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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good pickup.

Belichick really is great with roster construction.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad signing as a Bennett replacement, obviously not as good, but if Bennett really is eyeing 9/10 mil per year, then there's no way they can sign him. A shame, he's a fun guy to root for. Hope he ends up somewhere in the NFC so I can enjoy his success a little bit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What 4th rounder are we sending the Colts? Thought we didn't have any?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

PatriotsWin! wrote:
What 4th rounder are we sending the Colts? Thought we didn't have any?


They had two - their own and Seattle's. The NFL gets the higher pick (Seattle's) and their own was traded in the Clark deal
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have preferred someone more durable.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Basically we are banking on him being as good a blocker as he always has been and can be used in some redzone situations (hopefully we can get him over his knack for dropping some passes). And like Bennet it relieves Gronk of having to carry the whole load at TE. So we are hoping both don't get injured.

I kinda still hope we draft a TE. It's a deep draft and this is the year to get some cheap Gronk insurance. Especially since he is going to be a major question mark in a year or so.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ideally this doesn't mean Bennett's departure. Given BB, I don't think it has to. Given injury histories all around, this is the type of move you make to ensure you can run two tight end sets all year.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as11osu wrote:
Ideally this doesn't mean Bennett's departure. Given BB, I don't think it has to. Given injury histories all around, this is the type of move you make to ensure you can run two tight end sets all year.


Bennett already announced he is not going to re-sign
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as11osu wrote:
Ideally this doesn't mean Bennett's departure. Given BB, I don't think it has to. Given injury histories all around, this is the type of move you make to ensure you can run two tight end sets all year.


Not quite sure why all Pats fans hadn't realized Bennett was long gone.

It was blatantly obvious when immediately after the Super Bowl he was on TV proclaiming "they overpay Super Bowl Champions."

And the Patriots don't overpay anyone. Putting two and two together, Bennett was always a rental. One well worth it too. Hopefully someone does overpay him and we end up with a 3rd back for him, even thought it is more likely a 4th.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sucks this means Marty is gone. I really enjoyed watching him here and his personality off the field. He battled injuries all year. It was a win-win for both sides. He's going to get paid.

I like Allen a lot and he's a decent replacement. Blocks well, good red zone target. Durability is obviously a concern, but his contract is going to be much cheaper than Bennett's and he's younger.

The way his contract is structured, this is most likely a 1-year deal. For a 4th round pick, it's hard to complain about this move.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Am I right in thinking that trades have no bearing on comp picks?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think he can fill in nicely for Bennett. He's hungry for a title - like Bennett was. Bennett got his playoffs and now he wants his payday. Allen should fit in nicely.

Time to get Hightower and Butler squared away.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't we have a Pats poster talking about meeting Allen whilst on vacation, and how he was an interesting and cool guy?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now I REALLY wish the Pats had held off on making this trade, because Gary Barnidge was just released by Cleveland.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChazStandard wrote:
Didn't we have a Pats poster talking about meeting Allen whilst on vacation, and how he was an interesting and cool guy?


Hi!

Gave him plenty of crap for constantly losing to the Pats too... Was stoked when he got traded to us!
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