Essay question

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by OldEnglandPatriot, Mar 21, 2006.

  1. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    'Some people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing.'

    Does this old saying apply to Adam Vinatieri, the New England Patriots front office, both or neither?

  2. CheerforTom

    CheerforTom Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I'd say the first part applies to the front office and the second to Vinatieri.

    BB and Pioli certainly know the price tag that he carried, and they recognized that it wasn't worth it despite how great of an asset he's been. Vinatieri didn't know the value of taking (a little) less money to play for a truly great team that gave him the fame he has.

    Just to be clear, I'm not saying he owes the Pats anything, just that he only saw sheer dollar amounts and not his teammates, his coaches and his chances at respect and success.

    Just my $0.02
  3. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    So far we know only one side of the story - pats didnt pay . so its tough to let adam off the hook and blame the pats for this.i would say both.but what parcells said few weeks back comes to mind .basically he said if adam is smart , he will stay in new england.he will be the next bird,orr,yaz.
    If That really doesnt matter to the player then not much we fans can do.
  4. arrellbee

    arrellbee Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    The players know that the price IS everything - and they are right !! !! !!

    Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli know that the value of the player IS everthing - and guess what ? Three superbowls says that they are RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT !! !! !!

    Price does not equate to value. Price makes the player rich(er). A proper combination of value wins Super Bowls !!
  5. CheerforTom

    CheerforTom Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Exactly. That's one of the special things about Belichick, is that he doesn't just use high price tags to win the super bowl, but he finds players with great value and uses them as a team to make success. As far as I'm concerned that's pretty much the definition of value.

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