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Glenn Toby: "Asante in the Greatest Shape of his Life"

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    http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/08/27/sports/sports02.txt

    Not something that wasn't to be expected coming from Samuel's camp, but might as well be reported here.

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    Blah-blah-blah... keep in mind this is the image-pimp that came out earlier in the preseason to say that Asante and the Pats front office were getting closer to a deal, only to have Asante's listed agent come out the next day and say that was false.
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    Is this the same guy that said Jonathan Sullivan was in the best shape of his life last year?
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    I haven't read it yet, but you realize this guy is the PR master of the organization.

    Right after the Super Bowl he brings a truckload of ice up to Alaska to just to sharpen his salesmanship skills.:D

    I actually love this guy, I'd hire him in a second.

    Now just keep your eye on the red card.:scared:
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    C'mon T-shirt, this could be magic!

    I seriously think this guy helped the negotiations from being too acrimonious when their side was plainly frustrated.

    All that BS about Samuel loving the team, to win blah blah might pay dividends now since he has an obviously uncomfortable reunion as a franchise signee.

    What's wrong wit a little seduction? Could be magic....:rofl: :rofl:
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    So What? Tebucky Jones

    Have we all forgotton how much of a physical speciman Tebucky was. Being in shape doesn't mean you can play football in the Patriots system. Asante will have to relearn how to play in the secondary with Rodney and Eugene - out most of last year and Adalius Thomas. Its the defensive TEAM performace that matters not Asante's .
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    I don't think the learning curve at CB is that steep, especially when you have started for several years. If anything he will benefit from the improved front seven.

    In reality Gay will be on the IR before game 1 (it would be so nice he if could stay on the field for the whole season...). If Gay performs ok I wonder if the Patriots would try to extend him, maybe 4 years, $12M, 3 up front. It would give the protection in 08 as they are very thin at CB after this season. Off the top of my head I think only these players are under contract in 08:
    - Hobbs, Richardson (if he makes the team or PS), Eddie Jackson

    I will be surprised if Samuel doesn't see some action against the Jets and very surprised if he doesn't start the Chargers game.
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    I agree for the most part..... Felger goes further saying that the 2 a days and other team things are so so important..saying he is 31 days behind schedule. I will not go that far..maybe 2 weeks behind. He does have to get into synch with the team; no way will this be a "magic" year like last year. THAT is my prediction and I think anyone who believes in this "magic" year is smoking something quite strong. Both felger and Romase also think he could very easily end up with an injury.
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    Samuel is NOT a special player and will be hindered by his late arrival. Of course he will benefit by the 7 up front, but that is not the problem..The problem is his playing with the current starting backfield which he has not done. This is not baseball; it's a team sport and Samuel has missed a lot by not being in camp.
    As far as Gay goes, I think you have been smoking something..maybe the same that thinks this will be a magic year for Samuel. We shall see what happens against the Jets and how quickly he fits in.
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    he was...its all relative :)
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    Yes, we shall see. I stand by my comments, for now... I will be surprised if Samuel doesn't see some action against the Jets and very surprised if he doesn't start the Chargers game.

    Just curious which part of the Randall Gay comments was I apparently hitting the bong?

    Was it the part where I said he always gets hurt or the part where I said they should sign him?
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    This is along the same lines as my mother thinking I am the best "......".



    PS. He is in the best shape of his life because he hasn't been hit on a football field this season.
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    He hasn't played with Hobbs, Harrison, and Wilson?
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    He hasn't done a darn thing in nine months. Yeah, he hasn't played football with ANYBODY in a while.

    So clearly he won't just magically be at 100%.

    So far he has given us about half a year of stellar play and three and a half years of average play.

    The problem with missing training camp is you are going from 0% to 100% in a heartbeat, instead of going to 50% in practice and then 70% in preseason games, and then 100% when you are really ready.

    For somebody with lots of natural talent, that might be okay. For slightly above average type talents like Asante who depend on lots of coaching and a specific system to showcase their strengths and hide their weaknesses, it is going to be a rather sudden transition.

    Hopefully, Gay can hold himself together for a while this year.
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    The only reason he got 10 picks last year is because he was put in the right place by the mastermind BB He has excelled for this reason,don't get me wrong he is good but not great,we definately are an improved team with him active but we probably don't even need a defense this year with the amount of points that our OFFENSE is going to be putting up LOL
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    I should hope he's in the best shape of his life.
    He's a 25-year old professional athlete.
    Each year he should be getting faster, stronger, quicker, gaining better endurance.
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    Re: So What? Tebucky Jones

    And beacuse of that fast transition there is moe chance of injury to that player; I think that is something so many are overlooking.
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    It's magic baby, just relax. Asante's in the best shape of his life and he's spent the whole winter trying to visualize winning that super bowl.

    It's magic, it's groovy, it makes you feel happy like an old time movie.

    So just chill.:D
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    From Tomase/Breer on Tues...
    http://news.bostonherald.com/blogs/patriots/

    What do you need to do?
    "It’s getting back in football shape and working hard to catch back up. These guys have been working hard for a long time and I haven’t been on the same page. It’s just trying to catch up with them."

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