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    Never again can the Patriots to expect a player to take a home town discount after what happened to Brady and Welker. If the team is going to nickle and dime them then I expect players to do the same to the team. No longer will players put up with that bullbleep; they will pull a Welker. I don't blame Welker one bit; enough is enough.
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    Yeah, that $10M they paid him last year was a real slap in the face. And what "happened" to Brady, exactly?
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    Move along, nothing to see here.....
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    I don't blame Welker either for going to the team that wanted to pay him more.
    That's what it is.
    I have no idea what Brady has to do with your rant. He decided to take less so that the team can spend more on other players. I'd suppose he's pretty happy they are so active in trying to spend it.
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    The Patriots offered him a near identical contract.
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    Wait ... it's, "starve a troll, feed a fever." I always get those confused.
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    Yeah because they are really screwing Tom over right now.

    He gave them some money to Spend.

    They tried with Wes, say what you want about what they should have given Wes but as far as Brady should be concerned is what they actually do.

    They missed on Wes and immediately moved on and grabbed Amendola and Jones. They have reportedly Signed Sanders to an offer sheet. We are only a few days in too who knows what else they will do in FAency and through the draft.

    Bottom line is you can have your opinions on the WR who left and the ones signed but its not like they took Brady's discount and pocketed it. They are getting Brady new toys.

    This is the same stupid logic as they screwed Brady when Branch left when 7 months after Branch was gone Wes and Moss were in town.

    They are not in any way shape or form out to screw Brady or leave him short on toys.
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    This afternoon caught a few minutes of Felger who was ranting and raving about discount prices at Wal Mart.. switched the channel quickly.

    Brady when it is all said and done will have gotten just about 200 Million in earnings from this team, that will be second to Peyton's 225 million.. none of this is chump change..

    What Welker was offered previously and he rejected was not chump change, what Welker got last year as a franchise was not chump change.. none of this is chump change..
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    Fred you sound like a cranky old man who can't find his teeth.

    Exactly what happened to Brady and Welker? Lets look.

    1. Poor Brady got screwed when he had to accept $3MM more in payment over the next 2 years. Now that's the kind of discount I'm looking to get. :rolleyes:

    2. Welker was disrespected when he was made to accept $9,3MM in payment when his true market was closer to below $7. :rolleyes:

    3. Wekler was once again disrespected when he was forced to turn down an insulting 2 year $16MM guaranteed offer that turned out to be ABOVE the market rate by $2MM/yr :rolleyes:

    4. ...and then the final insult, when the Pats were proven to be corect in assessing Wes' true market, they didn't wait around for him to come back with a counter. Those BASTARDS :rolleyes:

    OOOOHHHHH THE HORROR!
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    Didn't they offer last year I think a 2 year 16 Million contract to Wes? Now he's on a 2 year 12 Mil contract. 4 Million less this year than what he would have had. His greed got him out of NE and less money as well.
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    I still think Fred is really Steve from Fall River ... :bricks::bricks::bricks:
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    Who should be put out of his misery...
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    I don't think many players ever did take home town discounts just a select few that we remember.

    This is a business, don't blame Wes at all dude gets destroyed every game who knows how he will be 10 years down the road.

    Brady probably is pissed, but they're going to spend to the cap he isn't the GM to say who they spend it on.
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    Not only that but to properly factor things in how many took the discount to get some money guaranteed and ended up injured never to sign another contract. What if Gronk never returns to being Gronk again :eek: ... his deal would then become a great calculated risk ...same for Brady :eek: with his guaranteed money.
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    Fredfromdartmouth. Is your name Fred and are you really from Dartmouth? I am still waiting for an answer.

    Was your soul purpose on coming here to embarrass yourself? From what I have seen that is all you do.

    You must get zero attention from people in your life. To have to come here and be such a blithering, idiot, crybaby, with on top of that zero understanding of football. It is your pathetic attempt to get attention and well....its pathetic.
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    Brady must be livid that he took a cheaper contract to save the team money and now the team has been using it to restock its roster.

    Livid, I tell you, livid.
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    OK now that was a low blow...

    Someday I will have to call into Felger so you guys know that I am NOT Steve...Felger will rip my head off after all I have said about him here but (I hate to admit this) I agree with Felgie on the Welker fiasco.

    BTW is it just me or does Steve from Fall Ribba have the most ugly accent in the Northeast?
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    Happy to move on from Welker. Welker overestimated his market value. His mistake. Pats offered him market rate, Welker choose to move on and did not get the money he thought that he was worth. It is what it is - business. Employers should always pay market rate or less for employees. Sentiment should never be included in salary. Salary is for what the employee does for the employer for current performance, not past performance. Any employers that pay on sentimental past performance value will fail in the market. See the Jets.
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