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  • Belichick Irks Brady, Helps Blue By Letting Wes Welker Walk

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.1288117

    Excerpt: "Bill Belichick operates the Patriots like he is dealing with replaceable and interchangeable parts except at quarterback, where Tom Brady is one of the all-time greats.

    But Belichick is testing his quarterback’s greatness and perhaps his loyalty now that he disrespected Brady’s 100-catch-a-year slot receiver/security blanket Wes Welker and allowed him to sign with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.
    While Brady has to be upset with the move, it provided the only good news the depleted Jets have had since the free agent market opened on Tuesday.

    Belichick also managed to help the Giants as well, by filling his WR need without trying to steal Victor Cruz away from Big Blue.

    But the stunning part of the developments for Patriots Nation is that Welker signed a reasonably priced two-year, $12 million contract. New England offered a two-year, $10 million deal, yet gave Danny Amendola, a poor man’s Welker who seems to be hurt every year, a five-year, $31 million deal — with $10 million guaranteed — to take his place.

    Clearly, Belichick put Welker in the replaceable parts category and didn’t want him anymore. He put a value on him, even if it was way below the $9.5 million franchise number Welker played for in 2012 when he caught 118 passes." Read more...

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    I dont know how you dont match that offer. Makes no sense. You know what you are going to get with that guy 100 catches a season. why would you let him go and then pay a guy not quite as good 1+ more per season plus 3 more years then you offerered a guy who helped win a bunch of SBs and get you to two others. I ddont understand their logic on this one
    Football has been very, very good to us.
    After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
    But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

    # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

    1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
    2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
    3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
    4-New York Giants!!!
    5-NE
    Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

    ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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    • #3
      how much of welkers contract did Denver Guarantee? And how much of the 10m over two seasons that was offered to welker by the Pats was guaranteed money
      Football has been very, very good to us.
      After losing seasons 2013-15, the giants put up 11 wins in 16.. they are on way Back
      But for now we can console ourselves with this fact-

      # of Super Bowl victories since 1985:

      1-Chicago, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Seattle
      2-Washington, Green Bay, Pittsburgh, Baltimore
      3-San Francisco, Dallas, Denver
      4-New York Giants!!!
      5-NE
      Let's make it 5 in 2016 so we can be on a LINE NE again!!!

      ***Stat provided by "Schloss22"***

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      • #4
        Originally posted by miked1958 View Post
        I dont know how you dont match that offer. Makes no sense. You know what you are going to get with that guy 100 catches a season. why would you let him go and then pay a guy not quite as good 1+ more per season plus 3 more years then you offerered a guy who helped win a bunch of SBs and get you to two others. I ddont understand their logic on this one
        Belichick made a bad error in judgment IMO.
        “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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        • #5
          Originally posted by miked1958 View Post
          how much of welkers contract did Denver Guarantee? And how much of the 10m over two seasons that was offered to welker by the Pats was guaranteed money
          I think almost all of it is guaranteed
          “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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          • #6
            The article says that Belicheck wanted to move away from Welker's occasional fits of dropsies... Cruz would NOT be the person to pick up if you wanted that.

            I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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            • #7
              There was definitely a large disconnect between Welker and the Pats somewhere along the lines, because the contract Welker signed was a big FU to the Pats basically.

              But the Pats are the smartest team in the NFL in terms of their roster and cap space, and while Amendola has injury concerns, he's a perfect fit for the Pats talent wise.
              I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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              • #8
                Originally posted by miked1958 View Post
                I dont know how you dont match that offer. Makes no sense. You know what you are going to get with that guy 100 catches a season. why would you let him go and then pay a guy not quite as good 1+ more per season plus 3 more years then you offerered a guy who helped win a bunch of SBs and get you to two others. I ddont understand their logic on this one
                Welker never won a Super Bowl. He only played in the two they couldn't cheat their way to a win

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by miked1958 View Post
                  how much of welkers contract did Denver Guarantee? And how much of the 10m over two seasons that was offered to welker by the Pats was guaranteed money
                  100% guaranteed.
                  I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by miked1958 View Post
                    I dont know how you dont match that offer. Makes no sense. You know what you are going to get with that guy 100 catches a season. why would you let him go and then pay a guy not quite as good 1+ more per season plus 3 more years then you offerered a guy who helped win a bunch of SBs and get you to two others. I ddont understand their logic on this one
                    Wes Welker has 0 SB rings. He was not a Patriot for any of their titles. His first year with them was 2007.
                    #80

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                    • #11
                      Belichick knows what he's doing. He tossed Randy Moss aside like nothing and his team didn't miss a beat.

                      Where there's a Brady, there's a way.

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                      • #12
                        Brady is washed up. The Giants have seen to that. He will not win another SB. Mark my words, Brady will decline each year from here on out.

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                        • #13
                          BB wants to continue to prove he can do what he does and not rely on any one player except for the QB...
                          "Measure Twice......Cut Once"
                          You couldn't be more full of **** if you were break dancing in a Port-a-Potty.......Kruunch

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Flip Empty View Post
                            Belichick knows what he's doing. He tossed Randy Moss aside like nothing and his team didn't miss a beat.

                            Where there's a Brady, there's a way.
                            Actually that move is what cost them the Superbowl in 2011 and even making the Superbowl in 2010. No deep threat.
                            I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Medisleman View Post
                              Brady is washed up. The Giants have seen to that. He will not win another SB. Mark my words, Brady will decline each year from here on out.

                              People been saying that since 2007. Have some respect.
                              I don't always root for the Cowboys but when I do I wear my pink Jessica Simpson edition Romo jersey. (yes I lost a bet)

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