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Pats now need to replace top 4 LBs from 2019 plus starting RT (now up to 8 opt outs)

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I would dive right into the Patriots' conspiracy stuff, thinking its an easy ploy to get the franchise QB.....

 

 

But these players are losing a lot of $ doing this.   I cant imagine they really care that Belichick can maybe draft his QB of the future next Spring.  

 

Now if these guys pop up as paid consultants for Bob Kraft at their NFL salaries, then I will have a problem

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5 hours ago, thebandit27 said:

It’s so opportunistic for NE******
 

Opt out. All of you. We’ll play the season with a taxi squad, go 0-16, and draft Trevor Lawrence.

Belichick has way too much pride to go 0 and 16

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5 minutes ago, Buffalo716 said:

Belichick has way too much pride to go 0 and 16

Plus he's going up against teams that are legitimately great at being terrible like Jacksonville.

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No big deal. If anybody can coach up scrub LBs to be good, it’s Belichick.

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6 hours ago, thebandit27 said:

It’s so opportunistic for NE******
 

Opt out. All of you. We’ll play the season with a taxi squad, go 0-16, and draft Trevor Lawrence.

 

Yup....the tank is on.

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This season may come down to who can field the most qualified players with some degree of consistency.  Some surprises will pop up, players or groups of players who test positive and get scrubbed from some games.  It will throw a real wild-card into the "expected" outcomes.  Imagine five or six top players testing positive days before the Super Bowl, with the associated gyrations in point spreads.  Or the controversy, when teams get accused of playing individuals who had tested positive.  Should be interesting - IF the NFL can make it through the season.

 

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9 hours ago, OZBILLS said:

Wait until we start opting out. I'm not dancing for joy yet

Neither am I. 

 

These SOBs are losing their top players AFTER losing Brady. I DON"T want them to get Trevor Lawrence. The kid has as much talent and potential coming out of college as did Andrew Luck and/or John Elway. 

3 hours ago, Buffalo716 said:

Belichick has way too much pride to go 0 and 16

I don't expect to see 16 games, do you?

 

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9 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Come on Gilmore. 

I'd rather watch him get embarrassed by Brown/Diggs instead.

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I have no confidence in a full season. Not without a bubble. Even then it's unfeasible 

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I'm sure the Pats can fill the holes enough to be competitive. As much as I despise Belichick, I don't think his ego would allow him to tank. I wouldn't doubt that he already has his eye on several QB's in the next draft class. Heck, there probably won't be a college season & he'll sign some kid just a year removed from high school.

 

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Posted (edited)

Don’t think there’s any conspiracy. These players have all won, all earned more money than most people ever dream of, have legitimate reasons not to play the season and/or just decided they don’t want to risk getting ill to play a season for a team that is in decline because of the age of players and a step backwards or three in quarterback play.

Who knows? A couple of them may have been iffy about playing a normal season.

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8 hours ago, Buffalo716 said:

Belichick has way too much pride to go 0 and 16

Can coaches opt out of the season?

 

Right now Kraft is handing out Massage coupons and dropping unmarked Bags of cash around the lockerroom. They brought in Cam to show the league and everyone else that they are serious about this season while they 'retool' during the unknown season.

 

Seriously though, this could end up being similar to the scrub season and have teams looking to warm bodies to fill roster spots

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23 hours ago, YoloinOhio said:

Hightower has opted out of the season as well as starting RT Marcus Cannon. They also lost LB Elandon Roberts to FA. 

 

also two other Pats players Danny vitale and one of their backup guards have opted out. 

 

interesting 

Who the ***** really wants to play for the hoodie... Looks like no one.

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On 7/28/2020 at 8:40 AM, Call_Of_Ktulu said:

There has to be a rule somewhere that for every 3 players that opt out on your team  you get a 3rd rd comp pick. 

Shhh!  The 'Not Funny Thread Police' will hear you!  😁

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On 7/28/2020 at 8:58 AM, YoloinOhio said:

 

 

That's like saying, "Hey, I have a bee allergy... I'll sign up to be a beekeeper..." Brilliant!

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Belicheat is low, but I don't buy him telling players to opt out.  

 

too much of a Tin Foil hat comment from Schefty  

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1 minute ago, ROCBillsBeliever said:

 

That's like saying, "Hey, I have a bee allergy... I'll sign up to be a beekeeper..." Brilliant!

I disagree,  if he's safe and the league has vigilant testing,  he'll be fine imo. 

The issue is the guys who will hit a club , party , and act  wreckless can jeopardize everybody. Testing is key but if he does his part, mask , washing hands , sacrifice a social life for football,  should be fine. 

These guys love this game,  it's therapy to alot of em. Respect to him. Helluva player too

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Wait...so WHEN we win the superbowl this year it will mean nothing because the Patriots players decided they didn't want to play?

Give me the asterisk and the superbowl. Never seems to bother Patriot fans.

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