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cypress rock:

Can someone enlighten me on why the patriots would let Trey test free agency other than money?  He is young and has been a very important part of the recent Super Bowl run.

RagingHawgOn:

Flowers is indeed a stud and will get paid.  Patriots just always seem to plug and play, next man up. I could see Wise becoming the next Flowers for much less money.

Maybe Kraft needs the funds for legal defense  ;D

FANONTHEHILL:

Donít be surprised if Flowers signs a one year deal with an option for a second year and stays in New England.  Heís already won 2 Super Bowls and is 25 years old.  Another year in New England with brady at QB and possibly another after that, could have Trey at 26/27 years old, possibly 3 or 4 rings, and even more marketable elsewhere as the Patriots move to the post-Brady era.  The Patriots have traditionally taken care of their players and several have stayed when the option to leave presented itself.  Hightower and McCourty were in similar situations in recent years and chose to stay.  I think itís likely Flowers does the same thing.

ErieHog:

Its all about money.   That's where it begins and ends.  Unless they can bring him back at a team friendly number that keeps them flexible, they're not going to give him a long term deal.  They've been burned by their last 2 or 3 attempts to sign young defensive talent to longer term contracts, so are much more willing to simply cycle down to new talent, rather than sink resources into a long term investment.

bennyl08:

One one hand, Flowers is above an beyond the best pass rusher that the Patriots have and it isn't close. 136 disruptions (17 sacks, 52 qb hits, and 62 pressures) over the past two seasons. The 2nd best player on the pats had only 69.

https://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/aogo0y/howe_trey_flowers_had_136_disruptions_17_sacks_57/

One the other hand, while he is the best that they have by far, in the grand scheme of things, he doesn't produce nearly as much as other players. In 2018, Flowers ranked 65th in tackles for loss, 26th in qb hits, and 34th in sacks. And he was a full time starter. For example, going back to 2016 when he first really started playing, he started only 8 games and had 7 sacks. 2017 he started 14 games and had 6.5 sacks, and he started 15 games last year with 7.5 sacks. So, his playing time has increased, but his production hasn't really kept pace.

https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2018//defense.htm

So yeah, if I'm the Patriots, I'm going to want him back since he's the best I'd have, but all in all, I wouldn't want to pay him too much money given that he's largely giving me the same production as a full time starter as he did as a half time starter.

sickboy:

I think the Patriots know what they're doing. I think they've proved that at this point.

younghog:


--- Quote from: FANONTHEHILL on March 06, 2019, 12:59:08 pm ---Don’t be surprised if Flowers signs a one year deal with an option for a second year and stays in New England.  He’s already won 2 Super Bowls and is 25 years old.  Another year in New England with brady at QB and possibly another after that, could have Trey at 26/27 years old, possibly 3 or 4 rings, and even more marketable elsewhere as the Patriots move to the post-Brady era.  The Patriots have traditionally taken care of their players and several have stayed when the option to leave presented itself.  Hightower and McCourty were in similar situations in recent years and chose to stay.  I think it’s likely Flowers does the same thing.

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I would do that for sure.. 1 yr with 2 yr option.. And honestly I would retire after the 2nd year.. Hang up the cleats be a ripe age of 27/28 and travel the world..

Get out market yourself and stay on top..

GO HOGS

DoubleReedHawgCaller:

I'd take him in a heartbeat in KC. Him on the other end with ChrisJones. A man can only dream....

#1 STUNNA:


--- Quote from: DoubleReedHawgCaller on March 06, 2019, 02:09:45 pm ---I'd take him in a heartbeat in KC. Him on the other end with ChrisJones. A man can only dream....

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would not surprise me if he ends up in KC. Patriots D line coach is now with KC. Obviously if they can afford it.

kodiakisland:


--- Quote from: sickboy on March 06, 2019, 01:53:45 pm ---I think the Patriots know what they're doing. I think they've proved that at this point.

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Yeah, the Patriots have done very well by only paying for one franchise player.  Everyone else can be plug and play for a few years at a savings.  They always have money to get what they need.

Hog Fan...DOH!:

He's going to make $17M next year.  So, you know, whatever man.

PORKULATOR:

Screw the Patsies

Jets fan

King Kong:

Pats are cheap always have been. Only a handful of times have they paid players what the market would command.

Seymour and Brady among those exceptions

SooieGeneris:

The Patriots have let so many players walk in free agency, this could go either way. If another team made a big offer, I doubt that they would match it or franchise him which means they would have to pay the average of the top 5 at his position.

Kahlil Mack just raised the bar for salary for DE/OLB. The Pats have gotten rid of Jamie Collins, Jabaal Sheard and a bunch of others in recent years. They even let Vinatieri walk when he became a FA.

Chandler Jones was even more productive than Flowers and they traded him although he had an off the field situation once.

I think it all depends on the offers Flowers gets from other teams. If he gets a major deal elsewhere, I think they will let him walk rather than use the franchise tag with the Patriots being the Patriots.

No one player other than Brady is untouchable there it seems.

ErieHog:


--- Quote from: Hog Fan...DOH! on March 06, 2019, 09:14:23 pm ---He's going to make $17M next year.  So, you know, whatever man.

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They didn't Franchise him, and today was the day for it.   Looks like he's hitting FA, where you never know how high that number will end up.

GARZRBACK78:

Screw the Jets

Patriots fan

Iwastherein1969:

Trey will be going straight to the Cowboys. Trey would fit perfectly right in the 'midnight tokers', David Irving's spot. Irving has played well in spurts and may be slightly more talented than Trey, but the Cowboys know that Flowers plays hard on every play and you don't have to worry about Trey looking for a hooch hook-up every other night in South east Dallas.

Razorbax:


--- Quote from: Iwastherein1969 on March 07, 2019, 03:55:32 am ---Trey will be going straight to the Cowboys. Trey would fit perfectly right in the 'midnight tokers', David Irving's spot. Irving has played well in spurts and may be slightly more talented than Trey, but the Cowboys know that Flowers plays hard on every play and you don't have to worry about Trey looking for a hooch hook-up every other night in South east Dallas.

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Cowboys cannot afford Trey. They already have a DLaw that is going to cost 20+ millions

Mjs84:

If Trey wants another ring, he will stay put.  If he wants more money, somebody will pony up and he leaves.  Either way, the Pats don't even pay Brady his market value.

HenduHog:


--- Quote from: Iwastherein1969 on March 07, 2019, 03:55:32 am ---Trey will be going straight to the Cowboys. Trey would fit perfectly right in the 'midnight tokers', David Irving's spot. Irving has played well in spurts and may be slightly more talented than Trey, but the Cowboys know that Flowers plays hard on every play and you don't have to worry about Trey looking for a hooch hook-up every other night in South east Dallas.

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Why, oh, why do so many think every loose player is going to be a Cowboy? They can only sign a finite number. And JJ is a business man who owns the Cowboys  It's a not a repository for former Hogs.
 

greenEGnHAWGS:


--- Quote from: Mjs84 on March 07, 2019, 02:42:36 pm ---If Trey wants another ring, he will stay put.  If he wants more money, somebody will pony up and he leaves.  Either way, the Pats don't even pay Brady his market value.

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Brady is an anomaly. Not many players have a wife who makes more than they do. He cares about legacy over a meaningless increase to his bank account.

Hogwild:

Patriots just traded with Philly for Michael Bennett.

Looks like Flowers won't be with the Patriots next season.


HenduHog:


--- Quote from: Hogwild on March 08, 2019, 03:02:31 pm ---Patriots just traded with Philly for Michael Bennett.

Looks like Flowers won't be with the Patriots next season.


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Packers need to get him.  In before another Cowboy wish.

greenEGnHAWGS:


--- Quote from: HenduHog on March 08, 2019, 03:14:16 pm ---Packers need to get him.  In before another Cowboy wish.

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Bite your tongue. The last thing I need is a Razorback playing for my Vikings arch rival...

HogPharmer:


--- Quote from: HenduHog on March 08, 2019, 03:14:16 pm ---Packers need to get him.  In before another Cowboy wish.

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I'm with you

k.c.hawg:

Multiple sources expect former Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers to get a monster deal (maybe in excess of $18 million per year) on the open market after many of the top free-agent pass-rushers got franchised. Two of Flowers' former New England defensive coordinators are now head coaches: Brian Flores in Miami and Matt Patricia in Detroit. Watch Flowers for the Lions, who are expected to be among the most aggressive players on this market.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26223048/last-minute-2019-nfl-free-agency-nuggets-catch-watch-for

k.c.hawg:

Trey Flowers to the Lions. Numbers aren't out but it will be a huge payday.

arkfan81:

Trey to the lions..

k.c.hawg:

Initial reports $16-$17 million per year. No report on guaranteed money yet.

Porkys Revenge:


--- Quote from: arkfan81 on March 11, 2019, 02:24:27 pm ---Trey to the lions..

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Worst city in America

elksnort:

Love to see him play for the Dolphins.

snoblind:


--- Quote from: PORKULATOR on March 06, 2019, 09:48:23 pm ---Screw the Patsies

Jets fan

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--- Quote from: GARZRBACK78 on March 07, 2019, 02:32:21 am ---Screw the Jets

Patriots fan

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Is there a Sonic up there you boys can take this argument to? 

:)


greenEGnHAWGS:


--- Quote from: k.c.hawg on March 11, 2019, 01:37:15 pm ---Multiple sources expect former Patriots defensive end Trey Flowers to get a monster deal (maybe in excess of $18 million per year) on the open market after many of the top free-agent pass-rushers got franchised. Two of Flowers' former New England defensive coordinators are now head coaches: Brian Flores in Miami and Matt Patricia in Detroit. Watch Flowers for the Lions, who are expected to be among the most aggressive players on this market.

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/26223048/last-minute-2019-nfl-free-agency-nuggets-catch-watch-for

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Good for him. Heís in a unique position where he doesn't have to chase rings when heís still in his prime. Heís got those so now he can focus on getting his $$$.

PonderinHog:


--- Quote from: snoblind on March 11, 2019, 03:09:42 pm ---Is there a Sonic up there you boys can take this argument to? 

:)

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Not many.

King Kong:

Good move. He got paid and still remains a system fit

FANONTHEHILL:

A reunion with Patricia and a huge paycheck.  Would be nice to see Frank and Trey on the same team again.  Also, with OT Trent Brown signing with the Raiders, Skipper may have a home with the Patriots.

hogbud:

$17 million per year.
Charles Haley May come out of retirement

Cambridge Hog:


--- Quote from: PonderinHog on March 11, 2019, 03:24:17 pm ---Not many.

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Lol, Iím not sure how far outside of the city you have to go to find one. I havenít seen one here. Route 9 maybe?

Anyway, hate to see Trey go but we all knew it would happen. Glad he got to be a champion.

Masshog:

Hate it heís movin on but happy for him.  Hopefully Wise will step up.  Cambridge, there is a sonic in Stoughton.... if you can lure Jet Fan up here Iím in! 

Hog Fan...DOH!:


--- Quote from: Porkys Revenge on March 11, 2019, 03:01:35 pm ---Worst city in America

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I'm sure he'll be living in the slums.

LZH:


--- Quote from: PonderinHog on March 11, 2019, 03:24:17 pm ---Not many.

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They don't even put cheese on their tater tots.......do they even have tater tots up north?

hawgmasta:


--- Quote from: LZH on March 11, 2019, 08:53:51 pm ---They don't even put cheese on their tater tots.......do they even have tater tots up north?

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Donít think so, all they have are hard cold unseasoned raw potatoes. Luckily Trey is from the south an will be able to survive in that frigid wasteland.

lasthog:


--- Quote from: Porkys Revenge on March 11, 2019, 03:01:35 pm ---Worst city in America

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But on the other hand, lots of houses for sale cheap...real cheap.

PonderinHog:


--- Quote from: Cambridge Hog on March 11, 2019, 05:41:26 pm ---Lol, Iím not sure how far outside of the city you have to go to find one. I havenít seen one here. Route 9 maybe?

Anyway, hate to see Trey go but we all knew it would happen. Glad he got to be a champion.

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I guess carhops on snowshoes just never caught on...   ;D

(notOM)Rebel123:


--- Quote from: hawgmasta on March 11, 2019, 10:03:27 pm ---Donít think so, all they have are hard cold unseasoned raw potatoes. Luckily Trey is from the south an will be able to survive in that frigid wasteland.

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They play in a dome. Thatíll help.

rmcchris:


--- Quote from: cypress rock on March 06, 2019, 10:24:33 am ---Can someone enlighten me on why the patriots would let Trey test free agency other than money?  He is young and has been a very important part of the recent Super Bowl run.

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New England model.  They don't pay big bucks for free agents.  Try to load up on trades and draft picks and rebuild with the stable vet group.  You can do this when you have the best QB, most likely in the history of the game.

311Hog:

WTH are the Ravens doing lol....

ErieHog:


--- Quote from: 311Hog on March 12, 2019, 11:42:49 am ---WTH are the Ravens doing lol....

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Washing the taste of Flacco's..... out of their mouth.    Its rare to see a team that dedicated to purging itself of the old QB's influence, working to establish a new identity, and moving on from aging players who normally would have hung around Baltimore 2 seasons too long, like every other old Raven not named Ed Reed.

311Hog:


--- Quote from: ErieHog on March 12, 2019, 01:09:34 pm ---Washing the taste of Flacco's..... out of their mouth.    Its rare to see a team that dedicated to purging itself of the old QB's influence, working to establish a new identity, and moving on from aging players who normally would have hung around Baltimore 2 seasons too long, like every other old Raven not named Ed Reed.

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CJ Moseley isn't old.  and they are purging all defensive guys.

hawkhawg:

I wonder what the Patriots were willing to pay.  Three super Bowls and two wins by the age 25 is a huge deal. But if you hang around in New England and play in a couple more Super Bowls that would put Trey in some elite company.  I know football careers are short but I would be tempted to hang around in New England for less money for a chance at sports immortality.

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