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  1. The 12th Man

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    NFL | Dillon will retire
    Thu, 19 Apr 2007 17:02:44 -0700

    Adam Schefter, of the NFL Network, reports free-agent RB Corey Dillon (Patriots) will retire.


    I guess if that's what he wanted...Thanks for the memories Corey!
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    I think he knew it was time but his agent pushed for one more go.

    Thanks for everything Corey.

    Good luck in the future with everything.

    All time Rushing leader in a season.
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    I am glad he's retiring a Pat.
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    Technically he is retiring a FA since the Patriots cut him before he could retire.
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    Before the end of the season we will resign him...
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    Will Corey then say he graduated?
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    Well, glad that I won't have my memory of him tainted by an injury filled 2007 with someone like Buffalo where he gets the crap knocked out of him on a weekly basis.
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    I'm even more glad he won't have his body tainted by that.

    Here's to a well-earned retirement. May it be a long, happy, healthy one.
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    Corey will be back for one more go...............
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    didnt his agent say he wants more carries? he said he can still be a starter somewhere in league yet no1 signs him
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    Thanks for everything, Corey. You really disproved my initial fears about you.

    You had the heart of a lion and ran NASTY. More importantly, you conducted yourself like a New England Patriot. I'm more than happy to admit I was wrong.

    Best wishes for a well deserved retirement and well deserved Championship memories.
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    Damn! I was hoping you all would resign him!
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    You helped out in a HUGE way to get that third championship
    mazel tov Corey on the great career
    prob wont get you to the hall, but will def get strong consideration
    still will go down as one of the better running backs in your era
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    Good news, only for selfish reasons, lol. I have his jersey and don't want to remember him wearing any other before he retired.
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    Or winning a Super Bowl with an archrival team like say, a former kicker whose name is unutterable.
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    Corey thank for all your efforts.....Enjoy your retirement....:rocker:
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    What everybody else said.

    He was an outstanding Patriot.

    He said he was ready to hang 'em up.

    He seems to have let his agent talk him into another try.

    And if injuries get bad he might rejoin us later in the season.
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    At least we got a glimpse of greatness.

    Imagine if he'd played on a decent team for his whole career?

    Definitely my all time favorite Pats RB.

    (Imagine if he'd run behind Hannah:eek: :eek: )!
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    Thanks for the memories and good luck in retirement....

    Just for the record, let's see if he files papers for retirement or if it's a ploy to sign with a team after training camp... (sorry, that's the cynic in me)
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    Loved watching him run over and stiffarm guys. I hope he makes the HOF
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    Corey came here with a bad rap. He had a tough life growing up. He made some mistakes when he was young. But from the time he left Cincinnati until this day, he has been nothing but a solid citizen.

    In 2003 he was the best back in the league - although he finished short of leading the league in rushing by a few yards to Curtis Martin, he was a better back that year as he got his yards in one fewer game. He is high on the list of all time rushers in an era which emphasized short passing instead of rushing. In Cincinnati, he rushed for more yards in a single game than anyone who came before him. Even last year, he was almost unstoppable near the goal line.

    Corey, I applaud you for how far you've come and for how much you've accomplished. You've more than earned my respect. Good luck after graduation.
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    I will always remember that while he only played 3 years here, he scored almost half his career TDs as a Patriot. (38 of 82)
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    Exactly - retirement saves face for Corey who didn't get the immediate interest he wanted or expected.

    I believe his "retirement" does nothing to change his availablity should teams suffer a training camp injury and want additional depth in pre- or regular season.

    If anything maybe his agent will use it to justify decent signing price if and when injuries cause teams to take an interest in him. "Well my client is retired. If you want him you're going to have to make it worth his time"
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    That's too probable to qualify you as a cynic. I feel the same way and think we'll be proven correct, barring a strange and injury free season for RBs
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    I think some people have the wrong idea about players at the end of their career. I for one would have loved to see corey play another even if for another team because he was one of my favorite players for 10 years or so. I still hope somehow he chanes his mind and plays another, and it would be nicce if he did it here....but if not Thanks corey for the hard nose running and physical football....its the stuff that makes this game great.
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    Good luck in retirement Corey.

    It was great to have a true running game in NE the likes of what we experienced with Curtis Martin and a season of Robert Edwards. I truly hope he didn't feel he was forced out when the Pats drafted Laurence Moraney and hope he doesn't hold any ill will against the Patriots for the move. In all fairness, it seemed that Belichick used a fair rotation with Dillon getting the first set of carries.

    Unfortunately, teams are in the business of winning (some are just better at it) and carrying two backs with one being older and likely less reliable is the smart move by most teams. Martin and Dillon represent an era that is passing in the use of running backs.

    In fact, I hate to see guys go when they can still perform better than those still in the game or at least serve a crucial purpose on the team. Dillon is that guy and to a degree so is Drew Bledsoe. I guess it is hard to be the guy and see loyalty shift to the up and coming replacement, but I hope it isn't pride that is driving away Corey, Drew and even Jake Plummer.
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    Betcha money had something to do with it.. but without regard, he played great for us and was a solid citizen.. new appreciation for the old time stiff arm.

    He was a nothing but a gentleman here, in Cincy he was kinda creepy.. what does that say about Cincy???
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    god bless you corey,thanks for everything:)
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    Good point. This really is a team game. He had a great career anyway, but it makes you wonder what might have been had he been with another franchise earlier. And it makes you wonder of how many other players the same could be said. Thanks, Corey. That ring is forever. You were supported, appreciated and admired here.
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    can you imagine.retireing at 32. hes still a kid. not in running back years! but in our years. hope to see him in a pats uniform one more time!! gonna miss ya corey, come back any time, your always welcome. good luck with your future :rocker: :rocker:
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