Re: You are the Steelers GM.....
Originally Posted by 1207
Here is a hypothetical for you, based totally in fantasy, just for discussion purposes, of course.
The Patriots can keep Tom Brady, but they have to cut A. Thomas, R. Moss, and D. Stallworth to pay for his new extension; or they can cut Brady loose right now, keep the other three guys and have Matt Cassels start at QB.
Make a choice, one or the other. If I were the Pats GM I would cut Brady. Hell, I would have cut him last month after he was photographed wearing a Yankees hat.
I'll keep Brady and cut R.Moss, A.Thomas and D.Stallworth to pay for the extension.
My reasoning would be that Brady won 3 rings without those guys and he could probably win another if they had to leave the team again.
See how easy that was?
No whining about 'unrealistic options' no fabricating of options that don't exist ie the mysterious Ben/Troy option that appeared at some point.
They've been great for a while now, three Super Bowls' worth of great. But only this season have the New England Patriots become The Show, the must-see team of stars, pretty boys and reformed bad boys. Suddenly, the Patriots are not simply great; they're compelling, fascinating, appearing to be almighty and a touch lawless.
The Patriots didn't bother with swagger to start this NFL season; they went straight to defiant. Either you're one of them or you're about to get crushed.