can you trust a guy with a name “Conner”? It literally means someone who cons. ๐Ÿ˜‰Report

BoSoxJim
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It means “Hound Lover”. Hmmm….I guess you really can’t trust him. But does it mean the same thing if it’s a last name? Pretty sure the kid isn’t Irish.
And hey, watch yourself!Report

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Brought him to Clemson in the eggReport

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Terminator? ๐Ÿ™‚Report

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obi melifonwu
He would be a great patriot!Report

BoSoxJim
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No. You can’t say his name! ๐Ÿ˜‰Report

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I would be calling him Obi Wan Kefonwu for the rest of his life if he was a Patriot!Report

BoSoxJim
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I meant we agree on that player. We can’t agree on stuff. The world couldn’t handle it.Report

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I bet BB would try to convert him to a CB. He would be a great kid to take over for Dmac. He’s the main reason I want pats to get a 1st again, so much potential with that kid.Report

BoSoxJim
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Good. We don’t agree on this.
He would make a better Chung replacement. He’s a SS not a FS.Report

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Sorry to disappoint you but I don’t disagree with your take either. I just think the kid can play anywhere. Like he answered to Deion, “I can play anything in the backfield”. With his measureables BB would be putting him everywhere. The perfect toy for BB.Report

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Oh, since he said he can play anywhere, that must make it true.
We’ll just wait and see. Can’t see BB trying to make this guy a FS when he’s a big, sure hitter than can cover TEs and stop the run.
He is the perfect Chung replacement.
McCourty and Harmon will take care of the FS duties.
I’m sure at times they will have him play other spots…even CB. Good to have good options should injury occur, but he has SS written all over him.Report

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Obi Mel ๐Ÿ˜›Report

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Not what I meant, but that’s OK. ๐Ÿ™‚Report

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Question, let’s say the pats do get a first round draft pick for Butler, do you want BB to go DE with that pick or a CB replacement?Report

redemption50
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YesReport

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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Best player availableReport

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Cheater!Report

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even if it is a WRReport

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Now you’ve gone too far!Report

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The Giants had a deadline decision to make Monday regarding Shane Vereen, who did virtually nothing on the field in 2016 after tearing his triceps muscle twice. Vereen had a $500,000 bonus payable to him if he was on the roster at 4 p.m., and considering the lost season he is coming off โ€“ only five games played โ€“ keeping him was not a foregone conclusion. But the Giants value what Vereen brings to the field, and he is not going anywhere. A source confirmed an NFL Network report that Vereen is part of the teamโ€™s plans and will receive… Read more »
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Love me some Wolvereen.Report

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Logan is better!Report

zoocore
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Logan is a Titan, now. He is dead to us.Report

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Damn .. I tried to remove the duplicate comment by Smack and it deleted them all ๐Ÿ™Report

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I can read them allReport

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Nice!Report

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๐Ÿ˜›Report

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Who thinks Mixon will go by the second round? That kid will be a steal if he falls to 3rd, 4th.Report

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I have the Lions taking him in round 2.Report

memokerobi
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He’s not coming to Gillette even if BB wanted him to. Big no no for KraftReport

BoSoxJim
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The Christian Peter debacle.Report

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No women beaters, thanksReport

BoSoxJim
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Cincy will take him. They don’t care about stuff like that.Report

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It’s their problemReport

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Seriously though, how awesome would it be for the pats to get an offer from Cleveland with the 12th, a second and anything else for Jimmy? You know BB would take it and get the best DE he could in the first and crush this draft setting up this team for him and Brady to bounce in 2019 with a few more rings!Report

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Pretty sure if that’s all it took, Jimmy G would be in Cleveland right now.Report

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NO. No. NO! That’s not how the game is played, you let HT scope the market because it will drive his value down hence you pay less. You make the browns desperate playing hard to get so the break and give you more, watch and learn son!Report

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They could trade up from #12 and take one of the QB’s like Watson . Would be giving up something similar in draft pick compensation and you have the guy for 5-6 years under contract. And you keep the #1 and get Garrett. Trading for JG is not their only optionReport

BoSoxJim
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Browns are better off tanking another year and grabbing the kid from USC. They’re not making the playoffs this year even if they get Jimmy G.Report

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The Jets seem to be in that plan too.Report

redemption50
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Well, if they start Osweiler they are off to a great start with that planReport

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What do they mention in the 1st line of their statement after the trade?
โ€œWeโ€™re really excited to acquire a second round draft choice in this trade,โ€ Brown said in a statement. โ€œDraft picks are extremely important to our approach in building a championship caliber football team. We are intent on adding competition to every position on our roster and look forward to having Brock come in and compete.โ€Report

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They have no intention on having Osweiller on their team this year.Report

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I think they’re trying to pretend that they didn’t buy a draft pick.Report

redemption50
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I didn’t think so. But if they really want to tank then don’t draft or trade for a QB. Just start Brock for 16 games.Report

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Obviously. They don’t have to do anything with the pats and still fail.Report

BoSoxJim
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Where have you been the last couple weeks?Report

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I told you, I hate this place during FA and pre draft. But today I caved when listening to all the nonsense on the radio questioning BB. The guy knows what he’s doing so we can just sit back and R-E-L-A-X. Don’t worry I’ll be gone soon until the draft.Report

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The only things they said they weren’t willing to part with is their #1 this year or multiple 1st rounders.Report

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Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reports that Kevin Minter is making a visit to Indianapolis to meet with the team. Itโ€™s the first reported visit for Minter since the start of free agency. Minter played every game for the Cardinals over the last three seasons and was a starter for the last two years. He posted 175 tackles and four sacks, which wouldnโ€™t look bad for a Colts linebacking group thatโ€™s being made over this offseason. They have already signed Jabaal Sheard, John Simon and Barkevious MingoReport

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He’s a solid player and should come cheap. I’m really not liking the Grigson-Ballard swapReport

Neil X
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Pretty crazy how much Adrian Peterson and Jamaal Charles aren’t worth to NFL teams.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Probably has a lot to do with the players’ expectations.
If teams expected Jamaal Charles to perform with inconsistent snaps, run up and down the field on special teams, etc. they’d sign him.
But if you sign Charles or Peterson to be a role player, they’re a project. Just in a different sense.Report

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Yes. But I think they are in shock at how little teams are willing to pay for them. They see themselves as elite players, and the NFL sees them as over-the-hill veterans with limited upside.Report

MrLucky
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They probably want to play for contenders so that slices the league into like a third, then they need to find a team with a RB need so their options are way limited.Report

redemption50
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Charles is his prime was something else. He would have been fun to watch in this offense.Report

BoSoxJim
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Combination of age, health and baggage (for AP not Charles)Report

BoSoxJim
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oh and salary requirements.Report

Neil X
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I said before FA stated that AP would have to take a near-league minimum deal if he wants to keep playing.Report

BoSoxJim
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A $1MM base with a bunch of incentives that could go up to $6MM would be something teams should offer. A couple mil could be NLTBE.Report

Neil X
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Wow, Maziel’s fiancee Breana Tiesi. Wow.Report

LaFeteMattDog
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She’s no Olivia Culpo.Report

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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Dola’s girlfriendReport

LaFeteMattDog
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Can’t go wrong with an Italian girl from RI! ๐Ÿ™‚Report

redemption50
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Just don’t piss off her Dad. especially if he works in “Waste management”Report

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LOL!!!!! (stereotypes are fun)Report

Deadsmack #NoDaysOff
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I didnt know her until i watch some photos with Google. She has a big mouth

๐Ÿ™‚Report

Neil X
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A big mouth to wrap around a big…….burrito.Report

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Jim is in loveReport

Calipatsfan3473
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Boyce will be jealous.Report

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Money may not buy happiness but it can buy you plenty of hot woman.Report

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Malcolm Mitchell better learn from all of the mistakes Butler is making. It really is a perfect what not to do when dealing with the patriots.Report

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All Malcolm Mitchell needs to do is memorize where the sideline is and he’ll be fine ๐Ÿ™‚Report

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Too bad Boyce isn’t on team to teach him. He knew the sidelines all too well.Report

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LOL!Report

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Never gets old! Edelman sucks…Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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What grave mistake is Butler making? If Butler gets traded he gets a deal. If someone gives him an offer sheet he gets a deal. If he stays he gets franchised or gets a deal after the season. All he has to do is not get hurt and he’ll be fine.Report

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He turned down 6M. He hired a dumb ass inexperienced agent. I don’t deal with “IF’s” that’s a intellectually poor man debate tool.Report

redemption50
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I don’t think turning down $6m was a dumb move. Taking it might have been. That’s way below market, even if he’s getting money up frontReport

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He lost money and power because of one year. HE signed and agreed to a contract and the pats offered him a raise they did not have to give and he turned it down when he could have accepted it, bird in hand is always better then 2 in a bush as they say.Report

redemption50
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Yeah, if it was a three year deal, he could have been a FA again at 28. That’s not bad. I may have done thatReport

Neil X
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Butler’s main mistake was to refuse a $6 million raise for the 2016 season. Only someone who is getting very bad advice from his agents does something like that.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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Very risky decision to play for UFA from that far out. But that might yet play out in his favor if he gets an offer sheet, or if a team wants to arrange a trade-and-sign with the Pats.Report

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All you got is if’s…Report

MrLucky
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I don’t know if it was a mistake. He bet on himself and well outperformed a $6M/season contract. That would be a great deal for the Pats.Report

Neil X
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It supposedly was a 3 year deal. He would have made $6-7 million last year and $6-7 million this year. In exchange for playing for $7 million in 2018. Then hes either FT of UFA in 2019. So it pushes back his big payday by a year. But he’s giving away $6 million last year and $3 million this year to get there a year sooner. He would need to make $16 million in 2018 to make up what he has already thrown away.Report

redemption50
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Ahh, I didn’t know it was a only a three year deal. I may have done it had I been him thenReport

hugowasmyhomeboy
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I would have done it. No doubt. But as long as Butler can stay healthy long enough to sign a new deal he should make it up, by being younger for the guaranteed portion of his FA deal.Report

hugowasmyhomeboy
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It’s a mistake in two ways:
1) He has to stay healthy much longer
2) He gets back to FA sooner if he gives NE two FA years for a raise in 2016 and 2017
But we don’t know if 2 was on the table. It’s really about 1.Report

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8) Lawrence Guy, Baltimore Ravens (4.24 average distance to the quarterback)
Much like Tom Johnson before him, it’s unlikely most readers know recognize the name Lawrence Guy. A five-year veteran, Guy had stints with the Colts and Chargers before coming to Baltimore. He has 5.5 of his 6.5 career sacks since signing with the Ravens. Despite only registering a single sack, Guy brought consistent pressure with a 4.24 average yards to the quarterback on pass rush attempts. He only played 47 percent of the defensive snaps, so he’s a rotational player, but his value to the team appears clear.
http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000784423/article/aaron-donald-leads-top10-interior-pass-rushersReport

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Great, Guy wound up 4.24 yds up the field on a pass rush. Does next gen stats determine if it even affected the QB? Was Guy able to disengage or did the OL just take his ass upfield away from the QB?
Does NextGen stats say if all that work getting up field helped his teammates get to the QB? Without all that other info, that number is meaningless.Report

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That’s why coaches also watch the videosReport

BoSoxJim
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Lawrence Guy 297 pass rush snaps, 1 Sack, 6 hits, 15 hurries

That’s a pressure once every 13.5 pass rush snaps. Not exactly among the most disruptive DL in the NFL.
Now if you can show me a stat where his rushes result in pressures for others, I’m willing to take a look at that.Report

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TBH, don’t know if that stat exists….but it should.Report

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That i agreeReport

Jdog Lemon Head
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Giselle is a Gilmore GirlReport

Neil X
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Witty.Report

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WHAT IS NEXT GEN STATS?

In the NFL, the future is now. The NFL’s Next Gen Stats platform is revolutionizing the game – giving broadcasters real-time overlays and visualizations and Xbox One data enriched replays. Next Gen Stats captures real time location data, speed and acceleration for every player, every play on every square inch of the field. Sensors throughout the stadium track tags placed on players’ shoulder pads, charting individual movements within inches. Now that data is being exposed to you, the fan. Next Gen Stats gives you more statistical information than ever before about your favorite NFL players.Report

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And BB will use all of that real time data….oh wait, he won’t even use a tablet on the sideline.Report

MrLucky
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Pretty sure Bill is just taking some ideas off this blog and using them as his own.Report

BoSoxJim
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Great, Guy wound up 4.28 yds up the field on a pass rush. Does next gen stats determine if it even affected the QB? Was Guy able to disengage or did the OL just take his ass upfield away from the QB?Report

BoSoxJim
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Does NextGen stats say if all that work getting up field helped his teammates get to the QB? Without all that other info, that number is meaningless.Report

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yep, he has no assistants, right?Report

LaFeteMattDog
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Cool, my fantasy team is going all the way next year.Report

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If I’m Butler, I sign the tender, put my head down and ball out all season. Get a All Pro/Pro Bowl nod and then see what the market allows.

I don’t think that after this mess, Bill would FT him, he’d give him the Hightower/McCourty treatment.Report

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He could do all that and then blow out a knee and lose out on like $40M guaranteed. And if he plays at that level then I would think they would franchise him to make sure he doesn’t leave. Easy for us to say as fans, but the dude has been paid the league minimum for his career.Report

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