Six Personnel Errors That Haunt the Patriots

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    In Response to Re: Six Personnel Errors That Haunt the Patriots : An average GM hasn't had a first ballot HOF QB since 2001 either.
    Posted by BabeParilli


    So now you are anti-BB?  Is Rusty right about you?
     
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         So...Leigh Bodden has been released by the Pats? What say you, True Champ, a/k/a "Glass Joe"?? 
    Posted by TexasPat3



    I say you are a sad man. The hour Bodden gets released you dig up this thread. Lol, this thread weighs heavily on your mind doesn't it big guy? Not that you will be able to read this response as you took the little man way out and placed me on ignore.

    Ironically the man you say haunts Bill Belichick just lashed out at his teams owners and is getting buried on the depth chart behind better players.

    Here is a question as your hindsight is remarkably clear... Knowing what we know now about Asante(Buckner) Samuel, do you still think BB should have paid him the 60 million? He appears to be one he!! of a team player doesn't he?

    Thought so, I don't think BB is losing any sleep over this one, and Leigh Bodden was a good corner for us in 2009 and must not have been the same after his multiple injuries, but I'm sure an "objective" fan like you will bash him all the way out the door.

    Hey do you still think Tom Brady's knee injury was a result of his, "lack of focus"?????

    Good try buddy.
     
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    In Response to Re: Six Personnel Errors That Haunt the Patriots : Samuel was an average CB who couldn't play the run but could jump a route. Law was a shutdown monster I own you cover corner. They aren't even on the same planet in quality.
    Posted by BabeParilli


    Nice work Parelli, Some here think(not saying any names but his self proclaimed nickname is "Big Bull")  that the Patriots are haunted by not making Asante the highest paid CB in the league. Pretty sure I'd rather re-sign guys like Tom Brady and Vince Wilfork, then give a one dimensional CB, who is the opposite of clutch 60 million dollars.
     
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    I thought Asante only got 36 million?  where did you get 60 million?

    Everyone can say what they want after a Sb hyped team went 2-4 and now you blame Samuel?  Everyone wants out of there now, but from 08-10, he did what they wanted him to which is get INT's, if he was never a tackler, surely Reid new this and wanted his playmaking ability.

    Im not saying Tex is right or that Asante is haunting us, but lets call it fair.

    It wasnt 60 million and not a boatload more than Bodden got, and we only got 5 lousy picks from bodden on a horrible 09 team that had no heart(words from coach)

    To keep saying he kept us from perfection is  dum b.  A lot of things have to happen to choke to a less inferior team and offense was at the top of the list....  Dont try to sell me on Brady driving for the last score....what happened the 55 minutes before that??

    The defense played well all game and were gassed by games end and werent aided by bonehead calls from Dean Pee's....an engage 8 defense from the 10 yard line leaving Hobbs alone on their best player??

     
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    It wasnt 60 million and not a boatload more than Bodden got
    Posted by JayShizzle45


    Um no.  He got a 6 year 56 million contract.  That is huge money.  That is almost Ty Law money.  Samuel is nowhere near the same league.
     
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    My bad babe....I didnt remember it being that much,.,,,but that just proves he did the right thing....if he got that much'

    how much you think the Pats offered him?

    3-5 years for 18-30 million if he was lucky..


    I think Asante and Bodden are in similar spots.  You sign 5 year deals and when the big money kicks in for the last 2 years, you get released. This is football 101 and happens on every team...doesnt mean they hate him...but they only really intended on keeping them for a few years.

    Ty is the only guy I saw who actually got all his money from that 50 mill/deal he got while Carrol was here
     
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    if he got that much' how much you think the Pats offered him? 3-5 years for 18-30 million if he was lucky.. 
    Posted by JayShizzle45


    Considering the year before he left he was franchised for 8 million a year I think that estimate is a bit low.
     
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    thats fair babe, and I know the answer to this....but do you think the offense should take any blame for that debacle that night. Do you think they held up their end of the bargain? Please leave your man love for Brady out the eqaution and answer from an NFL fans perspective

    Pats offense averaged 31 ppg in 07'

    Pats defense gave up 17 ppg in 07

    By my count the defense did what it did all year and the offense couldnt even put up half of what they normally did..

    we lost 17-14
     
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    In Response to Re: Six Personnel Errors That Haunt the Patriots : You said yourself that Samuel was a top five guy earlier in this thread, so wouldn't that make you mistaken as well? Furthermore, give TP some credit dude. Bashing a guy on the way out the door, and talking about hindisght is NOT what happened here.  In this thread he was questioning Bodden earlier. That is not hindsight ... it's called seeing things for how they are. Then having something in line with your insights come true.  That is how football analysis works.  Samuel was never top five IMO. But top ten really ... and the bottom half for sure of the bottom five. He has holes in his game. However, just as I said after he went elsewhere, his salary would be a 'going rate' in a few years because of the price-premium on good corners and the proliferation of spread offenses and consquential proliferation of nickel-dime defenses.  And $60 million may be the 'total' value, but the guaranteed value is much, much less. $20 million guaranteed with the last two season's salaries eating up $18million. Add another 4.5 million in incentives tied to those two seasons, and you end up with a contract that was more like 4 years at $8.45 million. The "Franchise Tag" value on a corner in 2007, his contract season, was $7.79 million. In 2011 it is a whopping  $14 million. If he was a top-five corner coming into 2011 as you said, he was woefully underpaid, considering they top five average  a 70% increase over his average salary in that period.  He may have shot his mouth off in Philly, but the guy has delivered on the field there, and the team's ownership should be questioned (though not in the media by players). He was wrong to say something, but right in his assessment that the team did treat the offseason like a 'fantasy football' draft. They didn't need  Asomugha, and needed offensive lineman. They could have had two quality OL players, and Asomugha looks like a wierdly placed luxury at this point.  Meanwhile he lead the NFL in interceptions 2009 and 2010. He has made the pro-bowl in 2008-9 & 10. An at a salary that is close to half what top five corners are making now.  Bodden, on the other hand, has made $12 million in the new contract, $4.3 in year one salary, $6 in guaranteed bonuses, and just under half of his $3.9 million for this season. He started zero games. He made zero interceptions. And he is now out the door. I will  admit I thought they should have resigned him. But the worst case scenario occured. His resigning (in admitted hindsight ) was a big mistake.  I won't say whether he or Bodden 'haunt' NE, because it's a long discussion that involves basically restructuring all the roster moves in that time around signing him, which would radically change the picture. But it's evident that Samuel is A.) a better player than anyone currently playing corner for NE, and B.) a bargain compared to Bodden's 4 year deal. So, 1:1, it's not even conversation. Since Bodden was re-upped Philly's paid Samuel (pro-rated so far this season as well) in that 1.5 seasons about the same at a rough $12 million.  I think it's too hard to reconstruct what the rest of the roster would look like, but from a performance vs financials standpoint ...  the Samuel deal looks sparkling compared to the Bodden deal.  And that is really a shame. 
    Posted by zbellino


    Z, the voice of reason..


    What will they talk about now...lol
     
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    In Response to Re: Six Personnel Errors That Haunt the Patriots : Their contracts weren't off by light years. If you take away all of Samuel's funny money, he was making less than the advertised $9.5 (or whatever) million. He only makes that if the team doesn't restructure his deal. And $9.5 million, these days, is a rock solid rate for a very good corner (sadly). The franchise value is $14 million for this season. That is enormous. It will likely come down next season, but will still be higher than what Samuel makes, and not as high as what Law would be making right now, in his prime. 
    Posted by zbellino

    Fair enough, but at the time the Eagles made Samuel the highest paid CB in the league and the fact that the market rate for CB increased a ton benefits a bit from hindsight.  Also a lot of these arguments ignore the fact that paying out that type of money would have salary cap implications.  With Brady signing an extension there was not a lot of room for maneuvering.  Who would you have jettisoned to make room for Asante?

     
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