Report: Trent Brown’s decision expected to come quickly

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Even with a tampering window, there’s (apparently) still plenty of tampering going on.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Patriots left tackle Trent Brown‘s future could be known soon, as “teams expect him to decide early in the tampering window” on his next destination.

That window starts at noon. Which means either Ian is just anticipating a healthy market for a premium position at which guys routinely cash in (Patriots left tackle Nate Solder hit the jackpot from the Giants last year), or that a deal for Brown is expected to be done quickly.

If B, that suggests some numbers are being bounced around well in advance. Which, technically, would be against the rules. Of course, there’s no gambling at Bushwood, and I never slice.

Brown was acquired last April along with a fifth-round pick for a third-rounder in last year’s draft, a 48-spot change in draft order. He helped the Patriots win a Super Bowl, so it’s hard to argue the value he provided.

But with a dearth of options at his position, he’s going to get paid, and apparently paid quickly.

18 responses to “Report: Trent Brown’s decision expected to come quickly

  1. Brown had a good season but when will other teams figure out, players on the Patriots are propped up by the coaching. Players that leave the Pats are rarely as good and players traded for or signed or usually better.

  2. Trent Brown was good before he became a Patriot. His problem with the 9ers was his inability to stay healthy. Plus the change in running scheme made him expendable

    I do credit the Patriots for having an excellent Pro Personnel dept to realize the talent of Trent Brown and to call in a favor from the 49ers for the Jimmy Polo trade.

  3. As a Pats fan I actually would like them to keep him for the last few years of Brady. Guy is an absolute mauler protecting his blind-side. Why risk it with a replacement these last few years?

  4. What a monster this guy is at 6’8 and 360lbs. Brown walls out multiple defenders on run plays. I really hope my Raiders get him. At just 25 years old, someone is gonna get a lot of quality years out of Brown.

  5. Surprised Pats are letting him go! They obviously already have his replacement in place. I am a NE hater but certainly respect their process. They typically get the maximum value out of every player and have the uncanny ability to know when it’s time to ship them out( or when the value is gone). Side note: Kraft is innocent, someone photo shopped his head on some random little man’s body at the Parlor!

  6. Brown’s issues in college and with the 49ers were a lack of motivation and weight issues which is why he was a 7th round pick when leaving the former and was given away by the latter. If he goes to the wrong team, I expect him to balloon up nice and proper and completely tune his coaches out.

  7. I’ll take the comp pick next year and flip that into some other quantum physics move that will result in a 7th rounder who then gets packaged for a 5th rounder then that playe becomes a stud.

  8. Thetruthspeaks says:
    March 11, 2019 at 8:44 am
    Brown had a good season but when will other teams figure out, players on the Patriots are propped up by the coaching. Players that leave the Pats are rarely as good and players traded for or signed or usually better.
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    Thanks for effectively therefore acknowledging that Belichick is the GOAT. But these players still have to execute his plan. If guys do a lot less well when they go elsewhere it’s far more indicative of how much worse the coaching is than the player. Belichick shapes his schemes to fit the players best skills, whereas most HCs try to find players to fit their schemes. Hence Belichick’s “do your job” is not just some motivational mantra but a scheme-fit requirement. And this is why his scheme constantly changes – more coaches should copy his amorphic style.

  9. streetyson says:
    March 11, 2019 at 9:58 am
    …Belichick shapes his schemes to fit the players best skills, whereas most HCs try to find players to fit their schemes. Hence Belichick’s “do your job” is not just some motivational mantra but a scheme-fit requirement. And this is why his scheme constantly changes – more coaches should copy his amorphic style.

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

    Belichick fits the scheme to the opponent, this is one aspect of his genius that few can match or even attempt. He orients his entire system around being able to do that, including excellent coaches and talent evaluators, i.e., his support staff. He has a system and organization that is purposeful and engineered, it’s not by accident.
    But to maintain it requires discipline and refusal to let emotions and ego govern decisions and that’s why no other team/organization can do it.

  10. Pats couldn’t have franchised Brown even if they wanted to. After the Bennett trade they have 14 mil under the cap,which is the franchise tag for OL. Yes they can move some money around, but have a lot of holes to fill this off-season.

  11. Don’t forget the impact that Dante had on Brown. He pushed him like no other coach he ever had and got results. Can he sustain?

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