Sigh. http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=187916 "First, the Pats overpaid (both in draft pick compensation and salary) for possession receiver Wes Welker. Then, yesterday, they took a chance on a questionable character in Donteâ€™ Stallworth." BF - They didn't overpay they just chose a safe way to use the #2 pick. Low ceiling, high floor. Maybe not my preference but a decent way to use a #2. "Itâ€™s likely the Donteâ€™ Stallworth Era, no matter how well he performs, will last all of one year." BF - No it's not, the cap hits are reasonable and fairly equal for the length of the contract. It's success oriented and a solid long term deal if Stallworth reaches that success. "Thatâ€™s $11 million in payouts for Year 2, meaning he likely will be allowed to kick the can again in free agency next year" BF - Because the Krafts don't have that kind of money I suppose "The Eagles, in particular, have been desperate for receivers for a decade, yet they didnâ€™t exactly put up a huge fight to get him back. Instead, they signed Bethel Johnson." BF - For the love of God. First he uses piss poor logic to suggest the Eagles preferred Bethel. And second, even if they did that doesn't mean they were right. "Both the Eagles and Saints had to endure Stallworthâ€™s steady stream of minor injuries, most of them muscle-related. Stallworth missed four games with a hamstring problem last year and has played all 16 games only twice in his career." BF - So he's only played 16 games twice in his career - but those two were both in the last three years. And Branch has only played in all 16 games once in his career, btw (twice if you include last year when he missed a game or two after being acquired late). "The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last week that Stallworth is in the leagueâ€™s substance-abuse program, meaning he has violated terms of the agreement at least once and could be one more violation away from a suspension." BF - Or he could not be one more violation away from a suspension. I believe a suspension is on the third offense - who's to say he has two, Felger.