Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Bertil, Mar 23, 2006.
according to Michael Holley...
I just heard that too. Expect an annoucement tommorow! This is much better news from Holley than what he broke a few days ago. Welcome back Troy---looks like a farewell tour this year! :rocker:
Troy Brown is one of my favorite players and I'm glad he's back but his 30 receptions aren't going to make or break the Patriots. This is more of a PR signing than a football signing in my opinion. Like I said, I'm glad to see Brown back but I think he will have a minimal impact next season.
I can't see him making this team, that is assuming that they sign a few more WRs, great career, and one of the all-time best Patriots! However, I think he will retire either just before or during TC.
I respectfully disagree.
With Davis and Givens gone, unless they hit on a pick in the draft, sign another FA, or Childress really steps up, Troy will be a larger offensive factor than he has the past three years.
Uh-oh...this could become the new "David Patten will never make this team" thread...
I agree, I don't think he makes or breaks our season either but I do expect him to make the team and contribute.
So true, with a stud like Caldwell and the potential signing of superstar Boerigter, it's a sure bet that Troy won't make the team.
And now with Dwight gone, need somebody at receiver and need somebody sure handed to return punts. And don't bring up the Denver gaffe....playing up and then sprinting back to actually catch a punt isn't exactly a normal thing to do.
His impact could be more than minimal. It's basically Branch, Caldwell, Brown and perhaps Bethel, should he make the team. And since there is next to nothing left in the FA pool WR wise, it would seem he might be in the mix more than we think, pending the draft of course. I don't think they asked him back thinking he wouldn't make the team.
Does anyone think we may resign Dwight? He seemed okay to me last season.
Dwight signed a 4-year deal with the Jets the day AV flew the coop.
Just a thought....since Troy is so versitile...
Field Goal Kicker?
this is good news
Oh, I hadn't heard that. Sort of a bummer I guess. He's a pretty good KR/PR threat too. I loved watching him return kicks last season. Very exciting. Good add for them.
glad he's back big fan of T.Brown
This makes me very happy. Nice to hear some good news.
This is not a "pr signing," the Patriots don't make pr signings. If they did, half of the double-digit posters here would still be in single digits. Troy's not going to make a huge impact, but he will certainly play a part. I'm glad he's back in the fold.
I meant PR signing in regards to the timing. I don't know if you heard but the Patriots have lost some long-time contributors over the past couple of weeks. Listen, if we think this is all the Patriots are going to do at receiver, then I agree, Brown may have a big impact. However, if that's the case, I wouldn't be making hotel reservations in Miami. I am assuming they are going to bring in more receivers, that's why I said Brown will have a minimal impact. Because I think he'll be the fourth receiver. And if you think the Krafts don't care about the image of this team and don't do things for good PR, then perhaps you don't know the team as well as you think. Belichick may not care about public perception but the Krafts certainly do.
Since DG is gone, I think Troy may be back in the slot more than you may think. With the emergence of Big Ben, Troy could be a nice target underneath on deke plays.
Don't forget that he can play a little DB, as well.
Nor is having a Bronco jump on your back when you're bobbling the ball - a missed fair catch interference call to add to the list.
How about "damage control" then? Patriots don't walk on water, lately would have trouble floating in it PR-wise even with WWII plane pontoons.
Perhaps, but I think it more likely that someone was sniffing a bit too close...Cleveland?
A PR signing? A damage control signing?
Some people just really pay no attention to the way the team does business. You think BB was sitting there upset because Ron Borges is writing bad things about him or some posters on a message board are upset their favorite kicker moved on?
They signed Troy because they offerred him what they thought his value was to the team and he took it. Period. That is how they do business.
I really don't understand how anyone would still think emotion factors in to a thing they do after watching them the last 2 weeks.
Well said. He was signed because the Pats felt he had the ability to provide the team w/ performance in line w/ his compensation. That's the way it is for a vet on this team.
You can make more $ than you contribute as a 0-3 year guy, but that's because your potential is looked upon as worthy of the investment. Once you are further along in your career, your contributions can absolutely be quantified through a $ value.
It's cold, but that's the NFL. The game and the emotions are on the field.
That said, at least if Troy gets hurt in TC, he can retire a Patriot.
People that defend Belichick and Pioli to the death always say it doesn't matter what a player has done in the past, it's his potential that counts. Well, the same applies to them, and lately, I don't see how they're not putting a lot of FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt) out there to the remaining players on the team, and to the fans. Sure this is a business, but there is a human side to it, and management is not showing much humanity lately.
I'll start to worry about that May 1.
I don't know if you heard, but your original post didn't say that. Your latest does, though, and I disagree wholeheartedly.
Oh really? Says who? That moron Wrong Bogus? Its amazing how people know that the guy is a fab slob moron who is like a jilted lover 5 years after the Pats sent Drew Bledsoe out of town.
Fact is that the Pats were talking to McGinest after he was cut and before he signed with the Browns.
Fact is that the Pats were talking to Vinatieri before he signed with the Colts.
So, what should the Pats be doing? Setting up plush Velvet Couches in the parking lot at Gillette so that they can drop their drawers and have management kiss their arses in public?
Give me a break.
How are BB and Pioli putting fear, uncertainty and doubt into the players? Because they aren't over-paying for 34 year old OLBs? Because they aren't over-paying for a 33 year old kicker who has leg and back problems and who hasn't made a 50 yard FG since 2002 and who went 5-9 (according to Stats. Inc) from 40+ in 2005? Because they aren't over-paying for a Possession WR who has delusions of being a starring #1 WR?
The Patriots are going by the same plan that got them 3 SBs. Anyone who stops and looks at the situation from an unbiased viewpoint would see that.
Totally agree. Troy has been my favorite Pat for years, not only for his tough play and clutch receptions, but he is a thread throughout this run and exemplifies the type of player Kraft, Bill and Scott want on the team. He's a class act and I wouldn't be surprised to see him in the front office when he retires. Lets hold judgement on his abilities relative to his pay until the season is over and he's holding up his fourth Lombardi. His value is greater than his on-field performance and I think the brains figure all things into this decision.
He makes the team and big plays on third down this year as usual..
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