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  1. tailgater

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    Personally I'd love to see him back as the #3. If it costs a 5th rd or 4th at best, I'd hope the Pats would go for it. He could put on the uniform and contribute immediately (if he isn't hurt again that is).

    The cap hit for the pats wouldn't amount to much. The only issue I see would be if other teams with Patriot roots would want him more than the Pats (Browns, Chiefs, Broncos).

    Trade or cut Galloway and fill his spot with someone Brady knows & trusts.
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    This could be big. Branch in, Galloway to the Ravens for a 7th (and his contract gone with him).
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    I would ship a 4th over to Seattle in a heart beat for Branch......get it done Bill.
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    IF a deal is swung, it would be a conditional low-round pick. As we all know, Branch has been a huge disappointment for the 'Hawks.

    For nostalgia's sake, I'd love to see him here.
    Being a realist, I'm not sure how healthy and productive he is and can be.

    My .02$
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    A fourth? Have you seen him play in Seattle? He has done nothing, maybe a 7th but even then I thought he had a high salary.
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    I think the bridge has burned where Branch is concerned. Not that it matters anyhow as he's toast.
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    Exactly, we pissed away our 3rd on Burgess, no way do we deal away our 2010 - 4th for an injury waiting to happen Deion Branch with a different knee than the one he left here with.
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    His salary would be the big obstacle. In 2009, he would only need to be the #3 receiver. A sorta "outrun you, not the bear" thing.

    Galloway started his career in Seattle. Wouldn't that be ironic.
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    Do you have a link or source for the story that Seattle is shopping Branch?

    QB12
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    Did you see Moss play in Oakland? Granted Branch doesn't have the physical upside Moss has but guys perform differently in different situations. Galloway seems to still have his speed and athletic ability but with the Pats can't even get in the stadium on gameday. For whatever reason Branch seemed to flourish with the Pats and Brady so I'd be all for getting him here. If the price is right I say come on down.
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    Pissed away? Hes a consistent contributor on our top 10 ranked Defense.
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    With Belichick - maybe. Not with Brady, I wouldn't be shocked if Brady could talk Belichick into it if the rest could be worked out.
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    LOL, give me his major contribution numbers (sacks and tackles) if you could ?
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    What made Branch special is his route-running and ability to stretch the field on some middle of the field stretch plays. If he had that straight-line speed still in him, I'm for it.

    If hes lost a step and is purely a 5 yd out guy, we have one all-world guy now in Welker and a up-and-commer in Edelman already working those routes...
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    We need him to be in between - not what he was but not toast - just what Gaffney gave us, a limited athlete who was where Brady expected. I think Branch has that left in him.

    BTW, the trade may or may not have cost us a SB in 2006 (everything would have been different so who knows) but getting Meriweather for him looks good for right now.
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    Screw Branch.. He burnt his bridges with Management. I highly doubt the Pats would consider him.
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    The route that paid Branch's bills was the 15 yrd fake-slant to the middle and then he ran to the sideline and TB. That clearly showed his route-running, quickness and quick-burst speed to the sideline. If he can do that- get him.
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    Vince Wilfork doesn't put up a lot of stats, yet you take him out and this defense goes to garbage.

    Stats NEVER tell the whole story.

    Burgess has been a disappointment. Yesterday was his first prolonged playing time in the second half. Prior to theat, he's been seeing time on the Nickel defenses.
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    Even if so, BF I don't see any value in Branch these days. In terms of skill level I'd much rather have Galloway. But I think he's so far in BB's doghouse now that he's not getting out.
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    I'd trade Galloway for Branch straight up. Branch has to be better than Galloway (in our system anyway). Clearly, Branch has sucked in SEA, but he was a very good WR for us and Galloway has done nothing.
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    Tate and LeVoir start practicing this week.

    So I am not buying the trade talks.
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    Branch appears to be old and broken. The "good old days" for him are just that. And at the price he is presently commanding with a return of 3 receptions per game, he had better be heavily discounted or he just isn't worth the asking price anymore.
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    There are 3 reasons why I do not think it would be good...1) The team will be paying a fairly high price, for a player that is not even close to what that player was 4 years ago when he was playing here. 2) That player's salary is way out of touch with teh reality of his play. Why pay a player big bucks for so little. There is no value there. 3) Given how he left, I do not think management wants him back.
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    My best guess is that the Pats do nothing, of course now they pull a blockbuster...
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    As a no. 3 WR, I don't think you need to possess top 10% athleticism. Is Branch severely overweight or something? I've heard injuries have been nagging him, but whatever he could bring to the table is a positive. He could be that alternate 3rd down and 4 guy. I dont see him as a deep threat with his injury history. But we need SOMETHING at this point to take a sprinkling of the burden off of Moss. Knowing the routes and out thinking defenders is something that impressed me most about Branch. I would think he'd still have these intangibles. Galloway is healthy but completely unproductive and I think a change of scenery might be a good thing for him at this point.
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    And i'd trade Bret Lockett for Troy Polamalu, but it's not happening ;)
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    I highly doubt management - which has largely been turned over since 2006 when the Branch saga occurred - would hold a grudge if it meant bringing improving their football team.

    Not for a fourth - at best it would be a sixth.
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    I think this would be biggest factor based on which the deal will NOT go through. He didn't honor his last year of contract :mad: so I would say, screw him and let see what Tate/Nunn got to show.
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    Anyone have a link on this story?

    I'd love for the Pats to go after this, as I've said many, many times before - Branch is the kind of wideout that is the missing ingredient in this offense. It would make the offense tougher to defend than it ever was in 2007 - a scary thought.
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    Again, Belichick is too smart to let something foolish like that get in the way of making a deal that would improve his football team, if you are to believe Branch is an improvement over Galloway.
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