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Pats cut dowling..

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    Pats cut dowling..

    I'd post a link but I'm on my phone..

    what a bust..

     
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    He'll be missed.

     
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    Dang it!  I had high hopes year after year for this guy.  If he could only stay healthy!!

     

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    Re: Pats cut dowling..

    He was never around anyway so the team isn't going to suffer. Bad picks happen. 

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    Re: Pats cut dowling..

    At my company....if you do well, you are told, you did well.

    If you do poorly, you are told, you did poorly..

    Life is like that....football...is a business, so they say, so life is to football as business is to life.

    Dowling had injury issues when drafted...you hope he was over it...he wasn't.

    It truly hurts your team when guys that should have been 10 year starters don't make it.

     

     
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    Now watch him shine on another team medical staff..!! Time to move on..nothing to see here..


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    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?

     
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    I didn't like the pick because of his injury history and still don't like it today for the same reason. Such a wasted pick that could have been used so much better


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    Re: Pats cut dowling..

    disappointed!

    granted he was not on the field much. When he was, he looked good...

    crap!

     
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    I mean, really, a small loss...

     

     



    A bust at #33 isn't a small loss.

     

     

     



    And a steal in the 7th rd is a steal in the 7th rd.

     

     



    Dennard was available in the 7th round because of off field issues, and now he has a court hearing scheduled two days for the regular season opener. Clearly, his off-field issues have not gone away. It is not like the found a diamond in the rough in the 7th round. They took a flyer on a player other teams did not want to touch.

    Also, in addition to being injured for most of the this preseason and (so far) being behind Arrington on the depth chart because of that. It is a little early to label him a steal. The kid has six regular season starts and twelve NFL games (counting the playoffs) on his resume. Remember what we though of Butler and McCourty after their rookies year.

    He needs to step up in year two and build on last years performance. Plus he needs to stay out of the courtroom for an extended period. Even then I do not think he would ever be considered a steal (he always was believed to have early round talent). He would be a kid who got into trouble, but straightened his stuff out.

     
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    Re: Pats cut dowling..

    whelp now I know why instead of signing an extra starter quality player in the offseason they held on to $10mil this far. Because of the cap hit cutting players like Ras is going to cost (doh). So someone who thought I was over reacting care to tell me again why we didn't sign another starting quality CB that went for under $5mil for a single year like the ones on the market again?


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    Re: Pats cut dowling..

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    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.

     
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