Patriots Local News:

SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:NBC Sports Boston


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:TheAthletic


SOURCE:ProFootballTalk.com


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:WEEI


SOURCE:CBS Boston


SOURCE:NESN


SOURCE:Boston Sports Journal


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:Providence Journal


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports


SOURCE:Yahoo! Sports

Patsfans.com

Upcoming Opponent:
Next Up: Bills
Sun
Sep 29th
Right Now At PatsFans.com:
Blown Opportunity
The train in Foxboro will move on without Anotonio Brown, who is now on his own after what will likely go down as a huge blown opportunity for him.

Current Patriots Twitter Feed:

OT: Players already want out of Miami

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by sb1, Sep 8, 2019.

  1. sb1

    sb1 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    9,606
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Ratings:
    +10,684
    ---
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Useful Useful x 1
  2. sb1

    sb1 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2013
    Messages:
    9,606
    Likes Received:
    2,053
    Ratings:
    +10,684
    ---
    Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, multiple Dolphins players contacted their agents after Sunday’s season-opening blowout loss and directed them to attempt to engineer trades elsewhere. The players believe that the coaching staff, despite claiming that they intend to try to win, aren’t serious about competing and winning and by all appearances have bought into the notion that the Dolphins will take their lumps now in the hopes of laying the foundation via high draft picks for building a successful team later.
     
    • Funny Funny x 11
    • Genius Genius x 1
  3. AndyJohnson

    AndyJohnson PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    46,669
    Likes Received:
    4,930
    Ratings:
    +29,668
    ---
    Flores is over his head.
     
    • Agree Agree x 8
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    15,062
    Likes Received:
    3,522
    Ratings:
    +13,585
    ---
    Who's left there to mutiny?
     
    • Funny Funny x 10
  5. One-Be-Lo

    One-Be-Lo PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2010
    Messages:
    2,564
    Likes Received:
    1,056
    Ratings:
    +5,060
    ---
    A dude I used to work with, huge finfan and Pats hater, he's already conceded that they're tanking for Tua... Sees nothing wrong with it yet rakes the Pats over the coals for the smallest of crap.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Useful Useful x 1
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  6. Patriot Missile

    Patriot Missile Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2005
    Messages:
    10,606
    Likes Received:
    1,583
    Ratings:
    +6,566
    ---
    I get it and if I was Miami I’d let them know to remember to get something good in return for their trade and ship them off. What they got for Tunsil was highway robbery. He’s good, but not that good. Too good of a deal to pass up.
     
    • Like Like x 1
  7. Family

    Family Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2012
    Messages:
    834
    Likes Received:
    235
    Ratings:
    +1,531
    ---
    What a foolish move by the Dolphins to hire Flores into this.

    If you are going to tank the season you keep Case and clean house when the new QB arrives.

    Why attach your young guru to this?
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Dislike Dislike x 2
    • Useful Useful x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  8. 203Pat

    203Pat 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,669
    Likes Received:
    418
    Ratings:
    +2,743
    ---
    Good. I want those players off my team if I am Flores. Stockpile picks and reload with guys who fit what you're trying to do and that want to be there. Everyone knew that this was a full rebuild so it may be ugly for a while.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. varjao

    varjao Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2013
    Messages:
    5,825
    Likes Received:
    1,159
    Ratings:
    +5,961
    ---
    Tanking rarely works, specially when a new coaching staff is trying to create a culture. Also, Tua is no sure thing, I mean you tank for Andrew Luck or Trevor Lawrence. I have my doubts with Tua.
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
    • Useful Useful x 1
  10. UptownPatsFan

    UptownPatsFan Standin' Pat

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    7,485
    Likes Received:
    4,592
    Ratings:
    +17,424
    ---
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Like Like x 2
  11. Ras-IR Dowling

    Ras-IR Dowling Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Messages:
    5,310
    Likes Received:
    1,105
    Ratings:
    +7,496
    ---
    I’ll give the points.
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Goodell sucks PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    28,901
    Likes Received:
    4,279
    Ratings:
    +22,112
    ---
    I assume the Dolphins would be thrilled to trade basically anyone they can get a half-decent return for. Not a lot of building blocks on that roster. Tanking for Tua specifically is pretty dumb though, I think. Don't have a lot of confidence in him as an NFL guy, would make more sense if Trevor Lawrence was eligible.

    As for Flores, sucks for him but he knew what he was signing up for. With any luck they'll be dumb enough to fire him in a year or two and we can bring him back.
     
    • Dislike Dislike x 1
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
  13. farn

    farn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2009
    Messages:
    7,425
    Likes Received:
    1,662
    Ratings:
    +8,840
    ---
    I don’t even think you tank for Luck. What did it get you ? Best season ; a blowout loss in the AFCCG. Wasn’t worth it.
     
  14. PatsBoy12

    PatsBoy12 Pro Bowl Player

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    14,423
    Likes Received:
    2,466
    Ratings:
    +8,413
    ---
    Can any of them rush the passer?
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  15. AlexB

    AlexB On the Game Day Roster

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2018
    Messages:
    446
    Likes Received:
    100
    Ratings:
    +731
    ---
    How many players on their team would even be able to make it on another roster, much less have trade value?
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  16. Elijah

    Elijah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,414
    Likes Received:
    1,593
    Ratings:
    +10,998
    ---
    He's being sacrificed and it's sad to watch.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
  17. Elijah

    Elijah PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2010
    Messages:
    8,414
    Likes Received:
    1,593
    Ratings:
    +10,998
    ---
    We'll take Gesicki and Howard.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
    • Disagree Disagree x 1
  18. BradyFTW!

    BradyFTW! Goodell sucks PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2007
    Messages:
    28,901
    Likes Received:
    4,279
    Ratings:
    +22,112
    ---
    Sincere answer: maybe 8-10, I think, and that's a little generous probably.
     
  19. fnordcircle

    fnordcircle The poster who James White said inspires him. PatsFans.com Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2006
    Messages:
    12,931
    Likes Received:
    4,008
    Ratings:
    +27,609
    ---
    Well I only see a few scenarios:

    1 - They brought in Flores for the long-haul and intend to keep him for the 3+ years it will take before they're truly competitive.

    2 - They brought in Flores thinking they would compete now but as the offseason developed their FO saw opportunities to build for a post-Brady AFCE and went that route and will make decisions on Flores as things pan out.

    3 - They brought in Flores knowing full well they were going to tank thinking why not weaken the Pats?

    Honestly, I just feel bad for Flores. I can't imagine him knowingly going into a tanking situation unless he was given a multi-year gentleman's agreement with the FO/owner that they would let him build up a new culture there while building up a roster to compete by 2022.
     
    • Useful Useful x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  20. Crazy Patriot Guy

    Crazy Patriot Guy 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    1,938
    Likes Received:
    465
    Ratings:
    +2,586
    ---
    Well unless he has zero input on the players being brought in/shipped out, bringing Flores in now gives him a head start on rebuilding the team the way he wants.
     
    • Useful Useful x 1

Share This Page

Search For Links: - CLOSE
For searches with multiple players
add commas (Ex: "Brady, Gronkowski")