• Patriots owner Robert Kraft hopeful on Welker deal if agents ‘don’t mess it up’

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Feb 2, 2013
    Kraft's comments could be seen as a general comment on third parties in negotiations, but given the Patriots' contract history with Welker, it probably was more pointed than that. During the lockout, Kraft repeatedly complained about the lawyers for both sides complicating the situation, and it was personal involvement from Kraft that ultimately helped get a deal done. “Like I said all along, it takes two sides to make a transaction and then we have to manage the lawyers and the agents that they don’t mess it up.  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been saying for the past few years that he wants to play “10 more years.” Other players are simply naive and clueless and easily manipulated by someone who has a broader agenda that doesn’t necessarily hinge on achieving the best possible outcome for the player.
    Source: yahoo.com
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