GuyClinch wrote:Guys you know he was just pretending to be a whack job to get off the Raiders right? Guy obviously cares about winning some - who knew..
Strange move since Pats run the ball some and he won't get as many catch chances. OTOH they will be better chances - so maybe he prefers that.. I mean can you even double him with Julian and Gordon out there? Rest of the NFL is screwed as long as Dante can work miracles with the line.
OL is the issue now. It looked much worse after Cannon got undercut and landed on his shoulder.
Guy IS a whack job. He lost $30 million in guaranteed money. Only $10 million is guaranteed with Pats but since $9 million was bonus money the Pats control how he gets paid. This is a win for Patriots. They got a Kyrie Irving ( elite talent, hard worker, solid guy dedicated to his craft but a locker room diva/cancer ) to be a complimentary player. They aren’t asking him to lead them .... simply to add quality talent to a team already loaded. It would be like last year’s Warriors adding Kyrie to their Big 4 for midlevel exception.
The idea that AB masterminded anything.....is ludicrous. What if he breaks his ankle on his first play? Had he honored his contract in Oakland....he would get $30 million guaranteed. I’m not sure what he gets if that happens now.....at most it would be $10 million. To give that up like he did is nuts.
$30 million but his contract was three years. He gets around 1/3 of that guaranteed now - but his contract is one year. That's kinda a big difference there.
As far as AB not being any kind of "mastermind" maybe so. But it's quite possible that he got it in his head he wanted out - even if the deal money wise wouldn't be as sweet.. So he decided to get kicked of the team and become a free agent.
Watch him be a good citizen here - and then resign with another contending team next year for Raiders equivalent salary.. That's likely his plan. Whack jobs don't lust to be on the Patriots - they join the Raiders.
The whole helmet thing - and the owner being a 'cracker' just part of his plan to get released. Guy has been in the league a while and made tons of great catches. Obviously he has the mental makeup to be a professional - albeit a diva type. I think he makes it the whole year.
The whack job persona might have worked a bit too well on some fans. I don't think he is actually insane or suffering from bad CTE. But I guess we will find out.