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pats players reaction to Branch trade

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by prov pat, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. PYPER

    PYPER Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I think the issue that the players are going to have issues with is the fact that the team is something like $15 million under the cap.
     
  2. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Sounds like team turmoil again, strum up the 2003 tapes....
     
  3. BradfordPatsFan

    BradfordPatsFan In the Starting Line-Up

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    Perhaps Seymour gave him the idea to holdout and told him to stick to it and get what he wants. Seymour stuck it out and got it done. However, the difference is that Sey's contract dispute was handled privately and everyone won in the end. Branch's agent is likely the reason that this went the way it did.

    When Holley writes "Patriot Reign II", I look forward to reading what really happened.
     
  4. zoostation

    zoostation In the Starting Line-Up

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    Don't say all. #12 and #93 are not.
     
  5. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    Well we are DONE...I'll be surprised if they show up ready to play the next game. I'll be surprised if we win 5 games this year. These players minds are in another place.
     
  6. BelichickFan

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    The Patriots would happily dish out a lot of that money a year ahead to Koppen, Samuel and Graham but only for a fair price - which is a little below market value as they're getting it a year early. If the players hold out for the absolute max, the money won't be spent. But there's plenty to be dished out if they want it.
     
  7. hobbsownscoles

    hobbsownscoles On the Game Day Roster

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    They hate their coach
     
  8. BelichickFan

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    No, LPF, your mind is in another place - go get some sleep :D
     
  9. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

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    B, the last time something like this happened, we lost 31-0. These guys sound sad and depressed.
     
  10. ATippett56

    ATippett56 Pro Bowl Player

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    That salary cap figure is somewhat misleading because we don't exactly know what the New England Patriots are paying Richard Seymour this season.

    http://www.patscap.com/
     
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  11. hwc

    hwc In the Starting Line-Up

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    I don't think Branch wanted to leave the Pats. I think his agent got him all twisted up and had him believing that his hardline approach would force the Pats to give him Marvin Harrison money.

    I honestly don't think Branch understood that his refusal to negotiate and his immediate hold-out in response to legitimate offers from the Pats, and his filing of grievances would make it impossible for him to return to the Pats.

    He got his money (maybe...we haven't seen the contract details), but he may not have gotten what he wanted.
     
  12. CrazyDave

    CrazyDave In the Starting Line-Up

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    Not what I expected. I was figuring we'd hear the usual "It's a business' type stuff. Odd, no? Then again, they ARE players, they have a different perspective than you or I. Weird though.
     
  13. hwc

    hwc In the Starting Line-Up

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    I bet that Chad Jackson, Doug Gabriel, and Reche Caldwell aren't "sad and depressed". They just got playing time, catching balls from the league's top QB.
     
  14. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    Uh, I didn't see Gabriel or Jackson catching too many balls from the league's top QB on Sunday.
     
  15. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    Well, I'm fairly certain that won't be the story every week.
     
  16. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    One would certainly hope so. But until they do play, it's sh!t in one hand wish in the other.
     
  17. BelichickFan

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    Well, if they can't be active for the first game after joining the team I guess there's no hope for them :rolleyes:
     
  18. BelichickFan

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    They're a much more seasoned and veteran group now than in 2001.
     
  19. SoonerPatriot

    SoonerPatriot In the Starting Line-Up

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    Where did I say that?
     
  20. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

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    If Seymour gives a lackluster effort next week because he is "distraught" over the departure of Minnie Mouse he should be stripped of his captaincy and it should be given to Warren.
     

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