Time Is Now For Patriots To Break Character And Acquire Andre Johnson

May 29, 2014 1:51 PM
Time Is Now For Patriots To Break Character And Acquire Andre Johnson
" BOSTON (CBS) — It has never been Bill Belichick’s way to make hasty decisions. He never sacrifices long-term in order to gain a short-term advantage. It’s a strategy that has worked better than any other NFL coach for the past decade-plus, and the results would tell you that there’s no need for a change in philosophy.

Yet if ever there were a time for Bill to change course, it would be now. And it would be for Andre Johnson.

The veteran wide receiver is upset with the Houston Texans, the only NFL team he’s ever known. He’s coming off a 109-catch, 1,407-yard, five-touchdown season for the Texans, but the team finished 2-14. As Johnson approaches his 33rd birthday in July, he has little time to wait for the Texans to get him to a Super Bowl, and he’s making that be known by skipping OTAs this week and planning to skip mandatory minicamp as well.

The short of it is that Johnson wants out.

Given the caliber of player, the construction of the current roster, and the time, the Patriots should absolutely be willing to do whatever it takes to get Johnson to New England.

The reasons are obvious "

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