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It is a very nice signing.  I was hoping Forte wanted to win and would come to Foxboro.  ;)

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Beginning to think this signing is mainly to HELP our new starting QB Geno Smith how can anyone screw up with Forte in the backfield and Decker and Marshall at WR :D

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Just now, joewilly12 said:

Beginning to think this signing is mainly to HELP our new starting QB Geno Smith how can anyone screw up with Forte in the backfield and Decker and Marshall at WR :D

Please stop it.

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Just now, Sperm Edwards said:

Please stop it.

Just my opinion thats all.  Surround a weaker QB with weapons

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Just now, joewilly12 said:

Just my opinion thats all.  Surround a weaker QB with weapons

Please stop it.

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Just now, Sperm Edwards said:

Please stop it.

Ok lets all celebrate the Forte signing. 

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1 minute ago, JetPotato said:

Oh, he will be winning in Foxboro this season.

Yes he will 

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Hope we can still resign Powell and then draft someone to groom.  Forte is a great pick up for a short stint of a year or two.

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5 minutes ago, Sperm Edwards said:

Problem with that hope is Forte is a stand-up guy so it wouldn't happen. 

He is looking for the biggest pay check (not that I am knocking it)?

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3 minutes ago, JetPotato said:

Oh, he will be winning in Foxboro this season.

Only if it is in the first four games. 

Well played.  ;)  

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Just now, Sperm Edwards said:

He could have gotten more from NE under the table like Brady gets.

I'm sure he could have gotten something from Brady under the table...   I don't know about the "more"

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14 minutes ago, chirorob said:

Well, you could re sign Powell, or let Powell go, get another comp pic, and draft a RB.

Forte was cut, so he shouldn't count against future picks.  Hoping for another LT situation.  Great locker room guy, over 1000 combined yards.

Forte was cut? When did this happen? 

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1 minute ago, chirorob said:

I'm sure he could have gotten something from Brady under the table...   I don't know about the "more"

Eww.

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Just now, Sperm Edwards said:

Forte was cut? When did this happen? 

Was he cut, or did his contract just expire?   I may be wrong.  It would only be the 958243rd time that has happened.

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1 minute ago, chirorob said:

Was he cut, or did his contract just expire?   I may be wrong.  It would only be the 958243rd time that has happened.

Contract expired.

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Upgrade for less money.

This is a good move for the short term.

Backs are disposable goods these days, you rent them for a few years. 

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Just now, chirorob said:

Was he cut, or did his contract just expire?   I may be wrong.  It would only be the 958243rd time that has happened.

I was pretty sure his contract expired and he was a total and complete UFA who cancels out against any 1 UFA we lose (like Snacks, for instance).

So we'd better lose at least 4 more UFAs to other teams otherwise this signing just cost us a 4th round draft pick next year lol.

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6 minutes ago, rillo said:

So what's the number on his deal?

$2m less than Ivory signed for.

Good value considering Forte's 150 receptions over the last 2 yrs.

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1 minute ago, 32EBoozer said:

$2m less than Ivory signed for.

Good value considering Forte's 150 receptions over the last 2 yrs.

Excellent value Forte is a beast

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1 minute ago, Sperm Edwards said:

I was pretty sure his contract expired and he was a total and complete UFA who cancels out against any 1 UFA we lose (like Snacks, for instance).

So we'd better lose at least 4 more UFAs to other teams otherwise this signing just cost us a 4th round draft pick next year lol.

Then yes, we are losing some sort of comp pick.  Although Snacks for over 9 a year is big.  And losing Ivory for 6 to sign Forte for 4ish should still get something, maybe a 6?

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4 minutes ago, chirorob said:

Then yes, we are losing some sort of comp pick.  Although Snacks for over 9 a year is big.  And losing Ivory for 6 to sign Forte for 4ish should still get something, maybe a 6?

Doesn't work like that. Any UFA signing can cancel out any UFA loss. They only try to match them up if there are more losses than gains. If it comes to pass that Snacks is the only UFA we lose and Forte is the only UFA we win, then they cancel out and we get nothing. Wouldn't matter even if Harrison's compensatory pick was valued at a 4 and Forte at a 5. They cancel.

Edit: Never mind. Just saw you also mentioned losing Ivory. Yes, most likely Forte and Ivory would cancel each other out and we'd get a pick for Snacks. But they're all both in the same 4th round comp pick range, and Forte a 5th. If that's the case and if we lose a FA to a 5th round contract, then they try to match them up. They wouldn't cancel out a 3rd round comp pick because we signed Forte unless that 3rd rounder was the only UFA we lost.

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Picks up the blitz like a champ and tortures ILBs on pass routes. The man is going to do wonderful things against the stiffs the Bills have at linebacker. **** Chris Ivory.

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umm, ok how do you post youtube vids ?

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1 hour ago, KRL said:

A combination of Marshall, Decker & Forte on the field at the same time puts incredible pressure

on a defense.  You're basically trying to cover 3 WR's

One of whom can kill with a draw play.  Forte will be great in the Jets offense. 

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1 hour ago, Sperm Edwards said:

Not that it's any slam dunk Fitzpatrick returns, but the difference in Fitzpatrick with and without Powell at his disposal was night & day. Partly because of the type of QB Fitz is (his RB is always his #2 target) but a great outlet out of the backfield is of enormous help to any QB. He's especially useful with Gailey as our OC no matter who the QB is (ok, almost no matter who). 

Huge asset to have, dropping back that many times and there's someone who catches everything who's always open if no one else is. $5M is well worth what he brings to the table on a >$150M salary cap.

Well it should be a big help for a QB that can't throw accurately past 20 yards

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36 minutes ago, Larz said:

umm, ok how do you post youtube vids ?

Just copy and past the URL. Looks like you're doing it right. Sometimes it just doesn't embed properly or right away.

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