01-20-2013, 03:58 AM
Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
Join Date: Oct 2006
Re: Per Reiss, Floyd Reese not expected to return in 2013
Originally Posted by Gumby
Not sure why you all are using the "curious timing" words with this.
the articles says he had a 4 year contract and it expires at the end of the season (which is either today or in 2 weeks for the Pats)
----the article said it was amicable; maybe HE wants to leave as much/more as Pats want to let him go. He lived most of his life elsewhere/Houston - maybe it was just a ST gig from HIS PERSPECTIVE. Maybe he just wants to GO HOME.
He was originally hired as a stop-gap to help caserio not have to do EVERYTHING (personnel contracts) that Pioli used to.
---- Do you not think that after 4 YEARS you can't find / develop more guys who know how to do the contract negotiation role.
Floyd is 64 (not sure when his 65 is - could be next month);
---- Maybe he is just TIRED and wants to RETIRE.
He also was 'supposedly' hired to help put a friendlier message from the organization in the hard negotiations that had given the Pats a rep for a heavy hand. I am not sure that was ever officially acknowledged as a reason for the hire, but it made sense.
-----After the WW debacle; maybe the shine/smell has worn off the Reese rose. Since he didnt get wes done; maybe this would be the only reason I can think of as a NEGATIVE reason on why he is leaving.
And to me this is the real question: HOW will his leaving affect the STYLE/TENOR of Pats upcoming negotiations????? - Will they play HARD-BALL w/ WW - Talib & other guys we would like to see extended / re-signed.
Well-argued. And by the way, things weren't all puppies and daisies with Mankins, either.
"To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness." -- Oscar Wilde