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    Reggie Wayne on Playing in New England: 'Who Wouldn't Want to Play There?'
    By: Ian Logue

    Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald had an interesting note in her Sunday football notes about free agent receiver Reggie Wayne, who apparently is open to the thought of playing with the Patriots....

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    He can help us.

    I would still consider drafting an outside WR even after signing him.
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    Welker
    loyd
    wayne
    gronk
    hern


    game over
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    I'd rather have Lloyd. But, hey, if Wayne wants to take a pay cut and contend for another ring, then he knows where to go.
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    I would love that, but I doubt we would get 2 big name FA WRs. If that core remained healthy, I honestly don't know how you'd defend against it.
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    Wayne and Lloyd combined are probably cheaper than Jackson or Bowe too.
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    Why does he HAVE to take a cut? How much money was left on the table this past year? The adherence to "value" seems to trump all else, even Rings! They key is how much a player is worth...to the Patriots. Given the complete inability to operate outside the numbers, I would think the value of guys like Lloyd and Wayne would be high, especially when coupled with the closing window of opportunity on the TB/BB era. This group would give them the ability to draft solely for Defense, bolstering a young group which, as it develops, will allow for a smoother transition to the next (Josh McDaniels/Ryan Mallet?) era Offense to take shape.
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    No more midgets

    Wayne is the same size as lloyd
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    6000 yards, 54 passing TDs, MVP for TB

    enough money left to upgrade the D though?
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    Could also be cheaper than Re-upping Welker too.

    Not saying I want it to be the case. I'm just saying.
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    sign the beast!

    wow, indy would really hate NE after a move like this. don't know if the Pats can pull this off within the cap.
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    Didnt get to see much of Wayne last year.

    Is there anything left in the tank?
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    He would be like 4th option on this team. Will he like that?
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    So what passing system does Indy run? I was always under the impression that Manning rehearsed routes with his WRs so diligently because the patterns were strictly defined....not improvised/adjusted depending on the D alignment .
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    The commentators usually say the receivers have to be smart because they have to adjust based on what the receiver and Manning sees, sometimes you see a Colts receiver take a different route to what Manning thought they would too.
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    Lloyd is younger and knows the system, I'd rather sign him than Wayne. If we can somehow get both on the cheap I'm all for it.
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    A Wayne/Lloyd combo for $9-10 million is a better now investment for this team than Welker at $9 million w/ the franchise tag.

    Don't get me wrong - I love Welker, and his contributions to the team...but Wayne and Lloyd would significantly diversify this offense and we still have Edelman (who is not in Welker's league or even close, and I understand that) to play the "Welker role".

    The ability of this team to kill underneath with the TE's and Edelman (and potentially RBs), while having the ability of two excellent intermediate/deep receivers in Wayne and Lloyd would make this offense better than simply resigning Welker.

    I know it sounds crazy - but I think too many people think Welker being back is a foregone conclusion.
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    If Welker somehow leaves for big $, Lloyd and Wayne for 9 million would be a good backup plan.

    Also, yes, Welker is miles better than Edelman, but he could be the slot WR. I still remember rookie Edelman pulling crazy moves on the Jets and Texans.
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    NoCatchO made $6 mill....why do you think superior WRs would settle for less?
    the 2011
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    The Colts' offense is similar in the sense that the WRs adjust their routs based on the coverages they get. However, the Colts use minimal formations and little shifting. Most of the plays, Wayne would line up in the same spot. So that would be the one question about any Colts WR coming into this offense.
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    As strange as it may sound, it would not shock me that Pats sign BOTH Lloyd and Wayne if the window is there. I personally prefer a guy like Colston but he will cost $$$$$

    Figure 6mill each for Wayne and Lloyd is better than 10mill on another one, and another useless 2nd rounder of 3rd round WR bust. Use the Draft to revamp the Defensive front 4 and Secondary.

    Wayne made 6.5mill last year.

    We're in the final lap of Brady's Career, its either now or never (2-3 years). Who the heck cares about how many picks we pile up in 2013, 2014, 2016.....and of cap issues 2014 and beyond. The Cap is going to goto 160mill in 2014 by which time Brady will have turned 37 and MAYBE, just MAYBE ready to pass the baton to a Mallett, or Mallett could be another Kevin O'Connell

    BB needs to pull the trigger, penny pinching now will waste whats left of Brady, and the next Patriots QB could be a good one or a bust, and all those picks then will mean squat. Enough of these crap WR picks in the draft, or useless over the hill Stinko type; and Branch is no Reggie Wayne !

    Lloyd/Colston-Wayne-Welker

    Just Do it !
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    The FA WR market is loaded with younger, slightly better WRs then them. Vincent Jackson, Desean Jackson, Dwayne Bowe, Wes Welker, Marques Colston, Pierre Garcon, Laurent Robinson,Stevie Johnson.

    I can't see Lloyd or Wayne making more than 6 mil with all those names.
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    In a capped league with unrestricted free agency in 5 years or less, adherence to value is what gets you to 5 superbowls in an 11 year span. So does not thinking in terms of windows but rather always adhering to sound long term goals and principles. While this team has contingency transition plans in place at all times, it doesn't contemplate having to implement them in the forseeable future. Which is why they won't change their core philosophy of being long term investors as opposed to incessant window shoppers who can't withstand the urge to make the splashy short term purchase only ultimately to find themselves coming up consistently short and backed into a financial corner that doesn't allow them to do what is best for the organization long term at all times. Like the JETS. Why people want them to be something other than what they are is beyond me...
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    Welker is more concerned with winning than with getting every available dollar.

    If he were, God forbid, to leave, it's far more likely he'd go to a contending team with a great QB than anything else. Would you want to see him end up a Packer? I sure as heck wouldn't.
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    Me either - I hope he is back, but I think it's a very real possibility that he might not end up back here next season.
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    wont need to..no one can match 60 points a game.
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    What I stated above is the reason why Welker will be back: he's playing at such a high level right now that the cost of replacing him would outweigh any benefits.
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    And lose the SB because the other team drives 89 yards in 1:43 to win the game at the gun,
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