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  1. Digger44

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    According to Hugh Douglas out of Phili am610 radio, the Pats are asking for 2 first round picks for Branch.
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    Ha ha ha ha ha that's a good one - I guess they're asking for the price to sign a franchised player. Obviously they aren't getting two #1s.
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    Guess that means he's staying for sure.
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    Did he play the rimshot sound effect after that tidbit?
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    First round picks in which sport?
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    I don't believe that. If he was worth that much, they would meet his salary demands.
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    Why not? Deion believes he's a franchise player, so why not ask for franchise compensation. The Pats are not going to give him away for nothing.
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    He won't be going any where.
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    Pay attention, NEM.
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    Because the team is doing nothing more than allowing Branch to see what he's worth in salary to otehr teams. This all seems a major waste of time. If this is even close to true, don't expect to see Branch for 11 weeks.

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    What demands? Our illustrious local media has reported that the agent has not been in contact with the FO for months. If this is true, how are they supposed to come to terms on the new deal? :confused:
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    this is a dumb statement. believe it or not, the Pats need to be ok with the value of the trade.
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    Wow, no good is going to come from this. :eek:
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    If you hope to settle for one
    you have to begin by demanding two.
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    err...no, that's never how it works, because you'd get a 7th round pick and a can of spam. The Pats are allowing him to talk to other teams to work out a SALARY agreement, and the Pats and the other team would then have to work out the trade deal. That's why this is very complicated, and nearly impossible to achieve in a week.


    "The New England Patriots have given Deion Branch permission to seek a trade and negotiate a contract with other clubs. This permission will extend until September 1, 2006."
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    They'd probably take a #2 for him. #3 is the compensatory pick they'd get next year.

    I doubt they'd want to franchise a malcontent like him.
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    As far as I can guess, the Pat's are allowing him to seek a trade simply to prove to Branch that their offer is more then fair and he WON'T be offered the kind of money he wants my anyone else.

    I really think they have no intention of letting him go unless another team is crazy enough to pony up a ridiculous set of pics or players for him.
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    i wonder if it is true, if it is a shot fired so he will know what he is facing if he gets franchised next year. another way to make signing and playing this year to look a lot better.
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    So...If the article is correct.... The Pats FO is saying Branch is worth two number one picks. Yet they won't pay him number one money.

    Doesn't make a lick of sense!
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    Funny, for all the bickering on this forum, you'd think there'd be more folks familiar with basic di'c'kering. :help:
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    He is under contract...that is the price for taking a known quantity, Branch, away from the Patriots. If a team is willing to pay Branch what he wants, then THEY think he is worth a lot...so they need to PAY the Patriots for that. It is that simple. No they won't pay him inflated money..of course..why should they?? If some other team wants to..they can BUT they have to paythe Patriots price.
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    Branch has asked 'not' to be franchised in 2007, he thus sets his own price. This is horse trader 101, ask for the maximum, then let the buyer work you down to what 'they' think is reasonable - too often it is more than you'd have asked for on a set price offer.
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    They won't pay him number 1 money? Huh? 6.3 a year is, what, second rounder money? Anquan Boldin, another second rounder, is making exactly that.

    Q: would you trade Branch for Boldin? I know I would.
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    in a heartbeat
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    I think you've missed the point - Deion can negotiate his salary but obviously the Pats have to set some parameters for THEIR compensation - that's the way its always done, and Deion is not the first player allowed to seek a trade

    The two #1 draft picks are obviously high but its an "ask for everything, get half" mentality, in which they are making it clear that anything less than one #1 draft pick will not be considered...

    Basically I look at this is as the team saying that a #1 pick is the price of admission - after that we're flexible - and I'd expect a lot depends on where one projects that draft pick to be in the first round as well

    All of this is academic I think because I still look at this as a chance for Deion to discover that his market value is not what he thinks it is
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    With this type of negotiation strategy, it is most unlikely that anything gets done. Hence the question. What was the point of this patriot exercise?

    The message to Branch is that he's worth 2 #1's or a bit less. Why shouldn't he talk around the league and start feelers for next year's negotiations.

    And then people suggest that he'll get franchised next year? The message again being that he is worth two firsts and should get paid at the average of the top 5 receivers. Branch will simply sign on the dotted line. He would have no need to cooperate with trades.

    What does Branch need to make this work? A good insurance policy.

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    No.
    The 'message' is that YOU Branch SAY you're a top rank WR. We will Franchise you next year and the price for a suitor to get a franchised player is stated to be 2 1st round picks, so IF you're really worth what YOU claim to be worth bring us a deal where YOU get your $ and we get something resembling the value. Agent BS position called.

    You might remember that the agent had frozen negotiations and had not replied to the pats offer with a counteroffer.
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    Has anyone giving any thought to the fact maybe the information that the Pats want 2 1st rnd pick came from Branch's agent and is probably not true.

    That way when he can not get a trade for Deion he can say it was the Pats fault, not his.
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    his agent has not proven to be this smart.

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