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  1. JoePats

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    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/articles/2008/05/25/possibilities_may_be_limitless/?page=2
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    It would make sense as he is from Indiana or nearby, not sure they can afford him though...
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    Bah... it's probably good for him. His hometown, a position and role that fits his best skill (pass rushing)... but...

    No! I just can't be ok with him playing for the Colts! This, in my eyes, is worse than Ty Law playing for the Jets. One, the Colts are more of our rival these days since they're actually competitive, and Two, I really liked what I saw out of Colvin as a person. Ty Law left due to greed, Colvin seemed to leave on sadder terms.

    Sigh. He should do whatever's best for his future and family, but I'd rather not have to root against him :(
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    Personally, I hope for good things for Colvin. He's a class guy all the way.

    On the other hand...I hope he gets hurt in his first game wearing a horse shoe and can't play the rest of the year.
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    Makes sense.

    I think he used to work at that crappy dome they just vacated for the new crappy dome that they just built. Whatever.

    I would rather him end up somewhere where we won't play against him. It's amazing how all the Pats players can find a job so easily after leaving our team - and with good teams or lots of money. Crazy.

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    It's alright guys, we're only go to play the Colts once next year.
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    This is the first I've seen of him actually taking a physical. I just wonder why he is writing about this now. I haven't read anything lately about this and I wonder what has changed (if anything). It's kind of weird that you haven't heard much talk about him this off season. He is one of the few "name" free agents out there. I just figured he wasn't over the injury.

    Colvin was on a radio show in Indy a few weeks back, I didn't hear it, but those who did said he didn't sound like he was talking about giving a home town discount.
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    Maybe twice... I'm not counting the Colts out of the playoffs until I see it with my own eyes.

    Hate 'em, always think they're going to take a step back, always proven wrong :bricks:
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    Putting money aside, I agree that the reason nothing's happened was because he wasn't over the injury. But the fact that he passed a physical says, to me anyway, that something could happen somewhere soon. He's a good player and would do very well on the Colts.
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    Whenever I heard him speak in interviews Colvin sounded like a real good guy. As a fan, sure, you don't want to see any player move on to a rival team but this is a business. Colvin owes nothing to the Patriots once he became a free agent just like the Patriots were not bound to not cut him. If playing for Indy is in his best interest, whether it be that's where he gets the most money, or gets to play for a contender, or because he doesn't have to move, I say all the power to him. Who are we to begrudge him for that decision? Don't forget, we signed a long time Colt to the roster this off season too.
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    this is sick

    never wish injury on a player, no matter what team he plays for
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    I agree, except he was hurt for about 50% of his games for us, so if he signs with the enemy, I have to hope he misses AT LEAST 50% of the games for them too...but for as class a guy as he was, I just have to hope it's little, niggling injuries that bother him just enough that he can't play to his potential and he keeps getting paid (and eating up their cap space) while he is ineffective. Sort of like I'm sure every Dolt fan hoped while he played for us. And regardless of his hometown affiliation, don't pretend for a second that the Dolts fans didn't cheer like crazy when one of our free agents went down with what could have been a career ending hip injury. I only wish their franchise the same, but I hope for the man he comes out of it paid well, and producing little. Hope that made sense.
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    I hope he has a Pro Bowl season, no matter where he lands. If it happens to be the Dolts, good for him. I hope he starts when we play them in the regular season and in the playoffs too.

    Then, I want to beat the stuffing out of his team and run the ball down his throat all day long.

    Isn't that the way it should be??
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    Is it bad form to hope that he ends up with a very short case of the flu that happens to coincide with the Pats game?
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    I'm more idealistic. I hope he personally does really well, but the rest of the team all takes a step back :p

    Though, if he projects to a 4-3 defensive end, how much time will he see with Freeney and Mathis on the team? His best strength is pass rushing, and it's not like those two are slouches at it that they would want to replace on 3rd and long :confused:
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    The difference is that the Pats cut Colvin and never made an effort to pick him up. The Pats let AV get into free agency out of RESPECT. And the guy goes and signs with the Colts straightaway without even pretending to hear an offer for the Pats. AV's signing feels like a betrayal. If Colvin signs with the Colts it just doesn't seem as bad. But it will probably be just as bad to play against him. Ah whatever, just can't seem to get worked up about this.
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    What fun is watching football if you can't root for injuries? Say you're watching the Colts play the Jets. You're telling me you wouldn't be at all amused to see Payton blow out his knee or something?

    Whatever. You can be a saint, I'm happy enough admitting I'm not a very "nice" person. I'm okay with it. :singing:
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    Unless Freeney has lost a step after the injury. Without the speed, he's nothing. And that might be what BB was worried about wrt Colvin too.
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    I could care less where he signs. If he wants to sign with the Colts, then so be it. Remember, the Pats cut him.
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    It's a terrible thing that Colvin had a career threatening broken hip his first season with the team and then a career threatening foot injury to end his tenure with the Pats, but that doesn't change the fact that he played in 69 of the possible 94 games the Patriots have played from 2003 to 2007 (or over 73%).
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    I don't know why Pats didn't make any effort to keep Colvin because he has been with us sometimes.? I don't care where Colvin or any pats player want to play but what i'm concerned is he will share our 'secret' system with another team because he had been in this system for years.
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    Good correction - I hope he misses at least 27% of his games with them then. I like the guy, if he plays anywhere else, I'll root for him, but if he goes to the enemy, I hope he's worse than he was here. I don't hope for him to be seriously injured, but I hope for him to be dinged up enough that he's at least as much of a drain as a producer...and eats up cap room while he's at it.
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    When has BB and BP ever let a good player go unless he was demanding more money than he is worth. Passing a physical and being 100% are two different things. Let the Colts eat up their cap room on him.
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    I wish him the best..he's a class guy...I think it is that simple. And he owns a UPS store in Indianapolis (I think his mom runs it), and is there in teh offseason. No Problem at all with the fact that he's going there. Would I have wanted elsewhere? Of course, because I coudl actually root for the team he was on but..hard to when it's the horse shoes.
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    This is terrible news, Colvin was our best pass rusher over the past 3 years. If he goes to the Colts, I'm not saying the power of the AFC shifts to them or anything, it just adds to their depth and strengthens an already legitimate super bowl contender. Hopefully he wants the dough and not the overrated hometown location.
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    Eh. If he was great the Patriots wouldn't have let him go without a fight.

    Not that he isn't good, but if signing him means the Colts must pass on some other good players to stay under the cap, good.

    BTW, do you think our staff has him scouted well?:)
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    Marriage??????

    Who is the groom, who is the bride?

    Is this even legal in Indiana?
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    lmfaoo......c'mon bro

    Colvin had his days, but he has not touched Vrabel/McGinest level. I like him a lot, he's a great guy and I wish him the best but not with a horse shoe on his helmet. I dunno how he would be as a down linemen. Colvin is a very good player, but he was injured and the Patriots didn't even look twice at the guy. Something seems odd, doesn't it? either:

    1. This proves Adalius is outside

    2. Woods maybe?

    3. Colvin was hurt badly, the Pats didn't wanna waste the space on him for the lack of production.

    I mean, he was cut like nothing from the Pats and wasn't touched so far in FA. Something has to be up with him.
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    #15 Jersey

    Anything goes in In-Brediana, or that's what I hear anyway.
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