Saints favorite to land Thomas...?

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  1. slash83

    slash83 In the Starting Line-Up

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    http://profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

     
  2. PatsFan24

    PatsFan24 In the Starting Line-Up

    could be....
     
  3. primetime

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    I've heard that enough to take anytime it's said with a grain of salt. He'll visit the Cowboys next and they'll be the new favorites. The agent (in this case, one of the most shrewd in Rosenhaus) drops the hint to up the deal for the next team in line. That's how they make money. He could end up with the Saints, he could end up with the Patriots, or some team like the 49ers could come out of left field and scoop him. You never know.
     
  4. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Exactly

    Two visits, two reported high interest. Mr. Agent trying to get the money?
     
  5. Good for them.
     
  6. chrisfx811

    chrisfx811 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Let someone else pay him more than he's worth.
    Does anyone think the Pats offered him anything more than the vet minimum with some
    performance incentives?
     
  7. primetime

    primetime Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    I doubt any other team will either. The reason Rosenhaus is posturing like this is to try to get some team to offer something better than that.
     
  8. sebman2112

    sebman2112 In the Starting Line-Up

    Yea, Rosenhaus is trying to trump up interest in his client.

    I watched him on TV earlier today, and he said something like "Zach's a hot commodity right now", and "he's received strong interest from a number of teams".

    Since when has a soon to be 35 year old LB coming off concussion been considered a "hot commodity"? It's true that Zach's a good LB, and I'd love to have him on the Patriots, but Rosenhaus makes it seem like Zach's worth a boatload of coin right now, and the truth is (considering everything I just mentioned) he's not.
     
  9. BionicPatriot

    BionicPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

    Exactly. I'm not holding my breath we're the absolute favorite to grab em', but Drew is doing what an agent needs to do. He's looking for the money and he's moving his client all around talking him up. All we can do is wait because everything is mere smoke at this point.
     
  10. festy1986

    festy1986 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    If he values winning and wants a ring, NE is the only choice.

    If right now he thinks he has 3 -4 years in the tank and is still chasing money, NE is anything but the place.

    Its ok, landing Thomas would be nice, but Taylor is the Dolphin I think we all most want.
     
  11. letekro

    letekro In the Starting Line-Up

    I LOVE Zach Thomas as a player but I think his talents would be wasted in our defense.
     
  12. dryheat44

    dryheat44 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    Very simply, the Saints can offer him a full-time job. The Patriots can't. If Zach wants to be the main man on defense, he'll go to the Saints. If he wants to be a cog on a Super Bowl contender, he'll go to the Cowboys. If he wants to be a cog on a Super Bowl contender and humiliate the team that unceremoniously IR'd him, than cut him, he'll go to the Patriots.
     
  13. signbabybrady

    signbabybrady Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    This makes sense to me that the saints would be the front runner. As you said they can offer a starting job, he wuold be closer to home (if his home is miami which i would imagine), 4-3, and while the saints fell off they were a game from the SB and it wouldnt be far fetched to expect them to make another run at it.
     
  14. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    That sums it all up...somehow, I think he'll go for the most money..but you never know...
     
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