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Gary Brackett is not going to the Patriots

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Gary Brackett is not dumb. A sure fire way to motivate the Colts into paying him a good contract is to start saying nice things about the team the Colts hate. From Pats Pulpit, via the Boston Herald:

"After March 5, I’ll entertain all possibilities. I consider myself a blue-collar worker, a guy who comes to work and gives his all," said Brackett, who was attending the NFLPA’s safety and welfare summit. "(Former Patriots linebacker) Tedy Bruschi, I have a lot of respect for him and what he’s done for that organization. I’ve followed his career. That would definitely be a place I’d consider. Business is business. You have to prepare for everything."

"I have a great deal of respect for Bill Belichick, and really the whole New England organization," Brackett said. "Those guys are top class, and I think it’s a healthy rivalry. I think guys really respect each other. Before the game, I shake Kevin Faulk’s hand, and Tom Brady’s hand. And I say, ‘Here we go again.’

All signs seem to point to the Colts signing Gary to a contract that will make him one of the highest paid linebackers in football. If, for whatever reason, the contract does not get done, blame Gary's agent. There is simply no reason, other than incompetence, why this deal does not get done before March 5th.