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  1. ayjackson

    ayjackson Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I'm a little sick of how we're no longer a "model franchise" according to the media. Their idea of what that means is never what we professed to be and, quite frankly, still are.

    We are a model franchise because of how we operate under the salary cap. We are a model franchise because we are strong from player one to player sixty-one. We recognize talent and may pay a guard on the PS the largest PS salary in the league, and may decide to let a WR walk for a draft choice because the money is better spent elsewhere. It's about finding cheap talent from other team's discards. It's about converting players from college positions to other positions as pros. We are a model franchise because the total 61 is greater than the sum of the parts.

    It was never about anything more than that. The media made it into some sort of God Bless America Apple Pie bullsh*t. It isn't about that. It's about Pioli and BB and player personal decisions. Pay Brady. Pay the DL. And lock up the OL. End of.
     
  2. Vern

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    We're a model franchise because we win. That's pretty much all that matters.
     
  3. Gunnails

    Gunnails In the Starting Line-Up

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    True that.
     
  4. Drewwho

    Drewwho Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    There is no such thing as the model person, role model or model franchise. Who Cares! We win and that all that matters!
     
  5. fgssand

    fgssand PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    #17 Jersey

    Ask any fan which combination of Owner / coach and team they would choose for their own, if they had a choice.

    I doubt you would not find one person that would not take my New England Patriots.

    And if anyone says that due to the so called "videogate" rule infraction they would not choose N.E., I would tell them to find me a team without sin before casting their stone against N.E.

    I remain proud of the classy team I choose to support.
     
  6. richpats

    richpats Banned

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    I never really got into the "model" franchise thing either. Sure it's nice to hear, but reputation doesn't win you football games.
     

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