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    Apparently they were very close 2 weeks ago, asked for an appolgy to mr. Kraft which he did. Was then told to do a public appology and that pissed off Mankins. Now deal is farther apart.
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    Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public apology ended it

    According to Adam Schefter on ESPN; The Pats and Mankins were actually negotiating a few weeks ago and were close to getting a deal done. Kraft required an personal appology that Mankins gave. When they went back to renegotiate, Kraft required a public appology and Mankins was peissed off and broke negotiation. Both sides are being petty.
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    I just saw this too. Pisses me off. Both sides were so close to a deal and then we let apologies get in the way and Mankins lets his pride get in the way. Both sides are off base. Oh well, looks like he sits out this year.
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    Interesting in itself to hear theyve actually been still talking.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    If it is as said then yes, Kraft is the one being petty here. I'm sorely disappointed if it's true.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Not sure I agree that it's on Kraft. I think Mankins crossed a big line PUBLICLY and should apologize, even if just through a press release, in as public a way.
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    Not sure I understand -- did Kraft apologize in private then ask Mankins to apologize publicly?
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Opposite for me, it shows it's not about the money and all about a redneck punk (I feel I can say that as my wife is from the Fresno area and claims she knows the type up there) who thinks he can talk sh!t with no repercussions. You should have just kept quiet, Mankins.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    I would agree that Kraft is being a little more petty (not much), but I think Mankins should man up and for the good of the team appologize if the Pats did give him the deal he was looking for after he attacked them personally. But I do think Kraft knows better than to let personal issues get involved in business.
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    No, he apologized privately to Kraft but refused to do so publicly.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Agreed. 10char.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    I'm not arguing that Mankins isn't childish. I'm saying that Kraft has to be the grownup here and get it done. You just signed Brady to a huge contract. You're going to let a public apology prevent you from best utilizing your valuable asset? Foolhardy.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Been with the Pats throughout this Mankins deal. I have to side with Mankins if this is true if the deal is about to be struck and apology to Kraft made there is no need to take it further. A leak to the media that he apologized would've accomplished addressing the public in a way. Pretty stupid if you ask me.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Kraft should have recorded the private apology then released it to the press, that would have gotten it done :D
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    I will believe it when he produces a tape of Kraft saying it and it's confirmed by voice analysis experts.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended



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    Gee, he said he was sorry. Now you want your own personal apology?

    I don't blame you for being pissed about the situation.

    What should Mankins do to make this right.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    I do have to say that if a public appology is what is keeping Mankins for the money he is looking for, I think he may have taken too many shots to the head.
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    The way Adam Schefter reported it, Mankins and agent came into Foxboro and they worked out a deal in principle. Then Mankins was told he needed to apologize to Mr.Kraft, which he did and then he thought they were good to go. Then, the Pats insisted he make a public apology as well and then Mankins balked and the deal was off.

    Bad from all sides.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Another taping scandal!?! :eek::eek::eek:
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    The Patriots let a public apology get in the way of having a Pro Bowl Guard and a guy they clearly want in the mix for their team now and for years to come and Mankins, who apologizes in private now is passing up on huge money and playing football, just because he has to do it publically? This is an embarrassing story from both sides.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    What do you suppose this Shefter story is, if not exactly that?
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Kraft should have sucked this one up, jeez.

    It's not like anyone would take this seriously coming from Mankins and agent.

    My lord, this is football for heaven's sake.

    Is Kraft really so defensive that he thinks the public will question his integrity now?

    The Pats could have even said that Mankins personally apologized to Kraft.

    Makes me think that Belichick is probably shaking his head at the whole thing.
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    Screw Mankins. He insulted Kraft publicly, he should be man enough to apologize publicly. Hopefully Connolly keeps looking great and Mankins only has his pride to blame if the holdout impacts his career.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    I would like to get Mankins signed but first off if its true and we were going to make him say sorry in public that was wrong, what ever was said to Bob Kraft behind closed doors was more than sufficent.

    My other point is I dont want to sign him to a deal the same as Evens, you cant pay a guard that much, we are not talking about a left tackle here as good as he is thats a lot of money to tie up in a interior linemen and there will be a cap agin and that type of contract would eventually catch up to us.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    I'll go on record here as believing that this is all coming from Mankins' agent. Kraft and the Patriot's front office rarely, if ever, comment on ongoing negotiations. I can't believe for one minute that this information, even if true, came from anyone in Kraft's office, of the Patriot's staff.

    This is, IMHO. a stupid move by Mankins' agent that will likely backfire on him and Mankins both. I have said all along that I truly believe that Mankins is being poorly served by his agent, and this, to my mind, confirms that statement.

    Mankins' agent is simply trying to stir up the pot, and by going to the press with this story has likely set up his client for a bad situation, and possibly no football for a year or more.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    If I'm BB here I'm wicked pissed at my owner for not maning up and geting me the best player just over a perceived insult from a redneck. Again, assuming that the report is true.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    I guess what the content of the public apology would be. Mankins did go public so he should say something in public in the form of an apology.

    But if he's being asked to apologize for something that he never said or believes to be true, then I can understand if he does not want to say it.

    If they are that close then they should be able to work out a public statement that satisfies both.
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    Huh? We don't know exactly how all this went down, so it's all pure speculation. But no player with any ounce of self-respect is going to issue a PUBLIC apology to the team for something he said in the midst of a contract dispute.

    A private apology to Kraft, along with Mankins' goofball agent stating something along the lines of "we had some communication issues that resulted in an unfortunate misunderstanding" should have been more than enough.
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    Not what I wanted to see before the game, ugh...
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    Re: Adam Schefter: Mankins almost resigned two weeks ago, but a public appology ended

    All I can think of is the Godfather quote "It's not personal, it's business".

    I'm a little pissed at the organization for this. They made it personal. I thought they were more professional than that.

    But overall,very petty by both sides indeed.
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