The Revis deal was a 2 year deal with a poison pill second year that the Pats had no choice but to walk away from. Both parties went in knowing that the second year was not going to happen, but strucuring it as a 2 year deal allowed the Pats to limit the cap hit in year 1 (at the cost of some dead money in year 2). A consequence of this is that Revis went FA without the Pats getting a comp pick.
During his time in N.E., he's also had the (hot) dog whisperer at QB.Belichick has dealt with more challenging players than AB. LT was drinking heavy and smoking crack during the season. He was a great teammate but still, Belichick has been dealing with challenging players for 35 years.
Tom Byrne on Maddog sports. Raiders gave up a 3rd and a 5th for AB to play for the Patriots. Haha
One caller was driving and said he had to pull over and throw up.
Giants are gonna suck this year. Pulling hard for the Pats.
This reaction only requires that he truly desired to be released in that very moment, and that's not difficult to imagine considering he was fined and his guaranteed money taken away.Of course it was orchestrated. When AB found out, looking at his phone, he didn't look surprised or disappointed. He shouted ecstatically and ran outside like a joyful little kid. He wanted to be released. He was hoping to be released. When it happened he was overjoyed.
But tampering is down to a science in the NFL and with agents. Rosenhaus probably had some ridiculously oblique conversation with Belichick months ago that set this up. A conversation, not emails or text and with words that don't clearly mean anything about AB.
Yep the cup has long since runneth over. Best part of this is embracing the hate. Not returning the hate, but enjoying it. This signing is like 2007's "fuck you touchdowns" when up 45-3 in the fourth quarter.See ladies and gents, after 6 rings I almost don't care about how AB works out.
I'm just giddy about the avalanche of sweet, sweet, Patriots content that's about to be turned up to 11.
The karma stuff going around cracks me up. We’re arguably the greatest dynasty in North American sports history when factoring in eras and all that. Karma?I really wanted to enjoy this thread, but it just makes me sad: