PDA

View Full Version : Football Wow ... lack of public apology kills deal between mankins/pats


Mr. Laz
09-12-2010, 11:31 AM
Mankins deal nixed by lack of apology

Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on September 12, 2010 1:14 PM ET
Roughly two weeks ago, the Patriots nearly got Logan Mankins back.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Patriots and Mankins had made enough progress that they were nearly ready to announce a deal (http://sports.espn.go.com/boston/nfl/news/story?id=5564031) that resembled the contract Jahri Evans got from the Saints.

Mankins had privately apologized to owner Robert Kraft for his public comments lambasting the Patriots. But when the Patriots asked for him to issue a public apology, Mankins refused and "became offended."

Now he reportedly no longer wants to play for the team. Period.

It seems crazy that this is what is preventing Mankins from returning to the team. But the issue has to be very serious when they were so close on money terms two weeks back.

Mr. Laz
09-12-2010, 11:35 AM
i guess he didn't really mean it when he apologized privately.


both sides being childish

the Talking Can
09-12-2010, 11:37 AM
sounds like a good reality show

Real OL of the NFL

T-post Tom
09-12-2010, 11:52 AM
i guess he didn't really mean it when he apologized privately.


both sides being childish


I disagree. The attempt to force a player to make a public apology in this instance seems elitest and kind of creepy. I'd have a hard time making a public apology after apologizing privately. It seems emasculating. But that's just my take. And I'd prefer to be thought of as child-like and not childish. ;)

BTW, I'd love to see Pioli pick this guy up, if possible.

BossChief
09-12-2010, 11:57 AM
The Jets should be on the phone right now trying to work a deal for him if the Pats would listen.

T-post Tom
09-12-2010, 11:59 AM
The Jets should be on the phone right now trying to work a deal for him if the Pats would listen.

The Hatfields and McCoys? That'd be an interesting conversation.

Marcellus
09-12-2010, 12:04 PM
Appears they may not need him.

chiefzilla1501
09-12-2010, 12:11 PM
I disagree. The attempt to force a player to make a public apology in this instance seems elitest and kind of creepy. I'd have a hard time making a public apology after apologizing privately. It seems emasculating. But that's just my take. And I'd prefer to be thought of as child-like and not childish. ;)

BTW, I'd love to see Pioli pick this guy up, if possible.

Don't know how I feel about a Guard making that kind of coin.

But here were some thoughts:
-Can he play RT? He played LT very well and as a Guard, I'd have to think he can handle playing RT as well.
-You have the flexibility to either go: Albert-Mankins-Asamoah-Lilja or Mankins-Albert-Asamoah-Lilja. Either way, the line becomes a hell of a lot better.

BossChief
09-12-2010, 12:13 PM
Don't know how I feel about a Guard making that kind of coin.

But here were some thoughts:
-Can he play RT? He played LT very well and as a Guard, I'd have to think he can handle playing RT as well.
-You have the flexibility to either go: Albert-Mankins-Asamoah-Lilja or Mankins-Albert-Asamoah-Lilja. Either way, the line becomes a hell of a lot better.
not gonna happen but I would throw em Waters and a third...but yeah, I wouldnt trade for him and move positions on him. That is asking for hurt.

chiefzilla1501
09-12-2010, 12:31 PM
not gonna happen but I would throw em Waters and a third...but yeah, I wouldnt trade for him and move positions on him. That is asking for hurt.

He played a full season at Left Tackle and played very well, so I would have to think he would be just fine at Right Tackle. It might take a little bit of time learning to play on the opposite side, but I think his skill sets make him a pretty ideal candidate.

T-post Tom
09-12-2010, 03:05 PM
He played a full season at Left Tackle and played very well, so I would have to think he would be just fine at Right Tackle. It might take a little bit of time learning to play on the opposite side, but I think his skill sets make him a pretty ideal candidate.

Having him would definately make this o-line better.

Mr. Laz
09-12-2010, 03:15 PM
Having him would definately make this o-line better.
absolutely

Waters +pick for mankins in a heartbeat

Then slide Lilja over to LG and slide O'callaghan inside to RG

Albert,Lilja,Weigmann,O'callaghan,Mankins

Niswanger and Asomoah at interior backups
Richardson as OT backup(with O'callaghan as 3rd string OT)

hopefully next year Asomoah can takeover at center and then we have a fairly young,quality Oline.

Albert,Lilja,Asomoah,O'callaghan,Mankins


better yet Waters and Page for Mankins PBJ :D

BossChief
09-12-2010, 03:24 PM
better yet Waters and Page for Mankins PBJ :D

Are we gonna trade with the Patriots to get Page back or something?

Mr. Laz
09-12-2010, 03:40 PM
Are we gonna trade with the Patriots to get Page back or something?wasn't the Page trade a conditional pick which we haven't paid yet?

Waters + they don't owe us for Page :thumb:

Chocolate Hog
09-12-2010, 04:27 PM
Randy Moss made some comments today about not being appreciated theres a theme here.

keg in kc
09-12-2010, 04:33 PM
Are these football players or cheerleaders?

Dayze
09-12-2010, 06:30 PM
millionair athletes....cheerleaders....
same thing.

buch of bitches.

JD10367
09-12-2010, 07:52 PM
Mankins is good, but he thinks he's better than he is. They made him a very fair offer. Instead, he's playing front-page negotations by having his agent say shitty things.

Mankins and Moss should take a page from the book that Wilfork and Brady read. You know, the one that says, "Shut the fuck up and be a good soldier and we'll take care of you."

Brady stayed pretty clean today. So fuck you, Mankins.

(But I bet, after seeing how little his absence was felt, Mankins soon "parts ways" with his agent, and signs a deal...)