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    Ian's Daily Blog - Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England reports that on Sunday Patriots owner Robert Kraft said the team is working to get a deal done with guard Logan Mankins, but apparently the two sides are quite far apart. According to Curran Frank Bauer, Mankins’ agent, told him the two sides aren’t even close, and that Mankins [...]

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    Re: Mankins Is So Mad He Can't See Straight?

    I usually discount whatever an agent has to say. I'll wait to hear from Mankins as to what the situation is.
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    Re: Mankins Is So Mad He Can't See Straight?

    Who cares? Sign for a reasonable contract, sign the tender, or gtfo.
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    Re: Mankins Is So Mad He Can't See Straight?

    Sounds like a negotiation tactic to me. I'll withhold judgment.
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    There is the apparent market price. There is the team price. And somewhere in the middle is the "reasonable price". Clearly Mankins wants a contract like the guy from NO got. Clearly the Pats don't want to pay that much. IMHO its up to Mankins to man up and make a decision. He can either sign long term for something slightly more than what the Pats want to pay him, or he can sign his tender, have an all pro year, and then move on in FA in 2011. What he shouldn't do is whine about how badly he's being treated, and hold out.

    Just either sign long term and take a few dollars less than what you MIGHT make on the open market, or sign your tender and go to FA in 2011
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    Or just stay home and rope cows... do not believe a word an agent says.
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    Mankins is one guy on our team whose perceived value clearly outweighs his actual value. Don't get me wrong, he's a very good player. But when Stephen Neal is healthy, he plays at a higher level than Mankins, IMO.

    If Mankins hadn't originally been drafted in the 1st round, I doubt we'd hear that much about him nationally - and I highly doubt he'd be a 2 time Pro Bowler. He's a solid player who has name recognition thanks to having been a 1st round guard (before 1st round guards were in the "in" thing).
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    They have another 10 months to get it sorted out and who knows maybe even longer if things don't get sorted out soon between the players and the owners.
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    He has a mean streak on the field so if he can't see straight when he is mad that wouldn't that hurt his value :D
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    He is our best lineman. That doesn't mean we have to pay him a ridiculous amount of money, but he should get significantly more than any other OL we have. When Vollmer's rookie contract expires, I expect to say the same thing. It is a cyclical thing - once we have to break the bank for SeaBass, Mankins' contract will look like a bargain. There is nothing wrong with giving him a hefty contract... maybe 6 mil/year. Spending the money far outweighs what the O-line would be without him.

    I'm going out on a limb because I haven't bothered to check what Light is making right now... and, I forget, how much did we waste on Kazcur's contract?
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    It's quite possible that's around what they're offering, and he considers that too low. Until we get some rumors or facts about the numbers, we can only guess.
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    True... I also think with his durability and consistency, it wouldn't be foolish to go long-term (6 years) with comparatively large guaranteed $.
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    So, for you, there is nothing wrong with locking Mankins up for six years for the hefty contract cost of $36M ($6M a year). How generous of you! I would suggest if the patriots did that and were serious about this being what they believed to be a reasonable contract, then Mankins might indeed be "so mad that he can't see straight").

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    I don't see why $6M per can't get it done. I'd give him 5 years, $30M and would even extend it to $7M per. That's a pretty fair contract for Mankins. If he's that angry, I take it that the team low-balled him. But I never put anything past a slimey agent either. I would be very interested in seeing what the Patriots offered him.
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    Sorry, dude! My bad. *reeeeeeeer, hisssss*
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    The franchise tag value for offensive linemen in 2009 was $8.451m. The transition tag value was $7.744m. Evan just got an $8m a year contract with $19m guaranteed. Mankins is probably going to use that deal as the measuring stick, rather than the Amano deal.
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    He is a big part of the offensive line picture, but the Pats will not break the bank to keep him. I will not listen to his agent's grousing as that is typical of any negotiation, but if he is really expecting to be paid at the top of his position (assuming the top is well above a reasonable value), then I expect he will be moving on. At this point, it is pure speculation as this sounds much like the way Wilfork's negotiations proceeded, and that turned out okay.
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    you can't pay big $$ to a guard especially one who gets so many penalties.
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    Can someone who is up to speed with the Pats' cap situation help out here? Can they actually afford to give a huge deal to a guard?

    In the next few years they have to pay Brady, perhaps as many as two #1 picks next year (including one high one), Gostkowski, and maybe they do a new deal for Welker and/or Moss. If you're going to dump a lot of money on the offensive line, I expect you'd probably want to invest in another tackle to play across from Vollmer after Light leaves. How about trading him for Jared Gaither?

    Then again, with Neal and Koppen heading toward the end, they do need someone to anchor the interior. Just not sure that would be the first place I'd spend my money.
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    Word has it that Mankins is throwing junk cars up into dump trucks to stay
    in shape for the season. He's also been seen tossing cows.

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    Seriously ... he is the kind of veteran every team needs.
    Koppen, Neal and Light are on the back nine.
    We need his play and leadership for the next 4-5 years.
    I'm 99% confident he remains a Patriot.
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