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Michael Bennett to Pats: Highway Robbery

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by RedOctober3829, Mar 8, 2019.

  1. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    An #Eagles trade of DE Michael Bennett to the Patriots is going down as of this writing, NFL sources said. Draft picks still be ironed out.
     
  2. pappymojo

    pappymojo Member SoSH Member

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    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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  4. jsinger121

    jsinger121 @jsinger121 SoSH Member

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  5. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    No chance BB is trading for a headache. So something has to give.
     
  6. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Omg yes. And you know Marty’s coming back, too.

    Woooooo.
     
  7. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    Bennett's 2 years are both non-guaranteed. No dead money either year.
     
  8. 54thMA

    54thMA Member SoSH Member

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    "Nice hit #72"...……………...
     
  9. bankshot1

    bankshot1 Member SoSH Member

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    We had some luck with his brother.

    Marty was better at staying on-sides.

    If the talk is the Eagles are going to cut him/not pay him, Eagle leverage would seem modest. 6th rounder?
     
  10. tims4wins

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    Please don't let this mean Flowers is gone.
     
  11. Morgan's Magic Snowplow

    Morgan's Magic Snowplow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Love it, assuming the compensation is reasonable (which it probably will be, given that the Eagles were reportedly considering an outright release). Bennet was still a great player last year.
     
  12. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    Flowers was never coming back unless he was willing to take a discount anyway. If he’s still willing to, he’ll be back. You can cut 94 and add Bennett for just 3 million in cap space anyway. Talk about a massive upgrade.

    Plus, as I said, this probably brings Marty back, too.
     
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  14. tims4wins

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    True and true. It's a really nice consolation prize.
     
  15. E5 Yaz

    E5 Yaz Transcends message boarding Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    The Patriots have a need to beef up the DL. I don't see Bennett and Flowers as being an either/or, especially since Flowers does much of his business coming up the middle
     
  16. pappymojo

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    Could the team trade for him, then restructure his contract with a signing bonus to free up cap space this year but include a team option for the next year in the new contract, then decline the option next year and pick up a comp when he signs as a free agent somewhere else? Basically trade (draft pick this year + salary space next year) for (a good player this year + a draft pick in two years).
     
  17. Jed Zeppelin

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    Why are the Patriots so good?
     
  18. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

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    The league got it taken down.
     
  19. E5 Yaz

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  20. DrewDawg

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  21. ifmanis5

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  22. dcmissle

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    Right but Bennett does some of his business on the inside as well, and if teams are willing to go to 17 for Flowers (Miami?), we’re likely done here.
     
  23. jsinger121

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    You need to actually click on the link as it works through youtube
     
  24. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

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    I'm not sure, but I don't think that passes the smell test. Bennett certainly wouldn't agree to this.
     
  25. SeoulSoxFan

    SeoulSoxFan Dope Dope

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    Man, I thought Michael Bennett was a Patriot when Seattle decided to trade him. Better late than never.

    Has there ever been an NFL team where it had TWO sets of brothers playing on the same roster?
     
  26. SeoulSoxFan

    SeoulSoxFan Dope Dope

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    Of course, this gives me an excuse to post this video:

     
  27. jsinger121

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  28. Mueller's Twin Grannies

    Mueller's Twin Grannies Member SoSH Member

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    Ah, thanks.
     
  29. Morgan's Magic Snowplow

    Morgan's Magic Snowplow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Bennett is great insurance in case Flowers leaves but I don't think it meaningfully alters our chances of retaining TF. In any deal for Flowers, it will be possible to drive the first year cap charge down to negligible levels if the team wants to do that so there isn't really a current year cap issue. Flowers may - indeed, probably will - still get too pricy for us but signing Bennett doesn't change that.
     
  30. Morgan's Magic Snowplow

    Morgan's Magic Snowplow Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Sounds good to me.

    Bill Belichick hates 5th round picks.
     
  31. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    We’ll probably end up getting a 6th back, too lol. They always miss that stuff first go-round.
     
  32. RedOctober3829

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    The Philadelphia Eagles have informed Michael Bennett that they are planning to trade him to the New England Patriots, the defensive end told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Friday.

    The terms of the deal are being finalized, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Philadelphia Inquirer was first to report that a trade was close to completion.

    Bennett told NFL Network earlier Friday that he was looking for a pay raise. He has two seasons remaining on the three-year, $31.5 million contract extension he signed with the Seattle Seahawks in 2016. Seattle traded him to Philadelphia last offseason.

    The 33-year-old Bennett told Anderson that coach Bill Belichick has been fond of his game.

    http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26193478/de-bennett-expects-eagles-trade-pats
     
  33. DrewDawg

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    Bennett played for Schiano in 2012.
     
  34. Seels

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    Bennett has averaged about QB hits a game for the last four years.

    Our highest guy has been Flowers, with about 1.5 per game.
     
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  36. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    Whatever happened to that weird assault case he had?
     
  37. BaseballJones

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    Not sure how the money will work out, but this would be a pretty sweet short-term deal. Bennett has a lot left in the tank, and if Flowers stays...man the pass rush will be pretty solid.
     
  38. BigJimEd

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    I don't see why they couldn't. They are allowed to restructure.
    Bennett could very well agree to it. None of his salary is guaranteed so he's not really giving up anything.
    Of course if he's asking for a raise then he's likely not going to agree on anything that doesn't include a bump in money this season.
    But I've also seen reports that they asked him to take a cut.
     
  39. Ed Hillel

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    Every time BB makes a trade, the initial report on picks is wrong or incomplete, it’s amazing.

    Now let’s see what Michael does regarding a raise. Maybe he plays for a bit less if Marty joins in.
     
  40. loshjott

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    Bring back Dan Gronkowski for the trifecta!
     
  41. BigSoxFan

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    Bennett feels like a Clayborn replacement and upgrade
     
  42. Ed Hillel

    Ed Hillel Wants to be startin somethin SoSH Member

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    We need Jason back as well for this to work.
     
  43. tims4wins

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    Wonder how the Pats will manage his tendency for jumping offside like once a game
     
  44. koufax32

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    TAMPER-GATE
     
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  46. ifmanis5

    ifmanis5 Member SoSH Member

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    Welp...

    JennaLaineESPN‏Verified account @JennaLaineESPN 4m4 minutes ago
    Greg Schiano was not a fan of Michael Bennett when the two were in Tampa together. Schiano was very much "by the rules" and wanted players to stick to the scheme, while Bennett was known for being a free spirit and often freelancing up front. Big reason he wasn't re-signed.


     
  47. tims4wins

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    Ha this is exactly what I mentioned
     
  48. RedOctober3829

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    That was a long time ago and Schiano isn't the boss this time around.
     
  49. tims4wins

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    He still jumps offside a shit-ton. Wonder how BB will approach it.
     
  50. Cellar-Door

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    DA has pushed the court date 6 or 7 times, now scheduled for March 27, 2019. Seems like the police chief came out hard on Bennett for PR reasons, then some partial footage that didn't back up the "witness" statement came out, and since then the DA has been desperately trying to avoid bringing it to court, but can't just drop it because that would be a story too. They're going to basically desk drawer this sucker for years with delays.
     

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