OT: Marshawn Lynch has "zero trade value"

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  1. furley

    furley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I understand the character issues and off the field concerns. But this situation feels like a bargain opportunity for a team.

    This seems like a buy low option for New England. He's twenty-four, you'll have him for two seasons and he'll likely play with a chip on his shoulder. The Patriots could benefit from his motivation in the same way they'd with Antowain Smith.

    Marshawn Lynch
  2. AndyJohnson

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    I think there is a good chance that he is just a bad guy and not worth the time and effort.
  3. ALP

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    im pretty sure that if every other NFL team sees lynch that lowly....the patriots are not about to exxagerate him....
  4. BradyFTW!

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    The guy's got talent, but no way I want him on the Pats. We're trying to build a team of like-minded committed players who are all about football, and Lynch is the polar opposite of that. However much talent he has, he has just as much potential to negatively impact a very young locker room. If we learned anything last year, it's that the Pats don't have unlimited capacity to bring in malcontents and reform them, and taking on Lynch seems like an invitation to repeat a lot of the troubles that we had last year.
  5. PatsWickedPissah

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    Not us, but I don't see why he doesn't have value to SOME other team. Conditional draft choice based on performance on and off the field.
  6. VJCPatriot

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    Conditional 2012 7th round pick.
    But I think the Bills want something like a 4th.

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    What's his history? Is it alot worse than say Corey Dillon's? I'm not defending him just asking because I'm not sure. I think I remember a weed suspension or something...

    Sounds like a low risk bargain unless he's really done some ****ty stuff. Character issues can and have been overcome here with certain players.
  8. satz

    satz 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    What about his on field ISSUES> being non producting every Jackson being the better of the 2 RB,
  9. lillestroom

    lillestroom Practice Squad Player

    We just spent the whole off-season getting rid of the dressing room cancer. Why chance it once more with Lynch?

    As a side, I like the way he runs the ball. Direct, shoulder down. Picks up the blitz pretty well too.

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    Dillon and Moss both had character concerns too but were never a problem when here. A change of scenery is all you need sometimes.

    Yeah I like Lynch's running style. Sounds like he could be had for next to nothing, if he acts up BB will get rid of him immediately. IMO not a major risk but you are right about this team coming off a bad year locker room wise. Probably won't end up here but I wouldn't be against it.
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  11. dhamz

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    Can we please stop comparing every bad guy in the NFL to Dillon and Moss when discussing whether the Pats should go get them?

    Lynch is not similar. He is not long time veteran, with HOF caliber production, who has already made a ton of $, is tired of losing, is desperate to get into a winning situation, and willing to make sacrifices to get out of where he is. Lynch is none of those things.

    You know what else isn't similar? The Pats locker room.
  12. RayClay

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    You lost me when you used motivation and Antowain Smith in the same sentence.
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  13. RayClay

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    Don't blaspheme please. Jim Brown is kind of nasty too, but i don't see marginal RBs being compared to him.

    I have liked Lynch as a RB, but colleges pump out decent RBs with crappy attitudes every year, why reach?
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  14. Gwedd

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    I agree. There's always running backs to be had, and usually for fair prices. Why take the risk in this situation?
  15. furley

    furley Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    First, I think that that writer's opinion is exaggerated. More likely, this is a case of Buffalo having a desire to trade a player but their desired asking price is too high of a trade-off.

    Also, it's telling if San Diego didn't go hard after Lynch. He's from Oakland, the former Raider JaMarcus Russell is his cousin.

    Again, Lynch is young and might just be an irresponsible person. That's due to immaturity. I don't know, I'd read the legal issues about him on Wikipedia and they sound minimal compared to players guilty of far worst. I'm not condoning his behavior. But, if you're New England, you've to at least kick the tires on this and see what is the least amount in value you've to give up for him. I mean this is the AFC East division. It's typical to see good players traded but remain in the same division. Remember when Bledsoe was traded...?

    Lynch's legal issues

    1. Victim of mistaken identity, his car was shot at by unknown assailants
    2. Accused of sexual assault by ex-girlfriend but never was arrested or charged
    3. Judge throws out a restraining order by ex-girlfriend
    4. Fined and driver's license and car registration were revoked after pleading guilty to a traffic violation (he hit a pedestrian who was said to be intoxicated and drove off)
    5. Pleaded guilty to a single gun misdemeanor charge and was sentenced to three years of probation and eighty hours of community service
    6. Accused of stealing $20 from a woman in TGI Friday's but she later declined to press charges

    He was suspended for three games last season for pleading guilty to a single gun misdemeanor charge, a violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy.

    Lynch is said to be active in the Buffalo community.
  16. lillestroom

    lillestroom Practice Squad Player

    Active in what way ????
  17. AndyJohnson

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    Just curious. How is it a case of mistaken identity if the shooter is unknown?
  18. Badluck

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    there was a shooting recently in boston where a kid wearing a helmet was shot and killed by unknown shooters and it was a case of mistaken identity

    the kid who was shot was driving a similar scooter as one of his neighbors who was apparently involved in gangs

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    By history I am talking about character issues. I don't remember comparing Lynch's on field performance to Dillon or Moss or 'blaspheming' anything so I'm not sure what those posts were aimed at. I couldn't recall what his past violations were and was seeing if anybody could list what he did to assist me with my ignorance of the past incidents, I didn't annoint him the next Corey Dillon. I thought that by clearly stating that I'm not defending Lynch people would have figured that.

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    Thanks for posting the history. Eh, those things may not sound like a big deal but when somebody's involved with the law that many times it's definitely an issue. I think I'd rather look elsewhere
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