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  1. tobias funke

    tobias funke Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Why? He's only 28.

    Puts the Vrabel deal in a little more perspective, maybe.
     
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    Don't know much about Larry, but he's been there for a while, hasn't he? Interesting move for sure.

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    Alright, I'll do it. We interested? :D
     
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    Hmmm...... So Tomlin's got one Foote out the door already.
     
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    Wah wah wah waaaaaaaaaaah :p
     
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    I want Vrabel Back.
     
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    He's been getting less and less playing time, and they've got a few young LBs that look like they deserve more.
     
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    They drafted Lawrence Timmons in the first round a few years back and he performed very well in spot duty. I guess they are going to move him into the starting role. Foote probably has too much of a cap hit to keep around and Farrior signed a deal before last season that makes him uncutable now eventhough I would cut him over Foote because of his age.
     
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    The interesting thing is that Vrabel was a Steelers castoff, wasn't he? It seems to me that, though both teams play a 3-4, their overall defensive philosophies are pretty different. It could be that players who can't find a place in one, might be well suited to the other.

    Again, don't know much about Foote, but we've got cap space and if he might provide depth I'm all for it.
     
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    Yea I'm wondering what kind of money he's looking for.
     
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    Here's Scout, Inc.'s take on Foote. I highlighted the areas that would attract Belichick to him:

    http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/players/scouting?playerId=3656
     
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    I think he will hookup with the Lions
     
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    I hear the Chiefs calling...
     
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    He did say that if he was cut he would want to go there, but who knows. Belichick can be very persuasive.
     
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    Way too many feelers sent out to them from him during the prior months for him not to...
     
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    He already has two rings form the Steelers, what else can they offer that he hasn't already gotten in Pittsburgh?
     
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    I'm sure there could be a role for him here, but you'd have to think - even at this stage in free agency - that a 28 year old starter from a dominant superbowl winning defense would get some pretty decent contract offers elsewhere.
     
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    More rings. Some guys aren't happy unless they get a ring every year. Do you think if the Pats cut Brady today that he would rather go to a place where he would be rebuilding and making tons of money or make slightly less somewhere else and contend for a Super Bowl.

    I don't know what motivates Foote. But if his desire to win more rings is strong, the Pats have a chance. The Lions are at least 2-3 years from being a playoff contender. The way they run their organization, that might be way overly optimisitic estimates.
     
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    Maybe in the past they ran it into the ground but they are starting to look up this year...then again they can't go much farther down.

    Anyway the Patriots are winners, but so aren't the Giants, and the Colts, and the Chargers- winning isn't just something you get in New England, there has to be more to it that he likes than just winning.

    If he likes the system, that's a valid reason. If he likes the coaches, that's a valid reason- but not just winning alone.
     
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    Eh, maybe I'm just different than you but I know that if I already won two rings, I would be looking for the fattest payday I could possibly get. Considering what the Lions gave Stafford, I don't think it will be with them.
     
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