Do You Think Vince Wilfork Should Take Pay Cut?
Patriots owner Robert Kraft is at the owners meetings in Orlando, FL. He told reporters he hopes to keep Vince because he is one of his personal favorites. This comes a day after we heard reports that Wilfork stormed out of a meeting at Gillette Stadium, tore his name off his locker and packed up his gear.
Vince Wilfork has been asked, by the Patriots, to rework his contract. They are trying to decrease Wilfork's $7.5 million base salary and $11.6 million salary cap number for this season, which is the final year of his contract with the team. The 32-year old Wilfork has asked to be released. I think he should rework the deal because of his injury.
Last year, Vince Wilfork ruptured his Achilles tendon. This is no simple injury. I tore my Achilles last year and I can't imagine coming back from this to perform at that level with all the cutting and twisting and running that a defensive tackle does. I think Vince has to prove himself. Take the cut. Prove yourself. Then the skies the limit next year.