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    No reason the Pats can't reach an agreement. Lock up wilfork now the team cannot afford or risk his potential loss. I understand the Seymour trade, BB chose Vince over seymour so let's extend the beast.
     
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    Re: Extend Wilfork

    That might be the ultimate plan - but I am not sure it is the "bottom-line" reason for the Seymour trade.
     
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    Yeah it's not the bottom line reason for the trade, as much as I love Seymour it was a move that was best for the team. This trade has to be somewhat geared to extend Vince, that should be the Pats number one priority.
     
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    Re: Extend Wilfork

    Or could it be to extend Brady?? It sucks to see Seymour go, but its better to get something than losing him in the next free agency and getting nothing. I really hope they will extend Wilfork, but i think Brady might be the number one Priority.
     
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    Yeah Brady is more important of course, the only reason I said wilfork should be extended next is cause his contract is set to expire before bradys.
     
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    Isnt he extended enough? But seriously we didnt need to be held hostage by Big SayINeverSeeThatguymakeaplayanymore or Branch and we dont need it from a fat guy on the DL.
     
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    Extending Vince is what comes to mind..Brady will get his soon enough...
     
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    Wilfork.. Mankins and a few others come to mind, there is more to the Seymour trade than just getting 1st round pick..
     
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    Exactly. it is more than just the acquisition of a 1st round pick, ultimately BB chose Wilfork over Seymour and I don't blame him. Wilforks younger, more reliable and plays a more demanding position than Seymour did. No way Wilfork isnt extended imo.
     
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    I'm comfortable with whatever decision BB makes regarding Wilfork.

    It's normal for a fanbase to overvalue their players so I must ask....

    How good is Wilfork? I can't get the image of the 2006 AFC Championship Game out of my head. I'm referring to Indy's winning TD which came from a goal line run in which Wilfork was knocked flat on his @$$. The biggest play of the year and Wilfork was pancaked. Don't get me wrong, Wilfork is a nice player but is he worth the price that it'll take to lock him up? I'm not so sure. Does he really do anything so well that he's irreplaceable? Don't even bother answering that question b/c the truth is that there is no poster on this board who can. Only Belichick and his staff are qualified to make this decision. I'll just add that Ted Washington was a far better NT and if I remember correctly, he came relatively cheap. I think you need to be careful who you give HUGE money deals to. For a guy to warrant that kind of contract there's got to be no doubt that his skillset is irreplaceable. You give those deals to guys like Moss and Brady or even Seymour when he was younger. I'm not sure Wilfork is in that category. Im not saying he's not, I'm just saying we should all be patient and let BB handle it. If Wilfork is that valuable, BB will extend him. If he's not then he won't.
     
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    If only one bad play sticks out to you so much than the guy must be doing a hell of a job. Ted could only play VS the run, couldnt do much of anything else; he wasnt a factor getting after the qb either. Wilfork does a good job of collapsing the pocket when asked to do so, while running a lot out of the 43 Wilfork has been a beast vs the run and penetrating when teams go with the pass. I dont know whats best for the team, but I do think BB was planning on keeping one of the two, I find it hard to believe you let talent like that walk away whether you do or dont get something in return for them. My conclusion is that BB chose to go with Wilfork over Seymour, all signs point to a Wilfork extension, but who really knows, I doubt anybody woke up today expecting Seymour to be traded lol...
     
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    Extending Vince right now would be foolish. He's under their control and there's no reason to re-up him right now, He can be franchised, you have an uncapped year approaching. Just me, but I wouldn't extend anyone right now - including Tom Brady.
     
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