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    I just heard this reported on WEEI. Interesting.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    I thought they were trying to move up to #6.

    I thought they were trying to move up to #8 two years ago. . . .
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    And the disinformation campaign begins.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    I think this would be contingent on the desired player being available, of course. The question is: which player? Julio Jones? Robert Quinn? Dareus (if he inexplicably falls that far)?
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    Who is the target at #8? Quinn?
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    I think the Pats will move up tonight, but I don't buy any trade rumor until it happens. I am sure they are talking to a lot of teams to move up, but they won't pull the trigger until that pick is on the clock.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    The rumor is Quinn but at #6. I'd be really surprised if they did this.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    Nah they are just seeing the price tag in case the guy they want falls. Due dilligence.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    I sure hope so.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    If there's a run on QBs in the top 15, then the Patriots are sitting pretty at #17.

    In fact, they should try to trade up from #28.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    and exactly how many rumors during BB's last 11 years with the Patriots turned out to be true? If there's a reliable source (which would almost certainly have to be on the other end of the trade, not on the Patriots end), please let us know who it is.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    They are discussing moving up just as a due diligence, so if there is a stud available that they want they don't have to scramble last minute to try and talk a deal, since there is only 10 minutes between picks. I'd be very surprised if the Pats traded into the top 10. I would also be very surprised if they actually used both of their 1st round picks.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    But, as someone on this board noted, the most he's ever given up in a move up is a mid-third.

    Trading up using some combination of 17, 28, 60, or God forbid 33 would be unheard of for BB.
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    Possible smokescreen?

    Seems like it to me.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    And there used to be a saying that Belichick won't draft underclassmen high until he did. Or he wouldn't draft an o-lineman in the first round. Or that he wouldn't take a LB in the first round.

    One thing about Belichick is that he is unpredictable. If he sees a player he likes, he will go against his past trends.
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    OTOH, Jimmy Johnson's advice was to have a list of 25 players, across all rounds, that you really wanted on your team, and then manipulate your draft board to get as many of them as you can. That's not really compatible with a mega-trade up.

    Again, I'm not saying that it would never happen, merely that it would really be a glaring change from years past.
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    Just because BB hasn't done whatever before does not indicate that it won't happen. Precident does not drive him; doing what's best for the team in the context of the environment does. BB looks at trends in the league, what others are doing and what his most problematic competitors do to his squad. Then he uses whatever tools he has to improve his competitiveness. If it means trading up to get A guy that makes the D as a whole improve, he'll do it. He is not bound by past tradition or tendencies and obviously has no fear of job security.
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    i start to be excited...let's see...Go Pats !!!
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    Re: Patriots trying to trade up to #8

    Seems everyone is basing this on Greg Bedard's info which it's a lot more likely came from "Big Show" (Holmgren) than Belichick... More likely Holmgren made the call, too. Holmgren is apparently in overdrive marketing #6. As usual, who better to base your marketing on than by referencing talking to Belichick about your valuable asset...
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