Will Kevin Faulk be back?

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  1. NE_PATS_FAN_54

    NE_PATS_FAN_54 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    #70 Jersey

    Faulk has a very high cap number and i cant see him returning at that number. i think if he doesnt redo his deal, the pats will have to let him go. his future might depend on what happens with corey dillon. if dillon is let go, they prob. will keep faulk but at a reduced cap hit. any thoughts?
  2. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    Because we certainly can't afford what we're paying him now.

    EDIT: Honestly, how can you say Faulk when Harrison is right above him at over 3.4 million? Between the two who do you think we're gonna get the most bang for the buck next year?
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
  3. frankiesfly

    frankiesfly Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    To me they keep Faulk no matter what. Faulk is one of my favorite Pats. He had a great season. He can single handedly change the pace of our offense. He has great quickness, and speed. He can catch, hes a good all round back that we need.
  4. dhamz

    dhamz In the Starting Line-Up

    I don't see any reason not to keep him.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
  5. The Predator

    The Predator Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I just looked at Miguel's page and he has Faulk listed at a cap hit of almost $3.3 million. Is that a big cap hit? I am not so sure it is for his production this year. His play really stabilized the team this year. I am not sure what you are basing your idea of a large cap hit on.
  6. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    THERE IS NO WAY Faulk doesn't come back.
  7. pats1

    pats1 Moderator PatsFans.com Supporter

    He'll get cut the day Brady gets cut.
  8. Remix 6

    Remix 6 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    dillon would be cut before Faulk
  9. BelichickFan

    BelichickFan B.O. = Fugazi PatsFans.com Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    We'd save around $500K if we cut him, around $1M if we cut him after June 1 - no need to do that given our cap situation. If we could save $4M that's a different story.
  10. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I agree, he'll definitely be back. You don't just start releasing payers for the heck of it.
  11. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Well said.

    Faulk is the #2 all-patriot player on the team after Brown. He is Brady's protector and outlet on third down. He is one of our top receivers. He is one of the best 3rd down backs in the league (in any case, he is our best in decades). When we have a cap crunch and need 2007 cap money. I think we could re-visit this discussion (and that about the cap hists of Colvin and Dillon). We will again have trouble finding players to spend our cap money on. Faulk (Dillon and Colvin) are great places to spend cap money. We also have plenty to pay ALL our free agent, our rooks and still have enough for a couple of high profile free agents.

    The challenge is to find valuable players on whom to spend cap money. Faulk is an easy qualifier.

  12. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    I agree. If Faulk was released he would be scooped up in minutes, given a bigger contract. And you are right it's going to be a challenge to spend the money if the Pats are going to take the moderate approach and go after mid-level guys. Half the league has plenty of money to spend.

  13. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    If Faulk had been healthy for four quarters two Sunday's ago, I guarantee we'd be playing today. There isn't a doubt in my mind about it.
  14. Seneschal2

    Seneschal2 In the Starting Line-Up

    He's not a 3rd-down back. He's one of a very few team MVPs. Huge difference.
  15. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Definitely agree. He was one of many casualties in that game. Same with Dillon, he must have been injured, because clock killin was not there.
  16. BradyManny

    BradyManny Pro Bowl Player

    Yup. I think what hurts most about that game for me is the sense that we were about to steal a Super Bowl berth against all odds, all injuries, all sicknesses, all the media bullshyt & other adversity of the season etc., etc. It was like winning the lottery and then going to cash in only to find out you read the numbers wrong.
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2007
  17. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Bobby Grier made a good pick.
  18. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    I would be very surprised if he were cut for financial reasons. The Pats have factored in his cap number and have enough room not to worry about him. As others have said, he brings something different to the team, especially on those passing downs.
  19. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Ya pretty much and the clock was the enemy at the end. It couldn't move fast enough, then when they needed time it wasn't there.
  20. skri65

    skri65 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    In short, no.

    He won't be cut. Come on, man.

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