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  1. tombonneau

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    What's really stood out to me reading Lamon Jordan's comments about joining the Pats is how he repeatedly states how it is a privilege to put on the Patriots uniform and that it means something, etc. The comments are overall extremely reverent and not something you hear often.

    This is from his recent Q&A, but I know he also make similar comments upon signing.

    The comments are even more interesting when juxtaposed with last year's Spygate episode, when lots of people were questioning whether one of the lingering effects would be other players' perceptions of the Patriots and if it would possibly damage them in player acquisition.

    So do you think that Jordan's comments are indicative of what other players around the league still think of the Patriots?
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    That's a good point about Jordan's comments.
    Sorry ESPN and all you other Haters...
    The Patriot Mystique continues onward....:cool:
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    Yeah, I think so. The media may hate us but the players know our system and know that it's a quick ticket to possibly get to a Super Bowl. Coming from Oakland, he must respect our sense of order around here and the fact that we have a head coach who is not constantly fearing of his job because of heat from a dinosaur owner who is way too hands on. I think most players would feel this way about us... well, most players besides Joey Porter.
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    I think most players would be thrilled to be here. Even Ladanian (with his stupid "they aint tryin" comment) would absolutly love it here. Then again some NFL players simply would not be tough enough to withstand "The Patriot Way".
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    I'd like to think that Jordan's feelings are indicative of many in the league. But coming out of the Raiders organization, I think Jordan would be honored and priviledged to wear a McDonald's uniform.
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    Ask the players, past, current and future...

    Ask the fans of New England.....

    There is something very special going on in Foxboro, has been for quite some time.

    Too bad the media cannot seem to get the story line down. Their loss,

    Jordan is going to be a very beneficial addition to this football team.
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    i think jordans comments are indicative of most of the players on our roster.

    come on, guys, do you really expect him to say something hasty after he's sat down with BB?
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    Well, my point is that what he said struck me as genuine. He hasn't been fully indoctrinated into the Patriots Interview Speak yet, and I think he was extemporizing his true emotions & thoughts about joining the franchise.

    Frankly, it speaks volumes for the Patriots Brand that it remains at such a high level after how the media pilloried the team last season.
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    When everything is said and done. I think most players around the league realize that Spygate was much ado about nothing and many of them have seen or heard of their or other teams conduct even more blatant examples of cheating. Plenty of players or former players have gone on record of such.

    For the most part, players are fierce competitors and all want to be part of a team with a committment to winning and the success to back it up. It is still a job so many players won't leave millions of dollars on the table to play here, but when the money is similiar guys like Jordan jump at the chance to play for a winner especially after playing for the Raiders who are committed to not much of anything other than Al Davis craziness.
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    There was likely a little stick it to Old Man Davis in there too.
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    Let's not forget that he went from one of the worst AFC teams to one of the best......in one day. He went from being hated by a fan base to a team that could win it all.....in one day. He's wearing some pretty rosey glasses right now. I doubt he gave a single thought about Spygate.
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    Though I enjoy hearing Jordan make positive comments about my favorite teams, I'm not going to read a whole lot into his statement. Every player that moves to any new team has good things to say about that team, how it's a great opportunity, a beautiful area, a chance to do something special, looking forward to working with whomever, etc. Jordan may indeed have been genuine with his comments, but if anything it may have more to do with the organization that he is leaving than the one he is now part of.
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    Could you see changing the word "Patriot" in Jordon's quote to "Charger" or "Jet?" LOL
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    Umm...yes. Yes I could (Chargers anyway). Not really sure how you came up with those two teams to make a non-point.
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    Except for comments made in a post-draft fluff press conference, no you couldn't. You're right--the choice of teams is pretty random. Go LDT!
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    Now, that's better. Really, there's no organization that's run worse than the Raiders. Jordan's world could only improve in that regard.
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    Nice comments by Lamont. I do wonder though if all players moving to a different team say it's a "privilege" to be part of the new team or it just so happens more often with the Pats.
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    Exactly. The most consistently well-run teams in the NFL are:

    NE
    SD
    Indy
    Pitt
    Philly

    I'd say for the last 5 or so years you can count on them being fairly competitive & well-run. Now I would expect a player signed by any of those teams to make comments about "this is a great organization committed to winning, i'm proud to be a part of it" etc., but Jordan takes it to another level.

    He goes out of his way to single out the Patriots Brand and talk about what it means. As much as I hate to say it, it's a lot like how I'd imagine baseball players perceive what it's like to put on a Yankee's uniform ...
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    Thanks for clarifying the "rules" Jackson. The ends dont necessarily justify the means....and vice versa. There are organizations that are well run, but dont have championships. Just as there are organizations that have championships and are run like crap. The discussion was about teams/organizations, not victories. The "big guys".......classic.
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    Not. Actually I thought about putting the Colts and Fins on the list but didn't b/c there's a slight possibility that a player might misguidedly say such a thing owing to 1 SB win, ancient history, or some such thing.

    Think about it "I'm honored to be wearing the blue and gold" Nah.
    I'm sure LDT's going to have a wonderful year and especially another fine game against NE. LOL
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    Actually, Im pretty sure it's been said a few times by players joining the Chargers. You're right, there's no other team in the world like the NE Patriots. :rolleyes: The Colts you say? Yeah, that's a real scrap heap of an organization. What are you basing your opinion on? I'm starting to think you missed the point of the thread.
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    Not what?? The Raiders are a well run organization?
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    You make an excellent point bonneau! I wasn't even thinking of the players feelings regarding spygate...I enjoyed reading your post.
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    Sorry for.....missing the point of the thread. I do tend to lose objectivity when when it comes to certain running back. I see another gutsy performance by him on the horizon.
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    That makes two of us.
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    This guy seems like a decent Chargers fan; please stop reverse-trolling him.
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    Hahaha, pretty much how I saw it too. Well stated.
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