Re: A Wilson officially on IR
posted at 9/1/2013 9:47 AM EDT
In response to mthurl's comment:
In response to rkarp's comment:
I did not expect AWilson to make the team, but never thought IR?
Pats go with rookie punter to save $900k, but pay AWilson? Anyone check the $$$'s, do the Pats owe him the same $$$ regardless?
I thought it pretty obvious Wilson did not look good this preseason. Having never seen him before, wasn't sure if he was saving himself For the season. I even posted I thought he may have been injured, that is why he was so unimpressive. But I thought his injury might have been upper body/shoulder. We never even saw a single hit by him. I saw no hammy issues at all, he played almost the entire game 3 and 4 with no hint of a leg injury.
Very odd situation, even for BB.
He didn't have a hamstring injury - that is the biggest line of bull crap I've ever seen coming out of Foxboro - he couldn't run well enough anymore and Belichick is paying him a solid for coming across the country. In two weeks he'll get some sort of injury settlement...probably a couple hundred thousand for him giving it a go over the summer.
Something struck me as kind of funny while listening to an interview with Mayo this summer - he was asked about Wilson - he kind of hesitated and gave a very standard reply about him...good guy, a veteran that knows defenses, I hope he can help us, sort of thing. Not a...this guy is going to be a force back there, he's big and he's going to lay the wood on someone...he's going to change things behind us. Mayo is a guy that praises a lot of guys on the defense, I thought his lack of comments were very telling that Wilson was done.
Look warnings were out last year ( I knew that would get a laugh out of you) by many that I respect who saw AWilson play. I did not see much of Wilson at all Last year. From what I saw this summer, I would be surprised if he is put on Designated IR, and I would be surprised if another team picks him up if the Pats pay a settlement and release him.