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Samuel looking for a deal similar to Bly's??

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  1. Mogamedogz

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    Not sure if someone else already posted this info...


    Asante Samuel is expected to ask the Patriots for a contract similar to the one Dre' Bly signed last week.

    -Boston Globe
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    That's a pretty good price. I would do that.
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    What were the terms of Bly's deal?
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    The article said 5 year/$33 million. I think the Pats could sign Samuel for a little cheaper than that if thats what he is looking for.
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    five-year package that totaled $33 million including $16 million guaranteed.
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    that would be a very fair deal for both sides, Asante deserves it...
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    FWIW, I would take Samuel over Bly.
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    Thats a perfect contract number....if the structure is cap friendly.
    16/5=3.2

    33/5=6.6

    There's the basic math. 6.6 mil/year with 3.2 guaranteed. Thats roughly 5.25 and 2.56 mil respectivley in 2006 pre cap increase dollars. Very fair pricetag, if, like I said, it can be structured properly to keep everyone happy. But the devil is in the details!
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    Bly's no better then Samuel, so why not?
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    I would too. I was watching the Lion-Rams game on NFL network this afternoon and the Rams receivers were making him look godawful.
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    whadaya know... we agree on something!!!!

    Bly isn't that great imo...
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    While I agree that Asante is worth MORE than Bly (Because of his age), I also think that Bly is horribly underrated as a cover corner.
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    He'll look better now because he'll being playing against lesser talent and across from Champ.
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    If Samuel wants a Bly area deal, pay the man!
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    Or it could backfire on him. If I had to pick a corner to throw at it would be Bly. He may get burned more than a few times with teams that draw up strategies that target him.
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    Really? I hear all about him, and I never see him making plays for the Lions.
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    i'm sure samuel is looking for something fair....since he was slapped with the tag, and he's far greater than clements...who got an 80 mill deal....

    i think bly's contract or somethign a little cheaper is only fair for samuel
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    He excels in man and can't play the cover two worth ****e. Which is why it was so loltastic when the Skins tried to get him, since they play cover two as well. The Broncos play man a lot, so he'll hopefully do better here.

    But getting Asante for a Bly type contract would be an absolute steal for you guys. Clements got his enormous contract, and Samuel is definitely on his level, I'd certainly be asking for a lot more then what Bly got. The Pats have a good FO, so I'm sure you will get the best value for Samuel, be it in a trade or a contract.
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    If Samuel wants much better than Bly money, he should prove it for more than one season. But I think he's worth around that much.
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    Seems doable in that neighborhood.

    If anyone saw that video interview a few weeks ago, Samuel looks like he's happy and expects a long term deal.
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