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Stallworth took less to sign here, per Peter King

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  1. NE39

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    King writes this morning:

    That is a good sign, IMO. The fact Stallworth wants to be here and play for a winner is a sign he might be acquiring the maturity to go with his talent.
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    While I agree, I also think Donte realizes that with his substance problem and injury problems, the best he was going to get was a 1 year "prove it" deal. He will have a much better opportunity to show off in NE with Brady as his QB then he would elsewhere, he is not so much looking to get paid this contract as he is in his next contract. WR's have a tendency to flouish in our offense.
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    Well if King is right he turned down a better deal with Tenn. and there is no indication that it was a 'prove it' deal.
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    what i think people are saying by the prove it deal is.. in Stallworths mind he feels he is a big money- top receiver but because of his history he obviously won't get that contract..so this season is a make or brake for him, he needs to preform if he wants to score that money (etheir with NE or whomever he is with in 08-09 season)..Even with MORE money at TENN on the table..it isn't what he feels he deserves or wants ultimately.. and He knows because he is smart (or his agent is at least), that in NE even signing for less..he has a chance to be the #1 receiver for a NFL powerhouse, make a serious push for a championship, have one of the greatest throwing to him, with a geneious of a coach..which in turn skyrockets his value for the next season..ofcourse given he plays at the best of his abilities and contributes to winning games.. it's a win/win situation for both sides..

    Of course this is with totaly disregard to actual numbers..and I could be wrong...
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    I love the continuation of that article where Titans fans are frustrated over the lack of free agent activity and losing out on Stallworth.

    What, are they unhappy with David Givens?
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    i thought the most interesting thing he said was "and the Patriots arent' done." wonder if he knows something?
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    there once was a comparisson on espn saying:

    the pats are to WR's as the broncos are to RB

    i can only imagine the possibilties with stallworth playing with brady
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    Didn't I hear recently that Givens injury was very serious and may possibly be career ending? Has anyone got more info on that?
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    Basically this is exactly what I mean by "Prove It" deal. I sort of mispoke when I said that it was the only thing he would be offered, I meant that it would be the best case scenario for Donte as he would not be able to get a big money deal he thinks he deserves due to the previously stated concerns.
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    According to Drew Rosenhaus, Stallworth signed here because of Tom Brady's presence.

    Free-agent wide receiver Donte' Stallworth's decision to sign with the Patriots instead of the Dolphins had nothing to do with money, according to his agent Drew Rosenhaus.

    "[The money] was very comparable," Rosenhaus told WSVN-TV Sunday night. "It really was a matter of Donte' knowing that he's going to be in a one-year situation, and he needs to succeed. And, frankly, he wants to win.

    "It was best for him to sign with New England because of Tom Brady. Donte' really thought a lot of [Dolphins coach] Cam Cameron. But Donte' [signed] a one-year contract, so it's imperative for him that he put himself in the best environment to succeed. Right now the Patriots are more solid offensively than Miami because of the uncertainty at quarterback. The Dolphins might sign Trent Green. Is [Daunte] Culpepper going to be healthy? Is Cleo Lemon ready? Well, Tom Brady is the best."

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/sports_football_dolphins/2007/03/dolphins_lose_o.html
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    King praises New England for free agency moves:

    And then an unnecessary cheap shot:

    WTF? That interception was hardly the reason the Pats lost, a-hole.
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