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Patriots Releasing Stephon Gilmore(Traded to Panthers)


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1 hour ago, EM31 said:

Bill Belichick is pretty damned smart figuring out when a player is no longer a good cost vs reward proposition.  Other than Brady that is.  Either damaged goods or wants too much money or skills declining or simply that he has someone else who is almost as good or better for much less money.  He pretty much always seems to get this stuff right.

Much of the league has made missteps assuming they can root for (and find) treasure in the Patriots discard pile.

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Patsies are #4 against the pass without Gilmore, who wants a ton more money. They've seen they are fine without him. He's also a potential injury risk ongoing.

It ain't broke, so don't pay a ton of money to fix it. Makes perfect sense.

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CB is the one position i am very happy with right now.  let the kids play!

I can't wait for half the board to criticize JD for not being able to sign Gilmore. He's 31 years old, he's going to sign with a contender.

And our D is playing well. We're trying to develop a team, a secondary of young kids.  Taking snaps away from those kids isnt the plan.  Its the opposite to that plan

3 hours ago, Barry McCockinner said:
 
My first reaction is obviously "sign this beast" but I have to think there's more to this for the Pats to just release him. Something is going on. Maybe he just wants to go play with Brady in Tampa.

 

Or maybe Bill’s failed spending spree and losing record without Brady is starting to catch up to him

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1 hour ago, flgreen said:

Who Can Afford Stephon Gilmore?

The Jaguars, Panthers, Eagles, Broncos, and Football Team could pretty much do a straight contract without void years if they wanted.

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So, he salary was guaranteed this year so unless he is traded, they don't save money. Is it that he wants more money and they were afraid he was going to be a problem? Or, is there setback clause? Or, are the Pats being good guys and letting him move from sinking ship?

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4 hours ago, More Cowbell said:

They couldn't  agree on a contract. It isn't  so eyebrow raising. The Pats are rebuilding for the next 2 or 3 seasons. 

They are very hard up against the cap - they would have had to cut others to resign him. Hope Belicheat enjoys all those expensive TE's he signed in the off-season. He better hope no one gets hurt.

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This is a move that anyone else in the league would just get KILLED by the talking nfl media heads but because it is Bellichik it will be a smart move.

For every good 'get rid of him too early' move by the pats there has been a terrible one.  Chandler Jones for example.

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1 hour ago, DetroitRed said:

Or maybe Bill’s failed spending spree and losing record without Brady is starting to catch up to him

Agreed, Belichick knows his team isn't going anywhere.  So he cut bait

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38 minutes ago, BigRy56 said:

The Panthers hopped in and gave up a 6th for him? Really nicely done Carolina. That defense is scary good.

im not convinced its so good. the 1st real team they played they got lit up. 

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2 hours ago, Beerfish said:

This is a move that anyone else in the league would just get KILLED by the talking nfl media heads but because it is Bellichik it will be a smart move.

For every good 'get rid of him too early' move by the pats there has been a terrible one.  Chandler Jones for example.

Nah. J.C. Jackson is a number 1 corner and they aren't a contender this year. No reason not to do this

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7 hours ago, heymangold said:

i don't care.  sign him.

To what end? So we can have a large cap number, and a big name on the roster? What would be the point as we aren't a team on the cusp. He wouldn't make much of a difference, and he won't sign here anyway.

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7 hours ago, IndianaJet said:

The “more” is the fact that he wants lots more money.  
 

I don’t see the Jets moving on this.  They’re not a $20 million CB away from competing. 

And this scheme doesn't invest heavily in CB's to begin with.  Paying Gilmore heavily to primarily be a zone corner would be a poor allocation of resources.

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