Re: Pats cut dowling..
posted at 8/28/2013 6:48 PM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to zbellino's comment:
In response to nyjetssuc's comment:
I mean, really, a small loss...he never played. regardless of how well he played when he was healthy, which was like, NEVER..
Why wasn't it Ras-I driving drunk in Nebraska?
Well, talent, health, whatever, yeah, no loss ... but that's why he was cut.
But when you talk about players who were recently drafted it is a loss of potential. A 33rd overall pick is lost. And NE is hung with more salary cap limitations for the next two years. Between him and Hernandez, that will be $9 million in wasted cap space in 2014.
A lost high selection and cap space is a hit.
When NE doesn't have money to sign one of their productive vets, like another year for Talib perhaps or re-upping DMC maybe, or a promising free agent next season ... it is a hit.
Oh, they'll have the money. It's already been budgeted for. This is what you and the others who struggle with BB's approach and economics don't get.
Dennard, maybe a Logan Ryan developing, Talib knowing this is his best environment for him, is all leverage for BB.
^^Mentally insane. Clinical.
Belichick could of held a press conference today to announce they extended Dowling ten more years for a 120 million and rusty would of called it brilliant.