The preseason is about to end, meaning that the team are getting ready for the big game. Trades, changes, and releases. What will the New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick do now?
NFL teams will strike deals with different clubs in order to get all the players on their roster. last year, the Pats traded Jacoby Brissett to the Colts, and got wide out Phillip Dorsett. Bill Belichick gave us a closer look to the team’s efforts regarding the regular season and the potential trades.
“Again, it depends. We’ve already seen a couple transactions in the last few days. There’s a lot of talking. We’ll see how much actually gets done. Again, you can talk about things – that’s fairly common. To actually find something that works for one team, that works for the other team, that both teams want to do, is less common, but I’m sure it’s going to happen. And, again, at this point in time, it’s a little bit of a make an educated guess as to who’s going to be available and who isn’t. If you feel like you have to trade for a player to get the player, then you’re more likely to make the trade. If you think you can get the player without trading for him, or if you have two or three players that if you get any one of those you’d feel like that would help your team and doesn’t necessarily have to be one particular one, then maybe you’re not as anxious to trade and you wait and see what’s available,” Belichick said.
“Like I said, if you get any one of two or three guys, then you feel like you’re alright, then you’re less inclined to make the trade. I think it’s all very specific – your team, your needs, the player, what the compensation is, the contract. There’s a lot of things, and then it has to fall in place going the other direction, too – the other team getting another player with comparable value, draft pick, salary, so forth. So, there’s a lot more talking than there is trading.”
Belichick knows best. Let’s hope that his plans will work for the Pats.