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    yeah i saw that, if its a PR signing ..doesnt set a good precedent..BB likes his independet control and him in his final yr of contract and kraft starts to meddle too much ..it may open a whole can of worms
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    Hey, Belichick may be mad, but at least the whining fans will be happy. ;)
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    EVEN IF RK *would* step in, I doubt 'Patriots Sources' would divulge.

    So much crap...
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    sure but not exactly building for the future...and would be worse if he is cut after training camp.
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    Agree. I just don't buy it, from a couple different angles.
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    I read that and wondered how credible that blurb about Kraft was. There is no closing the barn door now - Willie, AV and Givens are gone so it really doesn't make sense and Kraft would have gotten involved much sooner if he was so inclined. Think that is total BS on Carfados part......
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    im just glad we kept him :D
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    Oh, I totally agree. I was just being my usual sarcastic self. I'm one of the few who hasn't griped about every player that leaves. The only player I didn't want to see go is Willie but even him I understand.
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    Kraft stepping in doesn't mean that Brown was offered more money. It could mean that he personally told Troy how much he wanted him to stay, promised him a job with the team after he retires, or something else altogether. Who knows? Maybe Pioli and BB asked Kraft to step in. Maybe that was the way they sealed the deal.
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    I don't beleive this for a minute. Out of all the FA's that could be potentially lost - wouldn't Troy Brown be the most easily explained? - Sure, it's the shortest money - but McGinest could have been had for "short" money too - all they had to do was get it done quickly - and they were not inclined to do that.

    Cafardo is just waiting for Baseball season to commence.
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    1. I didn't read about an intervention or a stepping on of toes. I read about a personal phone call made by the man who signs the checks expressing appreciation.

    2. This sentimentality angle is really overblown. Troy was productive last year. He probably had his best season since 2002, and if the season started today, he'd be our second best receiver. He doesn't cost much. Why on earth would we let him walk?
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    Per WEEI / Holley this morning. Troy had a $100,000 bonus incentive if he attained 40 catches. Supposedly Troy made 39 catches and did not receive the money.

    So, possible Kraft found a way to get Troy the $100,000 someway, which made Troy feel better, Troy really wanted to stay anyways and all's well that ends well???
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    "Brown didn't want to leave the Patriots with the lasting images of a muffed punt he incurred in the Patriots' 27-13 loss to the Denver Broncos in the divisional playoff round last January. Brown was cut because his cap number was too high, with the thought he could return if the price was right."

    This is also in the article and isn't true. Troy was not cut this year due to cap #. His deal expired. For that matter, Troy wasn't even cut last year. The team declined an option.

    When a reporter can't get the simple facts straight, I have a hard time buying the word of the inside sources.
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    Looks like Catfarto is now relying on the Security guards in the parking lot for his information.
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    wow powerful thought
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    that doesn't sound necessarily like it's being purported here. Just sounds like Kraft HELPED with the negotiations by making Troy feel wanted. Not that he stepped on toes or twisted arms.
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    I agree with you totally on this one. Definitely rates as crap!
    Kraft is too smart to be that stupid. I don't think that presented with a choice of who to totally piss off that he'd pick BB over Troy! Would be an unsound move by an owner that already walked that route with Parcells. BB & crew have to be the guys most involved with selecting the groceries to cook with in a season, not the owner. Owner meddling can ruin the mealplan. :eek:
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    Bingo! we got Bingo!

    I think Troy has a standing offer from the org. after he retires which means something.
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    Whether it's powerful or not, it's true. How was your "vacation"?
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