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    Last night on NEST, both Felger and Curran said that they thought that Corey will come back strong next year.

    Then Curran said that he noticed that when Corey went to his left, he didn't have the same quickness and burst as he did when he went to his right. That is an indication that his injury was still bothering him. That was a good observation, I thought.

    I am surprised that someone else didn't post this today. But, that's why your're lucky to have me.
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    From John Molori's media blitz:

    It’s been a tough week for Patriots tailback Corey Dillon. As a guest on FSN’ s “New England Sports Tonight," Michael Felger stated, “Corey Dillon stinks.â€

    I guess if you take both sides of an argument, you are guaranteed to be right, huh?

    I say whether Dillon comes back strong or not, Felger is an idiot.
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    I've been waiting for the minor operation notice....like the tighten up the strain or the cleanup....Corey has some miles left on him. Even if he slows...I see him as a better situational version of Pokey Smith until he retires. That's probably a few years off so we're good for now.

    Also, I don't see Belichick getting rid of Corey. I visualize a cap freindly contract in a year or two that will allow him to retire here. Corey has great value as a leader and blocker to go along with his running talents. Unless he overprices himself...I see a good situation going forward.
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    One bad, injury plagued, season and some people jump off the wagon. Corey had a sensational year in 04-05 when healthy and I believe will bounce back to that form in the '06-'07 season. However, we do need to think of an eventual replacement because of his age.
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    The way I look at it, you need to draft a top RB regardless, or else sign a kid like Chet Taylor in free agency. You need a backup to Dillon not only because he's older, but because you need someone to fill in for him when he's healthy, and to play a lot when hes injured.

    Drafting or signing a top-notch RB doesn't depend on whether Corey will come back strong or not. We need another stud RB regardless. For now AND for the future.
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    What's new here? Dillon might as well have had a peg leg for the last 3/4 of the season. And forget about Chester Taylor. He's a better back than Lewis and the Ravens will keep him.
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    He needed Curran to set him right for this week.
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    Michael Felger is no longer a journalist. He hosts a radio show.
    Everything, he does is skewed to boost his ratings. Not for
    accurate analysis. More people listen if you shout and yell. I
    tried to listen to the big show on WEEI one day. I couldn't
    understand it. Because there are 3 or 4 guys talking over one
    another. The proper analysis would have been to point out that
    Corey was hampered by injuries and wasn't himself. Imagine that!!
    A rb with a nagging injury. But, people don't want to hear that.They
    like to hear Felger say he sucks. Our backup rb also struggled with
    injuries. Our ol was severely impacted by injuries. I'm extremely
    confident that was the reason our running game struggled. Not
    the fact that our rb "sucks." Corey will be back. I do want to
    draft a backup rb though. 3rd round maybe. We have 2 picks there.
    Many good NFL rb's have been drafted outside of the first round.
    T.Thomas,C.Dillon,C.Martin to name a few greats.
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    Dillon is done. Not much tread left on those tires.
    Good thing is this draft is loaded with talent at RB and it's the one position a rook can step right into.
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    I think I just hurt a trolls feeling. Didn't think that trolls had feelings.

    Lets see, I'm not posting on another teams site. I'm not talking **** about another teams players on another teams site. But, I'm and idiot?:eek:
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    Did I talk ****?
    No, just offered my opinion. And I'll go further. I bet the Pats pick up a RB in the first three rounds and may just release Dillon outright.
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    You big bully! :violent:

    I've gotta admit, hanging out with those BB-Gal Gangsters has really toughened you up. If you have an old photo of your former wimpy self you could audition for one of those before and after advertisements with the 98 lb weakling who bulked up. :robot:
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    You can offer any opinion you wish, no matter how silly. We are not eating $5.4M of cap money so that we can start a rookie RB; you read it here first.

    I agree that we should bring in a RB, through free agency or the first few rounds of the draft.


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    Why do you say that Dillon doesn't have a lot of tread left on his tires? Because he is 31? Do you realize that in only 4 of 9 seasons, he's gone over 300 carries. In fact, Dillon is only averaging 268 carries a season. Not that high for a premier back.

    Dillon got injured in pre-season sometime and was never fully healthy during the season. Barring further injury, Dillon should be able to put up a full season like he did in 2004.
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    Its highly unlikely that the Patriots are going to eat over 5 million to get rid of Dillon, ClosingTime. There is no benefit to doing so. They may not pick up his option, but we will see here in the next few weeks.

    BTW, you actually have to have a brain to offer an opinion. Did you go and steal one from somewhere?
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    I agree with drafting a running back in the higher rounds if he is legit. I think that Chester Taylor is going to take over for Jamal Lewis. The Browns already tried to sign Chester last year.
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    Is that 5.4 mill guaranteed? What was Dillon's signing bonus? Of course these factors will play into it.
    My assessment of Dillon is starts with his age. He's 31, which is well past retirement age for most runningback. He is a big back that has taken a pounding over the years. This past season, correct me if I am wrong, it seemed every week there was a different minor injury. That's what happens when players get older, they can't recover. If they do bring him back I just see he needing to be relagated to a role similar to Bettis' this past year, not a guy that can carrry the rock 20-25 times a game.
    Don't you think if I wanted to stir up crap I would chose more inflammatory topics (i.e Brady's choke job, Brown's hairy muff, the disgrace of having a fumble caused by a kicker, etc)
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    Why do you want to put the poor guy on the spot. He's probably been thinking for hours to come up with one.
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    Adamjt13 reported that "Dillon got a $3 million renegotiation bonus, so his cap number for this year was lowered to $2,151,160. Next year, along with his $3 million salary, he has a $3 million option bonus. If the option isn't exercised, his salary goes to $6 million and is guaranteed.

    This is presuming that the CBA is not extended before Dillon's option is due.
    If the Pats give Dillon the $3 million option bonus and then release him, his cap hit would be $5.4 million ($2.4 million in prior signing bonus amortization and the $3 million option bonus). If the Pats do not give Dillon the $3 million option bonus and then release him, his cap hit would be $8.4 million ($2.4 million in prior signing bonus amortization and the $6 million guaranteed salary).

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