What will happen now?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PromisedLand, Sep 1, 2006.

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How will the Branch situation be resolved?

  1. He will be traded within 24 hours to get the situation resolved

    15 vote(s)
    60.0%
  2. He will return to the team without a new deal

    1 vote(s)
    4.0%
  3. He and the Pats will agree on a new contract within the next 24 hours

    4 vote(s)
    16.0%
  4. He will sit out until game 11 and then try to play out his contract

    3 vote(s)
    12.0%
  5. Other - please post your thoughts

    2 vote(s)
    8.0%
  1. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    It seems like we need one of these polls about every ten hours now, things are changing so fast. What do you think the outcome to the Branch standoff will be now?
     
  2. 363839

    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Ahh first to vote.
     
  3. Nikki

    Nikki On the Game Day Roster

    I voted return to the team without a new deal. I just have this feeling that Kraft/BB are playing hardball with Branch.

    I am more than likely incorrect in my vote! :)
     
  4. 363839

    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    I really hope this trade to Seattle happens. I'm sorry to see Deion go, he did a great job for us.
    I see this as the best possible outcome for the Pats.
    Neither side of this issue is going to budge so lets make the most of it and move on with 2 first round picks and hopefully a decent receiver.
     
  5. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    That doesn't matter as long as you have a cute avatar! ;)
     
  6. Nikki

    Nikki On the Game Day Roster


    LOL, I can handle that :D
     
  7. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    #91 Jersey

    I think there is a good chance he will be traded(Seattle) But it will set a bad precedent. Now even if your under contract act up enough and you get rewarded by getting out a conrtact you thought was good enough to sign,and get a better one. I'd like to see him deactivated, then franchised at the end of the year. I'd also like to see what kind of a contract deion would get after not playing for two years if he held out again.
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2006
  8. rabthepat

    rabthepat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start


    "I am more than likely incorrect in my vote!" - excellent point.
     
  9. Jacky Roberts

    Jacky Roberts 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Here's a guarantee about the "knowledgable ESPN football media":

    Patriots with Deion Branch = no chance at Super Bowl.

    Seahawks with Branch = The piece of the puzzle that will make them a dynasty (if they can beat the uber-team in Indy).
     
  10. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    I said traded within 24 hours but by the end of the weekend would be my real timeframe.
     
  11. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Virtual Internet Person

    I could live with that. Actually I am trying to figure out whether it is important from the Pats point of view to get the situation resolved by tomorrow, which is the day they need to cut the active roster down to 53 players. It may not matter in terms of roster spots because the player (I can't even say his name anymore) is on the Reserve/Did Not Report list, but he is still taking up cap room which could be used to sign someone else.

    If the Pats want to use up some of their extra cap space by converting a signing bonus to a roster bonus (or other trick) is their any advantage or disadvantage to doing it by 9/2?
     
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2006

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