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Kraft says Welker deal will require “putting our team first”

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Patriots receiver Wes Welker signed his franchise tender last week, then complained that the Patriots had reduced the value of the contract they were offering him, then said he shouldn’t have said that. The man who signs Welker’s paychecks is offering a more consistent perspective on the matter.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said at the league meeting this morning that he wants to get a long-term deal done with Welker, but he stressed — as the Patriots always do — that they’re not going to do anything that doesn’t fit the team concept.

“We’d like to see him be a Patriot for life, but it takes two sides,” Kraft said on NFL Network. “We’re just happy he’s back in the system. He’s a wonderful young man and a special guy. I think both sides would like to do a deal, but it requires intelligence and putting our team first.”

Welker and the Patriots have until July 16 to work out a long-term contract extension. If that doesn’t happen, Welker will play this year on the franchise player salary of $9.5 million, and then next year he’ll either become an unrestricted free agent, get franchised again (at a tender of at least $11.4 million), or finally work out a long-term deal with the team.

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62 Responses to “Kraft says Welker deal will require “putting our team first””
  1. cappa662 says: May 22, 2012 12:36 PM

    Putting team first = saving $$$ first.

  2. patsfiend says: May 22, 2012 12:40 PM

    Aah… the coffee tastes good this morning for Boston fans. Celtics pull together and win a good team game led by LSU alum Bass… Papi rallying the troops who’ve beaten Baltimore and are back at .500, our first ballot HOF and one of the best QB’s of all time Tom Brady, present at the first day of OTA’s, and per Matt Light, still burning to win and get better… Pats are loaded (loaded!) Yes, our biggest “problem” is that our #1 receiver is only locked in for 1-year, happily, at 9.5MM.

    And if that’s not enough wonder… the Bruins are still the Stanley Cup Champs, the Rangers imploded last night and look like punks, and a certain frontrunner troll’s teams are a complete mess!

    Lakers implode again… featuring a 40 point and ZERO assist game the troll’s hero! Yes, build for the future around Kobe and headcase Bynum… good plan! The Yankees have the exact same record as the Sox, and are spiraling while the Sox heat up!

    Mmmm, it’s great to be a fan of the great Boston teams! Let the warmth I feel inside be the fuel of the frontrunner troll. Yay yay yay!!! (fist pump!)

  3. butthatmakestoomuchsense says: May 22, 2012 12:41 PM

    So, who here put their workplace first and themselves and their families second?

  4. xxwhodatxx says: May 22, 2012 12:41 PM

    I get the team concept but at some point you have to stop hiding behind that and pay people what they are worth. I’ve liked the pats for a while but the things like this they do over and over makes me like ‘em less everytime.

  5. frankiemontana says: May 22, 2012 12:43 PM

    We’d like to see him be a Patriot for life, but it takes two sides,(Belicheat and me) what he actually saying is you signed the contract you are mine for the next year so stop the whining

  6. xstaticonradio says: May 22, 2012 12:45 PM

    Translation: “This is Wes Welker’s final season as a Patriot”

  7. psdaleno says: May 22, 2012 12:45 PM

    Collect your Money from Patriots, Money from NFL jersey sales, Money from personal appearances, then sue the NFL for concussions cause they didn’t warn repeated helmet ramming may cause harm.

  8. patriots123456 says: May 22, 2012 12:45 PM

    Business as usual, it’s the Patriots way. No one is bigger than the team.

    It’s worked so far, so why change it?

  9. birdsflynorth206 says: May 22, 2012 12:46 PM

    So Kraft is pretty much saying enjoy your last year with the Patriots

  10. rdrllldubk says: May 22, 2012 12:48 PM

    I like how Kraft n Belicheat always preach team first, spread the wealth for the teams sake, etc… Well, do you know who the highest paid coach in the league is? Yep, you guessed it, Belicheat!!! Wont matter tho, once Brady retires they’ll go back to bein the kickin can of the league again…

  11. nflofficeadmin says: May 22, 2012 12:49 PM

    Take the money and move on Wes.

    Tell Bob to put the team first and that means pay the plays like you love them… see what he says then. That’s a real slimeball move by Kraft framing the situation to make Wes look like the evil, greedy one.

  12. ampats says: May 22, 2012 12:50 PM

    But yet Welker is in Foxborough at OTA’s this moment and under contract for the upcoming season.And there is not one person who reads this would feel any different if it was their own team.

  13. jikkle49 says: May 22, 2012 12:51 PM

    Be a Patriot for life as long as you work on the cheap.

  14. franchisetagged says: May 22, 2012 12:51 PM

    This is what happens when you drop a critical pass in the Superbowl…

  15. gdive says: May 22, 2012 12:54 PM

    Sounds like “take it or leave it” to me.

  16. homelanddefense says: May 22, 2012 12:56 PM

    xxwhodatxx says: May 22, 2012 12:41 PM

    I get the team concept but at some point you have to stop hiding behind that and pay people what they are worth. I’ve liked the pats for a while but the things like this they do over and over makes me like ‘em less everytime.

    ________________________________

    I love how they have this rep that they never pay. Wilfork’s contract was the highest for a NT in the league. Mankins was 1st or second for a guard. Brady is what, #2 QB salary in the league? They gave an aging Moss a 3 yr 27 million $ deal and he still whined about it.

    They pay players, but only the ones they value. And it isnt going to come cheap. I know they havent won a superbowl in 8 years but they are a consistent contender……there system is working. No reason to change it until it doesnt work.

  17. woodyg says: May 22, 2012 12:58 PM

    Brady has & always will be the key in NE. Welker should be careful. He is very replaceable. This is an obvious case of the QB makes the WR.

    If WW talks too much, he may find himself finishing out his career (at a lower salary) with some perrennial ‘loser’ franchise like the Jags, Browns or the LOLions.

  18. straightcash844 says: May 22, 2012 12:58 PM

    So he’s essentially guaranteed at least $20 million here with his tender this year and in all probability next year as well. Cry me a river Welker

  19. massappeal12345 says: May 22, 2012 1:05 PM

    Hey “Bob”, how about putting the fans first.
    Are you still going to try to get $50. bucks a game for that little parking spot when Tom and Bill move on?

  20. wrathofgodzilla says: May 22, 2012 1:06 PM

    Welker catches over 100 balls in a 16 game season! If you have a more reliable receiver who can be open that often then team first. Otherwise you should pay the receiver who gets takes the most licks and move the chains.

  21. raiderapologist says: May 22, 2012 1:09 PM

    birdsflynorth206 says: May 22, 2012 12:46 PM

    So Kraft is pretty much saying enjoy your last year with the Patriots

    Sounded more like he’s saying Welker is possibly stupid and selfish.

    “I think both sides would like to do a deal, but it requires intelligence and putting our team first.”

  22. kingcarlbanks says: May 22, 2012 1:09 PM

    @patsfiend

    Life is good in Beantown eh? Glad to hear you guys have recovered from losing the SB, again, to a New York team no less. It must get kinda frustrating to know the Rangers will be Stanley Cup Champs soon, the Yanks still own the
    AL East and the Celtics are on there last legs. But unlike most New Yorkers I love Boston. Every time I go there it reminds me how good I have it!

  23. tpa43 says: May 22, 2012 1:09 PM

    Put Robert Kraft’s wallet first and the quality of life for everyone else second.

  24. flaccotoboldin says: May 22, 2012 1:18 PM

    Says the owner of the team who is always well below the cap and won’t pay anybody not named Brady or Bellicheck.

    I can’t wait until this league has a team-by-team cash spending floor. Which, by the way, will be when the Union actually starts to make gains on this CBA

    Too many teams like the Pats won’t use the money / space they are allocated. Keep shafting good players.

    The Patriot Way . . . talk about class and team, all the while management acts like a couple of A-Holes

  25. kissbillsrings says: May 22, 2012 1:21 PM

    I love how there are so many uninformed clowns out there calling Kraft cheap & what-not…the Pats have payed out some major cake for players they feel deserve it & understand value vs need when it comes to distributing the money to players…the Pats simply do not overpay & that’s just smart business when trying to keep a TEAM together & stay within the confines of the salary cap long term….to not plan for the futre of the TEAM is just foolish & that’s why Kraft has been so successful for years…

    Sure, BB is the highest paid coach in the NFL but he’s also one of, if not the best coach to ever run an organization…I have no issue with the way the Patriots do business because they are contenders year in & year out & that’s just awesome to watch unfold…

    all this said, I hope Welker stays with the Patriots 2-3 more years but if not I hope they trade him now & get value for him & plug in either Edelman/Gonzales or one of the many other options they have to fill his shoes…he’s a SLOT receiver & chain mover, not a Fitzgerald or Megatron…7 mill a year for a guy like Welker is more than fair let alone the 9.5 million he’s getting this year….Welker is great but far from irreplacable in the Patriots system with Brady at the helm….

  26. thetruth1313 says: May 22, 2012 1:22 PM

    @kingcarlbanks

    Yup they lost, but Boston fans know they will be contending for a championship yet again.

    I am guessing you were probably one of the Giants fans that were ready to run both Eli and Couglin out of town not so long ago- just like so many other NY’ers were.

  27. bullcharger says: May 22, 2012 1:23 PM

    tpa43 says:May 22, 2012 1:09 PM

    Put Robert Kraft’s wallet first and the quality of life for everyone else second.

    ———–

    Gimme a break. The whole point of any business is to make money but Kraft, Rooney and Mara put winning first. That’s what makes them great owners. Guys like Mike Brown in Cinci are the ones who rip the fans off. Not even spending to the cap, taking every bit of profit they can. Those are the greedy owners.

    When the quality of the product on the field diminishes we can all give Kraft a hard time, until then I find it hard to see how he could be doing any better as an owner.

  28. bullcharger says: May 22, 2012 1:30 PM

    flaccotoboldin says:May 22, 2012 1:18 PM

    Says the owner of the team who is always well below the cap and won’t pay anybody not named Brady or Bellicheck.

    I can’t wait until this league has a team-by-team cash spending floor. Which, by the way, will be when the Union actually starts to make gains on this CBA

    Too many teams like the Pats won’t use the money / space they are allocated. Keep shafting good players.

    The Patriot Way . . . talk about class and team, all the while management acts like a couple of A-Holes

    —————

    What are they supposed to do, be loyal to players that want more then they are worth because they are “good guys”? Spend to the cap so they have no room to extend key players?

    That woudn’t make any sense. If the point is to win and they are winning, it’s hard to say they are doing it the wrong way.

  29. mornelithe says: May 22, 2012 1:43 PM

    Kraft has a point, and as much as I like Welker and appreciate his production his chance at landing a massive contract was lost when his knee blew out. It wasn’t Welker’s fault, it wasn’t the Patriots fault, but that year would’ve been the time that Welker would’ve gotten a serious contract.

    He’s just not young enough to sign to a really large, long-term contract, especially when the Pats have some very very key younger players who have contracts coming up (Hernandez, Gronkowski). As I said, I like Welker, but he has to be more more understanding about his position right now. He’s not getting any younger, and the Pats can’t invest massive $$$ in a slot receiver, no matter how much they’ve produced in the past.

    That having been said, for those criticizing Belichick’s contract, you should remember that the Patriots have no GM, Belichick is not only the HC but also the acting GM, so he has far more responsibility than most (if not all) other Head Coaches in the league.

    @KingCarlBanks: Not to further get into the back and forth, but you should be aware that the Yankee’s are currently tied with the Red Sox for last place in the AL East.

  30. andrewproughcfe says: May 22, 2012 1:43 PM

    The Pats feel comfortable paying Welker $9 million for one year, or even $11 million, because they know that even if he gets both hands on the money, he’ll drop most of it on the ground before he can get it to the bank.

  31. patriots123456 says: May 22, 2012 1:44 PM

    For all the people complaining about Kraft and the Patriots.

    Please show us your team’s business plan for the last ten years.

    Don’t forget to include how many superbowl appearances and how many wins.

    Have a nice day!

  32. cannonballdookie says: May 22, 2012 1:47 PM

    Welker never got paid half of what he deserved for all the production he’s brought them, and now when he wants to be paid like anyone else would who produced like him, he’s the bad guy? That New England front office is really good at brainwashing former players and fans.

  33. harrisonhits2 says: May 22, 2012 1:47 PM

    “flaccotoboldin says:
    May 22, 2012 1:18 PM
    I can’t wait until this league has a team-by-team cash spending floor. Which, by the way, will be when the Union actually starts to make gains on this CBA
    Too many teams like the Pats won’t use the money / space they are allocated. Keep shafting good players.
    The Patriot Way . . . talk about class and team, all the while management acts like a couple of A-Holes”

    You know I don’t mind if people hate the Pats, its when they do so with total ignorance that drives me nuts.

    Hey flaccotoboldin, you obviously don’t actually look into what you’re flapping about. The Pats spend to the cap limit or very close and have done so every single year Kraft has owned the team. Every single year.

    Here’s a bit of a football education for you. If you totally overpay a few players it prevents you from having something called depth on your roster. In the modern NFL all teams suffer many injuries every year. If you don’t have that thing called depth, once those injuries occur your season falls apart and you watch the playoffs from your couch.

    When you do have a roster with some depth to it, you survive those injuries and get to the playoffs almost every single year. You get depth by spreading the wealth to many players so you have good, competent backusp instead of concentrating it on just a few and having crap for the rest of your team.

  34. cylondetector says: May 22, 2012 1:52 PM

    Lotta simpletons on this thread repeating the same moronic mantra about Kraft being cheap.

    The Patriots spend to the cap every year – allowing a little slush fund for the inevitable late season injuries.

    As a franchise they prioritise on having a strong middle class in the roster – unlike a lot of teams who front load the salaries into a few big names.

    Ever wonder why yet another player you never heard of steps up for the Patriots each year?

    Its because they invest in quality back-ups at as many positions as possible.

    Its why they get to the Superbowl.

  35. mikebe1 says: May 22, 2012 1:54 PM

    The team doesn’t need 10 wide outs with 6 being starting caliber who doesn’t play special teams

  36. binkystevens says: May 22, 2012 1:55 PM

    Ahhh yes, the Patriot Way. Skimping on Welker’s contract, not shaking hands after losing the (first) Super Bowl to the Giants, taping opponents’ defenses’ hand signals…all to put the team first, right??

  37. johnnyjagfan says: May 22, 2012 1:55 PM

    If I’m Welker I tell Kraft to kiss my butt and pay me. Its not teamwork to work for less money unless the organization lacks resources. The Patriots have money. I’d go play the slot somewhere else, pocket $60 million and live better later. Its like when Clinton called it “patriotism” to pay higher taxes.

  38. sj39 says: May 22, 2012 2:01 PM

    Cheaters and their loyal fans that support them. How nice.

  39. mullman7675 says: May 22, 2012 2:01 PM

    Welker is out in 2013. NE is a system, they will plug in Edelman or Woodhead or some other short fast guy to fill the role. Cassell proved it was the system a few years ago.

    The patriots have enjoyed much success do to that system.

    They also owe the tuck rule and goodell for burying evidence of cheating and letting them off with barely a slap.

    Proud franchise…

  40. backindasaddle says: May 22, 2012 2:04 PM

    cappa662 says:
    May 22, 2012 12:36 PM
    Putting team first = saving $$$ first.
    ______________________________________________________

    Wrong. The Patriots always spend up to the cap so the “saving $$$ first” comment is BS and invalid. What they don’t do is spend with imbalance. What they do do is set the value of individual players and stick to it. The way the Pats spend on players allows them to get better depth players and a stronger overall team. It has nothing to do with being cheap because, again, they always spend up to the cap. They just don’t believe in over compensating some players to the detriment of the teams ability to compensated quality depth players. It’s actually very smart and requires great business/fiscal discipline. Of course this explanation will be ignored by those who just wish to throw rocks at the Pats and call the Krafts cheap.

  41. patsfiend says: May 22, 2012 2:07 PM

    This thread should be exhibit A as to why the Pats keep winning. These last few posts from Pats fans are dead on the money.

    The Pats are more smart than they are cheap. Let Welker sign for 10MM a year with the ‘Skins, and we’ll take the draft picks (if they had any.)

    Welker is great, and has been a great Patriot, but this is the truth about how the “game” is set up in the NFL… you can’t overpay a guy like Wes or you’re going to take the hit elsewhere. The Pats (and… who else? Steelers?) have figured this out.

    I’d rather have Wes for one more year, and then give the money to guys <30 next year. NFL is not a league were you can give guys glamour "thanks for the memories" contracts (see: Jeter, Derek) and get away with it. The days of "keeping the gang" together are over… you get a 5 year window on everyone except the lineman (10-year), the QB (infinite… if you have a top tier guy), and the coaches.

    Hopefully the other teams (and their fans) will keep sleeping at the wheel, and the Pats will keep on winning.

  42. phinfan says: May 22, 2012 2:16 PM

    This is the second time the Pats stuck Welker with a bogus contract. He deserves more, I just hope when his career is over, it would have been worth being stuck with out several million, meaning if he gets a SB ring he will most likely be happy. If he doesnt and one day the pats let him go I think he would be unhappy he got stuck several times with bogus contracts. When they took him from Miami they stuck him hard.

  43. mullman7675 says: May 22, 2012 2:35 PM

    “Hopefully the other teams (and their fans) will keep sleeping at the wheel, and the Pats will keep on winning.”

    Keep hoping. The league is cyclical, you can only stay on top for so long. The clock is ticking on the patriots, they will be crashing to earth sooner than later.

    They’ve had a nice run (with a lot of help from zebras and Rog) but it can’t last forever. The history of the league shows this to be true. Enjoy it chowds, it’s all over soon.

  44. covercorner says: May 22, 2012 2:45 PM

    The poison pill contract paid Welker $35 million over 5 years. When it became a trade, the contract was reduced to $18 million over 5 years. Welker got screwed and now the Patriots are screwing him again. He should not have signed his franchise tender.

  45. rushmatic says: May 22, 2012 2:56 PM

    Let the warmth I feel inside be the fuel of the frontrunner troll. Yay yay yay!!! (fist pump!)

    ____________________

    hahahaha it’s working.

    The only way to shut up an opposing fan is to win EVERYTHING EVERY YEAR. The Pats making it to the SB (AGAIN!!!) and the Bruins falling in the first round of the playoffs after winning the Cup last year, while the Celts are still in contention isn’t good enough.

    It’s amazing.

  46. backindasaddle says: May 22, 2012 3:07 PM

    phinfan says:
    May 22, 2012 2:16 PM
    This is the second time the Pats stuck Welker with a bogus contract. He deserves more, I just hope when his career is over, it would have been worth being stuck with out several million, meaning if he gets a SB ring he will most likely be happy. If he doesnt and one day the pats let him go I think he would be unhappy he got stuck several times with bogus contracts. When they took him from Miami they stuck him hard.
    ________________________________________________________

    When they stole him from Miami it was because the incompetent fools running your football team down there had no clue of his true value. Now here you are blathering on about how bad the Patriots are for the way they have managed their franchise to 5 SBs in 10 years and the highest winning percentage of any other team in the league during that time frame. Yeah right, the Pats are a bunch of morons and you and the buffoons down there in Miami know better. What a joke all you haters are.

  47. pleasantsurpriselefty says: May 22, 2012 3:08 PM

    There is no doubt that Welker’s agent, who is highly regarded, trolled the rest of the league to find Wes’ true value. When everybody told him, no, we are not giving him a huge contract, he doubled back to Wes and had him sign the tender.

    The argument that Belichick is the highest paid, therefore Welker should break the bank is just plain stupid. BB’s contract doesn’t count against the cap!

    And all the ongoing comments re Belicheat and Spygate years after it happened remind me of those Japanese soldiers that hid out in caves after WWII. The only difference is that these guys live in their mothers cellars and refuse to move on. See you in New Orleans in February.

  48. thetruth1313 says: May 22, 2012 3:11 PM

    flaccotoboldin says:
    May 22, 2012 1:18 PM

    Too many teams like the Pats won’t use the money / space they are allocated. Keep shafting good players.

    —————————————-

    If only the Ravens followed the Patriots example, then maybe…just maybe they could invest in a kicker who can make a crucial 32 yard field goal.

  49. bozosforall says: May 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    rushmatic says:
    May 22, 2012 2:56 PM
    Let the warmth I feel inside be the fuel of the frontrunner troll. Yay yay yay!!! (fist pump!)

    ____________________

    hahahaha it’s working.

    The only way to shut up an opposing fan is to win EVERYTHING EVERY YEAR. The Pats making it to the SB (AGAIN!!!) and the Bruins falling in the first round of the playoffs after winning the Cup last year, while the Celts are still in contention isn’t good enough.
    __
    OR you could take off the blinders and see it for what it is.

    The Red Sox CHOKED last fall, the biggest choke of all time.

    The Pats CHOKED in the Super Bowl AGAIN, twice now since they got caught cheating

    The Bruins CHOKED against a much lower-seeded team.

    The Celtics are CHOKING mightily against an EIGHTH-seeded team.

    Boston has basically become CHOKE CITY, despite being at the top of the payroll list in baseball, basketball and hockey (yeah, they are a bit cheap on the football side).

    Meanwhile, the New England fan base has NO life outside of the performance of their mercenary teams.

  50. rc33 says: May 22, 2012 3:18 PM

    phinfan says: May 22, 2012 2:16 PM

    This is the second time the Pats stuck Welker with a bogus contract. He deserves more, I just hope when his career is over, it would have been worth being stuck with out several million, meaning if he gets a SB ring he will most likely be happy. If he doesnt and one day the pats let him go I think he would be unhappy he got stuck several times with bogus contracts. When they took him from Miami they stuck him hard.
    —————————

    Took him? You mean when Miami traded him to the Patriots for a 2nd and a 7th? The joke’s on Miami, not N.E.
    The last people on Earth that thought he’d put up 550+ catches in five seasons were the Dolphins.
    If he’d been playing with Miami these past 5 years (and without Brady) his numbers would be half of what they are. And then he’d be worth the five-year/$18.5 million deal that he willingly signed in 2007.
    A little too much sympathy going towards a guy who might earn more in 2012 than we do in our entire lives.

  51. jetstizzi85 says: May 22, 2012 3:26 PM

    @patsfiend – the Pats biggest problem is still their D….sorry to break that news to you

  52. jetstizzi85 says: May 22, 2012 3:32 PM

    kissbillsrings says: Sure, BB is the highest paid coach in the NFL but he’s also one of, if not the best coach to ever run an organization…I have no issue with the way the Patriots do business because they are contenders year in & year out & that’s just awesome to watch unfold…

    _________________________________

    I liked where you were going until I read this! I am not one to talk being a Jets fan and only 1 SB but I am pretty sure that since “spygate” the Pats and your “greatest coach” have won 0 SB’s…

  53. electionconfidential says: May 22, 2012 3:48 PM

    Welker never should have taken so much blame for the SB loss. Lots of stuff went wrong in that game and no game should have to come down to one receiver catching one bad pass. I think they smell fear on him now. The Patriots would do well to move slowly on alienating this guy. He’s a very pesky receiver who’s making some of his team mates look better than they are.

  54. redsghost says: May 22, 2012 3:55 PM

    butthatmakestoomuchsense says:May 22, 2012 12:41 PM

    So, who here put their workplace first and themselves and their families second?

    Without the “company” you have NO $$$ and probably no family. I retired very early and bled for my company.
    Also, many people on this site have done the same, i.e the Military. Country and the services first, themselves and families second.

  55. rushmatic says: May 22, 2012 4:04 PM

    bozosforall says: May 22, 2012 3:15 PM

    rushmatic says:
    May 22, 2012 2:56 PM
    Let the warmth I feel inside be the fuel of the frontrunner troll. Yay yay yay!!! (fist pump!)

    ____________________

    hahahaha it’s working.

    The only way to shut up an opposing fan is to win EVERYTHING EVERY YEAR. The Pats making it to the SB (AGAIN!!!) and the Bruins falling in the first round of the playoffs after winning the Cup last year, while the Celts are still in contention isn’t good enough.
    __
    OR you could take off the blinders and see it for what it is.

    The Red Sox CHOKED last fall, the biggest choke of all time.

    The Pats CHOKED in the Super Bowl AGAIN, twice now since they got caught cheating

    The Bruins CHOKED against a much lower-seeded team.

    The Celtics are CHOKING mightily against an EIGHTH-seeded team.

    Boston has basically become CHOKE CITY, despite being at the top of the payroll list in baseball, basketball and hockey (yeah, they are a bit cheap on the football side).

    Meanwhile, the New England fan base has NO life outside of the performance of their mercenary teams.

    __________________________

    “Seeing it for what you say it is”, you mean.

    Please. I could list all the championships, but your shtick will get in the way.

    Most sports cities (not all, I know, including NY) would give up a lot to have what Boston has in its sports teams. If you deny it, you’re lying to yourself and are probably a spiteful little bitch on most days.

  56. flash1283 says: May 22, 2012 4:15 PM

    Oh and speaking of having “no life”,
    You pretty much show everyone you have no life with your 20-30 post everyday on anything Patriot related.

    Loser!!!!

  57. rockthered1286 says: May 22, 2012 4:19 PM

    kingcarlbanks says:
    May 22, 2012 1:09 PM
    @patsfiend

    Life is good in Beantown eh? Glad to hear you guys have recovered from losing the SB, again, to a New York team no less. It must get kinda frustrating to know the Rangers will be Stanley Cup Champs soon, the Yanks still own the
    AL East and the Celtics are on there last legs. But unlike most New Yorkers I love Boston. Every time I go there it reminds me how good I have it!
    ______________________

    I was going to rag on @patsfiend but @kingcarlbanks is just begging to get crushed here… seriously the Yanks still own the AL East? The Yanks who are tied with Boston for dead last right now, have nothing other than Sabathia int he rotation whose worth a starting spot, and completely stuck out in FA this past year?! Yea, let me know how it feels to be looking up at the Sox, Jays, Rays and best of all, the O’s the rest of the year!

    But seriously @patsfiend, Boston WAS title town, but they’re on their way out. Celts won’t make it past the Heat, Pats haven’t won it all in years (ps- Ravens have longest current streak of playoff appearances)Bruins got knocked out by the 7th seed Caps, and the Bo Sox are merely an average team this year. Hope life is going well inside that Bean Town Bubble!

  58. Steeler's Will says: May 22, 2012 4:25 PM

    Pretty sure the Patriots know what they are doing. Wes will be rewarded handsomely and smart money says he retires a Patriot.

  59. patsfiend says: May 22, 2012 4:32 PM

    jetstizzi85 says:
    May 22, 2012 3:26 PM
    @patsfiend – the Pats biggest problem is still their D….sorry to break that news to you
    ——-
    Oh yeah, believe me, I know it. We have a lot to be excited about on that end, too, though, since BB went all-in on D (for once) in the draft this year.

    Jets fans have a lot to be excited about too… it’s going to be a hell of a ride this year, one way or another, for you guys.

    I’m just happy to see how predictably easy it has been to fish for, and troll in, the frontrunner Lakers / Yankees fan with his CAPS lock stuck-on above! Hooooray Boston!!!

  60. jboyxl73 says: May 22, 2012 6:00 PM

    Wes is such a great guy he will do what the pats need ! The others were hungry for money and u see how that turned out there is a big difference from catching passes from Brady and catching passes from weeden he knows where his bread is buttered but also he deserves to get paid for his contribution he will accept a lil less to stay the pats have to just show him they value him

  61. bozosforall says: May 23, 2012 10:21 AM

    patsfiend says:
    May 22, 2012 4:32 PM
    jetstizzi85 says:
    May 22, 2012 3:26 PM
    @patsfiend – the Pats biggest problem is still their D….sorry to break that news to you
    ——-
    Oh yeah, believe me, I know it. We have a lot to be excited about on that end, too, though, since BB went all-in on D (for once) in the draft this year.

    Jets fans have a lot to be excited about too… it’s going to be a hell of a ride this year, one way or another, for you guys.

    I’m just happy to see how predictably easy it has been to fish for, and troll in, the frontrunner Lakers / Yankees fan with his CAPS lock stuck-on above! Hooooray Boston!!!

    __
    Red Sox back in LAST place.

  62. patsfiend says: May 23, 2012 12:24 PM

    HAHAAAAA. Thank you for proving to us all, yet again, how much you are OWNED (to use your own childish term) by Boston!!

    Enjoy the Celtics game tonight, Bozo!

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