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Obviously I don’t know what Whitworth will do if there’s a season, but with age and recent family factors, I would not be surprised if he calls it a day. What if there is a season and Whitworth packs it in? Noteboom probably won’t be ready. Would Evans or Edwards slide over?



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I think Whit and his family have already been through COVID so I think he will play, if there is a season. it is going to be interesting to see how many players opt out. Patriots are up to 8 now



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I can give you 11,166,666 reasons he’ll keep playing. But then again, we don’t know how he’s handled his money. So who knows


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I can give you 11,166,666 reasons he’ll keep playing. But then again, we don’t know how he’s handled his money. So who knows
he's a smart dude and yes he will keep playing. He will retire after this season, if they play



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There is going to be a lot of players who financially are fine that are going to pass on this season in the next 2 months IMO.



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There is going to be a lot of players who financially are fine that are going to pass on this season in the next 2 months IMO.
I agree the Pats are up to 8 now



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The deadline to opt out is August 3rd if you want to get paid.

NFL players are paid less and have shorter careers then NBA and MLB players. I'd be shocked if we saw more then a handful quit.

As for the Patriots. Wouldnt be surpisded if they had something cooking in terms of tanking. Maybe some Kraft money on the side if they don't play? Seems odd of all teams it's the Patriot players who are quitting.



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The deadline to opt out is August 3rd if you want to get paid.

NFL players are paid less and have shorter careers then NBA and MLB players. I'd be shocked if we saw more then a handful quit.

As for the Patriots. Wouldnt be surpisded if they had something cooking in terms of tanking. Maybe some Kraft money on the side if they don't play? Seems odd of all teams it's the Patriot players who are quitting.
BB's ego is way too big no way in hell is he going to tank



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The deadline to opt out is August 3rd if you want to get paid.

NFL players are paid less and have shorter careers then NBA and MLB players. I'd be shocked if we saw more then a handful quit.

As for the Patriots. Wouldnt be surpisded if they had something cooking in terms of tanking. Maybe some Kraft money on the side if they don't play? Seems odd of all teams it's the Patriot players who are quitting.
BB's ego is way too big no way in hell is he going to tank
I agree in the traditional sense. However.... BB also knows what it takes to win. Bill knows he's not going to win a ring this year with Stidham and Newton. They'll play tough and win 6 or 7 games and move up for a QB.



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HellRam wrote:
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HellRam wrote:
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The deadline to opt out is August 3rd if you want to get paid.

NFL players are paid less and have shorter careers then NBA and MLB players. I'd be shocked if we saw more then a handful quit.

As for the Patriots. Wouldnt be surpisded if they had something cooking in terms of tanking. Maybe some Kraft money on the side if they don't play? Seems odd of all teams it's the Patriot players who are quitting.
BB's ego is way too big no way in hell is he going to tank
I agree in the traditional sense. However.... BB also knows what it takes to win. Bill knows he's not going to win a ring this year with Stidham and Newton. They'll play tough and win 6 or 7 games and move up for a QB.
I swear, he could be tanking for this guy fellas..
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BB's ego is way too big no way in hell is he going to tank
I agree in the traditional sense. However.... BB also knows what it takes to win. Bill knows he's not going to win a ring this year with Stidham and Newton. They'll play tough and win 6 or 7 games and move up for a QB.
I swear, he could be tanking for this guy fellas..
Lmao... could be twins.... but y’all are correct, the Pats are always scheming but Cam can’t be too happy about this. If the season goes and they lose well, no harm, players opt out but if they win, BB is a genius.



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There is going to be a lot of players who financially are fine that are going to pass on this season in the next 2 months IMO.
brewer took the guaranteed 350K and opted out. sure, he has a pre-existing condition but that's probably a smart financial move because he was looking at the practice squad or being cut.



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49RH8R wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:16 pm
NorCal RF wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:10 pm
There is going to be a lot of players who financially are fine that are going to pass on this season in the next 2 months IMO.
brewer took the guaranteed 350K and opted out. sure, he has a pre-existing condition but that's probably a smart financial move because he was looking at the practice squad or being cut.
Brewer had potential. I saw him as stepping up this year and making the roster (if it had been a normal season). I don't see him as being (in a normal 2020 season) either cut or on the PS.

And let's not downplay his condition. He had cancer. Under those conditions it would have been just plain foolish level stupid to NOT opt out. There is absolutely no way someone in his situation should risk being on a team this year.




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zackn wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:34 pm
49RH8R wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:16 pm
NorCal RF wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:10 pm
There is going to be a lot of players who financially are fine that are going to pass on this season in the next 2 months IMO.
brewer took the guaranteed 350K and opted out. sure, he has a pre-existing condition but that's probably a smart financial move because he was looking at the practice squad or being cut.
Brewer had potential. I saw him as stepping up this year and making the roster (if it had been a normal season). I don't see him as being (in a normal 2020 season) either cut or on the PS.

And let's not downplay his condition. He had cancer. Under those conditions it would have been just plain foolish level stupid to NOT opt out. There is absolutely no way someone in his situation should risk being on a team this year.
100% agree it was the right move by Brewer.



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zackn wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:34 pm
49RH8R wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 7:16 pm
NorCal RF wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:10 pm
There is going to be a lot of players who financially are fine that are going to pass on this season in the next 2 months IMO.
brewer took the guaranteed 350K and opted out. sure, he has a pre-existing condition but that's probably a smart financial move because he was looking at the practice squad or being cut.
Brewer had potential. I saw him as stepping up this year and making the roster (if it had been a normal season). I don't see him as being (in a normal 2020 season) either cut or on the PS.

And let's not downplay his condition. He had cancer. Under those conditions it would have been just plain foolish level stupid to NOT opt out. There is absolutely no way someone in his situation should risk being on a team this year.
I like brewer and think he made the right decision too. Take the guaranteed 350K or risk being unemployed and getting zero.

But let's be real, he was a long shot to make the team.

Locks 6
whitworth
blythe
evans
edwards
havenstein
corbett

Probably safe 2
noteboom (future LT?)
shelton (backup OC)

that's 8 OL right there then you have

Maybe 6
allen
anchrum
cabral
kolone
demby
brewer



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49RH8R wrote:
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zackn wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:34 pm
49RH8R wrote:
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brewer took the guaranteed 350K and opted out. sure, he has a pre-existing condition but that's probably a smart financial move because he was looking at the practice squad or being cut.
Brewer had potential. I saw him as stepping up this year and making the roster (if it had been a normal season). I don't see him as being (in a normal 2020 season) either cut or on the PS.

And let's not downplay his condition. He had cancer. Under those conditions it would have been just plain foolish level stupid to NOT opt out. There is absolutely no way someone in his situation should risk being on a team this year.
I like brewer and think he made the right decision too. Take the guaranteed 350K or risk being unemployed and getting zero.

But he did not risk being unemployed. Last year in fact he took snaps live in the SF game and played well. He has the raw physical talent, the mindset, the smarts, and very good potential at guard or right OT.

What he risked was going into an unsafe environment with the virus, as a vulnerable person with prior conditions which directly impact how he would fare medically.

You are underestimating the guy.



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zackn wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:03 pm
49RH8R wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:52 am
zackn wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:34 pm


Brewer had potential. I saw him as stepping up this year and making the roster (if it had been a normal season). I don't see him as being (in a normal 2020 season) either cut or on the PS.

And let's not downplay his condition. He had cancer. Under those conditions it would have been just plain foolish level stupid to NOT opt out. There is absolutely no way someone in his situation should risk being on a team this year.
I like brewer and think he made the right decision too. Take the guaranteed 350K or risk being unemployed and getting zero.

But he did not risk being unemployed. Last year in fact he took snaps live in the SF game and played well. He has the raw physical talent, the mindset, the smarts, and very good potential at guard or right OT.

What he risked was going into an unsafe environment with the virus, as a vulnerable person with prior conditions which directly impact how he would fare medically.

You are underestimating the guy.
he was on the PS and only got elevated because we were decimated with injuries. i do like him better than kolone as a prospect. we will never know if he would have been one of the active 9 or so OL for 2020.

on a somewhat related note, look for cobral to surprise.



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49RH8R wrote:
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zackn wrote:
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:03 pm
49RH8R wrote:
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I like brewer and think he made the right decision too. Take the guaranteed 350K or risk being unemployed and getting zero.

But he did not risk being unemployed. Last year in fact he took snaps live in the SF game and played well. He has the raw physical talent, the mindset, the smarts, and very good potential at guard or right OT.

What he risked was going into an unsafe environment with the virus, as a vulnerable person with prior conditions which directly impact how he would fare medically.

You are underestimating the guy.
he was on the PS and only got elevated because we were decimated with injuries. i do like him better than kolone as a prospect. we will never know if he would have been one of the active 9 or so OL for 2020.

on a somewhat related note, look for cobral to surprise.
On the PS doesn't mean anything except this--he was a guy they were stashing. Maybe you're right that we will ever know if he would have made the 53. I liked his chances though. I liked him as a right OT prospect.



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