A.D on Lewis

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  1. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster


  2. patsox23

    patsox23 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    "I didn't know they made up outside linebacker for me. I really didn't know that."

    I F-ing LOVE Adalius Thomas.
  3. DefenseRules

    DefenseRules Pro Bowl Player

    #12 Jersey

    OUCH!! You tell 'em AD. :rocker:
  4. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    wait for the ray lewis loving ESPN/media to make another -ve out of this for the pats.
  5. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I love Adalius.

    "I know he was crying about a big guy in the middle so you can keep blockers off of you. I mean, I don't know if that's a scheme made for you or not."

    I remember that a couple of years ago. Lewis forced Billick to draft that big NT in the first round to protect his career standing.

    AD just hit him with a VICIOUS uppercut!
  6. naclone

    naclone Practice Squad Player

    Hmm...I kinda wish AD just left it as, "I'm gonna call Ray and we'll work this out man to man, but other than that, I have no comment."
  7. PatriotsReign

    PatriotsReign Hall of Fame Poster

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    Good point...but he's not a robot. I really don't want to every single Patriots player do the humble act with every single situation. I LIKE to see humanity...faults & emotion...as long as it doesn't involve the team.

    And this situation doesn't involve the team.
  8. wdkantro2

    wdkantro2 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    I agree to an extent, but I think he handled it with enough class.
    He also raised a great point about Lewis calling out his own coach when he can walk into the practice facility and talk to him personally.
  9. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    One big factor you may be missing here.

    This wasn't some criticism of an out of town athlete.

    Ray Lewis was personally criticizing a former Raven who has DEEP roots in the Baltimore community. His wife taught for many years at a school in Catonsville and AD had many local charitable activities and board memberships.

    If Ray Lewis was criticizing LaDainian Tomlinson or someone without the deep family and personal ties to Baltimore, I would agree with you.

    As a result, I believe BB probably gave AD a pass on this one because of those circumstances. Think if Willie McGinest was getting trashed in the press by Mike Vrabel.
  10. questionman

    questionman Practice Squad Player

    When I saw this part of the quote I thought he was falling in line with what you are saying, but then he kind of went 180 on it.
  11. CountChocula

    CountChocula On the Roster

    Adalius is the man!
  12. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress In the Starting Line-Up

    This controversy may be good news for the Pats. A.D. is awesome but tends to coast from time to time. This issue with Ray Ray may make him focus even more from play to play, and the Pats will reap the rewards.
  13. CTPatsFan

    CTPatsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    You can only toe the company line and say the right things for so long before your feelings take over. He was criticized and called out publicly. All things considered, for a Pats newbie, I think he put it pretty well.
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