Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I am not buying the interest of Julius Peppers by the New England Patriots

This is the crazy time in the NFL and the media is desperate for stories. For example, how does Sebastian Janikowski signing a contract with the Oakland Raiders become a story involving the New England Patriots? It is a story when Bianca Wilfork tweets and comments about the kicker being signed. Are you kidding me? This is a story that is in print and on television. I also read online that it is being reported by Chris Mortensen that San Diego might be shopping Antonio Cromartie. I next read on a messageboard by a fan of the New England Patriots wondering if the Pats could trade Laurence Maroney for Antonio Cromartie. These rumors drive me crazy. Maybe 1 out of 100 actually happens.

The latest rumor I am just not buying again for another year. A year ago Vic Carucci of stated that the New England Patriots were interested in trading for Julius Peppers once he signed his franchise tag. Obviously this deal never happened.

Now today Carucci is writing on once again about interest of the New England Patriots in Julius Peppers. Pat Kirwan also on in a Live Chat with fans on Monday also suggested the New England Patriots have interest in Peppers. I am sorry I don't buy it this time.

Julius Peppers to me makes no sense right now for the New England Patriots. They need to re-sign Vince Wilfork and Tom Brady before they do anything else. They also have several other of there own free agents they need to take care of. I know there is no cap now , but do you really think the New England Patriots are going to sign Julius Peppers, Vince Wilfork and Tom Brady all to long term deals? It is not going to happen.

What is going on is the media especially in Boston is the need for a story. The New England Patriots don't tell them anything. So instead of finding real stories they latch on to story about Bianca Wilfork tweeting about a kicker and Julius Peppers having interest by the New England Patriots. This is the same story from a year ago that never happened. Again, I am not buying it this year.

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