Sports and my thoughts

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Sports: What are they thinking

I understood why the Patriots didn't resign Willie McGinist, he is an aging superstar who only has 1 maybe 2 decent years left in him. But I don't understand why the Patriots let Vinatieri sign with the Colts with out matching the offer.

In a move fraught with irony on any number of fronts, the most accurate field goal kicker in NFL history is about to be replaced by one of the most clutch placement specialists in the game.

Unrestricted free agent Adam Vinatieri, who provided the winning field goals in two of the New England Patriots' three Super Bowl victories, has reached a contract agreement in principle with the Indianapolis Colts, has learned.

Complete terms of the contract were not immediately available, but league sources told that the multiyear deal includes a signing bonus of $3.5 million and that it averages $2.5 million over the first three years of the contract.

There remains some detail work still to be done on the contract, but sources said that it could be completed by late Tuesday night. Vinatieri is scheduled to fly to Indianapolis for a Wednesday news conference.

Patriots have plenty of money and could have easily over spent for there kicker. I know the Patriots hate to over spend, but come on, it is Vinitieri. He is one of the main reasons we won 3 Superbowls in 4 years. Maybe the Patriots will go after former Colts kicker Vanderjagt.


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