Welcome to PatsFans.com

Woody to be cut

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Willie55, Feb 13, 2007.

  1. Willie55

    Willie55 In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2005
    Messages:
    2,595
    Likes Received:
    3
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    From Pro Football Talk:

    I guess the grass isn't greener on the other side.
     
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2007
  2. unoriginal

    unoriginal In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2006
    Messages:
    3,285
    Likes Received:
    87
    Ratings:
    +287 / 5 / -1

    Why do people keep calling this man a center? Does he have it printed on his business cards or something?
     
  3. FreeTedWilliams

    FreeTedWilliams pfadmins PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2005
    Messages:
    5,928
    Likes Received:
    201
    Ratings:
    +559 / 50 / -7

    #75 Jersey

    Because they only remember him as a member of the Pats, you actually become invisible whne you play in Detroit.

    Someone again, please tell me, why does Matt Millen still have a job?
     
  4. Canada's #1 Pats Fan

    Canada's #1 Pats Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,352
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Because the skeleton's in the Ford's closet must be a plenty!
     
  5. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2006
    Messages:
    33,331
    Likes Received:
    1,401
    Ratings:
    +3,999 / 42 / -15

    I liked Woody and didn't blame him for cashing in, but why give the highest center contract at the time to a center who doesn't know how to snap the shotgun and had weight issues. He was doomed to play guard long before Detriot signed him. Yet another example of why the Ford family should have never hired Matt Millen.
     
  6. Major **********

    Major ********** Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    16
    Ratings:
    +25 / 0 / -0


    I don't know if it was greener per se but there certainly was a lot more of it.
     
  7. DarrylS

    DarrylS PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    43,162
    Likes Received:
    322
    Ratings:
    +813 / 26 / -33

    Another example of a name that they thought would be big for another franchise, however when he played for the Pats he was part of a team.. something many folks do not get and if they ask would never understand.
     
  8. betterthanthealternative

    betterthanthealternative In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2006
    Messages:
    2,430
    Likes Received:
    105
    Ratings:
    +313 / 10 / -2

    He should go play for the Raiders NM

    He should go play for the Raiders
     
  9. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    2,042
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +4 / 3 / -0

    Actually before he injured himself and left for detriot, he was a great run blocker. I rather see him (talent wise) at RG than Neal.
     
  10. NoCal Patriot

    NoCal Patriot Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    I would agree with this statement if Woody is in shape. If not, let Him go to The Raiders!
     
  11. PatsFanSince74

    PatsFanSince74 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2005
    Messages:
    10,296
    Likes Received:
    122
    Ratings:
    +354 / 21 / -13

    maybe he can coach the chargers...
     
  12. upstater1

    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    13,168
    Likes Received:
    64
    Ratings:
    +185 / 14 / -3

    Did he really cash in?

    It's time to put to bed the myth that players leave the Patriots and cash in, because it's not true in Ty Law's and Damien Woody's case. They both would have made better money had they stayed.

    Woody is out 4.6 million salary this year, and he's not going to sign for anywhere near that anywhere else. He's a Vet Min type player at this point. So you have to reduce that contract he signed by that amount, and also the last two years of the contract.

    He made $9 million signing bonus plus $4 million salary in 3 years. Good for you damien, but anyone in the league--including the Patriots--would have paid you $3 million per season back in 2004. In fact, that's what the Patriots offered, and if he'd sgned for that with an average of $3 per, he'd be collecting today.

    Instead, if he only signs for the Vet Min for the next couple years, he will have made $14.5 over 6 years, much less than he would have made had he not priced himself out the market.

    Tedy Bruschi understands the principle. Take less money, don't take a backloaded contract, don't give them incentive to cut you. When you take a backloaded inflated contract, you're just never going to see the money. You're practically asking them to kick you to the curb.

    Unfortunately, the players all have agents whispering in their ears, and for the agents the incentive is certainly in getting as much money up front as possible, even if it means much less money over the player's career. Of course, Tedy didn't have an agent.
     
  13. PatsWickedPissah

    PatsWickedPissah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2005
    Messages:
    24,410
    Likes Received:
    945
    Ratings:
    +2,868 / 26 / -17

    Disable Jersey

    I don't think the Pats need a big Woody
     
  14. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Messages:
    3,807
    Likes Received:
    22
    Ratings:
    +76 / 13 / -6

    The Pats should give Woody a huge contract to prove to him they

    are not cheap. Ha!
     
  15. DaBruinz

    DaBruinz Pats, B's, Sox PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2005
    Messages:
    24,833
    Likes Received:
    370
    Ratings:
    +945 / 66 / -54

    #50 Jersey

    Unfortunately, his talent doesn't outweigh his other issues.
     

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>