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  1. pats1

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    Bodden (cannot be franchised per his contract)
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    Seau (likely not an early-season 2010 option)
    Watson
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    Re: Yay or Nay, Free Agents

    Everyone else is a NO
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    Re: Yay or Nay, Free Agents

    The Bolded are the only ones I want to see and expect to see back, maybe Burgess as well if the price is right.
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    Bodden
    Faulk
    Wilfork
    Mankins
    Gostkowski

    Watson maybe but I prefer Tony Scheffler
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    costly-realistically? no.
    no.
    yes. but he may retire.
    yes. but a backup.
    no. there are many high-school punters we can sign.
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    Bodden - Yay as long as he doesn't ask for too much
    Burgess - Yay, if he takes a value deal and a limited role. He was pretty decent towards the end
    Faulk - Yay, will finish his career here.
    Green - Nay
    Hanson - Nay
    Neal (has stated he will consider retirement) - Nay, will retire
    Seau (likely not an early-season 2010 option) - Nay, will retire
    Watson - Nay, he will draw interest elsewhere
    Wilfork - Yay, will be franchised and if he doesn't get crazy with his demands, a long term deal.

    Gostkowski (RFA) - Yay
    Mankins (RFA) - Yay
    Woods (RFA) - Yay
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    Bodden - Yes
    Burgess - Wrong side of 30
    Faulk - Of Course
    Green - Wrong side of 30
    Hanson - Wrong side of 30
    Watson - Only at a discount to the market
    Wilfork - Best player on the Patriots defense
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    Re: Yay or Nay, Free Agents

    one thing you all should remember there is not likely to be a cap next year and i am all for "buying" a championship
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    -Wilfork and Mankins are cornerstones to this team and MUST be re-signed if the Pats intend to keep the status quo.

    -Faulk has yet to show me that he can't contribute in every game. He should be kept to assist with the transition to the new offense scheme.

    -Burgess is the veteran who could play the role of a leader on the defense, till someone wants to step up and put it on their shoulders. The play calling needs to work towards his strengths to allow him to get pressure on the QB.
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    The only ones Im hoping for are Wilfork, Bodden, Faulk.
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    It was; Burgess only played on passing downs and almost always was rushing. He didn't produce. I haven't heard anything about him being a team leader.

    Kevin Faulk has been one of the most consistent and durable performers on this team.
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    I would keep whoever might be valuable. I certainly would not pay alot for Burgress and Green, but I would rather have them in camp than not.

    The keys are to re-sign Wilfork and Bodden.

    We will tender all the RFA's.

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    Re: Yay or Nay, Free Agents

    And Yankee fans are blasted for it :rolleyes:
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    I don't think we'll have Watson, but I think he has done well for us, despite the fact he isn't used well in the passing game.

    Wilfork, to me (yes, I realize I'm not BB, I don't pretend to be), could be turned into two solid players on the defense via trade. We need to fix the defense, and gambling on trading Wilfork could be one way it happens.

    All the others I agree with. No one is excited about bringing back Green or Burgess, but I would welcome them back at the right price, which is not 5 mil a piece, btw.
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    We need some tough players with a will to win. We need football players with guts and heart. Losing Rodney and Bruschi hurt this team far more than just losing their play on the field.
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    Keep Bodden unless there is a better option available, keep Wilfork (even though I think he is overrated but there isn't anybody else), Gost and Mankins will be easy to retain. Faulk is Mr.Clutch, but it's time to go into a different direction. I'm sure Watson wouldn't want to re-sign if given the chance. If I was a TE, I'd be bored to death playing in their offense. Everybody else not highlighted can take a hike
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    WE need to get faster and younger on D. Wilfork is top 3, but will cost way to much, and signing him will cost us down the road with other FAs.
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    I don't want Bodden back if he is going to cost a lot of money. He is a #2 CB IMO and I'm not that big of a fan of his. Wilfork is a must althought I'd like to see him trim down and be able to stay on the field for 3 downs. I'd take Faulk back in a heartbeat, he's bleeds red white and blue. Green, Hanson, Neal no. Seau no but I'd offer him a coaching position on defense b/c I love his leadership and knowledge of the game. He could really help Mayo and Guyton improve. Watson might as well go since we don't use him. Mankins is a no brainer keeper, he's a stud. I like Burgess brought back at the vet min. for depth but if he wants more then no. Ghost had a subpar year in my eyes. He missed too many makeable FG's but we aren't going to find anyone better so yes re-sign him.
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    Bodden. Please, for the love of God!

    Burgess. Possibly at the vet min. The guy has kind of been growing on me in the latter part of the season.

    Faulk. Duh.

    Green. No. One of my top disappointments this season.

    Hanson. Not if you paid me a thousand bucks.

    Neal. Let's see where his head and heart are at after the dust settles.

    Seau. After Thanksgiving.

    Watson. Not at the salary he'll command.

    Wilfork. Sad to say, but probably not. Way too much cash for a guy who played roughly half of the defensive snaps this year.


    Gostkowski (RFA). Yes, without question.

    Mankins (RFA). Yes, unless he continues to trend downward in '10.

    Woods (RFA). Sure, fine contributor on ST.
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    I would give whatever Kevin Faulk wants; he's earned it.
    Bodden & Watson shouldn't command too much.
    Junior played better than Mayo & Guyton; if he wants to return, then I'd pay him to return.
    Wilfork is a $10M player, but he's not a $17.5M player.
    There are better PKs than Ghost, but there are many more who are worse.
    If Mankins asks for All-Pro money, then he can look elsewhere for it.
    Thanks for the memories, Steven Neal, but you're too unreliable.
    As for Burgess, Green, Hanson & Woods: Piss off.
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    That's 4 guaranteed and about 3 questionable
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