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    Fred Taylor impressed by Buffalo visit - AFC East - ESPN

    Looks like Buffalo made Fred's stay a hospitable one today,So with a good experience there,the Bills have the early edge in the Taylor race right now as it seems - Lets hope his arrival in Foxboro is just as good or even better
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    I don't think he's not going to get many carries, either way. Down there, he'll have to find time behind Marshawn Lynch and Fred Jackson and here, he'd have to get carries away from LoMo, Sammy Morris and Kevin Faulk.
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    Considering that two of those guys will typically be hurt half the season, I think his best chance to get carries is in New England!
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    Here is the key. He did not sign today. He is still coming here so we may have the last shot. I think the fact that we have a SB chance helps.
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    Yeah if LoMo gets a paper cut he is on the injury list for weeks :rolleyes: - so maybe Taylor becomes an important aquisition

    I really hope that LoMo does something this year and prove me wrong since I think he is a bum in the NFL
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    have you considered lynch's legal problems ?
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    Most players shop around for the best price before settling down on one offer,much like any human does when they go shopping for a price on a certain item

    Guys like Banta-Cain who jump on the first offer from the first team making one as in this case,the Pats is of the rare instances
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    The Bills hosted Fred Taylor for a free agent visit Tuesday, as expected, and he will be in New England later tonight.

    If the 33-year-old intends to finish his career with the team giving him the best shot at a Super Bowl, the Patriots are an ideal fit. But if it comes down to a monetary decision, Taylor will probably stay on the market.
    Source: Boston Globe
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    it seems to me like he got iintrest from two teams bills and us he visited them first and he is coming to us now if we really want him and weren't just kicking the tires hoping to get him cheap than he is ours. read his comments....can you imagine our staff and opportunity not impressing him.


    this Taylors comment to Bills media from Reiss' peices http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/2009/02/taylor_en_route.html
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    From Taylor's perspective it must be REALLY tough to go from career in Jacksonville to either Buffalo or New England. Talk about a climate change.
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    NO WAY does he sign with Buffalo over New England. Belichick loves this guy. He's obviously a team player, used to sharing the carries - and even getting FEWER carries than the main RB. Guy wants a ring. He'll sign here soon is my guess.
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    Impressed with Buffalo? Show him the Three Lombardi's and Tom Brady's locker.
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    What are people expecting these players to say? Did someone think Taylor was going to say "Well, I've seen Buffalo now. You can keep it, because I'd rather drown in a pool of my own blood then ever play for that team."? Did people expect TBC to say "Well, I really didn't want to sign with the Patriots, but their man got me liquored up and supplied me with hookers and then forged my name when I passed out."?
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    Impressed? What did the Bills tell Taylor, we don't win nearly as much as the Patriots do but our chicken wings here are fantastic and our uniforms pretty much have the same colors as theirs have?

    It depends what he is looking for, to finish his career with the prospect of grabbing a ring or to just finish his career.
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    Right, but if there's a million+ bucks between offers, it's gonna be tough.

    That said, Ralph Wilson is a cheap bastid.
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    RB by committee is a great way to exploit a guy like Taylors abilities, especially with the injury history we have in the backfield and his own history. Buffalo has no shot to win a SB and that's obvious, and if his goal is to get a ring then he's got to realize NE's his best shot. I could see him getting 100-150 carries over 12 games.
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    exactly. I thought the same thing as soon as I saw the title to the thread. Hopefully BB will have those three Lombardi's behind his desk when they talk and the three rings on his right hand when they shake hands.

    Seriuosly though, anyone know if Brady is in town. I wonder if he will make an appearence and make a pitch to Taylor to come on board. According to todays Herald, Gisselle was down in Brazil by herself, wonder if Tom is in Foxboro.
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    Hey guys, can I just post a quick reminder... this is Fred Taylor, not Adrian Peterson, looking for a job. I hope we get him, but I doubt anyone is sweatin' it.
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    I think the more people question whether LoMo is anything more than an injury report waiting to happen,the more they want a guy who shows he can play.
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    Sounds like someone gets impressed easily :)
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    If he was that impressed, he would already have signed.
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    Add "Free All You Can Eat Buffalo Wings" to his contract and tell him to come on board the USS Super Patriots!
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    ...and our away uniforms pretty much look like your kids' pajamas.

    I think there's a reason why he decided to stop in Buffalo first, then Foxboro. For Fred, Buffalo should be a place to visit once a year, max.
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    Recruiting Taylor will be easy for the Pats.

    "Hi Fred- meet Tom Brady, Randy Moss, and Wes Welker. Because of these guys, you'll rarely see the box stacked against you."
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    A couple things: Fred Jackson is pricing himself out of Buffalo, for some reason. He's making outrageous demands. Lynch's troubles will get swept under the rug.

    Also, the last couple of days were two of the coldest in Buffalo this year, just frigid and windy. Tomorrow (today, it's 2 am here) the temp rises into the 40s for a few days.
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    OK, so i guess im the only person who is comfortable going into the season with;

    LoMo (this is the year he stays kinda healthy.lol.)
    Morris(tough inside runner who hopefully stays healthy)
    Faulk (always dependable)
    Law Firm (tough inside runner who might be even better this year, and is CHEAP)

    We have a good group of runners right now. I would wait till camp to decide if we need someone else. Maybe bring in someone to help in camp so we don't get the starters hurt, but that's it.

    I simply don't see what all the fuss is about a guy who's past his prime. There's other options out there IF we need them. Let's not forget, Taylor has had injury issues in the past too. :rolleyes:
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    Here's Fred Taylor's interview from Buffalo. Apparently his wife attacked him with an axe or something? ;)

    I like the way he talks about teamwork.
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    Rumor here in Jacksonville from connected sources... which of course im a common dude, and i'm not going to out how I heard this, but that Fred is coming to New England.
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    Yeah, it's a no-brainer. The deal will be announced today.
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    wtf???? was there supposed to be a link, or is this a weird joke?
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