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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.