Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Gator Mike, Apr 12, 2019.
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McCourty, Harmon, and Chung. Rarely recognized for it, but easily the best group of cover safeties in the NFL.
Gotta fill up 70 million of cap space somehow.
I think he retires if he gets 7. He said it Tom vs. Time. Two more.
If that's the case we better get Rosen or somebody.
"No one can replace Patrick Chung."
Is this partly a cap move as well, so we have some more room to bring someone in that can catch a football?
Awesome the more key guys we can keep around for Brady's 42-50s the better.
He also said 45, so stop jinxing it.
Pat has really made the most of his second chance, and congrats to him
Never seen a player thrive so much on a second chance. Great player 2014-present
2009-2013....thought he was well below average
Unlikely, given that the maximum savings would be under a million. My guess is something along the lines of dropping his salary by $800k but adding a $2.4 million signing bonus, which would increase his 2019 cash by $1.6 million while keeping his 2019 cap hit exactly the same.
This roster is returning Gostkowski, McCourty and Chung now? We pretty much have the same team minus Flowers, Hogan, and Gronk.
I think we can really make a strong push again if we have a decent draft day. And with 12 picks, we've got the ammo to reload!
True, but we should just cut/trade them all to free up some cap room!
One of the premier in-the-box safeties in the league for a decade. Ideal when we play so much nickel and pass defense but still need an elite tackler at the line of scrimmage. He has 3 rings now. Dean Pees badly misused him before as a free safety; it would be like asking Edelman to be an outside deep threat instead of a great inside slot receiver.
LT Trent Brown is gone, too. He was a key part of the OL that only allowed 21 sacks all year.
I agree with your point about having the potential to reload, although losing all of Brown, Gronk, and Flowers in the same year may prove to be a bigger challenge than some are expecting. They’ve got to have a decent draft.
Trust their player development
What is not to like about this move, all part of the master plan.. there is another thread about how BB overvalues and overpays special team players.. consider:
Patrick Chung played 41% of special team snaps..
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