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  1. Ivan

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    Disagree. I would bet he asked for a release or trade, and was fine with it. He wouldn’t want to be inactive at this point of his career. I think they would have released him had he been against the deal.
     
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    We need one.
     
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    Why wait, who is out there that is better than what we have in house. It's not like there are any OT options out there that would excite me, except for Williams....and that's not a realistic option. Do you have some OT suggestions that excite you? I'm listening.

    Not there are a lot of DT/NT options that excite either. Who would be on your short list?
     
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    Agree, but to be fair I don't think this is how the either the Pats or DT drew this up. AB was a wild card that came from nowhere. Doesn't mean he sees it this way, but it is what it is.
     
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    Looks real good for a team that several weeks ago we were thinking that the D and run game would carry them.
     
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    That would seem to be our only weakness other than the 0 TE set....need more OL support
     
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    Love this post from Gang Green MB on Thomas trade-

    If DT gets 1 TD as a Jet thats likely more than anyone we draft in the 6th will do.
     
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    Horrible
     
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    It does feel like a dick move by the Patriots but so be it.
     
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  10. Palm Beach Pats Fan

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    I am guessing that the Jets were the only team offering anything at all, and the cap savings of trading him rather than releasing him avoids having to do more cap room creation moves in the near term.
     
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    He went from sipping an expresso in Carlisle to drinking a Bud Light in Lynn.
     
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    Saves cap space. Now that AB is here and Josh has been reinstated He would have a diminished role
     
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    I knew after the AB signing that the Pats would want to move Thomas’ contract if they could for the cap space and roster spot. But, I really couldn’t think of a team who’d trade for him. I had forgotten about the Gase connection, so I was actually thinking we might see an NBA type trade where you trade a pick along with the player to get someone to take the contract. Enter the Jets.

    For all you WR hoarders who wanted to keep him in case 5 things happened to give him playing time, that was not in the best interest of the Pats who need every dollar of cap space they can muster nor for Thomas who needs an opportunity to show he’s healthy and extend his career.
     
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    We should ask Drew Bledsoe if this has ever happened before.
     
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    Trading a non malcontent to the Jets is the dirtiest Bill has ever done to a player.
     
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    I'm inclined to agree with you on this and hope for this to be true. You say the Patriots never trade with the Jets... I think it would be more accurate to say that BB, during his stint as the Patriots HC, has never traded with them before.
     
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    You know. I don't really care where DT was traded to. He is getting paid and getting a chance to play. He never played a regular season down for the Patriots, I have no emotional attachment to him at all. God some of you act like he is a 12 year vet who cured cancer and Bill just sent him to play in Japan.
     
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    They traded Bledsoe in his prime to the Bills. And The 2002 Bills were a far better team than the 2019 Jets.
     
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    Wow. I was looking forward to five wide with

    Brown, Jules, Harry, Gordon, Thomas

    But this makes sense. Hate it’s the jets.
     
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    Most likely scenario is that after Brown was signed, Thomas requested a trade to somewhere he could play and Belichick did him a solid turn just like he had done for the Patriors after cut downs, even if that meant trading him to the vile Jets.

    I've always liked Demaryius Thomas (his early years were stunted by Tebow and then he didn't get enough credit for making Peyton look good) and I'm glad he's getting the opportunity to play out the downside of his prime rather than ride the bench on the Patriots for insurance against Gordon or Brown blowing up only to be cut midseason when Harry is ready. He's already got a ring, and he still has an outside shot at a Hall of Fame bid if he puts up a couple more big seasons (though he's probably closer to that Cliff Branch, Sterling Sharpe, Henry Ellard, Herman Moore, and Wes Welker tier of almost but not quite, though I'd take some of those guys over Cris Carter so who knows).

    That wasn't going to happen with the Patriots. It sucks it's with the Jets.
     
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