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Belichick's Comments on Adalius Thomas

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  1. Ian

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    From Mike Reiss via Twitter: Belichick on if there was a personal issue w/ Adalius Thomas: "No, we just went with the players that would have a bigger role in the game."

    With Belichick's comments, there is no doubt. Thomas was not injured. No personal issue. He was de-activated with performance in mind.


    I'm curious to hear more as player thoughts from the locker room leak out on this.
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    That is very interesting. We'll have to keep an eye on that. I hope it's nothing, but when a player is a healthy scratch from a game, it does send up a red flag.
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    who not put AD at ILB if he doesn't like his OLB performance. this sounds more like a work ethic thing possibly
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    And it is on your very board Ian that we brought up earlier this week that AD is not playing well right now . . . apparently folks who know a lot more about football agree with us.

    I think deactivating AD, and sitting Bodden and Springs were by design.

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    Yeah.......... not sure how it will work, but DAMN, that is a ballsy way to make a statement.
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    The Pats played a JV team in treacherous conditions....maybe he just meant to preserve their health
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    Its called addition by subtraction, and it apparently got some people's attention in that locker room.

    Nantz and Simms were saying how with the Patriots, you have to earn your right to play every game . . .

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    Yeah, and maybe BB traded Vrabel to KC so Vrabel could enjoy better steak?

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    It's on the press conference video. Ouch. Thomas is definitely in the doghouse, judging by the way BB said it.
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    i thought the pats field turf was heated. did they purposely shut the heat off?
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    Bodden is a FA any ways but i dont see him AD or springs comeing back next year
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    This is a prevailing thematic this season. More than any other coach, BB puts his money where his mouth is regarding the earning of a roster spot & playing time.
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    I forgot, when is AD's contract up?
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    Yep, ADT is....well, not what BB is looking for, I don't think.

    I mean...man, who do you have to be to be a LB in Bill's system? For the Ravens, he was pretty much a stud. With us...not so much.
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    Adalius is really a huge disappointment. Bigger than Maroney has the potential to be (not saying he is). Bigger than any other apparent busts on this team I can think of.

    Ugh. How do you rock so hard in one town and look average in another?
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    Bodden played. When he was in I thought I saw Wilhite covering the slot receiver with Butler and Bodden on the outside.
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    AD was never the main passrusher with the ravens i beat if he go's back to the ravnes right now he end's the year with at lest 8 sack's

    its not just AD even though i think he suck's the pats have no passrusher's on this team

    PS seymour had 2 sack's and a FF today lol
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    Can't cut him because of a huge cap hit, not that BB would. Depth if nothing else assuming he continues his Casper the Ghost style of play. But next season with his huge salary he could be gone, assuming there's a 2010 cap. Even if no 2010 cap why should Kraft pay a guy many millions to sit on the bench? I for one did not expect this to happen.
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    This makes me think a trade is possibly in the works. Who would BB trade Adalius for? Steven Jackson?
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    I just mean that he looks average—not average, but not standout—in general. I feel like he hasn't come even close to living up to the hype.
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    This is all my fault. I bought an AD jersey before the season. My history with pats jersies...

    Curtis Martin--signs with NYJ two years later
    Terry Glenn--Does his crap the next year
    Chris Slade--Cut/left two years later
    Lawyer Milloy--Released two months later
    Tom Brady--Sitting pretty since 03 until last year.
    Corey Dillon--Nothing bad. Just retired.
    Laurence Maroney--You know...
    AD--????????
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    Once again.
    No trade. Look at the cap hit as has been mentioned here 100 times.
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    I thought AD could possibly replace some of what we got from McGinest ... but we didn't.

    I thought Belichick brought him in to rush the QB more ... but he didn't.

    I though AD was supposed to be some sort of beast ... but he wasn't.

    So how did this former 6th rounder rise to such stardom ... with only straight line speed 4.6 speed?
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    Those are all good jerseys ... but Chris Slade does not fit.
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    That sucks. Our LB situation is already pretty bad and while AD has disappointed, I didn't know he was THIS ineffective. On the other hand maybe this will light a fire under his ass who knows.
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    belichick is letting everyone on this team know that you play based on performance and not your age, accomplishments or salary.

    -Galloway
    -Thomas
    -The Defensive Backs (Sanders lost his starting spot earlier in season..the corners are starting one week and backing up the next)

    he's making sure no one takes anything for granted and playing with the players that perform best
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    BWAHAHAHAHA!! I was saying last week what a huge disappointment he's been, which led to all the apologists here saying, "no, it's the schemes....he's playing the TEs, he's doing fine.....we don't want him to make any big plays." All BS. He's been awful, and BB's calling him out. AWESOME.
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    This is probably a kick in the nutz that Bill may think AD needs to get on track....although I thought he was going to be used differently myself, and I'm 100% certain that I am wrong.
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    Did you and all others piling on AT now have such questions last season also when AT was playing quite well?

    Probably not.
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    Count me in as someone that is worried.
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