So, as I’m sure everyone has heard, Deion is now a Seattle Seahawk. Despite our severely lacking depth at wide receiver, I really am NOT sorry to see him go. I’ve never been much of a Branch fan. I remember his first ever preseason game with the Patriots (Giants, August 02) and my dad kept commenting on him and all I could think was “meh”. His end zone antics border on cocky and the only reason he was awarded Super Bowl MVP was because 1.) They wouldn’t give it to Brady three times in a row and 2.) they will never award Rodney Harrison (the unofficial MVP) with something like this.
Like Mr. BW once said about the difference between the Branch hold out and the Seymour hold out from last year: Branch may be the best receiver the Patriots have, but unlike Seymour being the best at his position, Branch is average at best when compared to the rest of the NFL.
He held out of camp, breaking a contract the he had signed. He complained that the Pats wouldn’t compensate him for being one of the league’s best, then complained when the Pats wouldn’t accepted a trade worthy for an average 2nd rounder.
Although Matt Hassleback is a good QB, Branch is going to realize soon Tom Brady’s ability to make average receivers look like the are worth a million bucks, or $39 mil with a $13 mil bonus, to be specific.