Pats Trade Vrabel, Add Taylor

Pats Trade Vrabel, Add Taylor

There are 3 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 28, 2009, titled Pats Trade Vrabel, Add Taylor. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Continuing a familiar pattern, the Patriots traded one of their key defensive veterans Friday and signed a veteran running back near the end of his career.

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Steve

Spring Hill, FL

#1 Feb 28, 2009
Cassel and Vrable for 2nd round pick? Are you kidding me?!!!

Since: Jan 09

Connecticut

#2 Feb 28, 2009
Here's one possible answer from Peter King:
"my take is that Bill Belichick either didn't get a better offer, or he did one of his best friends, Pioli, a favor with a player Belichick wanted to put in a good situation; Belichick is very fond of Cassel. It would not be surprising to see Belichick make the deal with Pioli because both were trained under Bill Parcells, and Parcells always made sure he watched out for his lieutenants and helped them whenever it didn't hurt him."
Belitits

AOL

#3 Mar 1, 2009
It was a pay off so Pioli would not rat me out for cheating still.

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