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  1. patsfan55

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    if we had known assante was gonna pull this crap
    would we have picked up a corner earlier in free agency thats already gone?
    i def think its a possibiltiy, i dont think we woulda gone after clements but def someone that we felt fit our defense
    anyone have a list of the corners that have been signed?
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    eddie jackson?
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    The corner market was lousy this year.

    And they've been negotiating w/ Samuel since before the season ended. I don't think they are suddenly 'suprised' by his demands.
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    I agree..it was lousy..we shall see what the BB/SP moves are from here on..I think they had it in mind this might have happened...PLAN B...
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    After keeping cap space available in case they signed Branch and Law last year and getting niether, I have little doubt they have a plan in case AS is gone or holds out. With almost 8 Mill on the table with the tag I would think it's unlikely AS holds out although he may not show up in TC until the last minute. Bbioli think of everything.
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    The signing of AS had little to do with our signings in free agency. If we could have found a corner, we would have signed him. Having three good corners would have been fine.

    That being said, I think that we will draft a corner. bb will not count on AS for the future, unless he is signed to a long-term deal befoer the draft.
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    Yeah. IMO there is no way Samuel holds out when that much money is one the table. Branch was set to earn what, like 1.5, 2 million? This is almost 8 million dollars we are talking about.
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    As a continuously know-nothin' and confounded fan, I really can't imagine how it could be any other way. In a way, I'm a little excited about this proposition. I've always been keen on the CB position and am routinely jealous of the early round, hot shot CBs that other teams have drafted.

    If the Pats find a talented CB they can mold, it will be truly exciting to watch it unfold, as opposed to hoping for the best and watching him tend towards splitting...:(
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    I doubt the trade demand comes as much suprise to BB/Pioli. It's pretty common for franchised guys to do and they're pretty familiar with Asante and what his camp was looking for going in.
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    I'd be pretty surprised if the Patriots F.O. doesn't take this kind of long-term thing into account. I don't know that they're completely caught off guard that one of their young players, entering FA (at the time a year away), might want more $$$ than they're likely to offer.
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    I think the fact that Marshall and Hill both had productive years for their respective teams at CB last year...That holds out hope we can grab a decent guy early - There won't be any quality CBs once we get to the 3rd or 4th round so if its gonna happen its gonna be at 24 or 28 - Houston,Ross and Revis look like for certain right now to fill the need and will be at least one of these guys picked up in a few weeks,regardless of what Asante decides to do.
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    How could the front office not know that Asante would pull

    this kind of stunt? Remember Deon Branch and David Givens? That

    was only one year ago. It will be interesting if the Jets also sign

    Randall Gay. We'll be looking to get Otis Smith to come out of

    retirement.
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    I agree..I am sure they knew of this possibility...so no big surprise..PLAN B will be fine..I know it..all will be AOL with the team...
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    What kind of stunt? He is a free agent. The tag allows him to negotiate in public if he wishes. Ditto for Givens. Branch on the other hand is pond scum for not meeting his contrctual responsibilities.

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