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Czarnecki: good chance Pats trade Branch this week

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    Don't mean to distract from the game. FWIW, came across this at foxsports.com while doing my Sunday ritual reading (Czarnecki is foxsports' answer to Pasquarelli):
    "Buffalo at New England: There's a good chance, according to a top NFL source, that the Patriots will trade holdout WR Deion Branch this week and not wait for the player's grievances to be heard." I still say he's bluffing and back next week, but just passing on the info.
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    Curren was on the new WEEI show this AM and he thinks (sounded like he hears but he clearly stated he has had no "direct" with any of the principals) Deion is beside himself that it has come to this (opening day and he's sitting home) and the impediment is Chayut at this point. He said all the other local and national guys he is meeting in his new gig see this as a hugh crisis because with the franchises they cover it would be. And they would cave over perceived need or trade just to get it over with because that is what they do.
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    huh?......
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    I really hope Deion caves and comes back and can sign him to a deal b/w our initial deal and the one he asked for - so everyone quasi-faves face.
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    Well if a trade happens it would be too bad for Deion. If he cries after he's gone then its too bad.
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    I thought the grievance was supposed to happen yesterday, no?
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    OK I thought that was pretty self explanatory but let's try again. Curren (former ProJo Pat beats guy until last week) who is now the national NFL reporter for the new NCB.com (and is also a regular on the new WEEI Sunday AM radio patriots football show) was indicating that the guys he now meets all have a far more significant read on this Branch situation than do those who have covered this team and know it moves on. That is because the teams they all cover would either cave and sign or cave and trade this week if it were their #1 WR holding out. So you have to take their read on the situation here, even when they claim league sources, with a grain of salt.
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    I wouldn't expect much from them today as they're new and the Bills have good CB. This should be a RB/TE day on offense.
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    Too bad for the player that he'll have the same view of the game as I will - albeit on what's likely a bigger TV than mine ;)
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    I don't see the hearing happening as either he will be traded or signed this week, neither party wants to be acted upon by a third party arbitrator... I also suspect that the NFL is complicit to resolve this situation.
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    I got you thie first time....missed what TC said..but makes mucho sense...
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    Anyone think that the Patriots are "any other team" ?

    How poor a reporter do you have to be when you defer to out-of-town hacks that have spent the last five years misjudging this team.

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    Chayut is clearly not the right agent for Branch - he needs an experienced agent who the clubs can deal wth. Branch said he wanted to sit out so let him sit out.
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    I hope this part is true. Curran is usually not one to blow smoke.
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    best case scenario is that branch changes agents and pats pay him what he was getting elsewhere. both win and other players also understand how to negiotiate with the pats -not publicly.
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    Thats surprising.:rolleyes: ;)
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    Only with the contract starting next year - otherwise the Patriots caved.
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    I hope that is true...That he is beside himself shows how out of touch with reality he is...he **** does not get it!! Fire Chuyut and get on with it...
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    pats will not 'pay him what he was getting elsewhere'. To do that, they'd have to rip up the last year of his current contract...sorry, ain't gonna happen.
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    NJ, "you're making his point." He's not deferring to their opinion, he's saying he thinks that people watching the NFL from other markets are misreading the situation because they don't understand how this team operates. So we should take a lot of the rumblings and "league sources" with a grain of salt.

    FWIW, I'm on record as part of the crazy optimist camp thinking Branch is pretty likely to come back to the Patriots.
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    If he does come back to the Pats, it will never be as it was before. Actions such as this have consequences. I think at this point everyone would be better off to get our 1st and 3rd (this year or next) and see what we can do with those.

    We do not need petulant players who sue the club and file grievances with no precedent and with no legal basis.

    It's over for Deion in NE, at least for this fan.

    It's Chad and Ben time...
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    A personal note to The Twig

    Deion my man, word up is that you're beside yourself that it's come to this. Why not come over my place and watch the game? I have an HDTV and we can chill out. Bring an old uniform. I'm the same size & we can play dress up.
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    You got that right. I do want him back. But the sweet smile, the "yes sirs", etc, will no longer put the smile on my face like they used to.
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    Nem, you might be onto something there. If you can control the tempo, as in no-huddle or switching back to regular clock management, you could drive a defensive coordinator crazy. Not to mention, going no-huddle from the get go could cause a lot of confusion on the D at the start of a game.
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    The deal with Deion is business. If he comes back fine. He can help the team (which he can) that's the borrom line.

    If Brach comes back with Jackson and Gabriel coming online, T Brown as the #4 and Caldwell/Childress as #5. This could be a totally dominant O.

    I don't believe the Fo takes anything personally, that is why they are the best. As Curran noted they don't get stampeded by public opinion. They stayed focused on the goal (playoffs/SB).
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    I re-read the second, slightly most comprehendable post, and I now agree with you.

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    can never say never- him firing his agent is also remote so if that happens who knows how the patriots will react.maybe they will pay him more .
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    I trust Curran more than most. I've been waiting for the "lightbulb" to go on over Deion's head.

    "But you told me if I held out, they'd give me what I wanted? Now the season's already started":confused: :confused: :confused:
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    I personally think him firing his agent is the most likely possibility right now.

    Next most likely is a trade favorable to us, (a #1 plus).
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    :woohoo: Charlie "friggin" Casserly just prognosticated that Deion would be traded - he re-signs with the Pats for sure now!!

    EDIT: AGGHHH! He also picked Maroney to be the most well-rounded RB from this years draft! We're doooooooooommmmmmed! :(
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