Re: Felger Crazy Trade report
- What gives with Felger running with an INternet Rumor?
A couple of things about the guy's penchant to run with a story from
PFT and then try to make more out of it than there is. A friend
(Vikings insider) told me the other day when this came out that
there's no way the vikings were doing that, let alone addres the Pats
side of the deal.
With about $1M cap space all sorts of shennanigans had to go on to
just make it work form a numbers standpoint.
Excellent response from Miguel on this. It's totally a farce foisted
by some people looking to drum up some traffic on their websites or
get listeners to "tune in"
At least if he's going to spread rumors, he might want to spread ones
a little more plausable.
--- In email@example.com, George <patswingr@y...> wrote:
> ***** OUCH! Thanks for the reality, Miguel. That was
> the caveat I put on this. The players mentioned looked
> very tempting. But the Winfield contract, and the
> Chavous final year situation make this a definite NO
> without significant contractual changes up front.
> --- Miguel <nancyandmiguel@y...> wrote:
> > --- Christopher Robert Woods
> > <chris@p...>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Rumors from ESPN news and Mikey Felger are that
> > > there is a trade in the
> > > works between the Patriots and the Vikings for
> > > Antoine Winfield for a 1st
> > > rounder with a 2nd rounder possibly being tossed
> > in
> > > for Corey Chavous.
> > >
> > > Do with this information what you will.
> > I will mock it. Has Mike Felger paying any attention
> > to the way that the Pats manage the cap.
> > No way do the Patriots trade for Antonio Winfield.
> > The
> > Patriots will never put themselves in a position
> > where
> > the player has all the leverage in contract
> > negotiations. While Winfield has a very affordable
> > salary in 2005, his salaries increase sharply after
> > this season
> > 2005 600000.00
> > 2006 4700000.00
> > 2007 4900000.00
> > 2008 5600000.00
> > 2009 6000000.00
> > Winfield is due to receive $21.2 million in the 4
> > seasons after this year. Let's say that the Pats
> > will
> > want to lower his $2006 4.7 million cap number. What
> > incentive does Winfield have to work with the Pats??
> > Are the Pats going to release a player AFTER trading
> > a
> > 1st round pick for him??Winfield would have all the
> > leverage in any negotiation. No way do the Pats put
> > themselves in that position.
> > --
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> > Draft Contest Entry)
> > and the driving force behind
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