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    "I would love to be back" - Deion Branch

    Deion Branch said Wednesday that he would be interested in playing for the Patriots again should the Seahawks let him go.

    "I never wanted to leave, nor did coach (Bill) Belichick and his staff and the organization want me to leave, either," said Branch, 30 this July. "We just couldn’t get the contractual part down. And that stuff happens. If the opportunity presents itself to come back, I would love to be there."

    Deion Branch

    I would not be surprised to see him back here. If he gets healthy, I'd love to have him back.
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    Re: "I would love to be back" - Deion Branch

    So he's already lying his arse off about not wanting to leave... If there was ANY truth to that, he wouldn't have skipped all those workouts, his agent would have bargained in good faith and Meion wouldn't have forced the trade the way he did.

    Screw Deion.. The Pats don't need his arse...
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    Can he still run? That game he played against the Patriots he was a one man wrecking crew so......................
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    Here is what I said in the other thread:

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...10/323384-i-would-love-back-deion-branch.html

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    I'm also very surprised how many people are "cool" with how he left the team.

    Asante gets a lot of hate on this board, yet Branch would be welcomed back with open arms? Asante left when his contract was up, Branch decided he wasn't going to honor the Patriots contract, said screw you and took the money to go luxuriously rot in Seattle instead of helping the Patriots win their 4th title in six years.
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    Re: "I would love to be back" - Deion Branch

    His leg hasn't been amputated yet? I wouldn't bother trading for him. I am willing to bet he'll be getting cut anyway. I'd rather use that pick on a young wr, minus all the injuries and NFL mileage than trade one for branch. How many years does he have left at hos current clip-2? 3? Sign him after a cut or don't bring him in at all. He isn't even worth 6th/7th as far as I'm concerned.
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    Re: "I would love to be back" - Deion Branch

    As of right now the Seahawks have their best poker face on. If BB feels that he is healthy enough to be a solid contributor on the field next season, I don't think we're going to have to give anything up to Seattle in order to get him. Just wait patiently. There's no way Seattle is going to chance keeping him and paying him $5 million next season, or whatever he's due to get.
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    That's the Boston Sports Fan Syndrome for you. Do you have idea how many people here would cream their pants if Asante came walking back in through that door? Of course, I fully expect a few posters to come in and tell me "NAH, NOT ME BRAH! DUDE TOOK TOO MANY CHANCES".
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    Re: "I would love to be back" - Deion Branch

    The thing is brady made these guys. He shot his way out of town and for a year or 2 he was considered as a elite recevier and then they found out he cannot be healthy for 16 games.

    Anyway with moss age and wes injury it times to develop the next set of receivers that will play with brady for the next 5-6 yrs of his career. draft a high pick and a 7th rd guy like givens and see if they will turn out good.
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    I think it's more of that we collectively felt bad for Brady when he was stuck with Caldwell as the #1 WR after Branch/Givens left. And we put that more on the organization than we did with Asante, who most were still angry with due to the Game That Shall Not Be Named.
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    Pretty much the only thing that has made me warm up to the team talking to Branch, provided his health issues have improved. I honestly think that I could do a better job as a receiver in New England than Sam Aiken.
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    Re: "I would love to be back" - Deion Branch

    I'd consider having Deion here if Charlie Weiss was a coach. So much has changed since 04 and I don't know if he fits. On the other hand Brady and him do have familiarity together. I wonder if they could get their timing down like they had before? {First thought}

    He never was the most durable wr even when he was here. After all that has happened it makes me wonder if he played hurt just to get his contract? He sure didn't suck it up for Seattle while there. Ankle injuries, guitar strings instead of hamstrings, I don't think this guy can cut it anymore. Who knows? {2nd thought}
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    Wow. I wish he would have felt that way four years ago. We really could have used his services against the Colts. :(
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    My gut hates him for the way he left us shooting his way out of our team and the loss in Indy :mad: We have so many prospects like tate, mini me and couple more from draft!

    Why not take a chance with them rather than this lying sleaze bag :enranged:
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    Brady wants him here so stop talking and bring him here.
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    Are you sure that Brady wants him here? After the way he left and basically gave Brady the big FU and basically said that HE (Deion) was more important than Brady...
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    He will probably end up on IR around the time that Welker is ready to play. I say take a chance as long as it doesn't cost them much.
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    I don't understand the bitterness towards Branch. He handled his contract negotation like the Patriots always do, as a business. He was always a class act here and has never said anything bad about the organization since he left. Unlike Samuel, Seymour, and AD, he never made it personal. I would love to see him return.

    I've been working on a research project on the Patriots' Belichick-Era approach to the NFL Draft, and I came upon this quote from BB after Day 1 of the 2006 Draft, after he was asked a question about Chad Jackson (gulp), and how his mental development as a collegiate compared to Branch's:

    "I think Deion came in at a pretty high level. I think that would be pretty unusual to find anybody at that level. I would say that
    was exceptional."

    Clearly, BB thought very highly of Deion and obviously so did Brady. If he checks out medically, I think its a no-brainer to bring him back, whether it be through trade or waiting for him to be released.
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    BS he did. You clearly don't know what you are talking about. Deion handled it like an A$$CLOWN. During an interview prior to the 2006 draft, Deion lied through his teeth and said he was a man of his word and that he'd play out his contract regardless of his contract status. Then, after the draft, he informed the PRESS, not even the Pats directly, that he'd not be attending any of the OTAs or passing camps or training camp until the issue was resolved. Then, either he or his agent didn't bother to actually respond to any of the Pats contract offers until after the start of TC. That was not bargaining in good faith. That is when he'd issued his trade ultimatum. Not to mention that there were reports of him discussing contract numbers with the Jets prior to getting permission for the trade, which is why the Pats rejected the offer of the Jets 2nd rounder.

    One of the biggest issues is that Branch wanted to be treated differently than Brady and Seymour and have the last year of his rookie contract nullified. The Patriots weren't willing to do that. Branch thought he was better than the others. He wasn't.

    So, I don't get where you think that Deion handled his contract negotiations in a business-like manner. If any business did what he did, they'd have numerous lawsuits filed against them.

    Would you care to provide the actual LINK to your research? Or maybe the information on where you got it? BTW, BB has never badmouthed an actual player to my knowledge. And, the question he was asked has no bearing on Deion's antics during the contract negotiations.
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    Lets see....Hmmmm Stanback and Aiken...two guys who should probably be in the CFL? or a player Brady literally had fun throwing to - I say Tom votes Deion over those 2.
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    In this business, you have to put that stuff behind you. BB will do what he needs to do to improve this team. Branch knows the offense, had outstanding chemistry with Brady, and would likely come at an extremely discounted rate (although he would have to renegotiate his contract). If he is healthy, he could be a huge addition and would help the pats find that all important 2nd or 3rd receiver for a bargain price. That would help the team make a run at Peppers, re-sign Big vince, etc.
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    So what's he worth? What would you offer him and what would he accept?
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    Here is the actual link to the quote from BB. It is from a 4/29/06 Press Conference. Don't worry I didn't pull a Borges and make some crap up:
    Belichick Press Conference - 4/29/2006

    In response to your comments about how Branch handled his situation, I don't think it was worse than anything Ty Law did, who pronounced his displeasure publicly. Yet Ty Law was rumored to have been offered to return the Pats numerous times after he left. Perhaps Branch and his agent engaged in some shrewd tactics, but the Pats have in the past as well. Perhaps Branch and his agent engaged in tampering, but I think every NFL team has at some point. The point is he didn't try to skewer the Pats PUBLICLY, like others have. I have never gotten the sense that there was bitterness at a personal level between Branch and the Pats, and thus like Law, I think there is a potential for entertaining the thought of a return.

    Also, I believe that the Pats have nullified the last year of rookie contracts in the past. Seymour was given a salary bump after holding out in training camp (2005?). Brady and Ty Warren (and I believe along with a few others) have signed contract extensions before their rookie deals ended.

    I am not disputing that Deion was clearly looking out for his own best interest during his holdout, and perhaps cost us a SB in 2006. But I don't think he ever acted in a disrespectful manner toward the Pats or us as fans.
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