Matt Light expected to retire....

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    Matt Light expected to retire....

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/03/25/longtime-patriots-left-tackle-light-expected-to-retire/

    8 mil more off the cap?

    This plus Brady and Ocho's restructure seems to leave us with a plethora of cap space. Something with serious magnitude must be coming along with a few contract extensions...
     
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    trade for a running back and/or bigtime pass rusher

    extend Gronk and Welker
     
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    Yeah, I'd say so. Wasn't convinced with just the Brady thing, but now with all this, something must be going on. Just hope Light can be effectively replaced on the line.
     
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    Agreed... I think Marcus Cannon will be a good one but I'd like to see us draft another Tackle at some point..
     
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    Thanks for the great service Matt.  Happy retirement!

    P.S. - Stay in shape
     
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    I always liked Light. The guy took a lot of heat on this board. At times deserving , but I always thought he did a better job than people bi tched about. He was durable , smart , tough , never caused any problems that we know about. He'll be missed. Thanks for your service!
     
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    According to Rappaport, Pats are planning to use Cannon at tackle, they are concerned with Vollmers back long term. I could see Solder at LT and Connon at RT, with Connolly, Mankins and Waters/Gallery.

    http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/rap_sheet/index.php/2012/02/21/looking-toward-the-future-marcus-cannon-to-be-considered-an-offensive-tackle/

     
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    when did he announce his retirement?
     
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    I know Light was not perfect, certainly got blasted against speed rushers, but I liked him.  I have concerns with Vollmer/back, Solder/concussions. I like both, but they have had early issues.  I hope light can give us one more year and leave with a ring....er another ring
     
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    Too bad, he had one of his best years last year.

    He's only 33, I don't see why he needs to retire unless he's been hiding concussions or some other type of undisclosed injury (which very well could be the case). 33 is still young for an offensive tackle that's playing well - never mind the 8 million he's walking away from. I would of sucked it up for one more year (8 million is a lot of money).
     
    This whole I need to spend more time with my family and kids thing doesn't make much sense to me...Any average dad has to work 40 hours a week (and many of us have to travel to boot), we end up doing that for much longer than the average NFL career (we don't retire at 33). How many hours does this guy have to work a week? 25? How many months a year is he actually working? 5, maybe 6? I'll tell you what Matt, suck it up and take the 8 million - your kids can get by with seeing you only 140 hours a week and the majority of 6 months a year...they will need the 8 million more.
     
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    [QUOTE]Agreed... I think Marcus Cannon will be a good one but I'd like to see us draft another Tackle at some point..
    Posted by HOTBLITZ[/QUOTE]

    Marcus Cannon cannot play LT.... At all. He is just not quick footed enough. I even think he is a little questionable at RT on passing downs. Certainly good enough to play RG and maybe LG. Good at RT (or LT) for run blocking.

    They have Solder and Vollmer (LT, RT) and Cannon. Vollmer's health is a question. Gallery gives more depth as he plays T and G (but he may be insurance if Mankins has trouble coming back). So yes, perhaps they get yet another tackle. THough I think they can wait if they feel their is a different player they want in the draft.
     
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    For what it's worth, he was just elected as a NFLPA Rep...
     
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    They must be way under the cap with this, ocho's contract, brady's, plus whatever they were before that. 
     
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    One year deals are great for 31 year old receivers, don't give Welker an extension. If he loses a step and he will soon he won't hurt your cap situation and you don't re-sign him. Response to Re: Matt Light expected to retire....:
    [QUOTE]trade for a running back and/or bigtime pass rusher extend Gronk and Welker
    Posted by rameakap[/QUOTE]
     
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    No.  But it's perfectly understandable by way of the OP right here on this BDC Thread...  Still though, No.  The basis for PFT's (PFT, a garbage site, dedicated almost solely to unconfirmed and unsubstantiated rumours, passed off as certain to be fulfilled, fact) column entitled, "Matt Light is expected to Retire" is off of 2 sources:  The original source was from a NE journalist, whom as of this past year or two, has shown himself to be one of the leading proponents of garbage rumour-mill journalism, without named sources, real confirmation, nor truthful accreditation, Ian Rappaport. 

    Click on that PFT link with Rappaport as the forwarding news-breaker on this Light expected to retire subject, and Rappaport's absolute & sole conclusions are based on the following (from his op-ed blog in The Boston Herald): "Instead, Cannon will be in the mix with Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer and practice squader Matt Kopa, who is promising. While it hasn’t been said officially, the expectation is that Matt Light will not be back next year (with retirement definitely possible)." (the entirety and even the subject of the article itself, is based on Marcus Cannon, and THEN based on NE's future O-Line younger prospects and what they could provide; The above being the only mentionable of Matt Light).

    The second PFT "source" confirming the notion that "Matt Light IS expected to retire" was off of Reiss's ESPN Boston "Quick hits" column- An op-ed random take of various "goings-ons", and a guy who used to be the epitome of credibility, now working for garbage central (but not PFT's 100% garbage central, just ESPN.com's 60% brand of garbage central)- HIS random remarks on Light (centered in a column of small & random takes, on small things which might occuur, or could, or did)...  Reiss writes:  "4. If Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light retires, as expected, it won’t be because he can’t play any more. The 2011 season was one of his best. More than anything, I think it would be because he’s always been about more than football, appreciates the run he’s had, and would like the idea of walking away when he still can."

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    That's it...those are the basises of the confirmation that "Matt Light is expected to retire."  I don't care what's offered in terms of the nuances of the language they used, because the implication IS clearly misleading (especially in terms of the non-existance of having a credible named source to base this claim on).  Might it occur?  Of COURSE, Light might retire!?!  But it's still something Rapaport and PFT do far too often:  Wide spread absolutely unconfirmed simply COUNTLESS prognostications, IN-to the 51% (but usually far greater) belief of them having the certainty TO occur, jumble the sources around, jumble the semantics around, and wham-O: PURE Fact=This IS gonna happen.  And it might...I'll just believe it after there's several sourced names attached to it (no, not "unnamed source close to the team"), or when it actually comes to be itself.  

    There's a difference between "skepticism" and being deliberately and clearly misled towards the point of what we're seeing above.  NOT Hotblitz's fault that these paid conveyors of credible information are pieces of sh#t lying, slanting, and deceiving used car salesmen having been caught in so many numbered past occurences of having with zero merit or morals to them claiming the things they do, after 1 outta 10 things they try to pass off as something one should "readily expect to happen", Never in fact ever actually happens at all.
         
        
     
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    I will be suprised if he does retire. Heck he had a great year and seems heathy. 
     
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    the question is, what is going to happen with all this cap space
     
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    Not as much cap space s you might think... For arguments sake lets say Light retires that gives them another 5 million, but when all is said and done they only have a little over 3.5 million in space they can use to go get someone unless they get more room by signing Welker to long term deal which gets them another 3+ in room or trade him which gives them all 9.5 back. Then they have all kinds of room.
    If you want a complete breakdown of the cap look for my thread on just that.
     
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    [QUOTE]I always liked Light. The guy took a lot of heat on this board. At times deserving , but I always thought he did a better job than people bi tched about. He was durable , smart , tough , never caused any problems that we know about. He'll be missed. Thanks for your service!
    Posted by 1guy1sharp[/QUOTE]

    Couldn't agree more.  I too always liked Matt Light.

    Solder does seem the logical replacement for him.  Be interesting to see what happens with regards to Pats FA moves and in the draft.
     
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    [QUOTE]No.  But it's perfectly understandable by way of the OP right here on this BDC Thread...  Still though, No.  The basis for PFT's (PFT, a garbage site, dedicated almost solely to unconfirmed and unsubstantiated rumours, passed off as certain to be fulfilled, fact) column entitled, "Matt Light is expected to Retire" is off of 2 sources:  The original source was from a NE journalist, whom as of this past year or two, has shown himself to be one of the leading proponents of garbage rumour-mill journalism, without named sources, real confirmation, nor truthful accreditation, Ian Rappaport.  Click on that PFT link with Rappaport as the forwarding news-breaker on this Light expected to retire subject, and Rappaport's absolute & sole conclusions are based on the following (from his op-ed blog in The Boston Herald): " Instead, Cannon will be in the mix with Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer and practice squader Matt Kopa , who is promising. While it hasn’t been said officially, the expectation is that Matt Light will not be back next year (with retirement definitely possible) ." (the entirety and even the subject of the article itself, is based on Marcus Cannon, and THEN based on NE's future O-Line younger prospects and what they could provide; The above being the only mentionable of Matt Light). The second PFT "source" confirming the notion that "Matt Light IS expected to retire" was off of Reiss's ESPN Boston "Quick hits" column- An op-ed random take of various "goings-ons", and a guy who used to be the epitome of credibility, now working for garbage central (but not PFT's 100% garbage central, just ESPN.com's 60% brand of garbage central)- HIS random remarks on Light (centered in a column of small & random takes, on small things which might occuur, or could, or did)...  Reiss writes:  " 4. If Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light retires, as expected, it won’t be because he can’t play any more. The 2011 season was one of his best. More than anything, I think it would be because he’s always been about more than football, appreciates the run he’s had, and would like the idea of walking away when he still can ." ~~~ That's it...those are the basises of the confirmation that "Matt Light is expected to retire."  I don't care what's offered in terms of the nuances of the language they used, because the implication IS clearly misleading (especially in terms of the non-existance of having a credible named source to base this claim on).  Might it occur?  Of COURSE, Light might retire!?!  But it's still something Rapaport and PFT do far too often:  Wide spread absolutely unconfirmed simply COUNTLESS prognostications, IN-to the 51% (but usually far greater) belief of them having the certainty TO occur, jumble the sources around, jumble the semantics around, and wham-O: PURE Fact=This IS gonna happen.  And it might...I'll just believe it after there's several sourced names attached to it (no, not "unnamed source close to the team"), or when it actually comes to be itself.   There's a difference between "skepticism" and being deliberately and clearly misled towards the point of what we're seeing above.  NOT Hotblitz's fault that these paid conveyors of credible information are pieces of sh#t lying, slanting, and deceiving used car salesmen having been caught in so many numbered past occurences of having with zero merit or morals to them claiming the things they do, after 1 outta 10 things they try to pass off as something one should "readily expect to happen", Never in fact ever actually happens at all.           
    Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium[/QUOTE]

    PFT simply reported the term Reiss used to describe Light's status. But you call them garbage for that, and go on and on with another delusional diatribe claiming they attempt to decieve.

    Looks like your phoney claims of a moral high ground take yet another hit as the real you shines through to those who actually are willing to slog through your tiresome and dishonest quagmire of words.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Matt Light expected to retire.... : PFT simply reported the term Reiss used to describe Light's status. But you call them garbage for that, and go on and on with another delusional diatribe claiming they attempt to decieve. Looks like your phoney claims of a moral high ground take yet another hit as the real you shines through to those who actually are willing to slog through your tiresome and dishonest quagmire of words.
    Posted by BabeParilli[/QUOTE]

         Babe...you credit Laz for your return from a self imposed 10 minute retirement...and then you tear him up. What gives with that? You can disagree with the guy without calling him "delusional", and referring to him as dishonest.  
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Matt Light expected to retire.... :      Babe...you credit Laz for your return from a self imposed 10 minute retirement...and then you tear him up. What gives with that? You can disagree with the guy without calling him "delusional", and referring to him as dishonest.  
    Posted by TexasPat[/QUOTE]


    I could. But he has been profusely dishonest so I can't. I credit his dishonesty among other things as the reason for my return. I used to painstakingly try to ignore Laz. No more.
     
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    Re: Matt Light expected to retire....

    Enough with the name calling babe...jeezis...acting like a third grader isn't going to make your points hold any extra value.  You can bring some good discussion here, but stop acting like stupid troll.  Enough already...

    As for Light...while we're probably going to need his cap room should he retire, he was fantastic last year and would think he can help us in the coming year.  I think it was one of the best years of his career.  He was outstanding from start to finish.

    If he wants to retire, I certainly wish him the best of luck in all that he decides to do.
     
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