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  1. Bobs My Uncle

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    The guy is our best and most consistant player on defense. I hope the Pats find a way to keep him in Pats colours after the season.
     
  2. Ishdul

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    There's a very easy way and you even mentioned it in your title

    If Asante doesn't deserve big money than I don't know who the hell does
     
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    Asante deserves big money and he WILL get it.

    Just not from us.

    The Patriots were built by paying players less money than their talent is worth on the FA market. This allows us to field more talent than other teams that are bound by the same salary cap.

    Asante, like Nate Clements before him, will be offered substantially more money than his talent is worth.

    If we are going to continue winning Superbowls on a consistent basis, we need to let Asante walk.
     
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    I felt like Asante didn't deserve the money.

    He clearly does. He's damn good.

    It will be sad to see him go, but he deserves whatever salary he can get.

    You can thank Asante for tonight's win, and keeping alive a perfect season.
     
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    It just wouldn't be a Sunday without another "pay Asante" thread.
     
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    some other team will pay him... he is a great player..
     
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    Okay, so maybe a bit off topic but you really could thank him for todays game.... he's going to be in North Attleboro MA signing autographs this Friday...send me a note if you'ld like info....
     
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    Pay him. I don't know another CB on that team that would have made a play tonight that Asante has made all season. However, Gay has made some nice plays but you can tell how valuable Asanate is to that defense. Hobbs has been giving up a lot yards this year. Doesn't get into to many pass breakups either.
     
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    I wanted to see AS come back this year and prove last year wasn't a fluke,and it wasn't so




    [/SIZE]Pay Asante!
     
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    Isn't he getting paid? He is under the franchise tag, which matches the highest salary for that position. Lock him up in a nice contract, but enough with these "get paid" threads.
     
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    Really, I don't understand. Samuel is a superstar corner. He should be All-Pro this year (should've been last year, too), he's young guy playing a premier position with us having no one ready to replace him. If he wants ridiculous money then sure, don't pay him, but no team ever lost because they had too many superstars earning their checks. I don't understand the sentiment that we can pay Colvin his money but can't pay Asante.
     
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    Belichick said it himself during his postgame interview. “I don’t know if we’d have won without them. Probably not.”
     
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    Asante is good; really good. Is he worth $10M a year? I dunno, probably not, at least to the Pats. Someone will pay him that, though, and, if he takes it, I wish him the best of luck in all games where his team isnt playing the Pats. The guy has been simply awesome for us this year.
     
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    The team that signs Asante is going to be paying him $10M/yr for the next four plus years. Factoring in the risk of injury and/or diminished performance, Asante is NOT good enough to earn that pay check.

    Plenty of players are going to be free agents next year. Some of them will command salaries that greatly exceed their likely production. Some of them will be available at a substantial discount to what their talent should be worth. The teams that succeed will only pay money to players who cost significantly less than what their talent is actually worth.

    Regrettably, Asante is not such a player.
     
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    Clements deal isnt necessarily a 10 year $80 mill..its smaller than that because theres little chance he gets the end

    built with less expensive players is not the case anymore..we paid the players who win us games and make big impacts like the DL and you take Samuel out and our D gets passed on all over
     
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    We pay the players who win us games LESS than their talent is worth. This allows us to pay MORE players who win us games. Consequently, we win more games.

    Which >$1M/yr Patriots player do you think we are paying more than his talent is worth?

    Eugene Wilson probably isn't worth his hit.

    Kevin Faulk comes to mind as a player who may be getting more than the market will bear, but in my opinion his value to the team justifies the cap hit (This year. I'm looking for him to restructure during the offseason).

    I worry about AD justifying his hit, but it is still very early for us to evaluate this, and I remain cautiously optimistic.

    Everybody else with a big hit seems to be worth it.

    Players that would have had a hit exceeding their talent (like Reche Caldwell [who had a very good day]) have been cut.
     
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    i hate it when somebody downplays asante's worth... he is worth elit corner money, period... but not with new england....
    samuel will get it somewhere else... good luck to him...
     
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    No question pay that man!
     
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    He's young enough that you would think we could work something out, it's not like Moss where he only has a few years which makes the bonus tough to do. But, whatever, I think this is regrettably the last year we'll have him.
     
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    They better pay the guy because that secondary will be mediocre at best without him. The guy plays like a STUD every big game we are in. Richard Seymour, on the other hand, gets paid like a STUD and makes no big IMPACT in any big game. The guy may be stout against the run, but that's why we are paying him that kind of big money? Puhleaze.
     
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