Re: Vince news
posted at 3/23/2014 10:52 PM EDT
In response to wozzy's comment:
Vince was washed up back when he tried to attach an offensive lineman's tuchus to Mark Sancheez's shoulders... this thread proves a few things;
One, the nose tackle position gets very little credit for what might be the toughest position in football to fill, every year there may be only one, two talents maximum in the draft. Granted they don't accumulate a lot of stats and what they do might escape an untrained eye, but it takes a real skill set, strength and endurance to do what they do.
Two, the negative Nancies will always complain, even about our best players.
Three, Vince Wilfork never got so fat he couldn't blow up a screen pass (and that's an impressive feat for a near 350 pound man) and the same guy dunked a basketball at that weight.
Four, he tried to play through the pain and blew out his ligament in that attempt, to besmirch one of our all time greats so you can feel good as they walk out the door just makes you look cheap.
Lastly, a healthy Vince Wilfork is still the best nose tackle in the NFL.
Good comment; The way in which the situation was handled was the gating item all along between Vince and Management, although a few here threw a cheap shot at Vince.
We still don't know exactly what caused the bad feelings between them. My feeling is that the ball was in the Pats Court and they did what most Management would do at or near the end of a players contract , renegotiate/restructure, even without concern about his injury, that would occur anyway.
The surprising part of it was that Vince came public and wanted a release, that should have been kept under wraps but it seems that Vince leaked the info himself. Management was the one - as should be expected - to handle these things in a professional way with sit downs -on the QT- until resolvement by both parties. The Pats front office failed to handle it properly, IMO, and Vince paid the price for being a li'l hotheaded.
Glad he's back. Vince at even 80% is near the top NT. Let's hope it's a healthy 80%.
Keep up your good work ...