Beetle: I’m siding with the Patriots, not Matt Judon
In recent days, there’s been a ton of speculation about whether Judon has been doing an in-house hold out with his limited participation in practice. Still, he’s dodged the question for the most part and continued to praise Bill Belichick.
For once, I’m siding with the team.
Marc Bertrand: I could just see the Patriots being annoyed.
Scott Zolak: I’m sure they’re annoyed.
Marc Bertrand: I almost never side with the team. I would sort of side with the team on this one. I feel like I’m on the side of the team. Go out there and play. We gave you a massive contract two years ago in free agency. We paid you more than anybody else was willing to pay you. You’ve benefited from playing in this defense. We set it up so you could put up those sack numbers and you’ve disappeared in December two years in a row. You haven’t finished the season strong two years in a row. So when you do that, we’ll talk about giving you that top of the league money. It’s only year three of this deal, go out and play.
Scott Zolak: We argued for (Stephon) Gilmore to get paid.
Marc Bertrand: Always. I argued for him to hold out and get more money from that point. Always side with the player. I almost never side with the team. I root for the millionaires, not the billionaires in this league.
Scott Zolak: I think the team’s got the advantage in this one.
Marc Bertrand: I think they do, too, because I don’t think he’s got a great case.
Scott Zolak: He’s got good numbers… but where do the numbers lie?
Marc Bertrand: And like you talked about, is he out there… is he a world beater now? Is he out there and can beat anyone who’s trying to block him?
Scott Zolak: No.
Marc Bertrand: I don’t think he is. So I don’t know what the team is going to do.