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  1. KDPPatsfan85

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    Re: Lawfirm to visit Jets

    Why would you lose respect for him for getting a job offer. He needs money to eat lol.
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    Re: Lawfirm to visit Jets

    I won't lose respect for him, I just hope his first career fumble comes against us if he signs there.

    A visit doesn't mean a signing either.
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    Odd move by the Jets, they already have Greene, and he is the same kind of player but not as good. If the jets want to spend their money that way good enough, bad idea, they could take a player in the draft and focus free agency on other needs, like QB

    Hoyer's available for their 2nd.
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    I don't know where you get that BJGE is not as good as Greene.
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    Should be first if you ask me but whatevs.

    But I hope BJGE doesn't sign with them , I really like him but the guy has to get a job so I can't blame him for anything he chooses.
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    I think he's better than Greene and said so. I said Greene is the same kind of player but not as good.
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    Facing Law Firm doesn't exactly scare me
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    they already have Greene, and he is the same kind of player but not as good.
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    Rivarly really is a fan level experience. I imagine players get caught up in it while they are on the team, but feeding the family ($$$) > rivalry.

    There are exceptions, but few.
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    Guilty of imprecise pronoun reference :D
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    A guy that never fumbles..that sucks going against.

    I love this guy...really hope we get him back..
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    Ugh. He never EVER breaks a big run... watch him do it against the Pats. lol
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    I'm divided here. He's not exactly a playmaker, but I've always appreciated his hard-nosed running and strong work ethic. Not to mention he seemed like a genuinely affable fellow. To see him on the Jets would peeve me to a certain extent as:

    1. I hate that team
    2. I hate that team
    3. I ******* hate that team...

    -Jamman
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    Huge BJGE fan, beginning with him being an UDFA... hope he comes back, if not hope he has success wherever even if it is with the NY Jets..
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    The RB market has been very slow to develop. The JETS may just be hoping to muddy the waters (ala Branch) lest Benny decide to just take the offer on the table from NE.
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    Meh. No big deal, either way.
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    Does your locker room suck?

    Are your players not working hard enough?

    Do your want your underachieving offenders to have a fire lit under their butts?

    Then call the Law Firm of BenJarvus Green-Ellis. He'll work hard, and so will everybody else.
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    #61 Jersey

    If New Jersey is showing interest that means he's well on the way to sucking if he doesn't suck already. Consider this news a reverse-scouting report. I don't want him back.
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    OK, misunderstood your phrasing.
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    yup......I'd rather see them get BJGE than a top RB

    does not make sense, though...they need someone to complement greene, not reproduce him
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    I know its an unpopular opinion on here, but Benny is just not a difference maker. He is a good, serviceable player, and that is of some value. But I would not push past $2 million a year if I were the Pats. And I am not going to lose a moment of sleep if he defects to the Jets.
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    Meh, I hope he signs with the Jets. He isn't the dynamic player that Greene is, sure he doesn't fumble, but Greene can make plays.
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    He all kidding aside needs to do what is best for him. If the Jets pay him hundreds of K more than the Pats, he needs to be a Jet. Avoiding that locker room is probably only worth $100K or so per year. In any case, like Izzo, thanks for your services and enjoy your career.
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    Agreed. It always comes back to how he never fumbles, but if that's the best thing you can think to say about a RB... it's damning with faint praise.
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    I wouldn't even pay him $2M/year. Do I like the guy? Sure, but he's very limited in what he can do.
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    I read this viewpoint a lot and I think it is because people are obsessed with big plays.

    A RB who gets you 4+ yards a play 60-70% of the time is a difference maker.
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    A player that can do the average is a difference maker?
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    A "difference maker" is an offensive threat the other team has to game-plan for. Benny is not in that category. He's steady and low-risk but a complement to the passing game and little else. Benny didn't even average 4 yards per carry last season.
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    Benny made $1.8MM last season, and had a slightly off year. His value to the Pats this coming season would be as a GL/SY ball carrier and depth Most of the rest of the snaps are going to be taken by Vareen and Ridley baring injury. I don't think you'd want to pay more than a $1MM for a player with that kind of a role.

    His value to another team as a former Patriot who does things the right way and understands playing a role, plus a guy who doesn't fumble; be would be higher than with the Pats. Go with Woody, Vareen, and Ridley. Finding a " big thumper" anytime before July shouldn't be hard to find.
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