ESPN: Eagles/Jets will be targeting Asante Samuel

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  1. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    No one more unreliable then Chris "Eli Will Miss A Month" Mortensen but a topic for discussion anyways. Where would you rather see Asante go?

    Eagles - We will only have to seem him once every 4 years, out of the AFC.
    Jets - Our envious rival further hurting their team by grossly overpaying someone who isn't worth the blockbuster money.
  2. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    Overpaying or not, I'd prefer Samuel not go to the Jets. Him and Revis would be a good pair and would make a strong secondary with Kerry Rhodes.
  3. patsfaninpa

    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

    Eagles front 7 as good as anyone's? Now, that's laughable.
  4. everlong

    everlong Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    The Chargers and Jags have a ton of cap space I wouldn't be surprised if either of them take a run at Assante too. If he's going to leave I hope the "winner" pays 9M+/year. Let the bidding war begin.
  5. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    If a Florida team comes up with the cash, that's where Asante's going.
  6. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Asante has gone on record many times that he wants a deal better then Nate Clements 8 years/$80 million/$22 million in guarantees signing.


    I really want the Jets to waste their cap space on him. Sure just looking at the player, it's a great pickup for them. But it's the equivlient of paying $1,200 for a PS3.

    Nice system, not worth the ridiculous money.
  7. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    It's actually 7/$64M as the 8th year for about $15M has voided. Your point remains, however.
  8. Marko

    Marko On the Game Day Roster

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    I doubt the Eagles will spend this much opn a corner. They often float names to give their fans a binky, and they have bigger needs elsewhere.
  9. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    If the Jets/Eagles want to pay that kind of money to our guest.

    I would rather spend our cap money on improving our MLB's, OL, CB depth and re-sign Moss. They can have him.
  10. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    It is good that Samuel has a shill to drive up the price. I don't think that Philly is interested, but there should be other bidders in addition to the jets.

    I would note that jets are likely also interested in Gay, and perhaps even Wilson. Of course that would likely mean Poteat coming back to us.
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  11. vyrago

    vyrago In the Starting Line-Up

    As often as we talk about former players knowing the plays and tendencies of the Patriots and therefore representing a threat when they are on another team, by the same token, doesn't the Patriots staff also know the playing styles and tendencies of those players who have gone to other teams.

    What former Patriot player of the last ten years has killed us when he went to a team which we subsequently played?
  12. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Supporter Supporter

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    I would love to see Wilson, Gay, and Samuel on the Jets next year. They all have exploitable weaknesses that Brady will use against them to turn those games into a cakewalk.
  13. The Eagles have Lito Sheppard and Sheldon Brown. Why would they want to fork over a ton of money for Samuel? If teams are smart they will remember the Nate Clements rule and not cripple your team for one player. I know the contract is backloaded at 80 million but still.
  14. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    Gay and Wilson, I agree, are JAGs that I don't give a crap about. I think you're overstating the downside of Samuel, though. He'll not be worth what he's paid but he's still a real solid player who we will miss.
  15. Dolphins????
  16. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

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    I am always dubious about the Jets' interest in any Patriots player. Like they did with Deion Branch, their interest in Samuel may be purely to drive up Samuel's price to make the Pats overpay for him or are forced to pass on him all together. The Jets do have some cap space, but they have some far bigger holes to address this offseason including d-line, o-line, QB, and LB.
  17. mavfan2390

    mavfan2390 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    When will teams learn that the Patriots homegrown talent tends to suck in other systems?
  18. JJC

    JJC Rookie

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    Two reasons not to sign Samuel to a big money contract:
    1. Missing the pick on Tyree's TD - he was a half step too late.
    2. Missing the pick on the final Giants drive off his hands.
    He didn't make the plays that could have made a difference.
  19. Halifax_Pats_Fan

    Halifax_Pats_Fan In the Starting Line-Up

    I am not familiar with Miami's cash flow, but Miami or the Chargers seem likely. He will go to a strong organization I think.

    He is gone, let's see what SP and BB have up their sleve...
  20. Disco Volante

    Disco Volante Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    In Bill we trust.
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