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    Quote Originally Posted by xskarma View Post
    Interesting article about the increased Salary Cap and how it will influence the league, and the coming free agent period. http://grantland.com/features/the-money-pit/

    Not sure I like the bit where he says it makes it more unlikely for the Patriots to hang on to Aqib Talib though.
    I don't see us keeping Aqib. We are not known to throw top dollar at cornerbacks, he will probably end up in some shit club like Redskins or Titans where he will get paid top dollar, but seem lackluster because the team is crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icausewipes View Post
    sports memes
    here we go again eh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Badpaladin View Post
    here we go again eh

    And my #2 fan comes to the rescue w/o links, facts, or anything to support w/e debate I happen to be in. It is good to know a member of the clique is following my every post about #18. Are the Broncos gonna redo his deal like Romo?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yilar View Post
    I don't see us keeping Aqib. We are not known to throw top dollar at cornerbacks, he will probably end up in some shit club like Redskins or Titans where he will get paid top dollar, but seem lackluster because the team is crap.
    I bet the Raiders, where he'll get arrested before the end of the season for getting into a fight in a club and subsequently piss away his career.


    If he goes, our offseason priority suddenly goes from maybe TE and maybe interior D-line to absolutely HAVE to get CB help. We've drafted 8 DB's since 2010, and of them only McCourty really became special....at safety. The rest hasn't looked like they could step in for Talib, at all, so I don't expect his replacement to come from there. So that means either get another free agent (which would mean paying someone and them having to learn the Patriots system, why the hell not just pay Talib then?) or draft a guy and hope he pans out.

    Either way, if Talib walks I fully expect our secondary to be a problem again at least untill however we get to replace Talib steps up and delivers. That might not happen at all though, so we might end up getting into shoot-outs a lot again. >.<

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    I am not sure if the FO of the Pats is strong at bringing in rookie DBs but this draft is going be be insane as far as CB goes, same with SS. Teams that consider those to be weak links are likely frothing at the mouth at the prospect of this draft.

    I know I want the Niners to trade up to get eithet Pryor the SS from Louisville or Gilbert the CB from OK State if Gilbert falls to around #14. If Pryor falls to #21, then I would try and trade with the Packers, because Philly will likely want him too. Barring either of thosse options, stick at #30 and get Fuller in my opinion, and use either of the two second rounders on either Jimmy Ward or Deone Buchannon, both are SS and seem to be in the same mold of what the FO looks for in a safety, decent coverage ability with very solid tackling. I say focus on the defensive backfield because that is what absolutely lilled the Niners down the strech, Carlos Rogers ahould be gone, and Whitner may take a bigger payday elsewhere. WR and backup QB are other things that are needed, but they can be picked up later in the draft.

    In other news, Brandon Browner was reinstated by the NFL, so a team like New England or the Eagles may look at him as a possible budget CB, he won't be veteran minimum, but he is a solid CB who will probably not be suspended for PEDs again. I know I would rather not have the Niners sign him just for the hypocracy that would mean. Many Niners players bashed Seattle for the PED stuff, and even more fans did.
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    the Pats like to throw rookie DBs to the wolves and they generally fare decently

    and quit feeding icausewipes, he's a fat enough troll as it is

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    Champ Bailey was released by Denver, saves 10 million bucks in cap space for them. Good move in my opinion, I respect the hell out of the guy, but his age was showing when I saw him play. Denver can chase after Verner, Talib, or some other CB in FA, or look towards the draft, it is deep at that spot as I had said, and the FO may have someone they like already. The move shows that Denver's FO isn't afraid to make moves like that at least, I know that he was well respected and liked as a player by players and fans. That is the kind of front office most teams need.

    As much as I would hate to see players that I love go, if they are not cutting it anymore, then it is time to cut them loose. I am glad Gore hasn't slowed down as much as was theorized to this point, he started slowing at the end of the year, but it is his final season with SF, and will likely not be resigned unless it is for insanely cheap.

    D'Qwell Jackson signed a 4 year contract worth 22 million with the Indianapolis Colts. Not a bad pickup of a veteran player who is also a leader, the guy played rather well for the Browns. Not a bad deal in my opinion, it adds another LB there, and I am not sure how they are at LB.

    Champ Bailey has also apparently issued a statement that he would be willing to play Safety for whoever picks him up, good move on his part, because right now he would make a better FS than CB.
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    Sounds like the Saints are looking for takers on Pierre Thomas, Lance Moore, & Darren Sproles.

    I was afraid of this, I would really hate to lose Thomas or Moore they contribute a lot to the team's success on third downs and there's been speculation about trading/cutting/re-structuring any or all of them. Plus Moore has the best TD celebrations on the team . Sproles can be a bit too much of a crutch for Brees who will dump off short and punt more often than I'd like, so losing him would be bad but not as bad as losing Thomas for his pass-protection and huge contribution to the screen game.

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    Looks like the Seahawks wont be keeping Michael Bennett

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    Well, fuck him. Saying he'd take a pay cut to stay here, now this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by icausewipes View Post
    And my #2 fan comes to the rescue w/o links, facts, or anything to support w/e debate I happen to be in. It is good to know a member of the clique is following my every post about #18. Are the Broncos gonna redo his deal like Romo?
    I've given cogent arguments before, but I found that the best way to deal with you is to just point out how infatuated you are with sports memes and leave it at that.

    Besides, it's not like I'm going to change anyone's mind in a sports thread on a gaming forum. That's a serious combination of the two most stubborn and arguably ignorant groups online.

    I do however love to mention Tebow's stats in his first 16 games: awful completion percentage, but 2800 yards and 19 TDs to 9 INTs throwing the ball, plus what he did with his feet ... and an absurd playoff win. Not quite a joke of a player but eh
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Well, fuck him. Saying he'd take a pay cut to stay here, now this.
    I thought he said the opposite

    and it begins... Lance Moore got cut, granted his contract was a little heavy for what he does, but then again he has brought so much to the Saints over the years, I sure hope the young guys are ready to step up... *glares at Nick Toon*

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    I thought he said the opposite

    and it begins... Lance Moore got cut, granted his contract was a little heavy for what he does, but then again he has brought so much to the Saints over the years, I sure hope the young guys are ready to step up... *glares at Nick Toon*
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Well, fuck him. Saying he'd take a pay cut to stay here, now this.
    That was Golden Tate. Bennett never said anything about taking a pay cut.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagonos View Post
    That was Golden Tate. Bennett never said anything about taking a pay cut.
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    I read it. Where does it say that Bennett said he'd take a pay cut? He came to Seattle for less money THIS year because he felt he could perform really well and then make more money on his next contract. Golden Tate was the one who said he would take a pay cut to come back next year and play for the Seahawks.

    “I want to be back here, 100 percent,” Bennett said. “I love the team, I love my teammates. Pete does a great job of letting us play. I want to be a part of that. I know we can go back and win a Super Bowl again with all these guys. It’s a business, but I definitely want to be back.”

    Bennett said he turned down more money and multiyear offers to sign with the Seahawks for one season. But he also said, “Any player in any sport wants a multiyear deal.”
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    the quote I was familiar with was

    "There is no such thing as discount," Bennett said on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" Tuesday night. "This isn't Costco, this isn't Walmart; this is real life."

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    So, it's allready the 8th where I am, meaning in a few hours teams will be able to start discussing terms with their own players that have an expiring contract and in 3 days the official free agent period begins. Contracts can't be announced till 4 pm on Tuesday the 11th, although there will of course be los of reports about what's going on before then.

    Hoping to hear at least something about the Patriots moves in the next 3 days, cause the suspense is killing me. I'll probably not hear a peep about it though, one of the curses of following the Patriots. =/
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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    the quote I was familiar with was
    Yeah, his tone changed quite a bit the more days the super bowl went behind. Going from "I'd love to stay in Seattle" to pretty much saying we can't afford him. Its alright, I hope the raiders pay him 5 years 60 million or something stupid.

    But, some ok news in the recent cuts, Doug Baldwin was given a 2nd round tender. Now I wait for Golden Tate news, impatiently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vetali View Post
    Jaworski was trying to say Manziel isn't worth a 3rd round pick. Then backed up on that claim saying "he'd be too injury prone as a scrambler" after saying Kaepernick is the modern Jesus of NFL quarterbacks. Maybe he needs to watch more tape on Manziel.
    LOL @ Kaepernick comment. Everyone needs to get off the dude's nuts already. He's good but nowhere near a modern-day Jesus. He has a lot of work to do if he wants to be great. There's 7 or 8 QBs that I'd take over him easily.

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