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Which ex-Patriot Wishes He Was Still Here ?

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Who Wants to be a Patriot ?

  1. Branch

    18 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Givens

    4 vote(s)
    4.4%
  3. Law

    16 vote(s)
    17.8%
  4. McGinest

    51 vote(s)
    56.7%
  5. Vinatieri

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  1. BelichickFan

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    I'll include Law as word was he could have come back if he'd agreed to what we offered. McGinnest languished in Cleveland. Givens languished in Tennessee then got hurt. Branch didn't have the same role in Seattle as here. Vinatieri is right where we are.

    Which one wakes up tomorrow wishing he were in Indy in a Patriots uniform - with a little less money but still independently wealthy ?
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    Re: Which ex-Patriots Wishes He Was Still Here ?

    I wasn't sure who I'd vote for but I went with Branch. He was still going to get about the same money in our offer, just a year later. Now he's stuck in a different offense without his prized Tommy and up in Seattle of all places. Behind that smile, he'll be dying if we end up in the Super Bowl this year.

    Givens admitted he went for the money. Vinatieri wanted to leave. Law, who knows, but he has plenty of $$$, if he really wanted to be here he would have. Same with McGinest.
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    Re: Which ex-Patriots Wishes He Was Still Here ?

    Ty Law

    against Peyton...we know...

    2nd: Willie Mc Ginest
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    I think it's Willie. And, he could very well be back here next year. After 3/1 the Browns may decide that they paid too much and realease him to cut their losses. Just a feeling I have.
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    It's either Branch or Lawyer Milloy.

    Milloy hasn't won one in ages.

    Law is all about the money right now. He doesn't care.

    Branch seems to like to win more than any of the others listed other than McGinest.

    Come to think of it, it's Willie because he was a Patriot the longest and really is one of the all time great Patriots, a guy who should go into the team's Hall of Fame.
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    i hope your feeling will be right PATSNUTme

    i will love to see Willie back with us - imho he can still play at a good level 1 year
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    Yeah, it's weird to remember that Milloy "only" won one SB with us. Time moves so quickly it's easy to forget that we've won two more SB since he left. While he's probably happy for some of the guys at one level, it has to be killing him to see what's happened since he left.
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    Branch, hands down... he was broken up that his agent didn't get a Pats deal done, according to all reports. He was apparently not trying to leave... it just sorta worked out that way. From what I heard he actually felt emotionally invested in the Pats.

    Watching them go on to a super bowl with Reche and Jabar being the big threats... it'll kill him.

    (Now let's knock on a little wood... tomorrow's not a given.)
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    all of them. :)
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    When Curran was on NEST one of the hosts said something about "this is a game where the Patriots would wish Branch is still on the team" and Curran said "Branch does too". It just got left alone but I wish one of the hosts had pursued it with Curran to see how much he thinks Branch wanted to stay and how sure he was that he really did want to stay.

    But, yeah, it would be the ultimate "in your face" to Branch if we were able to win tomorrow.
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    I wish McGinest was here as well as himself I bet.
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    My guess is McGuinest would have loved to retire a Pat with so many of his old bud's in such a big game. I believe he played with everyone who will start on Defense tomorrow, except probably for Sanders. I would guess he would have liked to play with Seau.

    Branch on the other hand feels Belichick is very dishonorable in contract negotiations. Also Branch is too short for the kind of big receiver the Pat's are looking for now. Gaffney, Caldwell and Jackson are all at least 6' 0" and 205 or more - it's no easy task for a CB to bring them down.
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    Gotta be Willie. Gotta be. Givens and Branch took off and cashed in at the first opportunity; Law has made it clear he's all mercenary; AV flat-out didn't want to stay -- and he's playing tomorrow anyway! Willie was a Patriot for a long, long time. It has to be rough for him sitting at home right now.
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    I honestly think it's Law. He likes the money, but after having 2 picks against Indy and still having his team get embarassed, I think he realized that no NFL team he plays for will ever be quite like the Pats.
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    I voted McGinest but would have gone for Milloy had that been a choice.

    All the others followed the money and I think would make the same money choice all over again.

    McGinest got a great offer and while that amount of money played a role, McGinest is not "all about the money"

    I think he also felt he was doing a big favor to a favorite coach and friend by helping RC establish the right tone in the locker room.

    What he found was that things are such a mess in Cleveland that he's just unable to make an impact on or off the field. In the end I think he'd be happier here, playing a still signficant role on a SB contender, with the endorsement money gained making up at least part of the windfall he'd have done without by shunning the Browns.
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    I voted for Branch. Gotta be tough to be on the other side of the TV about now. And watching the Charger game too, I'm sure he had a lot invested in the Pats.
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    I vote for Willie also. I have an impression that all of the others were quite content to just play wherever the money was best and any wishes to stay a Patriot were just asking for icing on their cake. I just think Willie identified more with the team after all of those years. He certainly didn't need the money and I'll bet he misses the team and wishes he had the decision to do all over again. Of all of those folks, I think it will be Willie who will want to and the Patriots will him to at least have a retirement contract. Willie will retire a Patriot !!
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    I voted for Willie also "NUT" ... the others went for the money and got it ... Willie got a bit more but not a lot more $$$ ... I bet he misses the guys here.
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    As soon as I saw the question Law was the first one I thought of. After picking Manning twice in the playoffs and his offense unable to do anything with it. He had to be wising he was still playing for the Pats or a team as good.

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