Pats waisting draft picks in trades

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    Pats waisting draft picks in trades

    It made me mad today when I saw that the patriots released Prescott Burgess just six days after trading a seventh rounder for him.  I didnt expect him to play that much but I thought that he would last at least a week.  It seems like it is a new trend for the patriots to trade for a player and then release him.  they did the same thing with Alex Smith and Greg Lewis.
     
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    this one is different from the other ones, the pic for burgess was conditional, which means the pats get that pick back, he had to be on the active roster for a certain amount of time. just to clear that up
     
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    In general, sometimes a successful NFL team manager has to be courageous with those pennies and nickels.  BB got some dink and dunk guy named Tom Brady with a sixth rounder and "never played a game" Matt Cassel with a seventh rounder.  Wide receiver Julian Edelman was a seventh rounder who had never played as a WR.  Steve Neal came to the Patriots undrafted and had never played football in his life. 

    More to the point, Jabar Gaffney was speed-dialed and picked up in midseason, and he worked out fine.

    Anyways, BB got his seventh rounder back, and the Patriots payed about one game's pay to P. Burgess.  Cheap!
     
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    scouting for next sunday's game, thats it.
     
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    It made me mad today when I saw that the patriots released Prescott Burgess just six days after trading a seventh rounder for him.  I didnt expect him to play that much but I thought that he would last at least a week.  It seems like it is a new trend for the patriots to trade for a player and then release him.  they did the same thing with Alex Smith and Greg Lewis .
    Posted by nickelbean


    HEY  BEANBRAIN...stop all this sophomoric nonsense about losing picks that we ain`t gonna lose. if you want to read a  really good thread that has some INSIGHT...read " BELICHICKS ONLY HOPE". i wrote it on september 15, and yesterday it was executed with precision by brady and belichick.
     
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    Laz, I like where your head is at.
     
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       Those players where cut because they didn't give the Patriots the best chance of winning.

     Since we keep winning, I'd say BB is doing a great job with all his roster moves.
     
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    Re: Pats waisting draft picks in trades

    waisting?
     
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    Re: Pats waisting draft picks in trades

    I agree that the Pats seem much more willing to to part with their draft picks these days.  Maybe it's a change is philosophy from Pioli to Cesario, and maybe BB lets Cesario operate in the personnel realm while he coaches.  It seemed that the Pats used to hoard their draft picks in order to move up and get the guys they were targeting in the draft.  That strategy worked sometimes (Dan Graham, Eugene Wilson(?) & others), but it failed on occasion too (Chad Jackson).  They have also had some good success using draft picks to leverage vets (Moss and Welker anyone?).      

    I know Prescott Burgess was conditional, but Smith, Lewis and the D. Burgess seem to be questionable transactions, esp. when the guys they were replacing seemed to be decent (Vrabel, Gaffney, Thomas).  I think a lot of this has to do with getting 90% of the player for 50% of the $.  Plus, roster turnover is inevitable and I'm sure Bill knows who is worth their salary.   
     
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