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Thomas: 'Last week is done' - Extra Points - Boston.com
Should we believe him? I have my doubts.
Shut up and best of luck to you AT. Don't let the door hit you in the ass.
Love's the sound of his own voice
This guy clearly doesn't know how to keep a lid on things :ugh:
If he wants to play I say BB have a contract for the Bills game which says Adalius must have at least 1 sack AND 8 tackles or he gives up his paycheck.
Personally I don't think he is capable of much anymore
He's swallowing his pride and saying the right things, so I'm happy (and surprised). Being that we're paying him a lot of money, and we're not that stacked at linebacker, I'd have no problem letting him back into the fold if his attitude is right. If Belichick thinks he can help the team win, he should be on the field this Sunday.
What do you think the end result of that would be once the NFLPA got done with Belichick?
The dude acted poorly but he has value to this team on the field. Don't start the guy, fine!
But to cut him or shut him down is just plain silly given the demanding nature of the position and our history of injuries. The dude can still play some (not to the level of his contract as we have seen for more than a year now) and he can still be serviceable.
He needs to show up on time, keep his mouth shut and do what's expected of him, like any employee in the work force.
I know its illegal to do that, but in Adalius case it should be an exception
Put him in an isolated chamber with Wes Welker lecturing him for 2 hours and see if he comes out as much of a man,football player and professional as Wes is
Remember, AD made a few good plays because he understood what he was supposed to do on the field.
I believe him when he says he's putting non-trivial effort into preparing.
Whether he's preparing hard enough is another matter.
I take this as being completely stubborn and defiant.
Yeah, I'd say, Too Little, Too Late. That said, if BB activates him and shows some faith, I'm willing to give him (BB) the benefit of the doubt.
Do whatever is best for the team. If AD's willing to shut up, put in the work, give a real effort, and be part of the team, then by all means use him. If he's a disruptive influence, a me-first guy, and a slacker, then bench his sorry ass.
After the season's another question altogether.
I think he was defiant about being asked the same thing so many times by a reporter. Honestly, there's not much to read into in today's comments. He's saying the right things. My guess is his performance on the practice field will now be the sole deciding factor in whether he plays on Sunday. No matter what, though, I think he's gone at the end of the season.
Amen. Basically, I'd put him on a zero-tolerance policy. One snide comment, and he's gone from meetings, sent home from practice, etc.
I hear you, Pujo. It's entirely possible that my radar is up on this guy and I'm looking for additional insights into where his head it at with regard to his commitment to the team.
He should've been saying that on Wednesday, not Monday after being benched.
If that were his tone after the incident, he would've been playing on Sunday instead of watching from home. Instead he decided he needed attention and starting running his mouth off. We just won with out him. I could understand playing him again if he were actually playing well, but he hasn't played well all year. We don't need him.
True but the other variable here is what did he do to prepare for the game on Sunday. Granted he seems to be in a deeper hole than Guyton, Burgess and Moss but those guys played. I think with AD and BB, its beyond saying nice things.
AdT is confusing. One minute he says the right things, the next minute he says the wrong thing, he makes humble pie teashirts, he stops being humble, blah. Maybe he just likes things to be about him, whether good or bad.
Is he a wild and crazy guy like you know who? (C'mon fans, you know this one)
Seriously i had a feeling he would fold and realize his error. I think he owes his team mates an apology, then come back and play some football.
Of all the bad behavior I've seen, I'm still not sure what his sin was. Not that I'm doubting BB, it's just not to the level of druggies and thugs common place on other teams.
with out wilfork they can use all the players they can get so if AD is over all the crying and BB let's him play i have no problem with him
Not much else you can do but let him prove it on the practice field and if it comes to that - on the game field. Like last time he was benched, he may get another shot. That's the only thing though, it's not the first time he's had a 'message'.
He's had 2 "strikes". 3 and you're out. Zero tolerance.
I use Adalius soley as a passrushing d-end. I let him rush the passer everytime he is in and we'll see his heart if he's sincere.
I'd give him a chance. Maybe I just start in Nickle packages and send him as a passrushing d-end.
Adalius Thomas speaks a little too much
Sounds to me like he found a clue.
He may see the field again after all.
I would'nt bet against it.
I am with you on the second paragraph. But Bruschi's chat and the fact that we fans know just the tip of the iceberg makes it easy for me to trust that BB wouldn't publicly humulate a player - the second time that too - without a strong reason.
What I don't understand is your first paragraph. Why do you think he owes his team mates an apology if think he didn't commit that bad a 'sin'?
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