Re: IMO Brady and team have a deal. "Get me a team I can win with, then come and tell me what you have left to pay me.&q...
posted at 7/26/2010 5:56 PM EDT
In Response to Re: IMO Brady and team have a deal. "Get me a team I can win with, then come and tell me what you have left to pay me."
To ALL : Alright, FIRST I gotta apologize, because this post might just be longer then 3 sentences, So for those who reside under the mantra, "IF it ain't under 7 words, Then I say it AIN'T worth learnin' at all." I'll do my best to maybe add some color and bigger font sizes... NOW, RE: Brady and the NE Team FO having either an explicit or certainly, An implicit and implied understanding That, "Brady WILL take a team-friendly deal, BUT NE's had better spend that dough on getting Brady a "fulller" team (for lack of a better word)." YES, no doubt- Brady has restructured his own contract a FEW times, taking lesser money. The Reason, as we ALL know, Is that Brady wants weapons, and overall better players in order to do 1 thing: WIN. ~And here's the thing: IF I'm Tom Brady...I'm p!ss#ed. ~WHY? Do you now ask... Because of THIS: Year Median salary Total Payroll 2009 $ 829,780 $ 97,565,413 2008 $ 931,200 $ 92,734,120 2007 $ 728,680 $ 117,963,182 2006 $ 650,580 $ 105,110,495 2005 $ 669,620 $ 94,409,059 2004 $ 660,300 $ 76,999,180 Now, I don't know if the complete chart will actually go through for your viewing pleasure, BUT here's the simple breakdown: In 2007, The New England Pats Franchise DID adhere to Brady's wish for better overall talent to surround himself with: Donte Stallworth, Wes Welker, Adalius Thomas, Randy Moss, along with a FEW MORE lesser names. New England spent OVER 117 mil that year... And here's the catch...THAT is where it ended. New England spent 92 mil in 2008 (116 million dollar Salary Cap allowed), and 97 mil in 2009 (128 Million Dollar Salary Cap allowed)... Guess where that ranks New England when compared to other NFL Franchises? In 2009, NE's #23 out of 32 Teams in Total Cap Spending. In 2008? New England's #30 out of 32 Teams in Total Cap Spending. I have the USA Today link to offer IF need be. AND guess what else...? I found myself a link originally found on Pro Football's Innovative Statistics, Which crunches the data thus far, In determing that IF there actually WAS a Salary Cap for this 2010 year, It shows where each team is ranked thus far, In 2010 Spending (including guestimating Rookie Draft picks and their contracts)... How did NE do? NE's tied for 18th place (thus #18/#19) Out of 32 NFL Teams. Sorry to burst anyone's bubble, And I am NOT stating that The Patriots should spend recklessly and foolishly, By simply throwing out massive contracts... BUT I AM stating That New England's Front Office, really could do just a little bit extra to provide Tom Brady and Co. with a couple more, or simply a couple better players, WHEN you take in that in 2008, NE was 24 MILLION Dollars under the alloted Team Caps, And in 2009, NE was 31 MILLION Dollars under the alloted caps. Heck, In TOTAL Team Expenditures (includ. Current Roster players paid, Former Roster players owed pay, Grievances and Injur Settlements): For the fiscal 2009 Season, New England's NOT ranked #23 out of 32 Teams...NE's ranked 25 out of 32 Teams. ~So in the end, There IS a big difference between doing just a little more and adding just 1 or 2 decent NFL Players on The Pats, RATHER than/and- Simply throwing massive amounts of money away. There IS a difference (so don't come at me with that line). Could NE's top brass spend a lil' more on merely 1 or 2 better players??? Imo, No Doubt...and they SHOULD have. And THIS is why, IF I'm Tom Brady- I ain't happy.
Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium
I think mostly Brady was upset in 2006, and we all know he had every right to be with Reche Caldwell forced to be his #1 option. (On a side note was that not Brady's best season ever? They just showed the Chargers 2006 playoff game on NFL nwtk. Chargers were 14-2 that year and the best team in football and we went in their house and beat them with Reche Caldwell WOW then hung up 34 points on Indy to fall just short of the SB WOW) Anyway as you said they fixed that problem by going nuts in 2007. Yes they did drop down in total salary in 2008 but that was also the year the cap went up if I am not mistaken. Why spend to the limit just because the limit goes up if you feel you already have a great team?
Now 2009 is perhaps a similar situation to 2006. We more or less got caught with our pants down again by not having a 3rd wr or capable TE for Brady to use(we didn't give him his weapons) So I can understand if he is a little peeved about last year.
2010 the Pats signed some great FA's they just happened to be Patriot FA's. Also by reviving the TE group through Crumpler and 2 great prospects(really our only option as BEn Watson was probably the best FA TE out there and we know what he brings) the organization is attempting to give Tom what he needs. Throw in a capable hall of fame route runner and chain mover in Holt and the development of Edelman,Tate and Price and I think brady will be a lot happier this year then he was last year, but I understand your point.