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  1. reflexblue

    reflexblue PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I'm DB too pal, if it were so easy to win with your philosophy teams would be doing it. The truth is it has Never worked so why do you keep insisting that the way to build a championship team is by trading away draft picks and buying a team?
     
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  2. sbpatfan

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    Here's the problem though, you can't assume two 30 year old players will be back ready to go performing just as well as they did prior to their injury. I expect Arrington / Butler to surpass an older, one year out football Bodden. Not sure where Warren's head is at, considering he skipped an offseason to worry about his life out football and get a degree. Patriots definitely need to address corner and defensive end in the upcoming draft or free agency.
     
  3. LoganMankinsPancakeBlocks

    LoganMankinsPancakeBlocks On the Game Day Roster

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    A few names I like that, keeping it realistic:
    Re-sign Mankins, first off. Franchise him if you have to, keep trying to work something out long term with him too.
    Pierre Thomas or Ricky Williams on a pretty cheap deal at RB.
    Stealing Shaun Ellis from the Jets on the D-Line.
    Matt Roth at OLB. Some interest in Manny Lawson too.
     
  4. VJCPatriot

    VJCPatriot Pro Bowl Player

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    I'm a fan of Pierre Thomas. He can make plays both running the ball and catching the ball. A versatile type of back. With the emergency of Chris Ivory, I think Thomas becomes expendable for the Saints. I'm just worried that Thomas might be injury prone. We don't want to acquire a fragile type of back considering that Taylor and Morris are super nondurable. If his medicals check out Pierre Thomas might be worth a late round pick. Maybe a 6th or 7th? The thing is that even though he's an RFA, Pierre Thomas went undrafted, so I really don't know what compensation the Saints would get if any if the Pats tried to claim him. I guess they could throw in the late pick so the Saints don't match the offer.
     
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  5. strngplyr

    strngplyr In the Starting Line-Up

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    Manny Lawson was a beast on my madden team so he must be awesome irl too. SIGN HIM.

    Honestly though, I don't think our team needs too much out of FA, even with a 'only decent' draft we're still in pretty awesome shape for next season assuming nobody too important severely regresses. I want to resign our own important FA's, specifically Logan Mankins. The attitude (and raw talent/skill) he brings is far too important to pass up, no matter how good Connolly played in his place. Connolly may very well have to be the RG next year anyways.
     
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    From our own guys, I'd like to see Mankins re-signed to a 5-6yr deal, Light to a 2-3 yr deal, and even though he's a RFA, I feel Law Firm has earned a 2yr extension similar to Woodhead's. Another player that hasn't been mentioned much on this thread is Jarrad Page. IMO, I see McGowan gone this offseason so having a guy like Page in the fold alongside Sanders, Chung, Merriweather, and (possibly) Sergio Brown would be ideal. I also feel that (pending on their playoff performances) G Warren and Eric Moore should be brought back on short term deals.

    As for other FAs, realistically, I could see us getting one of John Kuhn or Michael Bush and maybe Pat Williams if he's at that point mentally where he just wants to win a ring.

    On another note, if we were to somehow acquire Haloti Ngata, I would splooge in my pants...:singing:Seriously, that type of acquistion would make my whole offseason much like the Sox getting Crawford and A Gonz.:rocker:
     
  7. KoolAid

    KoolAid On the Game Day Roster

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    OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Link: Lions LB Julian Peterson will be released in offseason

    Peterson's production did not match his inflated salary. He might seek to go somewhere to have a chance at a ring. At 32, he might not have too much left but I think he would be a good situational pass rusher for NE.
     
  8. mcsully

    mcsully In the Starting Line-Up

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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Oh Lord, its started already.. the "xxxx player will be released, lets sign" thread..
     
  9. JackBauer

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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Dear lord, no.
     
  10. KoolAid

    KoolAid On the Game Day Roster

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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Sustained success is achieved by continually "shaking the bushes". Salary reasons aside, I would not be dissappointed to see a 5-time probowl pass-rusher added to the squad, why is that so far-fetched? I am a big fan of bringing in aging veteran players who iare hungry for a ring and can help steer the young crew manning the ship.
     
  11. Seels

    Seels On the Game Day Roster

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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Julian Peterson sucks, and has for some time. He's a huge part of the reason the Jets beat the Lions a few weeks ago. No way. No. Just no.
     
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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Sustained success is not, however, achieved by signing players who suck.
     
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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Adalius Thomas redux at a latter age. No frickin' way!
     
  14. Brady-To-Branch

    Brady-To-Branch Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Paul Soliai
     
  15. KoolAid

    KoolAid On the Game Day Roster

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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    Does he suck more than Marques Murrell?
     
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    Re: OT: LB Julian Peterson will be released

    On the Patriots? Probably.
     
  17. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Pro Bowl Player

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    He is weak and 1 dimensional. He cannot do the things this coaching staff would ask of him. He can't set the edge and he can't hold the point of attack. He can't play in multiple formations. The list goes on and on. Next................
     
  18. Armchair Quarterback

    Armchair Quarterback In the Starting Line-Up

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    ST player of the month, Brad Smith would be a good signing.
     
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  19. Tyler.Durden

    Tyler.Durden Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I'd like us to take a look at Manny Lawson. Another fav of mine.
     
  20. Galjen89

    Galjen89 Rookie

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    Priority 1..Mankins
    Priority 2...extension to Welker
    Priority 3...First and 4th to AZ for Fitzgerald
    Priority 4...trade Meriweather
     
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