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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. Super Nomario

    Super Nomario Member SoSH Member

    It wouldn't be that bad even if that happened. No dead money, moved back 50-60 slots on day three (where the talent pool is really flat) of the 2020 draft. The cost here is essentially zero.
  2. Silverdude2167

    Silverdude2167 Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

  3. pappymojo

    pappymojo Member SoSH Member

    Re-reading the quote I take it back. I think the way it was presented in a different article it came off more off-the-cuff.
  4. Lose Remerswaal

    Lose Remerswaal Leaves after the 8th inning Lifetime Member SoSH Member

    Tim is right. Joe and Silverdude are great for providing this info.

    Bennett's charity looks legit, I am glad to say. No salaries to friends and families, which is usually where the BS lies. They appear to support worthy organizations.

    The only negative I see is that there's just not that much money being raised or spent on programs. To be fair, the 990 form is from 2015. Hopefully with Bennett's new contract those figures went significantly up more recently. I also question if he really spent 20 hours per week doing foundation work, but that is just me being picky
  5. SeoulSoxFan

    SeoulSoxFan Dope Dope

    A breakdown of MB. An older clip but still fun to watch:

  6. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

    Our own @Super Nomario with a shout out in this Phil Perry article about the Bennett trade


    Why? According to some of the numbers compiled in this piece by Inside the Pylon's Dave Archibald, the odds of finding a significant contributor in the fifth round aren't all that different from the sixth, seventh or undrafted free agency. If another team wants to value those fifth-rounders more than the Patriots do, they're happy to give it up to get a known veteran in house. And if a Day 3 pick comes back to New England as part of the deal -- as it does in the Bennett trade -- even better.
  7. [icon]

    [icon] Member

    Ahhh the old guilty until proven 100% innocent approach. Good stuff.
  8. rodderick

    rodderick Member SoSH Member

    No, it's the old "this video doesn't definitely prove Bennett was lying". Who said anything about anyone being guilty?
  9. eustis22

    eustis22 lurker

    When did the pats sign Pete Rose?
  10. nighthob

    nighthob Member SoSH Member

    No, it's the "not guilty because there's a giant gap in the video" approach.
  11. dcmissle

    dcmissle Deflatigator Lifetime Member SoSH Member

  12. Mystic Merlin

    Mystic Merlin Member SoSH Member


    All I expect from the team and players is that they find a way to effectively balance team cohesion with individuality. Picking where you draw the line on exactly what level of behavioral uniformity you expect among your players is crucial, and could enable a coach or manamgement to render something like the anthem protests a non issue.

    E.g. everyone must show up on time, play hard, and exhibit a level of mutual respect for teammates/coaches. Not ‘everyone’s behavior must reflect the owner’s personal political or cultural positions or means of expressing them.’ It’s as big of an issue for the team as the team wants to make it, in large part.
  13. DennyDoyle'sBoil

    DennyDoyle'sBoil Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill SoSH Member

    Are the Patriots allowed to turn Bennett's 2019 salary into guaranteed money to spread this year's cap hit over two years? Or can they not do that since this is his first year with the team?
  14. DrewDawg

    DrewDawg Dorito Dink SoSH Member

  15. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

    One thing is for sure Marty is loving the attention
  16. nattysez

    nattysez Member SoSH Member

    Listened to the Quick Slants podcast last night. Tom Curran really cannot stand this guy and thinks he'll be bad for the locker room. He also claimed that Bennett freelances a lot.

    I am generally a Curran fan, so his level of vociferousness about this was interesting.
  17. RedOctober3829

    RedOctober3829 Member SoSH Member

    If Bennett wants to get paid again, he's smart enough to know that if he performs in New England he'll earn a big pay day.
  18. joe dokes

    joe dokes Member SoSH Member

    I would also think that his brother told him what flies with BB and what doesn't.
  19. tims4wins

    tims4wins PN23's replacement SoSH Member

    Twitter thread with video from all of Bennett's sacks from this year. What strikes me is he lines up at every D-line spot.

  20. ElcaballitoMVP

    ElcaballitoMVP Member SoSH Member

    Obviously that thread is going to make him look good, but it was nice to see him in action. Really good with his hands, lines up everywhere, had a couple of strip sacks and beat quality guys like Solder and Tyron Smith off the edge. They should be able to move him around the DL to get after the QB in passing situations.

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