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    Say what you want about the guy, I would never wish retirement due to injury on any player; must be horrible for him.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    To borrow from an old chestnut, "Those who can play, play. Those who can't, become broadcasters."

    Seriously, though, I feel sorry that he has to retire because of injuries, but I'm glad that it looks like he's got other opportunities lined up.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Sad news for him. Not a great player, but always liked him.

    At least he isn't being stupid and risky further injury and making his life very hard.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    :(

    He wasn't great, in fact he got burned alot. However, I admired his passion and attitude after making a play, even if it was over the top.

    He was also a great kick returner, wish him the best.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    The NFL has longevity issues, and wonder the long term impact of an 18 game schedule..

    Too bad for Ellis, never really liked his game.. but health comes first.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Good, glad he's looking at the bigger picture.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Best wishes Ellis.

    shame you neve rgot the payday.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Wouldnt be surprised if another former Patriot retires in the offseason

    Eugene Wilson
    - Once Rodney got injured Wilson was never the same player...then again maybe Rodney made him look good or maybe he needed discipline which Rod had given him but lost it once Rod was gone.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    I wish Mr. Hobbs all the best in his future endeavors.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Good to hear he might have an opprotunty in another field.. He probably got his wish granted playing in the NFL. Even though it was shortened due to an injury, I'm happy he for him..


    Bridging another topic.. Bob Sanders should take note and move on.. Sometimes the body tells us no even if the heart says yes.. Well done Mr. Hobbs
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury


    Too bad for Ellis. I never believed Rivers when he called him, "The sorriest corner in the league."
    Unlike Sanders injuries, Ellis could have permanent spinal cord damage from a neck injury. Sanders has mainly injured things like shoulders, biceps, etc.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Best wishes to Ellis who was a tough player here for the Pats contributing at CB and KR playing thru injuries. I hope his post football health is good and wish him happiness.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    At the risk of sounding like a real jerk, I wish Hobbs the best, and hope he is okay, but while I think the injury was the major factor in this decision, as an Eagle his play had fallen of a cliff. He wasn't effective as a kick returner anymore. He was burnt often as a CB.

    In other words, I doubt he would have made an NFL team if he had come back.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Unfortunately for many of us,our positive reminder of Hobbs in New England was tainted by the lofted pass by Eli over Hobbs and into the outstretched arms of Plaxico Burress to all but end our quest for perfection.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury


    Hi Salt, meet Wound.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Great post, I couldn't have said it better myself, and couldn't agree more with the sentiment. Best wishes to Ellis!
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Played hard, played hurt and always had enthusiasm. I'm sorry his career ended this way, he loved to play.

    I've criticized his overexuberance on occasion and thought he would have been an excellent nickel/cb and returner rather than a starting corner, but he always was 100% er on effort IMO.

    Network execs, take note. he loves to talk, always has a smile and he's not shy.:D
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    That's unfortunate, but glad he made the right choice and put his long-term health first. Never a star for us, but he played hard all the time. Will always appreciate that.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    Was one of my favorite players when he played here. Smart decision. Can't risk having a bad neck injury. Good luck Hobbs.
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    Re: OT:Former Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs retires due to injury

    he definately wasn't "the sorriest corner" in the league like my boy rivers yelled at him lol

    he was ok, but a much better kick returner
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