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Which RFA would you prefer: Arian Foster or Mike Wallace?

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  1. Sfpat

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    Local radio in Houston is reporting that the Texans will not franchise Arian Foster, thus allowing him to be a restricted free agent. Texans are also stretched regarding the salary cap. To add to the situation, I don't believe Foster is keen to give the Texans a home town discount. After his breakout season two seasons ago, he asked for a pay boost and the Texans said no (prove it). Arian shut his mouth and played at the NFL minimum without complaining this past season but I have to believe he's a bit pissed at the Texans.

    So who do you prefer the Pats use the 31st pick on - Foster or Wallace (I lean towards Foster).
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    After I regain consciousness from passing out due to the ecstasy of the choice, I think I'll lean slightly toward Wallace.
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    Neither.

    And especially not giving a running back 10m a year and trading a first round pick for him.
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    I would take Foster and it's not even close. Foster, IMO is the best RB in the NFL. He can do it all.

    Wallace is a very good player, but I don't think he could even come close to having the impact Foster would have on our offense.
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    Our running back situation will not change much IMO unless BJGE goes which I doubt.

    At this time I think Belichick signs a Fullback in the draft and the RB situation is set.

    Don't give up on Vereen so soon.
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    Wallace, 100 times out of 100
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    How about adding impact players on D? How many more does the O need?
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    I think we've established that, as good as the offense has been, a guy like Wallace could make it as virtually unstoppable an offense as we've ever seen.

    Then we draft for D.
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    Everyone who thinks Wallace would be more important in this offense then Foster needs a neurological evaluation. A top 3 RB vs a top 10 WR? In the words of ocho Child please! Go look at fosters production the past 2 seasons.
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    Behind a much, much better run-blocking O-line and with a lot more carries then he would receive here.
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    Is there an option C spend it all on defense?!
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    The only way we win another Super Bowl is if we take the pressure off Brady. Giving a stud RB like Foster more carries than we have with our pass happy offense would lead to nothing but good things. Remember our offense when we won our 3 superbowls? Exactly. Can't argue against that.
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    The Patriots also had some pretty handy match winners on D.
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    A month after being one routine catch (or a defensive stop with 88 yards of field behind them) away from winning a SB how can you possibly think THE ONLY WAY THE PATRIOTS EVER WIN ANOTHER SB is to change thier philosophy?
    Do you think at all before you post?
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    The only way we win the big game again is by stopping folk more often when it matters

    IMO we're all tooled up on the offensive side, it's game plan and the fact he's GOAT that keeps the ball in #12 hands not lack of talent in other areas
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    You're about " What if's". What if welker made that catch? What if our defense made that stop? Don't ignore the facts. We haven't won a SuperBowl since our philosophy became what it is today. Our philosophy in the Superbowl years was closer to the Giants of today then our current patriots. Gasp! So do me a favor Andy Johnson lay off the Gatorade. Everything in football is about Balance. And our patriots have none. Balance between Run and Pass and Offense vs Defense.
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    Given the power on offense, if you're truly talking about balance, how about improving the defense to the offense's talent level then.
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    There's a lot of silly in this post.
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    Foster by a long shot. The only reason the Pats use RBBC is because the unit is full of JAGs.
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    Of course Foster. Second best RB after Peterson.
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    Silly? Maybe for you because you don't understand it and did not even provide reasoning for your comment. We are all Pats fans here. But since the last decade we haven't won the big dance and the Saints, Giants, Packers, and Steelers have. I just want the Patriots to add another banner.
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    Just curious why you feel this way Deus?

    Interested to hear your answer.
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    When was the last time that a team with one of those "elite" running backs actually won a Super Bowl?
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    1.) Patriots aren't a running team and Foster's not going to change that. He's not that sort of back.

    2.) The league is no longer a running league. If I'm going to drop $10 million, I'm dropping it in the passing game.

    3.) Wallace opens up the whole field to the offense. Foster just causes the opposing safeties to play closer to the line. Since the current Patriots receivers can't really take advantage of that, it's not much of an improvement.
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    If we have a playbook with Foster 60 catches 750yds + 250 carries I'd take Foster. 10m for Foster's running skills, a few screens and check downs - no thanks.
    Current need and and style it's Wallace, easy.
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    Who cares.. It's not even a remote possibility for the Pats to consider..

    BTW, for the other people, by doing the RFA, the Texans only have to guarantee Foster $2.611 million as opposed to $7.7 million (the RB franchise tag). In addition, they get the right of first refusal, meaning they could match the contract if someone else signed Foster for less than $7.7 million a year.
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    Right, hes not going anywhere, Wallace is different since Pitts payroll is so high
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    Boy, not giving carries to Arian Foster would be exciting!
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    A reasonable question fans could have asked after the 2010 draft: What was the point of us just drafting two TEs in the first 4 rounds when the TE position is such an afterthought in our offense?

    We had a deep, vertical passing game when Moss was here and switched back to the short, ball control offfense when Moss was traded and Branch was brought back. It seems our offense is based on the players in it. The idea that we would ignore Foster based on the fact that we didn't run the ball very much with Green-Ellis (who I love but isn't close to Arian Foster) is a little crazy.
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    Does no one remember Corey Dillon? Foster could come take alot of pressure off Brady and the passing game.

    With that being said, I'd take Wallace. We all know what Moss did for so many years, and with all the picks/FA/backs you can find for cheap, I'd take the WR who can stretch the field.

    I'd rather have a Wallace/Hillis than Foster/H. Ward.
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