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  1. Bostonian1962

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    So, we are a quarter of the way through the season.

    Let's have a little fun and look at the season stats these great players have thus far (I know not everbody played in all 4 games, but work with me here):

    McGinest - 8 tackles, 1 assist, 1 sack
    Branch - 5 catches for 80 yards. 0 TDs
    Givens - 8 catches for 104 yards. 0 TDs
    Andre Davis - 2 ST tackles. 0 catches for 0 yards.
    Tim Dwight - 4 catches for 36 yards. 0 TDs
    Matt Chatham - 3 tackles. 4 assists.

    How could the Patriots let such incredible talent go? What are they thinking? Why don't they pay them the money for which they are asking? The sky is falling, the sky is falling.:)
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    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.............
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    they still get their money though.
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    True, just let someone else overpay.
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    #24 Jersey

    And we still get out comp picks along the lines of a #1, two 5ths, two 7ths, etc.
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    If we kept all of them who might not be with the team now???
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    All of a sudden, I like our team!

    Give me Atrell Hawkins & Chad Scott, baby!

    Seriously, the Broncos and the Bengals games reminded me of something I had lost sight of when it comes to the NFL...

    It's never as bad as it seems and it's never as good as it seems!

    We better get ready for Miami because they are a pissed-off team with a good coach...

    The Fins coming into Foxboro this week reminds me a little of the Pats heading into Cincy last week!

    The difference is we have Bill Belichick, not Marvin Lewis, so our players won't be ****y and unprepared!

    ADPF
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    Also, didn't we lose a certain kicker for big bucks, too?
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    #75 Jersey

    Oh that's right, we can't remember his name, because he has only played in one game so far. He was held out of the Jets game, because it rained earlier in the day, but he will be able to play next week, because they will be home in the dome.
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    Ah, yes, so I take it he didn't kick on Sunday?

    All of these pundits who keep bemoaning THAT particular loss need a little reality check. I mean, the AV of a few years ago is a big loss for our team, for sure, but how in the world would Groin! Injured! Adam be helpful for our team at all sitting on the sidelines?
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    No, he didn't kick on Sunday, I believe that Gramatica did and it seems to me they were bemoaning his low bullet-type kickoffs that didn't give them time to get down field! I was loving Gost's endzone kickoffs last Sunday!:p
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    In all fairness, Davis, Dwight and Chatham are all role players. I agree with letting Willie go. With the exception of a top QB, paying top dollar to a 35 year old player doesnt make a lot of sense. I guess I'm on the fense with Givens, but looking at the money it seems like the right move.

    While I was one of the many who thought the Pats shouldn't break the bank for Branch, I'm starting to think that we really should have kept him. Not that his relationship with Brady isn't important, but more over he is the perfect WR for Brady and the Pats system. While I like the Pats approach to not overpaying for players, I do believe that we should have gotten this one done. Just my 2 cents worth.
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    Great point. I hadn't thought about that. Funny, why don't the Brother's Negative (Felger and Borges) ever mention this?:)
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    True, and I'll never be able to prove this, but AV was GONE regardless of what the Pats did. 4 for 8 from beyond 40 yards last year meant that he was going to a dome. Heck, he didn't even give the Patriots a chance to match, so I'd be hard pressed to give the Pats too much grief.

    All I am sayyyyyyingggggggggg is give Ghost a Chance! :)
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    You meant a #3 instead of a #1, right?
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    I think they're referring to the #1 Branch yielded us.
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    Nice thread. A little perspective, eh?

    And I will wait to decide whether we should have put up with Branch's nonsense until I see how Gabriel develops.

    I like Gabriel so far.
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    #93 Jersey

    I was assuming he meant the Seattle trade.
  19. Clonamery

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    Ahh, Compensatory picks in the larger sense not the literal. Gotcha, stand corrected.
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    I don't have a huge problem w/most of the guys on that list as far as them no longer being w/us. For various reasons, I think the FO did the right thing in letting them go. However, I would take Branch back in a heartbeat! I remember seeing the 60 Minutes interview w/Brady when they showed Brady & Branch talking about how they connect on the field to make plays happen. I don't agree with Branch holding out while under contract, but this loss is a bit harder to swallow for me for so many reasons.
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