All else on hold while Patriots focus on Revis contract

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Darrelle Revis is a very good player. He’s also very expensive.

Last year, the Buccaneers decided that Revis was too expensive, so they cut him. This year, the Patriots are grappling with the same decision.

With Revis currently slated to make $20 million in 2015 — and count $25 million against the Patriots’ salary cap — Tom Curran of CSNNE.com writes that everything else is on hold in New England while the Patriots try to figure out what to do with Revis. If they cut him, they don’t have to pay the $20 million, but they lose their best defensive player. If they keep him, the $25 million cap charge may make it impossible for the Patriots to afford other key players who are slated to become free agents, like Devin McCourty and Stephen Gostkowski.

Ideally, the Patriots would like to work out a contract extension with Revis that lessens his salary cap hit in 2015 and keeps him on the roster for years to come. But Revis generally hasn’t been the type to give home-town discounts, so if the Patriots are going to get Revis to accept a new deal, it had better guarantee him a whole lot of money in 2015 and beyond.

Complicating matters is that two of the teams that would be most interested in Revis are division rivals the Bills and Jets. New Bills coach Rex Ryan has long said Revis is one of the best players he’s ever coached, and Jets owner Woody Johnson risked violating the NFL’s tampering rules by saying this year that he’d be interested in bringing Revis back. The Patriots surely don’t want Revis to hit the open market if they’re going to have to face him twice a year.

So the Patriots are probably going to find a way to keep Revis in the fold. But that’s going to be expensive, and it’s going to have a ripple effect on all the Patriots’ other offseason moves.

127 responses to “All else on hold while Patriots focus on Revis contract

  1. As a Pats fan its kind of funny to see the Krafts deal when the player has all the leverage. And Revis knows what to do with leverage…

    Jonathon Kraft called his current deal a “place holder” but i honestly think its the only we he comes back to NE…

  2. this was the plan all along.

    the $20mil was to satisfy both parties…Revis so the Pat’s couldn’t franchise him, the Pat’s so they have an exclusive negotiating window…he will be signed and so will McCourty….Repeat here we come!

  3. Pats are gonna have to pay Patrick Peterson money–5 years,$70,000,00, $48,000,000 guaranteed–to keep Revis. To do that, they probably have to say goodbye to Solder, Wilfork and Vereen and franchise McCourty. I’d do it.

  4. Revis stays, Wilfork and Mayo leave (or stay on significantly reduced deals).

    Probably could save some cap space on Revis, but it would take a monster 4 year deal to keep him with more guaranteed money and a higher annual salary than Patrick Peterson.

  5. Revis only cares about money. Jets are Raiders are waiting. I do not agree he was the best defensive player on NE a solid 2nd or 3rd depending how you rank Wilfork.

  6. Both sides want to close a deal. Revis a a very astute man. If he leaves the Patriots it will be a career mistake. He and his advisors need to cut a deal that works for both sides. If they don’t, Darrelle might just get traded to a team that can live with his contract and give in to his demands that is neither NY or Buffalo. I am surprised that the Jets have been so brazen in mentioning their interest in Revis. There had to be some compensation coming to the Pats from NY if Revis sings elsewhere.

  7. These players are Greedy! I don’t mind Goodell making 35 million, his executives making millions, owners making hundreds of millions with a Billion in equity in their team but these players shouldn’t make any more than 50k and they should have to pay for their own insurance! lmao

  8. We know what Tom would do in this situation… We’ll see if Revis is more interested in winning Lombardi’s or maximizing his dollars…

  9. before it’s all done… Revis will have a contract.

    The worst case.. they continue with the $20 million contract.. if unable to make a deal.. than they could trade him (out of the AFC east) to a team and get a high draft choice.
    I am sure that there are teams willing to trade- players or draft choices for Revis.

  10. bradyisyourdaddy says:
    Feb 13, 2015 5:05 PM
    As a Pats fan its kind of funny to see the Krafts deal when the player has all the leverage. And Revis knows what to do with leverage…
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    Pat’s have plenty of leverage:
    -They have an exclusive negotiating window

    -Even if the Pat’s dump him, Revis will not hit the open market until most of the money is gone

    -Revis wants to win and NE remains the best place to win.

    That’s a lot of leverage…

    and all those who say Revis doesn’t give discounts are ignorant of the facts…LAST YEAR he took less to come to Foxborough…woody johnson admitted he would have paid more…one for the thumb coming up!!

  11. He will be back. Difference between Revis and Sherman or Peterson deals is that he turns 30 next year. That alone provides reason for slightly lower guaranteed money. He’ll be a Patriot for the foreseeable future. Sorry haters. Repeat coming.

  12. Revis is in a similar (but opposite) situation as Mike Haynes. A HOF player that played with teams that did not win and then a chance to stay on with a Super Bowl champion. Revis has a chance to not only go back to back but to keep winning for the rest of his career. That’s not an option with the Jets or the Bills.

  13. I dunno about this one. He may have had one wish left in the NFL and that may be getting the Super Bowl ring. Considering how he has prioritised money through his career (absolutely nothing wrong with that, would do the same), I would surprised if he doesn’t take the best offer on the table while he can. The Jets should be penalized for what they did, now his agent knows there’s something good behind the other door.

  14. The Patriots surely don’t want Revis to hit the open market if they’re going to have to face him twice a year.

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    They’ve did it before, they will do it again. You take a cut to be glorious, or go somewhere else to fade.

  15. I wish Revis the best whatever he decides. He was key to bringing back the Lombardi to New England. He will always be loved here for that fact alone. I would never begrudge a player for going for the money. That said, what Brady has done from a salary standpoint (despite his wealth) is probably the most under-appreciated story in the NFL.

  16. “Revis is UFA (unrestricted free agent)…NE gets squat if he flies elsewhere.”

    I’m sorry. I know this is not a facts based site but Revis is under contract for 2015 to the Patriots. It is reported that the contract prevents the Patriots from placing the franchise tag on Revis but I have not read that it prevents them from trading him.

  17. Vereen is 100% gone. They drafted his replacement last year. Wilfork is old and declining, Mayo has played something like 10 games in the last 2 years.

    Even without these name players on the roster, I’d bet anything they’ll destroy the Steelers in week 1. Bill is too smart for Tomlin, and Brady always humiliates their tough guy defense.

  18. If the Bills get Revis somehow, that D will be terrifying. I think Brady may offer 10 mill of Gisselle’s modeling $ to Revis so he doesn’t end up retired by the Bills front 7.

  19. Revis going to the Jets doesn’t concern me one bit.

    But Buffalo already has a scary defense; adding Revis would make those Bills games brutal.

    Luckily Buffalo doesn’t have a QB so all the Pats will need are a couple Gostkowski field goals.

  20. Is Revis really their best defensive player???

    I honestly find that hard to believe. When I watch the patriots play I seem to see Ninkovich’s name more than anyone else. Maybe Wilfork. What criteria is being used to define “best”? Revis is a great player, don’t get me wrong, but is he really their “best” defender?

  21. if he comes back the 20 million for the 2015 is just a placeholder cause he will get his 20 million for example 12 m + 8 m signing bonus and 12 per year for 2016 and 2016. 44 m in three years it’s pretty good deal. Peterson has like 41 millions for the first 3 years also

  22. It’s not that complicated, nor will signing Revis to a big, multi-year deal require the Pats to lose their priority free agents (e.g., McCourty, Gostkowski, Connolly, Vereen).

    If they pay him around what Sherman or Peterson got, he will stay. Give him maybe three years, considering his age, with most of the money guaranteed. His cap number is manageable, and it shaves almost $11 or $12 million off of next year’s cap. The Pats will be in good position.

    Mayo, Wilfork, and Amendola may all be in line for suggestions that they take a pay cut.

  23. tigerlilac says:
    Feb 13, 2015 5:25 PM
    I wish Revis the best whatever he decides. He was key to bringing back the Lombardi to New England. He will always be loved here for that fact alone. I would never begrudge a player for going for the money. That said, what Brady has done from a salary standpoint (despite his wealth) is probably the most under-appreciated story in the NFL.

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    I totally agree with you about Brady. There are a lot of things the man has done that are overlooked. Maybe future generations will be better able to appreciate and acknowledge his greatness.

  24. Revis should sign JJ Watt contract and end his career in NE.
    Richest nfl players ever
    1. Peyton Manning
    2. Tom Brady
    3. Darrelle Revis

  25. Cut him, NO player is worth that much!!
    You won’t have to 2nd Mortgage your house to buy tickets!

  26. Revis is on record earlier this season that he has matured and is no longer concerned with being the highest paid player at his position as long as he’s well paid.

    And if you didn’t see him crying his eyes out with his wife and kids after the Super Bowl win it was very clear that he sure loved that feeling.

    I would think a 3 year deal on the order of 45-50 million with 20 up front and he’ll be happy to stay a Patriot.

    If not they can keep him on the 2nd year of the existing deal, as long as the players they need to resign structure their deals so they’re friendly to the cap this coming season.

  27. Right now, an astute agent is planning on signing his client with the Patriots and mimicking the deal structure used by Revis. Someone like Greg Hardy could sign a reasonable one year deal with a “placeholder” deal in year two. He gets to win a Lombardi with the Patriots (with some risk they lose) and then sign a mega-deal to go elsewhere. Seems like a no-brainer. No wonder Bill was grinning ear to ear on Letterman.

  28. carloswlassiter says:
    Feb 13, 2015 5:35 PM
    Vereen is 100% gone. They drafted his replacement last year. Wilfork is old and declining, Mayo has played something like 10 games in the last 2 years.

    Even without these name players on the roster, I’d bet anything they’ll destroy the Steelers in week 1. Bill is too smart for Tomlin, and Brady always humiliates their tough guy defense.

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    james white is a scrub, unless you call barely getting 2 yards a carry good. hes a bust and will be cut. ridley is 100% gone. vereen may be back saying its 100% certain hes gone is idiotic.

  29. It’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out. U have to think he wants to be paid amongst pat p and sherm. If it doesn’t work out in New England I’ll take u in philly 🙂 some wishful thinking… Haha

  30. Tell him to do 18 million a year for 3 years if not then let him walk. Also, Revis is not the best defensive player the Patriots have there are guys like Chandler Jones, Devin McCourty, and Rob Ninkovich that come to mind before Revis. That being said I hope he comes back but if he walks I wish him the best of luck. However, if he comes back I’m afraid it’ll be so long Wilfork and Mayo which is unfortunate. Oh and Baltimore fans would it kill you to stop crying oh wait Ray probably will kill you if you do.

  31. Translation: Patriots are trying to use “creative accounting” the way they use “creative playcalling.”

  32. brizalmighty says: Feb 13, 2015 5:51 PM

    james white is a scrub, unless you call barely getting 2 yards a carry good. hes a bust and will be cut.
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    Sounds like a Jets fan.

  33. If the Pats get Revis and McCourty on long term deals, other things will fall into place. Wilfork will come back at a reduced rate. Mayo has zero leverage coming off two injury filled seasons, and he will have to stay here to prove himself worthy of future contracts. Vereen may be a problem to keep, and as good as Gostowski is, he is replaceable. A healthy Dominique Easley will be like getting another first round draft pick. Dennard was their 3rd or 4th corner before getting hurt, he played with his injuries until he was finally placed on IR. They were the youngest roster to win a Superbowl. The future is still bright, and they have as good, if not better chance than any other team to get back to the Superbowl.

  34. Another not talked about thing with Revis, you may give him a bunch of money upfront, but if he has a couple of good seasons and doesn’t feel that his base salary is where it should be he’ll have no trouble holding out.

  35. I hope he signs a 2 year/$40 or $50 million contract. Guy’s a stud and all studs around the league should have his mentality of playing on lucrative short term deals wherever the front office values you enough to pay you what you’re worth. Every player in that league should have that mentality except the QB because generally, they’re the only ones who the front office bends over backward to pay and not unceremoniously cut when they feel halfway down the line, they don’t want to pay the rest of the non-guaranteed part of the salary despite there being no dip in production warranting that.

  36. Rather then resign Revis for $20m it would be far more beneficial to get Justin Houston from KC, resign McCourty, rework Wilfork deal, let go of Mayo, and add someone who will replace Wilfork since this is his last year.

    I would start with those moves as well as getting back to a top 3 defensive front line.

  37. I think Revis stays but i also think you N.E. fans are delusional. You keep saying N.E. is the best chance to winner another title ?? really ??? No doubt N.E. Should be the favorite going in but the Packers, steelers, cowboys, eagles, colts, cardinals, seahawks, broncos, all are top tier favorites as well, then the next group of the Lions, 49ers, ravens and yes the Dolphins and Bills all could rise up and contend with a few smart moves.

    I don’t hate the pats or anything like that but sometimes N.E. fans talk like they have the only team to win in 20 years. You have won quite a bit and should be proud but to not be able to recognize a player could find equal winning odds at any number of teams is kinda silly.

  38. Work with the Pats on Reduced yet reasonable offer (11 mill a year) & have a legit shot every year or chase the extra money that he doesn’t need & play to pad stats & disappear into obscurity…. Really not a tough decision with anyone with half a brain stem…

  39. Revis should either demand top dollar or wait to see what – if any – sanctions are forthcoming for the most recent Patriots cheating scheme.

    Regardless, Revis won’t win another ring with NE. They barely beat a Seattle team (and frankly shouldn’t have) with the entire DB field hurt; and passing is NE’s strength!

    And KC has said they will franchise Houston rather than let him walk…

  40. Look at all the jealous baltimore fans (the one jealous bengal fan doesn’t count.)

    Just think rave-nots, you can re-sign that “great guy” ray bam bam rice.

  41. “The Island” doesn’t do discounts. He has always been all about business, it’s a reason why he’s the best DB the game has seen.
    Jonathan Kraft can offer his dirty backdoor discounted cheddar cheese to others but don’t insult “the Island”. Brady and Belichick will get the accolades in history but a big reason why the Patriots succeeded last season was signing “the Island”. Pay the man or watch him walk.

  42. Revis is a top ten CB but is only worth $12 mil max.

    He is 30 and will be 31 this year and is on the decline.

    BB needs to be reminded that D-Line is 1st Priority and the Secondary is 2nd.

    No Pass Rush – No Problem for Flacco, Peyton, Rodgers, Brees, Wilson to name a few.

    Get Justin Houston – Remember what KC did to NE.
    Remember GIANTS 2007 & 2011
    D-Line wins CHAMPIONSHIPS any day.

  43. I’m relatively sure that Revis is the smartest man in the universe. He’s somehow up for a massive new contract every season. It’s uncanny.

  44. if he comes back the 20 million for the 2015 is just a placeholder cause he will get his 20 million for example 12 m + 8 m signing bonus and 12 per year for 2016 and 2016. 44 m in three years it’s pretty good deal. Peterson has like 41 millions for the first 3 years also

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    2016 and 2017*

  45. OK I keep screwing up those SB years because they were so painful to watch.

    Point I am making is NE has most of the key elements like QB, receivers, RB’s, OL is pretty good and can still upgrade, D-Line is just middle of the road and currently not good enough for SB repeat.

  46. Revis will stay on an extended contract wilfork will have to take a pay cut to stay mayo needs to restructure mccourty will get the franchise tag and extended during the season goatkowski will get extended and i will be sad to see him go but vereen is out they wont pay him the money he wants but draft an rb.

  47. Brady will be miffed if they give up that kind of money for Revis after Brady did his contract to help the team. However, they definitely need Revis to remain on the team to keep that CB Duo in tack………..Tough spot for NE……… Same situation that the Seahawks and several other teams are dealing with this off-season…..

    The Cap is such a great equalizer and helps to keep the off season so much fun for all of us to monitor, isn’t it?

  48. Seattle had more players on IR than any other team including 5 D linemen and lost a 6th during the game.

    They also had their entire d backfield hurt.

    And still “should have” won if not for a stupid call by a stupid OC.

    If everyone stays healthy on every team Seattle goes for the third time in a row and wins its second Lombardi.

    You all know it and so do I.

  49. Wherever Revis signs he will make over 10 million dollars a year. He’s already grossed close to one hundred million in his career. His best move is to sign with the team where he’ll be happiest.

  50. Revis is going to try and get as much money as he possibly can. He’s shown that’s his only concern. It’s ridiculous to think that anything Woody said changes a thing. If his agent doesn’t know that he could get a bunch of teams into a bidding war for his services then he’s an idiot.

  51. higheriqthanyou says:
    Feb 13, 2015 6:55 PM
    Seattle had more players on IR than any other team including 5 D linemen and lost a 6th during the game.

    They also had their entire d backfield hurt.

    And still “should have” won if not for a stupid call by a stupid OC.

    If everyone stays healthy on every team Seattle goes for the third time in a row and wins its second Lombardi.

    You all know it and so do I.
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    Could have, would have, and should have are excuse words. It also would have helped the Seahawks not to blow a 10 point lead in the 4th quarter too. Nobody cares what could have happened and injuries happen all the time in the NFL. Take your medicine and shut up.

  52. Revis will play for what, three more years max? The Patriots can easily structure a three- or even four-year deal such that they can let him go after two or three, and he will get top money while the Pats’ cap hit is far less. Big signing bonus and smaller initial salary, then escalating salaries with limited guarantees. No problem.

    And, godblessim, Ninkovich may be the hardest-working guy on the defense, but he is not the best, nor is Vince, any more. Great guys both, but Revis is still the better player.

  53. uglydingo says:
    Feb 13, 2015 6:31 PM

    “The Island” doesn’t do discounts. He has always been all about business, it’s a reason why he’s the best DB the game has seen.
    Jonathan Kraft can offer his dirty backdoor discounted cheddar cheese to others but don’t insult “the Island”. Brady and Belichick will get the accolades in history but a big reason why the Patriots succeeded last season was signing “the Island”. Pay the man or watch him walk.
    ________________________________

    You do know that Robert Kraft has nothing to do with Kraft Foods, don’t you? Kraft’s money came from paper goods.

  54. gysot says:
    Feb 13, 2015 6:03 PM
    patsies can deflate the game ball but not the cap number

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Bronco’s won 2 SB’s by cheating with creative cap accounting and it only cost them $950K in fines.

    $475K to ‘buy’ each superbowl ??

    That’s the best Bargain in Sports!!

  55. bk813 says:

    Revis is UFA (unrestricted free agent)…NE gets squat if he flies elsewhere.

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    If by “unrestricted free agent” you mean “currently signed to a contract” then that would be accurate

  56. Repeat coming?!?! If it wasn’t for the worst call in the history of the nfl the pats are 0-3 in their last three trips to the super bowl.

  57. ocgunslinger says:
    Feb 13, 2015 7:22 PM
    * = Dynasty. Glad to see so many posters acknowledging that fact.

    +++++++++++++++

    In Sept 2007 Pats violated a 2006 memo to all teams that disallowed taping on the field of play. (from inside a walled structure, taping was still permitted)

    Not certain why anyone with half a brain would think the ’01, ’03, ’04 and ’14 Superbowls were in anyway tainted by an event that occurred in the first weeks of the 07 season.

    Suggestion: Get educated on the facts, if you still are not convinced, then you can get that asterisk tattooed to your forehead you always wanted – and yes – I am still willing to pay for it –

  58. What about the most important guy on the team right now? The ball boy?
    Do they cut him since he was caught going into a restroom to deflate the balls or just not give him his Super Bowl bonus and still keep him?
    He is the priority of the one we need to know about.

  59. jams56 said 10 minutes ago

    Repeat coming?!?! If it wasn’t for the worst call in the history of the nfl the pats are 0-3 in their last three trips to the super bowl.
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    Two comments:

    1. Seattle is not down by the goal line if not fr a crazy, lucky catch.

    2. If Seattle had called that pass play against any other team – Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Green Bay, et al, it would have been a touchdown and Pete Carroll would be hailed as a genius 2 -time Super Bowl winner.

    3. The Patriots have a much, much better chance to repeat than any other team in the NFL next season.

  60. whitetrash69 says:
    Feb 13, 2015 6:29 PM
    Patriots*
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    I had to scroll 3/4’s down thru the comments to find the first dynasty *. You guys are slacking

  61. jams56 says:
    Feb 13, 2015 7:42 PM

    Repeat coming?!?! If it wasn’t for the worst call in the history of the nfl the pats are 0-3 in their last three trips to the super bowl.

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    No game is won or lost on one play. There were many pivotal plays in the game. Both Brady picks, Seahawks score at the end of the second half, Brady’s two 4th quarter TDs. Holding the Seahawks to a 3. Browner’s stop on the deep ball to the endzone. the Kearse catch, etc.

    Every one of those plays affected the outcome of the game as much as the last one.

    Also… the Patriots did win the Super Bowl. They are 4 of 6. Ifs and buts don’t mean anything.

  62. COUNTING the existing $25 mil. cap hit, the Patriots are about 2 million over right now, and they haven’t done their annual conversion march down the roster yet. Failing to get a long term deal done with Revis therefore, would make signing McCourty and Gosktowski difficult but not “impossible” as the author suggests.

  63. jams56 says:
    Feb 13, 2015 7:42 PM
    Repeat coming?!?! If it wasn’t for the worst call in the history of the nfl the pats are 0-3 in their last three trips to the super bowl.

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    Hmmm, and if weren’t for a helmet catch and a Welker drop they’re 3 for 3. That game works both ways.

  64. I won’t lie, a Revis and Cro reunion in NY would be awesome but, as a Jet fan I see him staying in New England. Were a team on the way up with Bowles and Maccagnan but what Revis has right now is a team that is already built to contend for a super bowl.

    The more likely scenario for us Jets fans is NE resigning Revis and the Jets signing Cromartie and possibly Demaryius Thomas if he gets away from Denver due to his connections with Gailey and Decker.

  65. ihatetheeffingjets says:
    Feb 13, 2015 8:42 PM
    jams56 says:
    Feb 13, 2015 7:42 PM
    Repeat coming?!?! If it wasn’t for the worst call in the history of the nfl the pats are 0-3 in their last three trips to the super bowl.

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    Hmmm, and if weren’t for a helmet catch and a Welker drop they’re 3 for 3. That game works both ways.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Slant from the 1-yrd line had a very high success rate in the 2014 season. 2-1 ratio Catch vs Incomplete with Zero interceptions until Butler made the play on the ball (he was burned by that play in practice the week before) .
    It was a good call. and Yes – Carroll is a genius if it works

  66. Maybe the Pats can convince Revis that they can make another run to the super bowl and they need him to get there again. Compromise may work if Revis wants another ring before he retires, but if money is all he’s thinking about it might be hard to hold onto him. The Pats also have to remember that we don’t want to play against him twice a year. Here’s hoping he wants to stay even if its for less money.

  67. If Revis was all about the money, he never would have signed with the Patriots to begin with. He had better offers. I honestly believe that Revis respects and loves playing with Tom Brady and that drives him. If the Patriots give him what Peterson gets, which is market for a top CB, he’ll do a four year deal. The trading of Mankins actually related to creating cap space to do this next deal. Get this one done Bill!!!!

  68. Pats will place a value on revis. They will not overpay.
    If he wants to maximize his contract he is likely gone.
    I think revis found the light this year. He seemed happy. Made friends and won the SB.
    Something tells me that means something. I hope he is back! He made a huge difference.

  69. Revis isn’t going anywhere. The Patriots realize they probably don’t get to, and win, the Super Bowl without him. The guy literally changes what you can do on defense as a team. Brady’s window is closing and he needs him to make a few more runs…

    “Pay, thyat meeyan hees mahney” – Teddy KGB, Rounders

  70. If Pete Carroll gives the ball to Lynch on the half yard line the Patriots are just another LOSER franchise.

  71. Regarding the following:

    “carloswlassiter says:
    Feb 13, 2015 7:58 PM
    jams56 said 10 minutes ago

    Repeat coming?!?! If it wasn’t for the worst call in the history of the nfl the pats are 0-3 in their last three trips to the super bowl.
    ———————————————————-
    Two comments:

    1. Seattle is not down by the goal line if not fr a crazy, lucky catch.

    2. If Seattle had called that pass play against any other team – Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Green Bay, et al, it would have been a touchdown and Pete Carroll would be hailed as a genius 2 -time Super Bowl winner.

    3. The Patriots have a much, much better chance to repeat than any other team in the NFL next season.”

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    4. Seattle had horseshoes up their butts to get past Green Bay.

    5. New England could easily have won two more Super Bowls if not for the David Tyree helmet catch, and the equally miraculous Mario Manningham sideline catch.

    6. So don’t talk to Patriots fans about bad calls and bad luck. It’s about time we got a BREAK!

    7. We’re on to Super Bowl L

  72. patsfan2112 says:
    Feb 13, 2015 5:24 PM
    The Patriots surely don’t want Revis to hit the open market if they’re going to have to face him twice a year.

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    They’ve did it before, they will do it again. You take a cut to be glorious, or go somewhere else to fade
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    Fade? Revis was great before he came to NE and he’ll be great after he leaves NE. You guys are too full of yourself.

  73. “Just get Justin Houston, the NFL sack leader”. These comments just show how stupid Pat fans are. It is like a Raider fan saying “Just get Rogers and get Wilson to back him up…” Just no grip on reality….

  74. bullcharger says:
    Feb 13, 2015 8:31 PM
    jams56 says:
    Feb 13, 2015 7:42 PM

    Repeat coming?!?! If it wasn’t for the worst call in the history of the nfl the pats are 0-3 in their last three trips to the super bowl.

    ———————

    No game is won or lost on one play. There were many pivotal plays in the game. Both Brady picks, Seahawks score at the end of the second half, Brady’s two 4th quarter TDs. Holding the Seahawks to a 3. Browner’s stop on the deep ball to the endzone. the Kearse catch, etc.

    Every one of those plays affected the outcome of the game as much as the last one.

    Also… the Patriots did win the Super Bowl. They are 4 of 6. Ifs and buts don’t mean anything.

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    Actually the Pats are 4 of 8 but nobody expects a Pats fan to be able to count….

  75. Revis got sick of being on loser island & chose to come to the place where we never get sick of winning & helped to put that 4th Lombardi in the case over at #1 patriot place

  76. ravenmuscle says: Feb 14, 2015 12:17 AM

    If Pete Carroll gives the ball to Lynch on the half yard line the Patriots are just another LOSER franchise.
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    You know and I know that if Carroll gave the ball to Lynch on the one yard line, Wilfork would have stuffed the play, caused a fumble and recovered it himself to seal the game. The Seahawks knew this and were afraid to run.

  77. That’s right, the Pats have been to 8 Super Bowls. That’s tied for the most in history. Thanks, i forgot about that.

  78. tedmurph says: Feb 14, 2015 8:40 AM

    That’s right, the Pats have been to 8 Super Bowls. That’s tied for the most in history. Thanks, i forgot about that.
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    It really should be 9 if not for the Colts cheating with the piped in crowd noise and fiddling with the thermostat in the AFC title game in 2006.

  79. Speaking of discounts and playing for a winning team, remember when he was with Tampa Bay and they were around 0-8 at the time. Revis was asked if he would rather the 16 million or be on a winning team and he said 16 million. He has his ring now, he wants his money.

  80. 6thsense10 says: Feb 14, 2015 4:57 AM

    Fade? Revis was great before he came to NE and he’ll be great after he leaves NE. You guys are too full of yourself.
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    Not really. Great players like Revis want to come to NE to be part of a winning organization, and will take less money to play for the Patriots than they would to be on a team like the Bills or Jets who have absolutely no chance to win.

  81. This will get sorted out. No matter how it shakes out BB will field a contender for the Superbowl. He does more with the hand he is dealt than any other coach out there. So make all your predictions and your whiney little loser comments but the Pats will make it happen Revis or not. They are proven winners and they will find a way. Always have. In BB we trust. Go ahead Colts try to start another controversy, no amount of negative media attention or naysayers can make the Pats lose focus on L.

  82. Again this is why Bill is playing chess while the rest of the league plays checkers. The elite shut down corners…Petersen, Sherman, Haden signed long term last year and set the market for a contract for Revis who is oldest of the bunch at 30Yrs old. Belichek used this year to make sure Revis was 1. completely healed from torn acl and 2.would fit in to the team concept. Revis will re-sign for 3-4 years for less money in order to play meaningful games past October and contend for Super Bowls. Thanks to Brady and his unselfish contract Revis, McCourty and Gostowski will re-sign, Wilfork will take reduced contract to play 1 more year and Mayo will follow in Brady’s lead and re-do his contract. Amendola will take a cut or be cut and his cap dollars will go to Vereen. I think that Vereen is more valuable than Amendola who up until the playoffs this year has been disappointing. The draft will be OL,DL and LB focused.

  83. I know Kravitz finally gave a non-apology (self-serving) apology s in connection with Deflategate but how about the local guys that put their foot in their mouths (e.g., Borges, Felgar, Mazz), did any of them apologize?

  84. For all The Haters who say the Patriots are cheap and don’t pay……..
    consider the following:

    2006 – Richard Seymour signs what amounts to a four-year, $30 million extension that makes him the league’s highest-paid defensive lineman, at $7.5 million a year.

    2010 – Tom Brady signs a four-year, $72 million extension that makes him the NFL’s highest-paid player, at $18 million annually, topping rival Eli Manning ($16.3 million) of the Giants.

    2010 – Stephen Gostkowski signs a four-year, $14 million extension that makes him the third highest-paid kicker in the NFL, at $3.4 million a year.

    2010 – Vince Wilfork signs a five-year, $40 million extension that makes him football’s highest-paid nose tackle, at $8 million a year.

    2011 – Logan Mankins signs a six-year, $51 million extension that makes him the highest-paid interior lineman in the game, at $8.5 million per year.

    2011 – Jerod Mayo signs a five-year, $48.5 million extension that makes him the second highest-paid inside linebacker in the game, just behind San Francisco’s Patrick Willis, at $9.7 million a year.

    2012 – Rob Gronkowski signs a six-year, $54 million extension that makes him the highest-paid tight end in NFL history, at $9 million a year.

  85. dpdonny says: Feb 14, 2015 9:41 AM

    Pats Nation:

    Please stop using One For The Thumb. That was Pittsburgh’s. Ours is: Drive For Five.

    M-Kay. Thanks!
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    One of the Boston media guys suggested it should actually be One for the Middle Finger directed at the Colts and Ravens management, Mark Brunell, Troy Aikman, Hines Ward, Jerome Bettis and of course the biggest hypocrite of all time Jerry Rice.

  86. Very Good dpdonny – I like it.

    How about when they win number 5 and Belichick & Brady place ALL 5 RINGS on the middle finger and hold that up for cover pages on ESPN, SI, USATODAY, NY POST & DAILY NEWS, etc…

  87. patsasteriskforever says:
    Feb 14, 2015 11:53 AM
    have fun deflating this contrat patsies. Regis should take his 20 mil like a boss

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    Isn’t Regis Philbin in his 80’s now? Doubt he will see a lucrative offer from an NFL team anytime soon…. js

  88. Love all the sour grapes cry-baby comments. The Patriots are the Champions and your team sucks! Ha-Ha!

    There’s nothing more delicious than the tears of the jealous haters.

  89. D-Line is the Patriots MOST IMPORTANT rebuild right now.

    Wilfork is 34 this NFL season. Let’s just say – Put a Fork in it.’
    He does not have enough strength to play at an $8mil level.

    PATS top priority is to add some serious PASS RUSH ability to the D-Line and look for a replacement for Wilfork.

    Revis is NOT worth more then $12mil MAX.

    BB needs to remind himself that D-Line wins CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st & FOREMOST before any other position. ( Remember those SB losses with Brady on his back most of the game).

    Hoping that the NE PATRIOTS win 5 for 50.

  90. BB needs to remind himself that D-Line wins CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st & FOREMOST

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    Yes, please tell the (current) Super Bowl winning coach what wins Super Bowls.

  91. Revis is awesome, but he’s a cornerback. You can’t let him take up $25,000,000 worth of cap space. That’s crazy.

  92. Strengthen the D-Line. Battles are won at the line of scrimmage.

    Flacco, Rodgers, Brees, Peyton, Wilson and other Top QB’s will (as they have done before) pick apart the PATS secondary with or without Revis.

    Revis is 31 and on the downside of his career.

    Get some POWERFUL playmakers on the D-Line.

    Wilfork is 34, Mayo injury prone at $10mil

    Little Eli Manning has two SB Rings taken away from Brady because of the Giants D-Line. Brady was on his back counting stars.

    NE just won a SB, so that is over and done with people. We are unto 2015 unto Ring 5 for SB50.

    NE will not repeat with their current D-Line.
    Revis was barely adequate in the Ravens game.

    Early SB years won with STRONG, YOUNG POWERFUL D-Line.
    BB needs to remind himself that D-Line wins CHAMPIONSHIPS 1st & FOREMOST before any other position. ( Remember those SB losses with Brady on his back most of the game).

    Revis is OVERHYPED

    Go PATRIOTS Ring5for50

  93. 25 millions? That’s mind-boggling. Pats will let him walk. It takes a team to play football. Revis will probably take a little less and the Pats may have to pick Brady’s pocket yet again. Mayo may have to go or renegotiate. If Pats wants to keep Revis no matter what then a lot of players will get hurt.

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