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    BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet

    I know for a majority of players money matters most, but I think it would be hard for Bodden to leave after a successful season for himself and making it to the playoffs for the first time in his career.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    Okay ... but he left the Lions ... there's 50 ways to leave your lover.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    Leaving the Lions after a 0-16 season is much easier than leaving the Patriots and competing for a championship. I know money talks, but money always inst everything to some people, being successful is sometimes just as important.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    Money definitely talks. Did any of us see Deion Branch pulling what he did in 2006? Aside from some on-field showboating, he always came across as one of the more humble players through the media. And then BAM it's all about the $$. I appreciate Bodden's comments but I don't expect them to keep him from getting paid when the offseason does get here.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    He came here to rehabilitate himself, he could have signed a long term contract but HEs chose not to. Hes here for the money.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    I believe it was the Patriots who initially balked at a long term deal and offered him a one year "show me" contract. I think the Patriots make him a fair offer and he re-signs in the off season.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    I heard the opposite, that the Pats were trying to get him long term but he wanted a 1 year deal. No way I can prove it and I may be wrong, but that's how I remember it.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    I'm not sure we really need him next year ... Belichick will offer him a few million ... take it or leave it.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    I think we do, hes been the one "true" really good consistent player in the secondary. Hes been beat here n there but hes had a really good consistent year. I wouldn't feel too good about having Wilhite and Butler as my top 2 corners going into next season.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    Bodden's been great for us this year. Hopefully he and the team can work out an extension. Same with Big Vince.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    No the pats were looking to sing him to a long term contract, but Bodden rejected that and said he wanted a one year deal. Check it out.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    They both were interested in a multi year deal but they didn't reach an agreement so they mutually agreed to go one year. I also hope to get him back.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    That was six months ago, but i'm 99% sure Bodden rejected the multi year offer he wanted a one year deal. I hope he settles for a multi year contract myself. JHe hasn't doen enough sop far to warrent the kind of money i think he thought he was worth.
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    Bodden: This is exactly why I came here

    I dig LB the CB and I hope they can keep him around. That said, we'd likely be ok if we had to replace him.

    BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet Blog Archive Patriots CB Leigh Bodden, on the AFC East title: “This is exactly why I came here.”

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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    Obviously, he would have signed a multi year for a kajillion dollars,I think that's what people are trying to say. He rejected a multi offer because he thought he could prove he was worth more than their offer.
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    Re: Bodden: This is exactly why I came here.

    Maurice Hurst was also outstanding. A neck injury cut his career short. I'd put him in front of Asante too.

    Love Bodden. If the Pats make him a fair offer and he genuinely loves it here, maybe they can figure out a long-term deal.
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    Not only that he is a great "bridge" player for the young uns, and has been on teams that made him realize that winning with a team is better than playing for stats..

    With that being said, hope they sign him long term.. would like to go into a couple of seasons with a solid D backfield... Hank Poteat et al were not my idea's of great signings..
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    Love bodden, by far our best corner!!
    He could teach some of his moves to Wilhite ;) I guess he is afraid that a he surpasses him
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    Re: Bodden: " This is exactly why I came here"

    Springs will be gone you think?
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    Re: Bodden: This is exactly why I came here.

    Asante's playmaking makes him better than Bodden. It's not even close. Asante is top 3 in the league IMO.
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    Re: Bodden: This is exactly why I came here.

    I think the world of Asante, but a qb like Brady or Manning can expose him. He can be beat for big plays since he tends to go for double moves and jumps routes looking for the big play. I too think hes a top 3 or 4 corner.
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    I think Bodden was looking at breaking the bank next year after a rehab year at the Pats....but....I also think he recognizes a good thing and will stick around if the Pats offer him a "fair" deal....not a bank breaking deal....but not an embarrising deal either.

    If the Pats step up with a decent offer....he will stick around.
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    I think the pats offered between 6 and 7 million a year, do you think he would take that now?
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    Wasnt it like 4 million a year? I dont think they offered him that much.
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    Re: Bodden: This is exactly why I came here.

    I don't think Bodden is lacking in that category. He's much more physical.

    Don't really care, as I always liked Asante.
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    Yep your right it was a four year $16 mill offer. I still remember something about 6 million, could it have been a signing bonous? don't know it doesn't matter. I think an offer of $6 million a year now wouldn't be an insult. I don't think hes worth $9-10 mill per.
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    I haven't seen him do much this year. He gives up short stuff and doesn't or can't look back to break up balls. 7M? Are you high? That's why they draft young guys...they pay them 1/10 of that.
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    Yeah no way Id pay him 9-10 million, 6 million a year sounds fair to both sides. I wouldnt go past 7..
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    It'll be interesting to see if they'll sign him long term.

    I don't know if they'll want to go much past 4 yrs/20 mill, and if he turned down 4 yrs/16, they may end up being too far off.

    I think if I had to give him an offer it wouldn't be any more than 4 yrs/22 mill, which is 5.5 per/yr. Of course my opinion means nothing, but I am simply putting my guestimate value on him.

    I don't know if he's worth 6 1/2 to 7 million, considering how they generally have felt about CB's. Who knows what the front office values for each player, as we can only speculate and guess.
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