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off the only thing that starts to make sense is that they traded Collins
for a conditional 3rd round pick from Cleveland. And that condition
is that if Cleveland is awarded a 3rd Round Compensatory Pick in March for
the 2017 Draft. Then the Pats get their 3rd (which will be pick 65), or else
they get their 4th Round pick. Which will be about 100, depending on how
many Compensatory are actually given out next March.
to past Compensatory Picks Mack got a big enough contract for them to be
awarded a 3rd Round Compensatory Pick, which they then cannot trade
under any circumstance, because it is against NFL rules to trade
Compensatory Picks. But getting a 3rd Round pick for a 27 year old
Probowler at linebacker is still embarrassing. You can say you like or
don't like Jaime Collins, but you cannot say that he cannot play.
why did they trade him. "I don't think freelancing was an
issue," Collin's LB coach Brian Flores said. "Again Jamie was a
very good player for us. He made a lot of plays. He helped us win a lot of
ball games. I keep saying that, time and time again. Did he make mistakes?
Absolutely. But like I said before, everyone makes mistakes. There's not a
player in the League who doesn't makes mistakes. But again, he made more
plays than he made mistakes." So it wasn't his play.
what some say. "I think Elandon Roberts is the best run
defender," Lombardi said. "I mean, Dontía Hightower is not
playing very well either. I mean, look, thatís the thing that always
cracks me up about sports people evaluating other teams. They talk about
the great talent of the Patriots front seven and then nobody makes a
play." Roberts has been one of the biggest surprises in the NFL.
he is still just a rookie. "If the team needs me to do more, Iím
going to do more. Whatever we need to do to take our team to the next
level, Iím willing to do," Roberts said. "Iíve got a long
way to go. Right now, Iím just focused on getting ready for
Seattle." He looks like a starter now, and the Playoffs are right
around the corner.
he was just a douche. "Jamieís a great guy, on and off the
field," the rookie Roberts said.
"Thatís all really I can say. He was a great teammate." Oh...
so he was a bad locker room guy. "Off the field, heís a good
dude," Sheard said. "Trades are obviously upstairs, and thatís
business. Itís football. You never know." Oh... so he was a
good chemistry guy.
makes this trick or treat trade all the more shocking. "Just was
shocked, thatís all. Just shocked," Malcolm Butler said.
"Heís not here anymore. Next man up. Got to keep moving
forward." I can't keep moving forward until I understand this
Halloween tradeÖ just a little.
the veterans aren't sure what to say. "Iíve played 11 years in the
NFL, I know how this business is," Ninkovich said. "I know that
it is a business and itís a performance business and you have to
perform. Maybe for the younger guys, itís more of a shock. but for me,
Iíve seen a lot of things happen in my career. Theyíve happened to me.
You have to focus on what you can control." So you're telling me it's
it's all about the money Mike. "When you lose a teammate itís
definitely different, and itís a change that could catch you
off-guard," Ninkovich said. "But we still have a lot of games
here to go. You canít let what you canít control affect how you play.
For me, itís to continue to focus on myself and get better. Thereís a
lot of room for improvement. Iím focused on getting through this bye
week here and preparing to play better in the next eight games. We have to
make more plays. I have to make more plays. Thatís the way it needs to
be." No? It's about winning the next game.
no. It's about winning the Super Bowl. When your building a Program, the
guy in charge has to be just as aware of the future as this season.
However, when you are on track to host a Champ Game, and get to the Super
Bowl, you do not under any circumstance trade away your best defensive
needed Jamie Collins on the field to have the best shot at winning the
Unprecedented Fifth. "It's a lot more fluent having Jamie out
there," Hightower said. "A lot of the times we coordinate things
a lot together. I usually take care of the front, he takes care of the
secondary. We have our own way of doing things. Sometimes Jamie is just
like, ĎNo, you go ahead and you just make the calls and I'll play off of
you'. It helps having him out there. I mean, he does everything so he
makes it a lot easier for me. Anytime I can have him out there with me I'm
100 percent having him out there." His presence made the defense
playoff game is as different from a regular season game, as a regular
season game is from a preseason game. You won't be facing the riffraff of
the NFL, like you can during the season, and certainly always do in the
won't be matching wits with the likes of Cody Kessler, Landry Jones, or
even Tannehill or Tyrod (Taylor is actually 2nd in the AFC to Brady in
QB-ratings, yikes). "And so I think at some point they have to send a
message to the rest of the team," Lombardi said. "Their defense
is a liability right now. I mean, theyíve made quarterbacks, whether
itís Tyrod Taylor, whether itís Ryan Tannehill, whether itís Landry
Jones, theyíve made them look pretty good and I think Bill needed to
send a message to the team that this is not going to be tolerated and I
think this trade does that." You might have to face Osweiler or
Dalton, but more likely Roethlisberger, Luck,
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