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    He should get the market value of a number two corner since that's, realistically, what Bodden is. Still not sure why we let Hobbs (who was a #2 corner and one of the best return guys in the NFL before injury last season) go then decided to bring him in. However, Bodden is a solid corner. I would not pay him #1 corner money (as I expect Butler to improve into next season and earn a starting role), but I would pay him as a #2 corner. Will the team do that? We shall see. It all depends on what Bodden considers "market value" for his services...
     
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    This doesn't tell me anything new.

    I wouldn't expect Bodden to take a huge discount. But I would expect him to give preference to staying with the Pats for continuing and a winning team if we make a fair offer.

    The question is, what is "fair". The 4 years at $24M that Jabari Greer got? I say make it happen. The 4 years at $28M that Dominique Foxworth got? That's probably my upper limit. It all depends on how far apart the FO's version of "fair" and Bodden's version turn out to be.
     
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    Bodden was not great but O.K., but when you consider we have some trash like Wilhite still on the team who couldn't cover the bottom of a paper bag, it makes retaining him a little more important than it normally should be.
     
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    that's the sad truth
     
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    Most of our free agents are going to want market value.
     
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    Has there been a cornerback who's ever taken a below market deal and hasn't been about the money?
     
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    I heard Bodden got off the phone with Ty Law and Asante Samuel before stating this :rolleyes:
     
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    As many before him, Bodden does not interested in a "fair offer" giving a discount from market value for the priviledge of playing for the pattriots.

    I have no clue why he should give preference to the patriots, unless PERHAPS if the offers are almost equal. Even then, he may find other teams more interesting than the patriots.

    Market value has no relationship to fair.

     
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    I wouldn't have a problem with the market value of a #2 CB at all.
     
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    The guy wants what he thinks he's worth and in sport thats fair enough, doesn't mean to say he's now Asante Samuel and wants the earth. He's a solid player and easily a very good #2 corner. I can see the Pats offering a fair contract.
     
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    As much as I like Bodden and and well as he played last season, he isnt elite and I would not pay him over 7 million a year. 6-7 million a year sounds reasonable. The Pats could be in deep trouble if they lose him, I like Butler but after him there are a lot of questions.
     
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    I really doesn't matter what the market value is of a #2 corner. Bodden will be a #1 corner for someone (as he was for a division winner in 2009) and at least a couple of teams will be willing to pay him as such.

     
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    I see where this one is headed. Suprised Jackie Mac did write this story the Friday before the playoff game. Thanks Bodden, but we got bigger fish to fry before you get paid.
     
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    Then he's gone. I just do not see the Pats paying him as a #1. I mean, this team didn't even pay Asante Samuel as a #1 corner. If that's what Bodden is expecting then he should already be looking for new homes in areas of teams that have secondary trouble. It's pretty much as simple as that.
     
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    I don't think he's that good. Wilhite just needs to be coached up a bit...teach him to look for the ball. Butler has the makings of a star.

    I'd rather they dump him and use the money elsewhere.

    I have a feeling that Kraft wants to make a little more money on the pats, so he may not spend up to the cap.

    Bodden should show loyalty to the team. If he won't, cya later.
     
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    The only way to get a good corner at reasonable pay is to draft one

    and develop him like the Jets did with Revis.
     
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    Why "should he show loyalty to the team" after it was the team which offered him a 1 year deal? Are we Spartans now?
     
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    Bodden signed a one year deal figuring he could show case his talents and cash in. While he was very good he wasn't great, it really didn't turn out like i think he thought it would. I know he thinks he deserves 10- 11 million per but hes worth about six maybe seven imo.
     
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