Patriots were wrong not to contact willie

Discussion in ' - Patriots Fan Forum' started by patsfan55, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. patsfan55

    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    i get that theyre not sentimental like me
    i get that willie is old and past his prime
    i get that he would cost a decent amount of money

    but if they had contacted him right away, there is no doubt in my mind he wouldve signed for less than 12 mill over 3 yrs
    prob wouldve signed for like 9 mill over 3 yrs

    i guess the pats really dont value him that highly, but they shouldve, even if its not entirely for his play, but partially for his leadership ability

    i question bb and pioli very rarely
    and i dont think ive ever said that they were dead wrong

    but im saying it now
  2. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    How do you know they had not contacted him?? Do you know that for a fact?? Unless you know that for a fact..don't speculate....we may never know exactly what happened...
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2006
  3. patsfan55

    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    I believe willy when he said he nor his agent had been contacted by the pats after they released him
  4. Pats67

    Pats67 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    726, the worst example of baseless speculation is the following line:

  5. hwc

    hwc In the Starting Line-Up

    over 3 years

    That's the part that doesn't work for the Pats. He'll be 35 years old by the end of the 2006 season.
  6. Pats Fanatic

    Pats Fanatic Supporter Supporter

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    They didn't contact him because the negotiations before they let him go when nowhere. They knew they were not going to meet his price so they let him go.
  7. patsfan55

    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    i dont care that its baseless
    its correct
  8. dhamz

    dhamz In the Starting Line-Up

    The last 3 words are a key part of that which is being overlooked.

    They tried to renegotiate before they released him. They couldn't agree. Unless the Pats or Willie had changed their mind about value, what good does contacting him do?
  9. patsfan55

    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    so its another pedro

    im not so sure about that
    i know more about willie than prob anyone on this board, and ive been saying all along that he has three yrs left in the tank
  10. patsfan55

    patsfan55 In the Starting Line-Up

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    cuz when ur trying to re-work a deal is a lil diff than when you are starting from scratch
  11. pats1

    pats1 Moderator Supporter

    Those two phrases (no capitals...not even a sentence, by definition!) redefine the epitome of moronic. Really.

    I'm just left speechless at how my IQ just dropped 5 points by wasting 5 seconds of my time reading that.
  12. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    You do realize that the interview in which that was said took place on Saturday the 11th right? Or did Willie re-iterate it again?
  13. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox Supporter

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    Ok. So, let me get this straight. You honestly believe that the Patriots trying to re-negotiate a contract prior to letting Willie go into free agency, something he said he was fully willing to do, is different than negotiating a contract after entering free agency. If Willie wasn't willing to take less prior to being a Free Agent, what makes you think he would take less after becoming a free agent?
  14. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- Supporter

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    Belichick did Willie a favor in my view. he could have reworked his contract to get another year out of him...changed his money to a bonus or whatever it is that they do....I hate the numbers stuff(with all due respect Miguel) I just care who is here.

    I bet he could have used him for 1 more year but he let him go because he knew he could get a 3-year from somebody...and he did...Belichick is the good guy here in my opinion.
  15. Pats67

    Pats67 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    You DO understand what 'baseless' means, don't you?
  16. Pats67

    Pats67 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Unless we just went to AIM format, he topped himself soon after. :D

    I think these guys like to say they write that way for brevity's sake, but I really think its because its actually how they write.
  17. OldEnglandPatriot

    OldEnglandPatriot On the Game Day Roster

    Willie said it, direct to camera, on NFL Network, on 'Browns Cam', this evening.
  18. arrellbee

    arrellbee Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job


    For what it's worth in the way of information, if anything, on FSN Sports Tonight it was reported that Belichick called Willie on the day he was cut. And also that Kraft called Willie today and wished him the very best.
  19. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi Supporter

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    And that the Patriots were in touch with "his people" throughout.
  20. fgssand

    fgssand Supporter Supporter

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    Seems to say to me that after all was said and was all about the money for Willie, make NO mistake about it. I am not saying he was wrong, but it is what it is and no way would or should the NEP have come even close to the Browns deal. We have bigger fish to hook right now - starting with Seymour and Branch.

    BB was classy in calling Willie the day he let him go and Bob Kraft was as well by calling him today - WHY did Willie not mention this, plus the fact that the Patriot office was in touch with his camp all week? That ticks me off.
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2006

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