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  1. Sciz

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    https://twitter.com/shalisemyoung/status/248204361249984513
    Sometimes, even more money won't get it done. Can we stop blaming Belichick for being cheap, now?


    (This one's for you, ATipp)
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    I don't think this instance was ever about being cheap.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    Time to move on, I think we can all agree Waters won't be a Patriot this year.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    Me neither. I know a lot of people did, though. Didn't help that the Herald, I believe, originally reported that the Pats wanted Waters to take a pay cut, as opposed to a salary cut but with large per-game bonuses.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    I think maybe the team did not give Waters what he wanted earlier in the year and now he sees the line is a mess and doesn't want to give them another chance to come begging for his services now.


    Let him be.....we move on.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    yup he is done. They probably offered a good amount of $$ too...sucks


    Move on people.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    If reported as true then it should be interesting to see the total of Waters' fines come the end of the season.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    "You're finished. Fertig! Verfallen! Verlumpt! Verblunget! Verkackt! "
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    Call me spiteful, but I'd have preferred a new, younger guy to coach up anyway.

    Throwing in old Vets to fix problems is usually a bad idea.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    That's about the only consolation prize that we have to look forward to, but I will admit that I am curious.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    Ted Washington circa 2003 says hi! ;)
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    If he doesn't want a significant pay raise, then what does he want? He can forget about them cutting him or trading him to Texas if that's what it is.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    If the report is true, I have given up all hope for Brian Waters.

    Dan Connolly better heal fast!
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    Otis Smith also says hi!
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    USUALLY says "hey Tippet look at me"
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    Actually, I wanted Brian Waters back.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    The Herald would never print something false about the Patriots - oh, never mind...
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    That leaves way too much unanswered for us to make a fair appraisal. "Last ditch effort", for example, could very easily be seen as "too little, too late". "Significant" is another word/phrase that's often looked at as much more "significant" to one party than the other. The "significant" offer made by the NHL to the NHL players is a pretty good example of that.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    My uneducated take on this is that the saga continues because both the Patriots and Waters are open to his joining the team at a later date, like the second half of the season, or just for the postseason run, should that happen.

    I think Waters wants a ring, but has "enough" money and is tired of the NFL grind, so if the Pats "need" him to slog through the full season, they'd better pony up.
     
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    re: Brian Waters turned down "significant" pay raise

    Slipped right out without addressing the Belichick being cheap comment, didn't you?
     
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