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critesy
03-03-2007, 12:05 PM
yup

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2786670

remix 6
03-03-2007, 12:07 PM
March 03, 2007
Thomas in fold
There were no last ****** hitches and linebacker Adalius Thomas passed his physical, so the sides finalized an undisclosed contract today at Gillette Stadium.


Mike Reiss. Boston GLOBE

woooooooooooooo

why is m i n u t e starred out?

DeathbyStat
03-03-2007, 12:09 PM
Well just hand those **** suckers the super bowl

Komp
03-03-2007, 12:09 PM
holy crap....great signing by the Pats imo...they need an athlete at LB with Bruschi and Vrabel not getting any younger. I guess Tully Banta-Cain is out of a job now haha...

Vikes99ej
03-03-2007, 12:09 PM
Okay. The average age for the Pats LB must be around 33 now. Thomas is a playmaker, though.

Philliez01
03-03-2007, 12:20 PM
LB-Adalius Thomas-Baltimore Ravens

In the past two seasons, Adalius Thomas has made some noise in the NFL as one of the better LB'ers in the league. Thomas is a ballhawk, versatile (has lined up at CB) and while 30, he still has a future ahead of him. My prediction is that the New England Patriots will take him with the possible retirement of Tedy Bruschi and the age of Junior Seau and Mike Vrabel making Thomas part of the Patriots franchise.


I called that on February 10th, I finally get to toot my own horn for once. Granted, I was wrong on a lot of them so it kind of offsets that.

Anyway, great move by New England; Thomas is up there in age but he still has a few years left in him to be great.

Borat
03-03-2007, 12:26 PM
Congrats Patriots. We wanted AT badly and you got a great, great player. Prepare yourself for all the haters that will bash you for it.

Addict
03-03-2007, 12:30 PM
good move. Very good.

JoeMontainya
03-03-2007, 12:31 PM
Bills will have no hope to surpass you in the division :)

Komp
03-03-2007, 12:33 PM
Okay. The average age for the Pats LB must be around 33 now. Thomas is a playmaker, though.


You know they are going to draft a LB this year, even if its only to piss off the Colts. Maybe Poz?

Vikes99ej
03-03-2007, 12:48 PM
You know they are going to draft a LB this year, even if its only to piss off the Colts. Maybe Poz?

It won't be an outside linebacker.

Number 10
03-03-2007, 12:50 PM
6 years $60 million


Too many years, too much money. I am glad the Giants are staying away from these contracts.

Don Vito
03-03-2007, 12:58 PM
holy crap....great signing by the Pats imo...they need an athlete at LB with Bruschi and Vrabel not getting any younger. I guess Tully Banta-Cain is out of a job now haha...

I know he got one year to prove himself in NE. He worked his way up for about 4 years, finally got to start, and now he's probably gone. The Boston Herlad listed some teams who have contacted him-He had a lot of interest in St. Louis and Pittsburgh. He can play 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB both pretty well, so he could be a valuable guy.

yourfavestoner
03-03-2007, 01:01 PM
holy crap....great signing by the Pats imo...they need an athlete at LB with Bruschi and Vrabel not getting any younger. I guess Tully Banta-Cain is out of a job now haha...

Nah...they really like Banta-Cain. If anybody is out of a job, it'll be Colvin. They'll probably cut him next year or just let him walk if his contract expires.

jetsfan3
03-03-2007, 01:05 PM
6 years $60 million


Too many years, too much money. I am glad the Giants are staying away from these contracts.

Wow, that is stupid. Why sign him for 6 years? He's 30. Three or four years would have been better, and 10 mil a year is a lot. Wow.

remix 6
03-03-2007, 01:10 PM
Wow, that is stupid. Why sign him for 6 years? He's 30. Three or four years would have been better, and 10 mil a year is a lot. Wow.

maybe cuz it works out better financially? just cuz a players gets X amount of years doesnt mean he'll be around that long

look @ Law..he got between 5-7 year contract but he aint lasting that long..works the cap better for the team.

Bearsfan123
03-03-2007, 01:16 PM
Poz could play inside in a 3-4 right? so why not draft him?

eaglesalltheway
03-03-2007, 01:19 PM
Its a bit of a surprise he went to the Pats, but good for them, they should be back in Superbowl contention, even though I despise the Pats.

yourfavestoner
03-03-2007, 01:21 PM
6 years $60 million


Too many years, too much money. I am glad the Giants are staying away from these contracts.

He's not going to see that many years, or that much money. Especially considering that this is the Patriots we're talking about. Why haven't people figured this out yet?

Stash
03-03-2007, 01:32 PM
Contracts these days in the NFL are usually loaded up on the back end so he will probably get cut after 3-4 years so the Pats can avoid paying big money.

remix 6
03-03-2007, 01:34 PM
Nah...they really like Banta-Cain. If anybody is out of a job, it'll be Colvin. They'll probably cut him next year or just let him walk if his contract expires.

are u stupid? Colvin was our best LB last year

TBC is an FA and we dont like him that much..he started a few games..got benched in playoffs..couldnt set the edge. nuff said

remix 6
03-03-2007, 02:51 PM
To officially officalize this, BB just released statement on Thomas/Brady/Morris

Thomas will be on a press conference @ 4:00 :)

P-L
03-03-2007, 03:02 PM
I'm pretty sure one of the NFL analysts on SportsCenter said he's expected to start opposite of Colvin.

yourfavestoner
03-03-2007, 03:10 PM
are u stupid? Colvin was our best LB last year

TBC is an FA and we dont like him that much..he started a few games..got benched in playoffs..couldnt set the edge. nuff said

I was under the impression that the coaching staff really liked Banta-Cain. Plus, doesn't Colvin's contract expire after next season?

I know how it is when fans of other teams act like they know more about your team than you do, so I'm definitely taking your word on this.

remix 6
03-03-2007, 05:01 PM
I was under the impression that the coaching staff really liked Banta-Cain. Plus, doesn't Colvin's contract expire after next season?

I know how it is when fans of other teams act like they know more about your team than you do, so I'm definitely taking your word on this.

na uh.

TBC expired this season..Colvin has 1 of the biggest salaries on the team :\

TBC didnt start till Seau went out..he did good as a pass rusher but thats really it. He couldnt cover..he couldnt set the edge on run plays and he got dominated especially against Chargers. he was a good pass rusher but nothing else

btw Schefter reports: 5 years $37.5 million // $24 mill in first 3 years

thats a pretty good #

RaVeNFaNaCtIc
03-03-2007, 08:01 PM
Damn, the blackbyrds were very dumb in not tagging him.

niel89
03-03-2007, 09:49 PM
Damn, the blackbyrds were very dumb in not tagging him.

no it was the right move. he wanted to cash in and we have said a lot recently that we will not sacrifice the future for the present

Jay
03-03-2007, 10:47 PM
Makes sense to frontload the money since we have the cap room now and probably won't use it all...

BlindSite
03-03-2007, 11:06 PM
no it was the right move. he wanted to cash in and we have said a lot recently that we will not sacrifice the future for the present

Yeah, but if you tag him, the pats probably would've given up a second rounder for him and given him the same deal. Ozzie must have had a reason because he's a brilliant GM, maybe he didn't like the price tag that came with it and what Chris McAllister did when he didn't get his long term deal right away that pushed him into letting him walk.

Dam8610
03-04-2007, 03:35 AM
Well just hand those **** suckers the super bowl

Yeah, because having a Top 3 scoring defense this year won them the Super Bowl. Oh, wait...

locseti
03-04-2007, 05:25 AM
He's not going to see that many years, or that much money. Especially considering that this is the Patriots we're talking about. Why haven't people figured this out yet?

Just change your name to knowitallfukkinfreak