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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    This guy has been having problems with chemical dependency but from what I read he wants to be in the NFL again.

    All teams passed on him from the 2009 season but I think someone will pick him up again and give him a chance.

    This WR in his 3 seasons on the field has averaged 700 yards 60 Receptions and 5 TDs - Stallworth like numbers and perfect numbers for a #3 receiver.

    He appears to have some real talent but those drugs have halted his career,maybe he can get his act together.

    Is this a guy that can turn his life around and maybe the Pats take a chance in an area of desperate need? or is he just a drug induced addict with no hope and no chance?

    Here is an article written last fall and how Matt wants to come back. http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/football/story/1189128.html

    Its really hard to look at Matt and not think he should be given a chance to redeem himself,after all Donte has been welcomed back in the league,Matt should too.

    Your thoughts?
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    nahhh......I'd rather give stallworth another shot
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    No true. He had 65 catches in 08, but 24 and 41 the two prior years in a total of 38 games. Thats a 3yr ave of 43 catches and 573.

    Hes a 4th WR. Nothing more. Nice player but thats it.
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    I'll take a cokehead any day over a guy that killed someone, Lawrence Taylor was on coke all the time and people sing his praises. It's also possible he wasn't doing coke, many times everyone in a car will be charged if even one person in that car has drugs, it's stupid and unjust but it's the law.

    Moss has done plenty of weed and so has Faulk, I actually don't care if a player does drugs if it doesn't harm their play but the league has it's rules, so the big questions are:

    - Can Jones keep his nose clean?

    - Can he bring anything to the table?

    I think yes on both. He's 6'6, very fast, has a great vertical, and used to be a QB (trick plays:D) and if we had him run the kind of routes we have Moss run he'd be very effective. He can also be signed for peanuts. I think the NY Giants would have been wise to grab him as a possible replacement for Burress.

    Anyway, if he doesn't work out he can be cut and it's not a big deal.
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    Multiple members of the Boston media have said Stallworth is a very genuine guy who owned up to his actions and did his time. Matt Jones, on the other hand, is someone who has been arrested multiple times.
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    Take a look at the routes Jacksonville had him run, completely opposite of what makes sense for his body type.

    YouTube - MATT JONES

    He's built like a greyhound so treat him like one, let him outrun and out jump defenders. Give him Moss/Burress routes and he'll be a very solid receiver.
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    My cat would be a better fit for NE.
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    Stallworth KILLED someone, that doesn't compare with someone who might have a substance abuse problem. Wasn't Favre addicted to painkillers?
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    I think we've already hit the NFL limit on white receivers.
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    Do you know any details on that case?

    Stallworth was driving the the next morning after a night of drinking. He was driving on a highway outside Miami where people routinely go up to 50 mph. There was a man running across the street who was trying to catch a bus on the other side of the freeway. Stallworth saw him, flashed his lights and honked, and tried to stop, but still hit him. He immediately got out his car and called 911, and stayed until the police got there. He cooperated fully with the police. He plead guilty and reached a financial settlement with the man's family. He served his time in jail and expressed deep remorse throughout the entire incident. From everything I've heard from the Boston media, Stallworth was a high-class, genuine guy when he was here in Foxboro. This is something that could have happened to anyone (hitting a pedestrian on a busy street); it was the BAC from the alcohol the night before that got him. As a point of comaprison, Leonard Little was convicted of DUI manslaughter in 1998 and was STILL arrested in 2004 for DUI. And I'm not even bringing up Ray Lewis.

    Two years ago, Matt Jones was arrested with two other men in a car that had both cocaine and marijuana inside. He was suspended for the last three games of the 2008 season. Two months after the 2008 season, while still on probation, Jones was arrested AGAIN after he failed a drug test for alcohol

    I agree, Jones probably does deserve a second chance. But this whole mentality to dismiss all of one's OWN actions because they have an addicition is sickening.

    Stallworth made ONE mistake and owned up to it.
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    Stallworth "KILLED" someone by ACCIDENT. Did you get that part? Anyone can get into an accident, even you. If you do, should your employer fire you? Should you be shunned by society for the rest of your life?

    Matt Jones took RECREATIONAL (not "painkillers" that he became addicted to) drugs repeatedly. That's a character flaw. He had the world by the tail and he couldn't stop using cocaine?

    And what if he does it here? So we sign him and then he gets suspended for a year or so due to his "falling off the wagon"?
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    Sign both Matt Jones and Dante Stallworth! You could probably get them each for a song; collectively, they would cost no more than an EP.

    Probably would not even have to go through the ESPN training camp media circus meat grinder, as Vick and Favre will lock that up.
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    they can have him.
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    I can haz 3rd receiver job??


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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    Haha yeah he can find a job elsewhere Titans reportedly made an offer to him already.
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    Re: Does WR Matt Jones deserve another chance in the NFL in an area of a Patriots nee

    Jones should have been given a tryout this past season.
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