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Why the Gabriel deal is especially good.

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  1. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    This is a really good move because it gives BB/Pioli leverage (or at least restores leverage) in any trade talks re: Branch (or any other receiver, for that matter). With no Branch, no Givens, all the crisis/upheavel right now at that position, it would have been easy for teams to play hardball with the Pats.

    Now that we've traded for a decent, young WR with upside, it at least gives the appearance that we're not so totally screwed that people can ask for the moon. So even if we were to deal for MORE help at WR, we're in a far better position. The first (possibly only) domino to fall in "operation WR" is Gabriel, and we stole him for a 5th.

    Unbelievably solid move.
     
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    363839 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I just wonder why Al Davis would do this.
    Is he really this senile or are we all missing something?
     
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  3. Crowpointer

    Crowpointer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I agree. This is a message to any future agents dealing with us in a hardball fashion because they think they have us over a barrell.
     

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