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There had to be something more, why Branch does not want to be here

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    I mean Adam V, Givens, and now Branch.. There has to be more about this.. Is Branch mad at BB for not letting him catch 1000yrds last yr ?? Who knows, we will never know, but I do know that Branch has caught his last pass from Brady, and will be catching passes from Matt Hassleback.. I hope its him, rather that Noodle arm Chad//
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    He's just a little whiny pissant. We were oh, so wrong about him.
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    His quarterback threw him under the bus when he said the real MVP of Super Bowl XXXIX was Rodney Harrison.
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    You are probably right ... it's about the $$$$.

    Along those lines. There is soemthing new this year.

    PATs are not strapped to the CAP. They got 12M $$$$$$$$$$$$ still left to spend.

    Players in the past probably understood that the PATS had to
    be close to the vest to manage the CAP.

    NOW ............. I wouldn't be surprised if players know the PATs got the money but won't spend it on them and that stuff breads bad feelings.

    If that is the case .... look for more defections and more discontentment.
    There is no reason for PATs hoarding that money and if they got tight
    they probably could free up more.

    It won't be the first time a successful organization went down the tubes
    because it got too greedy.

    (PS: Forget all above if they find a way to spend that loot on the players
    before this season is over )
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    The Pat's are always going to have these situations come up...they are the most successful team in the league over the past 5yrs and that is going to make stars out of some of their players regardless of that players real value the precieved value will always be higher not just because of the players success but also due to the oppositions belief that to take a first stringer from us is a way to weaken us and that is in everyones interest including the NFL.

    So we best get used to this type of controversy as it will come up again and again...ala TY, MILLOY, ADAM V etc etc.

    The difference with Branch is his effort to break his contract which is planned and calculated to force a trade rather then play for the Pat's.

    Branch is motovated by fear, payback and greed:

    Fear of injury, look at his history

    Fear of having less of a year in production,,,,,

    Last year he discovered he can not defeat a double team and even said so, thus if he plays this year that is what he will see constantly for he has told the entire NFL i can't be successfull when double teamed.

    WE have no real #2 and are featuring the tight ends rather then the WRs on offense this yr thus his production will be less not more and if we do go to SB this year he will not be MVP again it will be Watson or one of the running backs or even Brady, thus his precieved value may go down.

    Fear of the future: His precieved value now is at its peak, at least to this point in his career. His precieved value at the end of this year is unknowable so if one loses confidence in himself...see can not beat double teams...then the prudent action is to force his way out of town or offer only the most limited expouser this year....read report week 10.... so if he is less productive it can be passed off as limitied oppotunity rather then lack of ability.

    Payback,....

    Givens a lesser WR hit the lotto Branch in his own mind a much better talent but is restricted from doing the same because the Pat's insisted on a 5 yr contract....his agent has been playing this card for 4 yrs now and Branch truly believes the Pat's screwed him so he wants to screw them back.

    Greed; "One has to feed their family"....when i heard Branch say that i knew it was ONLY about the MONEY.
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    None of us know what the cap will be like at the end of the season.

    Pat's have a history of spending to the cap so to assume they will not this year has no bais in fact.

    If at the end of the year this money is still there then we can all compain, but right now you are making an asuumption that has no support in reality.

    None of us know the Pat's spending plan, who they will extend and who they will pick up....some of this so called cap space has to be paid to Seymore for his new contract and some is set asside in case we can sign Branch and if not Branch then resign some of the O line guys.

    Lets not assume greed on the part of our FO just because we see money not yet spent. History tells us they will spend it and that they will spend it wisely.

    What more can we ask for?

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