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#41 Indyfan4life

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:26 AM

Is Talib good to go today, or is he still banned?


He is playing... Though I doubt he'll make much of an impact if any. He hasn't been able to practice or learn the Pats defense. If anything he'll be floating around just trying to make plays. I'd love to see Avery burn him a couple of times.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:48 AM

Why did they cut him then? Was it to save money?

It was just a roster move, consistent with how the Patriots managed their roster all year, making a lot of moves the day before a game based on needs for that contest. The cut made room for defensive lineman Alex Silvestro, who probably was added to replace injured Rob Gronkowski on special teams.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:56 AM

I believe Branch will be re-signed as soon as he is healthy. He has stated he wants to retire a Patriot. The move was made simply because Wes Welker has a bad ankle and Brandon Lloyd has a bad knee so that leaves Julian Edelman as the only healthy WR. Salas was added for depth.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

I believe Branch will be re-signed as soon as he is healthy. He has stated he wants to retire a Patriot. The move was made simply because Wes Welker has a bad ankle and Brandon Lloyd has a bad knee so that leaves Julian Edelman as the only healthy WR. Salas was added for depth.


I understand the move. It'd be different if they cut Welker or something.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:33 AM

Sure, that is great and all, but it's not the same thing. If I told you you had a chance to play in a Super Bowl or to get a ring no matter what, I think you'd take playing in the Super Bowl.


Wasn't Underwood on the team win they won the AFCCG? He was deserving of that ring anyway. I doubt if Belichek really gave him a choice. I still don't know of any other coach who would cut someone the night before a Super Bowl.
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#46 MR. Blueblood

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:39 AM

we cut Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison when we felt it was best for our team to move on from them if we can do that I fail to see how cutting branch is just not right.


Didn't Marvin ask for his release? To which we obliged.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

SD did something similar for several weeks with the extra Lineman
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:37 AM

Didn't Marvin ask for his release? To which we obliged.

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plus we didn't wait the day before a game to cut peyton

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

It was just a roster move, consistent with how the Patriots managed their roster all year, making a lot of moves the day before a game based on needs for that contest. The cut made room for defensive lineman Alex Silvestro, who probably was added to replace injured Rob Gronkowski on special teams.


Understood. I was just curious.

On another note, and not just for Pats fans, anyone know a good Pats board? I like to get opposing teams fans POV. I usually go to their SB Nation site.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

Remember who we are talking about. This is the same team that got rid of Tiquan Underwood the day before the Super Bowl.



I see what you're saying, but Underwood isn't Deion Branch.

#51 Flying Elvis

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

Understood. I was just curious.

On another note, and not just for Pats fans, anyone know a good Pats board? I like to get opposing teams fans POV. I usually go to their SB Nation site.



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#52 PrincetonTiger

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:19 AM

I really hate these types of moves
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 11:25 AM

I really hate these types of moves

I agree and even though it seems cold hearted, Belichick has said it's the hardest part of the job.
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