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  1. NE39

    NE39 Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I love this article, from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:

    This part is really interesting, although I don't know if it true:

    It does make sense, though, and shows how Brady leads.
     
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    checkedout On the Game Day Roster

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    I like it. hope it is true
     
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    Fahrenhype Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Yup, they're motivated beyond belief now. :rocker:

    The Moss anecdote is interesting. Doesn't come as much of an admonishment as it is another way of saying "if you're not open, it's going somewhere else."

    I think he's willing to take constructive criticism when the person saying it knows what they're talking about. He sure as hell can't be anything less than thrilled with the results at this point. Hammer out that extension fellas. :cool:
     
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    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    Re: the "us against them" stuff. It's totally true, and totally the NFL's fault. Deal with it, rest of the league. Nobody held a gun to the players and coaches heads and forced them to make stupid remarks that will be haunting them later. The fact of the matter is nobody gets it, even when it's too late. Just ask LaDanian Tomlinson.
     
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    ClevTrev Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I question the credibility of the part of the story where Brady calls out Moss. Given how this team is fanatical about details and revealing personal information, how in the world would someone give up such information to the reporter? My guess is that this is fiction. It's this constant drumbeat on Moss' reputation as a malcontent that people keep thinking the player has these problems and has come to a team that has dealt with them. Pure fiction, I say, and you only need to watch Moss and Brady to see how they interact. They are motivated. There is no hesitation in their relationship. They make each other better.
     
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    Patriotic Fervor Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    This is how it is, and this is how it will come down.

    Law of Unintended Consequences, and all that....
     
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    Patriotic Fervor Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    I agree, and you've stated it very well!
     
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    I highly doubt Brady "called out" Moss as well. If that's even true, I'm sure Brady was speaking about every WR and it got twisted to refer to Moss because of his reputation. Watching Brady and Moss together...it's like they've been playing together for years. Such obvious mutual respect and admiration.
     
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    CTPatsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    Moss has behaved himself so far. I think he will prove a lot of his critics wrong this year.

    The last thing this team needed (as far as the other teams are concerned) was a chip on their shoulder. Oops!
     
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    And a chip the size of Wisconsin, no less.
     
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    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I don't know, this could all bring out Moss's selfish malcontent side. "Hey coach, I'm supposed to be the lightening rod for criticism around here!" :p
     
  12. PatsFaninAZ

    PatsFaninAZ In the Starting Line-Up

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    I do think there is a way in which this whole mess does help the patriots.

    If every team is forced to play everything straight up by the rules, I give the advantage to our guy. He's more compulsive and better than the other guys.

    With Goddell making an example of Belichick for the tape, you just know that every single head coach in the league has spent the last 10 days worried about what they are doing and whether they are going to be next.

    The perception is the Belichick thinks he needs this stuff to get an advantage. Bullsh*t. You level any playing field and he'll rise to the top. The irony of this whole situation is that given their ability to evaluate players, review tape, draft, and game plan, if you route out rule-breaking and underhanded stuff in the NFL, the team that has the most to gain is the Patriots.
     
  13. LoveDemPats

    LoveDemPats Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    Exactly. We should expect all kinds of stuff like this.

    There was a time when Moss said somehting to the effect Brady expected things to be run a certain way and that he paid a lot of attention to detail. He went on to say that he was glad about it. I would imagine that this reporter made up his own little scenario for that particular comment.
     

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