Deion wants #1 $, Pats want #1 pick

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  1. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa Supporter Supporter

    According to, quoting the Herald, the Pats want a #1 pick for the trade to happen (look in "Newsmakers," 8/25, 15:04.)

    This looks more and more like a deal intended not to happen.

  2. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Essentially, if Deion is worth the money his agent is saying he is worth, then he should also be worth a #1 pick as well.

    So the thinking does make sense.

    You are worth what the market says you are worth. So we will see what the value really is!
  3. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    The only teams that might give up a #1 pick would be play-off

    bound teams like Pittsburgh, Seattle, Denver, and Dallas. The

    Pats would deal him to an AFC competitor if it was the best offer

    (Drew Bledsoe to Buffalo).
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  4. sarge

    sarge Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    You may be right about the Bledsoe thing.

    But I also think the Pats felt adding Bledsoe to a division rival might actually work to the Pats advantage given BB's ownage of him!
  5. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    No chance for those teams bolded.
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  6. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams I'm no Mona Lisa Vito.... Supporter

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    Here's an idea from the Herald..

    2. Buffalo Bills-- This would be a way for the Pats to punish Branch, who would have to play on the tundra for a team without a quarterback. The Bills are thin at wideout, where Eric Moulds is gone, Lee Evans is the new No. 1, and Peerless Price is an underachiever. And for those questioning the wisdom of trading within the division, we offer two names: Drew Bledsoe and Lawyer Milloy.

    Boy that last line is coooooollllldddddd!!

    Branch to Buffalo for thier #1 pick next year (they might finish ahead of the Jets, but thats about it)
  7. italian pat patriot

    italian pat patriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    also for me it will be not easy to take a first pick - of course i hope so but a 2nd round looks more probable
  8. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    I would absolutely LOVE THIS.

    Buffalo sucks and we would definitely get a top 10 pick.
  9. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

    See I think Buffalo isn't a playoff team but they are on the bubble.. They have concerns at QB but their team has SPIKES and that makes the defense a LOT BETTER! Plus if McGahee can get running that makes them that much better.. Defense who stop the run and offenses that run the ball are always able to knock out teams.. So don't count out Buffalo.. Just yet :)
  10. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    1) Branch wouldn't sign a contract with Buffalo.
    2) Buffalo wouldn't give us a first.

    Other than that, celebrate the possibility.

    You DO understand that Branch needs to sign any extension or new contract?

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  11. Keegs

    Keegs In the Starting Line-Up

    Of course I realize it is far fetched.

    Of course I realize that Branch needs to sign a new Contract.

    That is why i would Love it so much. It would be great for us.

    I never said it was likely or going to happen.
  12. jaychamp

    jaychamp On the Game Day Roster

    Milloy was cut, not traded. Didn't Bledsoe pull a first rounder too? I doubt the Bills would give us a 1st rounder for Branch.
  13. Gopats!!!

    Gopats!!! On the Game Day Roster

    branch is absolutely not worth what he and his agent think.

    I think this whole trade scenario is going to be very embarassing to branch.

    It could make things worse instead of better. You never can tell with these ego guys.

    As for the teams actually giving up a 1st, dumber things have happened.

    Obviously he is not worth a first, but just like some idiot team will break the bank for him, there is a team worth giving up picks.

    Having said that, I do not think it will happen.
  14. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    The problem is finding a team stupid enough to both break the bank and give up a high pick. Branch's agent is right. Branch would be worth a lot as a free agent. Consider how much more than Givens would someone give. The problem, of course, is that Branch is not a free agent. BTW, why didn't the patriots not franchise Givens. Could it be that the pats simply don't think a wide receiver is worth $6M a year in the patriots offense?

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  15. Mainefan

    Mainefan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    It's the TRADE part of the deal that is the kicker...

    In the opinion of Deion's agent, if not the WR himself, he is worth #1 money. If that evaluation is correct, he should be able to find a team willing to trade #1 talent to get him.

    He won't.

    What he will find is offers of #1 money made by GMs whose only purpose is to entertain themselves and discomfit the Pats, by fanning the flames of Deion's dissatisfaction.

    Any team will be willing to offer imaginary dollars for Deion. But no team will be willing to offer real talent, the sort that the Patriots would accept.

    There will be no deal for Deion Branch. And Branch will discover that no matter how many imaginary dollars some sly GM talks about, he's not worth a #1 draft pick to any team.

    It's not that Deion isn't good. He IS good. But what makes him outstanding is Tom Brady. Tom Brady is why David Givens was offered so much money. Tom Brady is the reason David Patten got the offer he did. Good as these receivers may be, it is Brady who makes them exceptional.

    I think the other teams in the league understand this--I think they learned it from Patten and I suspect Givens will reinforce the message. I also think it's time we realized it ourselves. We may not have a roster full of big-name receivers with terrific records, but it won't matter. If they're reasonably competent, Brady will make stars out of them.

    Branch will be back. But in the unlikely event that he isn't, we'll be just fine.
  16. Patriotic

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    Unlimited entries into "the Pink Taco"?
  17. PatsWickedPissah

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    Buffalo has no viable QB and an atrocius OL. Yes, a good D. Color them dead LAST in the AFCE.

    I would get serious wood seeing Branch exiled to them, however the owner old man Wilson does not like Kraft and even though senile remembers being taken on the Bledsoe deal. NFW this happens.
  18. F0nSY

    F0nSY Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I think that Branch in case it left the Pats, would be by a CB and an election in the Draft.;)

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