Mike Reiss: Returns likely not attractive enough for Patriots to sell
Marc Bertrand: So how do you think they approach today?
Mike Reiss: Ultimately my thought was it probably passes by without a trade. I think they look at their team and talk to someone who said like, we need to be keeping players, not trading them away. We need more impact players. So to me the thought would be unless a team blows them away with the draft chip and when I say that I that’s a day one or two. Day one’s a first rounder which obviously isn’t going to happen, day two, a second rounder, a third rounder. My thought would be that they stand with what they ha.
Hardy: But I mean, I guess the question is, why do you need to keep players and keep impact players now? Because every team could say that. No we need players. We don’t want to just trade him away.
Marc Bertrand: Panthers could say that right now.
Hardy: Ya, you get something back when you trade. That’s why it’s called a trade.
Mike Reiss: I think what would come back for their impact players isn’t enough to warrant giving them up. That’s basically where I’m coming from. So like Josh who as an example, like to me, I thought they really missed him in this last game. Like Zo, I thought there were so many times where guys were rushing past Tua, giving him time to step up. That was disappointing to me when I watched the game over.
Marc Bertrand: What Hardy’s saying is, in hopes of what?. You keep Uche, right?
Mike Reiss: Maybe keep him around beyond this year.
Marc Bertrand: Okay. Is that because you want the player long term and you don’t want to let him go? Or is that because you’re trying to win five games instead of four?
Mike Reiss: Both.