Adrian Wilson Unsure About Future

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    We signed Washington to a $1.2mil deal. Comparing cap numbers that's $.5mil less then Woody's cap hit this year. Appearently BB thought it was important enough to back up Vereen to give $1.2mil to Washington. Not sure why that $.5mil made such a huge difference when we knew Woody fit the system

     




    im not speaking for BB but when giving 500K less to Washinton he probably thought ok that's our backup scat back AND this guy is a great KR! I have Vereen to play main scat back and Leon can be our reserve guy for him and be our KR and finally have a competent KR again and all for 500 K less.

    but of course none of that panned out and washington was a waste



    I agree that was the thinking, no doubt but we are always having issues finding guys who fit the system so why take that risk over 500k, does that make sense to you? As a KR guy I agree worth signing to improve kicking game but he wasn't much of a scat back since the Jets. So, personal preferrence on my part, if your scat back is oft injured my first priority is to find him an effective backup and if a KRer is considered a critical need $1.2mil for a kick returner isn't spending a ton. They could afford $1.2mil and not be burdened with having to decide between a KRer and an effective scat RB backup. Honestly if $1.2mil breaks this team we are in real trouble aren't we?  

 
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    ....Going for it is spending, it's the out of pocket money that really hits an owner's wallet. It's not the favorable contracts that land you subpar players who you can cut and not have to worry about a dime of that cash coming out of your actual pocket (dead money). That's going for it...again it's not something you do every year, but in my opinioin it would of been a good idea a few years ago (I thought it was warranted) and I think it's a great idea now. What's the down side? The player you acquire could suck here. The player you spend that money on may decline in performance and you are stuck with him and the bonus/contract you spread out through his deal...it could potentially hurt you at some point..it also could win you a Super Bowl (see Giants, Pittsburgh, Ravens). I can live with a 8-8 season while we suffer through a season of paying for a few bigger contracts/salary cap hell. I would gladly do that for another Super Bowl, hell yes! What is the worst that could happen? We don't win a Super Bowl (which we haven't done in a decade) and then we end up with a top 12 pick because of our poor record? That's bad? That's so scary? No it isn't, what is scary is our owner is dead set against going over the budget, that is scary because Brady is not a guy who comes along very often...neither is Belichick.

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    The Ravens make occasional forays into free agency, but the Giants and Pittsburgh are as conservative as the Pats, especially Pittsburgh. They're better known for guys who've left there as free agents than ones they've signed. 

    Big name free agents are overpaid by definition. If signing overpriced guys who are seldom worth the price is how you go for it, then the Patriots, like most teams (including Pitt and the NYG), don't usually go for it. They make trades and sign mid-level FAs, and reserve big contracts for their own FAs.  They manage the cap and don't splurge.

    I really think this whole discussion boils down to unhappiness with players they've brought in, not the money being spent. That really has very little to do with it.

     
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    Unless one is getting injured all the time then you need a proper backup. No Bolden is not a scat back, never will be. Bolden is closer to Ridley and Blount so why do we need 3 of those types but only 1 scat back who's injured a fair amount of time?



    So then, if they had kept Woody they'd have been better than Denver, is that it? That cost them the SB?

     
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    Unless one is getting injured all the time then you need a proper backup. No Bolden is not a scat back, never will be. Bolden is closer to Ridley and Blount so why do we need 3 of those types but only 1 scat back who's injured a fair amount of time?



    So then, if they had kept Woody they'd have been better than Denver, is that it? That cost them the SB?



    certainly didn't help did it? I hate this game because in the end it's not whether that player would have pushed them over the edge it's if they are using the right mindset and management. Is the practice on the whole of saving scraps for unknowns or less productive players over rewards those who fit the system and preformed. But, if we are talking Woody, 2 of the loses in which Vereen was injured the Pats went a combined 2 for 24 on 3rd downs. Woodhead's specialty was getting 3rd downs. With Woodhead or Vereen could they have won one of those games, might have. Then the AFCCG game would be in Foxboro. Would that have made a difference? Maybe, maybe not but it certainly wouldn't have made it worse would it?

     
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    I agree that was the thinking, no doubt but we are always having issues finding guys who fit the system so why take that risk over 500k, does that make sense to you? As a KR guy I agree worth signing to improve kicking game but he wasn't much of a scat back since the Jets. So, personal preferrence on my part, if your scat back is oft injured my first priority is to find him an effective backup and if a KRer is considered a critical need $1.2mil for a kick returner isn't spending a ton. They could afford $1.2mil and not be burdened with having to decide between a KRer and an effective scat RB backup. Honestly if $1.2mil breaks this team we are in real trouble aren't we?  



    i guess so. you can never know injuries and that screwed them at RB this year

    i just think BB made a good decision on Woody and bringing in Wash. it saved 500K and got us a backup 3DRB and KR. in the end it didnt work out but you win some and lose some.

    if Vereen stay healthy a full season this discussion on Woody wont continue

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    ....Going for it is spending, it's the out of pocket money that really hits an owner's wallet. It's not the favorable contracts that land you subpar players who you can cut and not have to worry about a dime of that cash coming out of your actual pocket (dead money). That's going for it...again it's not something you do every year, but in my opinioin it would of been a good idea a few years ago (I thought it was warranted) and I think it's a great idea now. What's the down side? The player you acquire could suck here. The player you spend that money on may decline in performance and you are stuck with him and the bonus/contract you spread out through his deal...it could potentially hurt you at some point..it also could win you a Super Bowl (see Giants, Pittsburgh, Ravens). I can live with a 8-8 season while we suffer through a season of paying for a few bigger contracts/salary cap hell. I would gladly do that for another Super Bowl, hell yes! What is the worst that could happen? We don't win a Super Bowl (which we haven't done in a decade) and then we end up with a top 12 pick because of our poor record? That's bad? That's so scary? No it isn't, what is scary is our owner is dead set against going over the budget, that is scary because Brady is not a guy who comes along very often...neither is Belichick.



    The Ravens make occasional forays into free agency, but the Giants and Pittsburgh are as conservative as the Pats, especially Pittsburgh. They're better known for guys who've left there as free agents than ones they've signed. 

    Big name free agents are overpaid by definition. If signing overpriced guys who are seldom worth the price is how you go for it, then the Patriots, like most teams (including Pitt and the NYG), don't usually go for it. They make trades and sign mid-level FAs, and reserve big contracts for their own FAs.  They manage the cap and don't splurge.

    I really think this whole discussion boils down to unhappiness with players they've brought in, not the money being spent. That really has very little to do with it.



    Unhappiness with players brought in is part of it, sure, but I relate that to spending as well. I'm not saying we - or anyone - can go out and get whoever they want, but they can target a better player (that costs more) some seasons. We did that in 07 - five minutes into free agency they brought in Thomas, then Stallworth, then signed Welker, then traded for Moss...that cost money. Those were higher end players - three of the four were young and either in their prime or heading into it (And Moss was far from over the hill). They also went out and signed some useful players that were in their prime that weren't high end money guys.

    We didn't win the Super Bowl in 07, but it was a memorable season one miracle catch from being perfect. I'd be willing to bet adding players like that would do more good than adding players like Gregory, Leon Washington, Michael Jenkins, Amendola, Fanene, Trevor Scott, Robert Gallery, Joseph Addai, Fells, Schiancoe, Ballard, Adrian Wilson, Shaun Ellis, Haynesworth, and many other waste of time free agents.

    Again, I'm not saying you can wildly spend every year, but you can spend more than we have...you can attract better players...you can sign guys in their prime once in a while, but it will cost more.

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    I agree that was the thinking, no doubt but we are always having issues finding guys who fit the system so why take that risk over 500k, does that make sense to you? As a KR guy I agree worth signing to improve kicking game but he wasn't much of a scat back since the Jets. So, personal preferrence on my part, if your scat back is oft injured my first priority is to find him an effective backup and if a KRer is considered a critical need $1.2mil for a kick returner isn't spending a ton. They could afford $1.2mil and not be burdened with having to decide between a KRer and an effective scat RB backup. Honestly if $1.2mil breaks this team we are in real trouble aren't we?  



    i guess so. you can never know injuries and that screwed them at RB this year

    i just think BB made a good decision on Woody and bringing in Wash. it saved 500K and got us a backup 3DRB and KR. in the end it didnt work out but you win some and lose some.

    if Vereen stay healthy a full season this discussion on Woody wont continue



    True but when has that happened? If I have a sports car I really love that starts half the time I'm not going to say well maybe this winter will be different and it will start every time. No I'm going to get a solid reliable backup car to make sure I can get to work and I can trust it will do what it needs to do. 

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    True but when has that happened? If I have a sports car I really love that starts half the time I'm not going to say well maybe this winter will be different and it will start every time. No I'm going to get a solid reliable backup car to make sure I can get to work and I can trust it will do what it needs to do. 



    agreed and that solid reliable back up was Washington..

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    True but when has that happened? If I have a sports car I really love that starts half the time I'm not going to say well maybe this winter will be different and it will start every time. No I'm going to get a solid reliable backup car to make sure I can get to work and I can trust it will do what it needs to do. 



    agreed and that solid reliable back up was Washington..



    Considering his previous 3 years in Sea I would question the Pats definition of solid and reliable when talking terms of primary backup role then

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    Considering his previous 3 years in Sea I would question the Pats definition of solid and reliable when talking terms of primary backup role then



    all of those people were behind Marshawn Lynch who barely leaves the field and Justin Forsett for a time who was the scat back

    look, to me, signing a backup RB and good KR saving 500K was smart. it forced Vereen to step up this year and be the guy it was his jump year.

    the moe obviously didnt work because of injury but in the end injuries happpen and i still think BB made the smart move letting Woody walk. Woody isnt a solid backup to a scat back, he's a starting scat back but Vereen has more talent..

     
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    Considering his previous 3 years in Sea I would question the Pats definition of solid and reliable when talking terms of primary backup role then



    True; Your always a good voice of reason here in my book, I follow you closely. I think just about the same as you. Getting rid of both Welker and Woodhead was foolish to me, as a fan. Those are first down machines and I believe keeping one or the other was the difference as the Pats would be in the SB now.

    I also read where Mthurl gets a lot of criticism but I also share his thoughts and frustration(s) as well. I suppose anything is considered BB bashing among some. Not true! That's exactly what a forum is for, opinions. You two are not lap dogs.

    I think it was Rkarp that said "A. Wilson was not moving well in pre-season practice, makes me think that he was already injured before signing. Then thinking back where in 2011 the Pats had 18 DLs' in camp, what sticks? Then last year, even before the SHTF, they had 11 TEs'? Why? Then BB fields the worst D in SB history in 2011, what a disgrace! What is most frustrating to me is that this nonsense (same wishful thinking) has been going on for quite awhile.

    Keep up your good work.

     

     

     

     

     
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