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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The season doesn't start for four months. We have time for some additions.

    1a) a long-term contract with Samuel
    1b) a short-term contract where Samuel agrees to play this year
    2a) a trade for a running back
    2b) a jag short-down running back
    3) a jag ILB or two
    4) a backup NT
    5) a backup QB
    6) a healthy set of OT's
    7) a healthy Chad Jackson
     
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    #17 Jersey

    8) long term extension for BB announced - details not disclosed.
     
  3. jbb9s

    jbb9s In the Starting Line-Up

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    note on 1b) Ya - its a concept that Samuel's union agreed to and it called being tagged the "franchise player."

    note on 7) even if he was healthy, he wouldn't see the field this year. He doesn't have a niche on this team since the signings.
     
  4. Wotan_the_Wanderer

    Wotan_the_Wanderer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    1. Agreed
    3. Seau and a jag
    6. Agreed
    7. PUP and IR thereafter if no other WR is lost for the season.
    8. A HEALTHY RODNEY!!! (Which should really be much higher on the list.)
     
  5. PATRIOT64

    PATRIOT64 In the Starting Line-Up

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    9) Tom Brady becoming GQ Man Of The Year :)
     
  6. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    A healthy Rodney is a lot to ask for at this time in his career. I might add that Sanders continues to improve.

     
  7. Mainefan

    Mainefan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I think we could very well see Chad Jackson on the field this year, unless the rest of our WRs suddenly get titanium hamstring replacements. Anyhow, it's good to have him here--he may yet turn out to be a good draft choice.
     
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    What Mainefan said, and it would be fantastic if Chad Brown - a tallish fastish guy - got "downfield threat" lessons from Stallworth and Moss, both of them the real deal with resumes to match. There are "cap trouble" threads elsewhere these days, and getting a guy out of the draft to lighten some of this load in future years is a no-brainer - but more easily said than done (see Johnson, Bethel.)

    There's a reason that the boys in Foxboro don't write him off yet, whatever we say in a fan forum.

    Would love to see Samuel signed for multiple years, but this offseason looks like handwriting on the wall rather than on a contract, in his regard. You can't always get what you want, as the ESPN draft promos kept playing. But I think the Pats got what they need. I see Samuel playing his franchise year, and trying like hell to prove he's a better use of 2008 money than, say, Randy Moss.

    PFnV
     
  9. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

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    Players like Adalius Thomas and Randy moss (if he get's $5 mill) took Asante's money. The Patriots are dishing out the dough right now (to everyone who wants to play for the Patriots for a cut-rate). I have to say, although I can understand that Asante has never had a big payday, it's a concern that he wants to leave the Patriots without once ever having won the super Bowl with the team as a started. Ty Law, Lawyer Milloy, even Damien Woody, all these guys left AFTER they got their ring.

    Asante better think about the fact that players are giving up money and coming to new England to WIN a ring.
     
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    Patriotic Fervor Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    It's like the old saw says - you don't know what you have until it's gone.
     
  11. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Perhaps he will consider playing for the ring instead of the money after he has earned the money, or when he is much later in his career. He has just played out his rookie contract. It is time to cash in.

     
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    patsfaninpa In the Starting Line-Up

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    Asante started Super Bowl XXXVIII against Philly. Hell, Randall Gay even started. He was the other cb.
     

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