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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; with Aaron Hernandez more than likely going to jail and Gronk no where near healthy; I think we need to start worrying about signing Jimmy now. I just have this "Thing" telling me NE will be pursuing him hard. Am ...

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Old 06-21-2013, 08:10 AM   #1
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I hate to bring this up, but...

with Aaron Hernandez more than likely going to jail and Gronk no where near healthy; I think we need to start worrying about signing Jimmy now. I just have this "Thing" telling me NE will be pursuing him hard.

Am I being a worry wart?

Police issue arrest warrant for Aaron Hernandez of New England Patriots, reports ABC News - ESPN Boston
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Old 06-21-2013, 08:21 AM   #2
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with Aaron Hernandez more than likely going to jail and Gronk no where near healthy; I think we need to start worrying about signing Jimmy now. I just have this "Thing" telling me NE will be pursuing him hard.

Am I being a worry wart?
They have a large amount of money invested in those TE's. Adding another 8 million per season TE is putting a lot of the resources at one position.

I'd be more worried about a team that doesn't already have a stud TE and a ton of cap room. That would be about half the league.

I think numerous teams will be pursuing him hard, but I don't think New England will be one of them.

I'm worried too.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:13 AM   #3
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Re: I hate to bring this up, but...

I see Jimmy as more of a loyalist than a capitalist. It's what I get from his interviews and public statements. He has a sense of loyalty to Drew and Sean.

Personally, I would much rather leverage Jimmy against Drews restructure next season. They both know they are each others best shot.

The present situation dictates that we:

1. Do not have the $ this season.
2. Can ill afford to lose the leverage that next season will present in regards to both players contracts.

Develop the stomach required to play the game. Next season we can leverage both against each other.
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Old 06-21-2013, 09:58 AM   #4
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Not gonna happen, mickey will get the job done

NE are in a little bit of bother at the minute, no WR's brady knows at camp, now no TE's
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:41 AM   #5
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I see Jimmy as more of a loyalist than a capitalist. It's what I get from his interviews and public statements. He has a sense of loyalty to Drew and Sean.

Personally, I would much rather leverage Jimmy against Drews restructure next season. They both know they are each others best shot.

The present situation dictates that we:

1. Do not have the $ this season.
2. Can ill afford to lose the leverage that next season will present in regards to both players contracts.

Develop the stomach required to play the game. Next season we can leverage both against each other.
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This. Graham has stated on more than one occasion that he wants to remain a Saint as long as Brees is here.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:21 AM   #6
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Nabbing Ballard from the Giants and stashing him on IR last year looks like it will pay off for them.
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I wish I could believe he isn't going to leave. Money talks folks. If the crappiest team throws guranteed millions at him, I think her leave "loyalty" at the door.

Not bringing up old wounds; Drew left "Loyaty" at the front door of his house when it came to his contract/money.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:36 AM   #8
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I am probably in the minority here, but let Graham play out his last year and see what happens. In the NFL the injury risk is just too much to rip up contracts before they expire, especially a team friendly one.
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:38 AM   #9
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Re: I hate to bring this up, but...

I'm not going to worry about it, that's all on Loomis... Not like worrying about it will have any difference on the outcome
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I'm not going to sweat it. Loomie knows what he's doing, and I don't think the Saints would let Jimmy walk based on where he's at right now.

But if he DID leave for the money I wouldn't hold it against him.
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