Re: Wilfork Staying Pat
posted at 3/20/2014 11:54 AM EDT
In response to Muzwell's comment:
In response to TripleOG's comment:
Pun Intended. The Big fella aint going nowhere so to all the fans who bashed him last week, I guess you arent going to be rooting for him. There has been NO leaked info since the Wilfork statement and the Pats have not granted his request for release nor traded him and the Wilfork camp has been silent since that statement.
A friend of a friend is saying that is because the negotiating is still ongoing and the Pats are currently in the process of an extension.
Take it for what its worth but I have a gut he will stay also. Hopefully they find a nice way to lower his cap # in a way that works for HIM and the Pats so he can retire here. Still need to stop the run in this league or it wont matter if you have Revis. Teams will just run until they reach the endzone.
I didn't notice any "bashing." A lot of folks saying he needs to get real, understand he's not 25 and he's coming off a bad injury and he's 350 lbs and he wasn't playing well when he got hurt, so his market value isn't what he might think it is. If that's bashing, then I'm guilty.
I want him back, but not at his present salary. I'd rather wish him well and have a day for him in a couple of years when his career is over. Even if he comes back, he's not going to be the guy he used to be. I expect he'll be fine and useful on first and second down, but he's not a Pro Bowler any more.
I can only speak for what I saw. I didnt include names but when you say bad things about his wife, his weight, his ability to bounce back ALL when noone has even seen him as of late or got any progress reports on his report, thats bashing for a guy who has given as much as he has. Sorry, thats how I saw it. Lots of fans who love anyone once he gets here and hate them once they leave or in this case, thought he was on the way out.