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Old 03-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #242
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Default Re: 2013 Offseason Thread (Free Agency, Releases, Trades, etc)

Originally Posted by Rameek
I'm sorry but the Pats has been a dynasty the past 12 years or so. The FO makes pretty good decisions. Too old ya gotta go and if you want more money than the team is willing to spend ya gotta go. The offense has always made adjustments to stay elite the defense no but still the only team that competes for a SB run every year I would take it.

Also Amendola is about 26 or 27 and only has a 10 mill guaranteed contract. Not bad.

The FO makes pretty good decisions does not mean every move they make is good. Eagles went about the whole replace a player philosophy see it works routine. And along the way they saw how it bit them in the ass. Heck not for nothing but losing Brian Dawkins in the secondary was HUGE. Eagles til this day still havent replced him. Yet when they let Dawk walk "Ahhhh he is replaceable", "We got younger talent at the position". Fast forward to today? Eagles need a Safety. So to think you can keep replaceable valuable and key players like this is foolish. Its like thinking everyone that suffers an ACL injury will return like Peterson did. Amendola is better than Edleman but he is no Welker.

Now we agree that the move wasnt bad but I can also see the side of Pats fans upset at letting Welker go based on being cheap. To see him go to Denver for 2yrs $12mil is sad. To even let him go seek out a better deal elsewhere is even sadder. There comes a point where thinking everyone is replaceable will come back to bite you in the ass. There is a reason why Denver adding a Welker to that offense has fans, sports analysts reacting in this manner. Amendola goes to Denver the reaction isnt nearly the same. So you can just shrug off Welker walking. He was a key contributor to that Pats offense and when they need that tough catch, yards to keep a drive going? He was called on.
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