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Wozzy, we have and continue to see a different game. I applaud your passion and your love for all Pats. Just because I can see some faults and pass comment, doesn't make me less a fan, nor a troll. I leave blood, sweat and tears in Foxboro most Sundays in the fall just like you. I would like you to expect more from the team, and not settle for anything less than a SB. That doesn't mean you have to accept anything with a Pats logo on it. This team is not perfect and has the brains, dollars and need for improvements. Don't settle for less.
The Pat's are the vanguard franchise in all pro football, maybe in all of sports, they continually put a competitive, exciting team on the field year after year that battles for a championship.
Temper your expectations, it's not your money to spend and they spend to their limit every year while leaving a little in the "oh sht" kitty just in case something goes wrong.
You guys would have this franchise bankrupt, cellar dwelling at the bottom of the NFL if left to your devices and wild shop with your eyes mentality.
Other teams wish they had our sux players like McCourty and Mayo...
They do not spend to the limit every year...last year they didn't spend 4 million..the year before they didn't spend 7 million. I guarantee that the money they didn't spend could of brought us a defensive lineman you always say we need - and I can guarantee that would of helped. I can also guarantee there are plenty or organizations that don't wish they had Jerod Mayo and his 45 million dollar contract.
how can you guarantee that? You admitted to me that you are a negative Pats fan. You know your opinions are tainted. Perhaps Bill Belichick knows more about judging talent then you or that T-cal guy. I read your posts during the game feed. You guys are 2 of the most negative "fans" I have ever come across.
Here learn something....and again, maybe Bill Belichick has reason to pay Mayo this type of money. Oh wait maybe yours and T-Cals coaching "eye" is more efficient at judging who BB should and should not pay....Good one.
DENVER - The Patriots ensured that linebacker Jerod Mayo won’t be going anywhere any time soon, signing him to a five-year contract extension yesterday that will keep him with the team through 2017, a league source confirmed to the Globe.
As is generally their custom, the Patriots did not release a statement on the deal.
The 10th overall pick out of Tennessee in 2008, Mayo’s rookie contract was not set to expire until after the 2012 season. He’s one of the few players to receive an extension in a noncontract year during Bill Belichick’s tenure.
Almost since the day he arrived in Foxborough, Belichick has lauded Mayo’s on-field smarts, instincts, athletic ability, work ethic, leadership, and consistency. Teammates see Mayo as a younger version of Belichick in terms of his approach to the game.
The last Patriots player to receive a contract extension soon after signing a rookie contract was Ty Warren. The defensive end signed a six-year contract when he was drafted in 2003, and was given a five-year extension in August 2007, though he was released during training camp this year.
Vince Wilfork played through his rookie deal and was briefly tagged as the Patriots’ franchise player in 2010 before he received a five-year deal. Logan Mankins had to wait six seasons and a half-year played under a reduced restricted free agent number before he got a six-year contract this August.
Mayo did not have to wait.
The NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2008 was a first-team All-Pro last year, making his first Pro Bowl after leading the NFL in tackles with 193 (115 solo). He also recorded two sacks, five pass breakups, three fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble.
Last week against the Redskins, he sealed the game with his second career interception. Mayo’s first pick came a week earlier against Indianapolis.
Mayo missed two games in October because of a sprained medial collateral ligament. He said Friday that the injury is “getting better,’’ but MCL sprains can only fully heal with rest.
Still just 25 years old, the Virginia native has a team-leading 75 tackles and has been credited with four quarterback hits.
Mayo’s base salary this year is just $600,000; in March 2010, his contract was restructured and he received future salary money in an upfront bonus. Because of that, he still counts just over $5 million against the Patriots’ salary cap this season, according to league documents.
His base salary next year is set to be $750,000, though there is an escalator in his contract that could increase that by as much as $800,000. Mayo will still count just over $5 million against the cap, again because of the prorated bonus money.
The Patriots’ next major contract to address is Wes Welker: The receiver is in the final year of the five-year contract he signed upon his arrival in 2007. He has topped 100 receptions in four seasons here, with a low of 86 last season a mere seven months after undergoing surgery for torn knee ligaments
- See more at: http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/articles/2011/12/18/patriots_sign_jerod_mayo_to_five_year_contract_extension/#sthash.ILDlrPti.dpuf
See here's the thing, I can have an opinion, just like you can sit there and guzzle koolaid all day. I can have an opinion on a player and you can glamorize averageness...just gloss right on over everything until the player is cut, traded or not resigned (see Chung).
If you are paying attention to my game thread posts, you must be skipping over the parts where I praise the good plays/players. We haven't won anything in almost a decade...there have been more than enough mistakes made in that time span. Sorry.
You are the last person that should be deeming people to be Kool-Aid drinkers. You have guzzled more Brady Kool-Aid that you've sucked him dry.