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  1. Rob0729

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    Ok, try this again without the political reference.

    Apparently, since he has egg on his face with the Brady situation, he is now trying to create a controversy with Welker. From his latest column:

    Welker on fast track back to Patriots lineup - NFL - Yahoo! Sports

    Does Silver have to scour the league to find a "friend" to give him a quote to say something negative about the Pats? If this was a puff piece about the return about a WR from another team, would he include a negative quote like this? Seriously, the guy has it in for the Pats. Clearly this guy has an agenda.
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    My favorite part of that article is still the part where he stopped just short of referencing Moss' dog-faking.
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    I said it before and i'll say it again.....Its getting or has gotten to the point that these guys just make this up as they go along.
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    Christ. What an awful excuse for an article.
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    Apperently every player with 1-3 years left on tehre deal wants a new one and should hold out.

    Seriously when has anyone ever even remotely said Welker wants a new deal. Brady i get it's his last year but welker has 2 years left.

    I hate the media
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    You know what? I don't doubt Welker wants a new deal. I think every player in the NFL who has outplayed their current deal wants a new deal. Now there is a difference between wanting a new deal and expecting a new deal or demanding a new deal.

    I doubt Welker rushed back because he fears for his job or that he won't get a new deal. His return despite reports is not that much quicker than a lot of WRs with ACL tears.

    BTW, who is this "friend"? I don't know if any of my friends would call me out like this in the media by implying I am only coming back so quickly because I am concerned about my job security or a new contract. My guess it is one of the many disgruntled former Patriots who said that who may not have even spoken to Welker since the injury if there is a source at all.
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    the "friend" is the new "unnamed source"
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    I'm looking for the story about the sand pit training at Texas Tech. Whoever told it said that every single player would eventually puke, and Wes was no exception. The difference was that Wes would just turn his head and puke while he kept running.

    Anyway, that's why Wes rehabbed so hard: he's the right kind of psycho.
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    I'm thinking a defensive back the Patriots are playing in September. ;)
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    I saw that he was at Foxboro today and knew that something irresponsible was coming of this trip.
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    Silver has been historically anti Patriot, pro Brady. The way he consistantly ripped the Pats after Brady went down, you would have thought the Pats went 1-15 .
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    Decent enough interview. I thought it was odd that he described the Pats as looking "old and flaccid" against the Saints last year. If anything I thought they looked young and undisciplined.
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    The content of the interview really doesn't matter to me. The fact that Silver got the one-on-one interview after the "disconnect" article is far more interesting, in light of there having been so many people bashing Silver for that. If Silver had been just making that story up, why is Brady giving him this interview?
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    I think Brady is a politician. He plays nice to just about everybody. Even in the wake of Lie-Gate, Brady still gave interviews to people who doubted and bashed him.
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    I don't know if Silver made up the story. Never accused him of that. I just think he blew the story out of proportion and twisted Kraft's quotes to suit his own puposes. Brady wouldn't be upset about it because the story put more pressure on the Patriots to work to get a deal done. So he benefitted from it.
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    Is Michael Felger posting to this thread under a nom de plume? A post to this thread within the last 3 hours is an almost verbatim statement Felger made within the last 2 hours on 98.5.

    Hmmm.....
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    Others accused him of that. For whatever the reason, the "Shoot the messenger" pile ons have been way over-the-top this offseason.

    And come on:

    Silver's face is clear. The bashers, you among them, notwithstanding.
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    Silver is a blow hard jerk. That was Gresh and Zo's analysis of him from their experience dealing with him on the WBCN pregame show when he was a regular contributor. So I wouldn't expect him to ever have egg on his face because he is incapable of admitting he is wrong.

    He has always had an agenda vs. the Pats. I don't say that about most people who write negative things about the Pats, but he has a long history of it. I never liked the guy because he always seemed to be a guy who wants to be a "look at me" type of guy.

    I have plenty of posts to prove I usually brush off people's negative comments about the Pats and don't accuse them of having an agenda. Silver is a guy who does have an agenda and his anti-Pats rants have been going on for years.
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    But you're moving the goalposts. Regarding the "disconnect" story, which is the story that's being referred to here, Silver has no egg on his face, despite the bashing that you, and so many others, were/are doing regarding that piece.
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    I've read it twice, but I'm still not seeing anything in that article that would indicate that this was an exclusive interview between Brady and Silver. Just because he's quoting Brady doesn't mean those comments weren't made in front of several reporters during a media session.

    Just my opinion of course.
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    well silver never asked in his interview if there was disconnect. He just says brady refuses to talk about his contract. He couldve really asked the question to prove if he was interpreting or if it was true...
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    We don't know if he asked that question or not:

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    It's been reported as a one-on-one interview by 98.5.
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    the thing about the "disconnect" story is that there was no evidence of a disconnect except what he made it out to be. There is still no evidence of that and then he end on to say that Welker "wants a new deal" from a "friend" on another team that is not good reporting, hell i did more fact checking working at my high school newspaper
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