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  1. farn

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    I rock at breaking news ! First Cassel, now this...
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Anymore details as to what they were saying? Who was reporting it?
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    If true, this comes as a surprise since Jason Taylor seemed the cheaper option. Peppers will cost some major dough.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Still "iffy"... just an "NFL source" saying #34 could be moved to Carolina at the NFL meetings later this month. Maybe my enthousiasm premature... maybe not : stay tuned.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Holy crap. The Patriots defense would be downright scary if this move happened. :D:D
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    I think it's BS, but you never know.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Fine with me. How do we afford him? What is our cap space?
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Blast your hot pics ! Must focus on Peppers... must ignore hot babes.

    But yes, I agree, the D could be making major moves towards... something, something hot pics...
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Wow - good thing Adalius has the versatility he does... though what will be most interesting is seeing what the contract terms are - and how this impacts them this year, and doesn't in a potential uncapped year.

    I somewhat scoffed when I saw the "19-0" thread yesterday and no one certainly should expect that, but this move would reaffirm that BB, when he's able to, is in a "take no prisoners" mentality.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    How the hell would we fit him under the cap?
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Right now, I'd say the odds are better that the hot babe will leave #12 for me than that the Pats can afford Peppers. ;)
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Could be BS... but it was still reported on NFL network - and I have a tendancy to believe their reporting more than some other unnamed "sports" channels.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    I appreciate the heads up, but I'm not 100% sold on this yet. This "NFL source" thing is only as reliable as the reporter who wrote the story.

    If you trust the reporter, then you probably believer there really is an "NFL source" and the story is reliable.

    If you don't trust the reporter, then you can pretty much assume that the "NFL source" is the writer himself who pulled the crap out of their hind quarters so they could write a sensational article.

    Vic Carucci is usually reliable in my opinion. It's hard to believe he just made this up.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    if they get peppers and keep the stars they have already without making a cut, then this team simply can not be beat.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    I'm not ready to call it BS, but I'm with everyone else. Show me the logistics of how this fits under our cap and I'll be more open to it.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    And if it happens then there was more to that Cassel deal... :D
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    I just "think" it's BS. I don't know, but my gut tells me no.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Hey, I was part of the St Paddy's Day parade in Newport Saturday and I fit a bottle of Irish Mist under MY cap...anything is possible...(OK, so it was a three foot tall green cap, who's complaining?)
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    If they plan on doing the deal between March 20-22 and the April draft, why would the news leak now? Something is fishy. Either it happens now or it doesn't at all. BB doesn't show his hand like that.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Chiming in to ask how this could work cap wise, aren't we pretty tight against the cap keeping the signing of draft picks in mind?
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    The answer to this and the cap question could be one and the same. Maybe the only thing keeping this from happening is Peppers working out a long term deal with NE, or NE making the necessary cap moves to clear enough space.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    There is an interesting thing about trades. There are always at least 2 parties involved. It might not be BB showing a hand.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    NFL Network well more NFL radio has been hyping this up a bunch this offseason....I know I will be hitting the refresh button a bunch during the owners meetings hoping this will happen
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    It might just be a ruse. But, that WAS the report, so... here we are. Maybe Peppers doesn't fit under the current cap - but maybe other pieces are moving. Who knows ? Maybe he's gonna restructure to a prove-it deal (not that he has much left to prove) just so he can run away from Carolina and cash in Bodden-style in an uncapped '10.

    Let the analysing continue.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    Seems like a big price to pay (#34 overall I mean) for one year with a guy, no matter how good you think he might be. I can't imagine they would be doing this unless they thought they could get him for multiple years.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    This is not going to happen (at least not in a vacuum), because:

    a.) The Patriots don't have the cap space

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    b.) Adam Seward is still available
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    He has never proved he could play OLB in a 3-4.
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    Re: NFL network : Peppers close to going to NE for #34 !

    True... Carolina could be leaking it to try to find a higher bidder.

    "Patriots are going after Peppers? Oh sh*t, we gotta do something!"
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