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    I think he would have fit in nicely with their defense during Manning's reign, as their D was built around the idea of having a lot fast, undersized players on that turf attacking with a lead. If that's still their plan going forward, he'd do well enough there in a role. If they've decided to try a difference defensive approach, not so much.
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    thank god!
    had two nice seasons in 2009 and 2010, but really fell off a cliff last year.
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    Guyton is yet another one of those guys who flashed strong ability and then faded. I always wonder why players like that can't muster consistency.
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    I thought the Pats made him inactive for all those games this past season so he'd be fresh for the 2012 season...:bricks:
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    He was simply atrocious for most of the season.
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    I would have been bummed if this move was made last year. But now, let's just say it's for the best.
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    He was a coverage LB who couldn't cover, so I'm really not surprised. Honestly, I wouldn't bet on him to make it out of training camp on an NFL roster.
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    MEH ..........

    Good hard working guy .... but as a player he is a MEH.
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    this is a tragic loss...somebody start a thread following his exploits ala Mike Sanders to Atlanta last season...
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    JAG. Never knew why Patriots waited this long..
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    I could see the Eagles or Falcons signing him as a weakside 43LB.
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    Best news I've heard all day!
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    Think about the discipline it takes to dedicate your life to staying in shape, and in fact improving your strength and conditioning.
    There are very few players in the NFL that don't have to be 100% dedicated to their workout regimen, nutritional habits, and avoidance of substances or activities that are bad for them.
    Add in the fact that most grew up dirt poor, and even the UDFAs make more money than 99% of American wage earners, and its easy to see how they can lose their edge.
    I think a guy like Guyton is easy to envision as someone who worked his way onto a roster by being focussed and dedicated and passing by other players who gave less effort. By the same token, when he takes a step backward in effort and commitment, others pass him by, and that fine line of NFL caliber vs out of the league is crossed.

    Its easy to see in any field how employees become comfortable, develop bad habits and coast. While they can turn it back on, and NFL player has guys waiting to take his job that are just as talented, and its awfully hard to ever get back the lost improvement of slacking in workouts and development.
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    Meow! I'll miss Gary. He was great on SpongeBob.
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    You have a good point. Besides his speed, which the Colts love, he also has former GT teammate Phillip Wheeler over there to throw in a good word for him.
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    In what regard? He didn't work hard on the field- lots of time he'd trail the play comfortably. The guy hates contact.
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    I can only recall one time of him making a play, that interception against the Bengals in the season opener.

    Then again, Mayo isn't exactly lighting up the stats sheet with game-changing plays either...

    -Jamman
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    thanks god, is right. Guyton was NEVER good for us, he was just the best we had. Fletcher is a million times more productive. And when Spikes is healthy, there's just no need.
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    I appreciated his picks and the plays he made. Glad to see that the Patriots finally have better options at LB in 2012. Good luck, Gary.
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    I think this pretty much sums it up for me too.

    While Guyton lacked in certain areas for sure, I wish him well in his career endeavors--post NEP.

    And I'm glad that we have better options and depth at the position as well, but no hard feelings or superficial 'hate' for Guyton from me.
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    He sure was productive in the Super Bowl this yr, wasn't he?

    No, I'm just kidding. I like Fletcher a lot.
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    Guyton is very likeable, and he was thrown to the wolves as a UDFA in 2008 and survived. My god, he is fast, but hey, he never had the pedigree of Mayo or Spikes, so it was only a matter of time with Fletcher emerging. Best wishes.
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    Glad to see not all people have tunnel vision.

    Shame it never worked out for the guy. Saw flashes but it was never sustained. For a while it looked like he might pan out as a solid rotational guy. He was asked to do a lot out of the gate and he answered the call...for all those who would like to assume he wasn't a grafter. He was undersized and put in tough spots when asked to fill in.

    Damn some of you guys have narrow minded and short memories...were any of you watching in 2009 when he was starting every game and even had to fill in at MLB for a few games? Wasn't our greatest year as a team but it wasn't terrible either. Can't believe anyone would have the nerve to question his work ethic.
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    The rap on him coming out of college is that he's a football dummy......lack the ability to process what is happening quickly
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