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  1. SeanBruschi54

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    said it on EEI and surprised no one said it here. He said from the people that he knows in the stadium know for a fact they are not interested in POST caught Merriman.

    Two completely different people.

    Also said Belichick lost faith in Maroney in final 4 weeks.
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    not high on Merriman... rumors around San Diego that he was at a strip club two nights before the playoff game against the Jets and in Vegas the weekend before partying...

    He needs to figure out if he wants to be a socialite or a football player
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    Good. As bad as we are at OLB, I'm still not sure that Merriman would be a major improvement. Definitely not worth the money.
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    A steroid using, woman-beater coming off the worst year in his career.

    It's sad that's anyone type of person.
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    He was and he was. He also has made it well known he doesnt care for the upper management in San Diego.
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    Sadly enough, I wouldn't even mind the former two at this point, if not for the latter one. That's how badly our OLBs need an upgrade... Merriman just isn't one.
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    Knowing most people's opinion of AD, I don't see how anyone around here would think it's a good idea to bring in Merriman.
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    If he came here and performed well, 95% of people would love him.

    And yes, I know that you are all that 5% that still would despise him.
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    It's good that the Pats dont' sign Merriman, cause that would add another off field issue with the Pats-Jets rivalry due to the whole Tia Tequila angle.
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    you mean the first annual tila tequila bowl they just played between the jets and chargers. no sense signing merriman, he's a clown and a shell of his former steroid using self.
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    Adailus and Merriman had nearly identical numbers this season, despite Adailus not even starting 5 games.
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    lol, yep thats so true

    Personally, i just don't think he's the dominate player he once was. So i'd prefer we don't sign him. Then again, what do i know. I didnt want anything to do with Moss 3 years ago either....oops...:eek:
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    Im kinda tired of hearing this guy isnt a patriots type player, or this guy doesnt stand for the patriot way. If BB thinks the guy could play at high level then who cares of hes a patriot type player or not. Was Moss a patriots type player before he came to the team, doesnt seem like it. Was BM a patriots type player stompin on people, nope. Both have worked out pretty well though imo, especially Moss.

    Thats my rant for the day its late im tired and still have homework to finish, let me have my moment of *****in.
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    Buy low sell high. He is 25 and long career ahead of him. Can turn it around, Has talent. And may be available on a contract in our favour.
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    Who knows if he could even turn it around.

    Could easily be a case of his stats only being great because of the steriods, like David Ortiz.
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    Play recognition and reacting in zone coverage aren't steroid enhanced. If you have it between the ears your half way there.

    He has heart, tried to play on a sprained ACL or MCL whichever it was.
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    That doesn't change anything.

    Same as juiced up MLB players saying "well steriods don't enhance hand-eye coordination."
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    Well, it is a different position, but it seems like Karlos Dansby won't be franchised. Sign him and Peppers and resign TBC and Burgess on the cheap. I think that is a better option. Granted unless the Pats open up their wallets and most likely a dream.

    BTW, Peppers dogging it was the most overhyped story of the year. The guy had a bad first month (and slow stretch a few weeks later) and then turned it on and still had 10.5 sacks. You can chock part of that up to the fact the guy had no training camp or most of the preseason.
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    Not a huge fan of Merriman, but the guy was coming back from an ACL reconstruction. Comparing him to Thomas is not really fair.
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    If the Pats could get Merriman on the cheap, I wouldn't be against it. I think the Chargers will tender him with a second round tender (assuming there is no CBA) though and I don't know if I would pay him and give up a second rounder.
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    A second rounder for this guy ?? Lets hit the draft instead. Enough with the experimentation with washed ?!? players
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    I dunna know. IMO the team needs to add a few more players to the core that don't have any baggage and can learn the Patriot Way from day 1. 2nd rounders are too valuable to this team right now as those players thoretically have the talent and can be taught the ways of the program from the beginning.

    Any free agent that comes in needs to fit the mental profile and buy in to the philosophy. Merriman doesn't strike me as the type of guy that puts the team first.
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    Post knee surgery he is JAG, lacks explosiveness just isnt the same player minus the roids. No thanks.
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    Peppers is a stretch I think, I don't see them paying that kind of moeny unfortunatley.

    Would def be interested in seeing what Dansby wa looking for though
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    He'll be 29 next year. Had 1 sack, 1 INT and 1 FF. Bunch of tackles. Good player. Could be a Ted Johnson-type.

    Not sure he deserves big money though.
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    Dansby could possibly be the best ILB the Pats have had in the Belichick era if they signed him. The guy is a stud. Yes, he had a down year, but so did every virtually Cardinal defender. Plus, he won't be 29 until midseason. He would be far more than a Ted Johnson type. If age wasn't an issue, I'd probably trade Mayo straight up for the guy.

    Fact of the matter is that during the Super Bowl years, the Pats had a great LB corp. I think that is the missing piece of this defense. I say the Pats go balls to the wall and try to get Peppers, Dansby, and Dumerville. Doubtful they can get all three (ok, near impossible), but that is what the Pats need to be an elite team again - Great LBs.
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    I think that if it were anyone else people would give the benefit of the doubt to a guy coming off of a major knee surgery. Merriman will bounce back and be very good next year and I for one would be happy to see him on the Patriots (for a conditional pick next year based on his production).
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    I don't think Peppers is going to command the money you think. He can want to be the highest paid player ever, but there needs to be a team that is willing to pay him. Based on his age and his slow start this year, his value is definitely down. Hence why he is no longer opposed to coming back to the Panthers.

    Besides, I heard a local Panther beat writer last year and he said that the common misconception about Peppers is that he is all about the money. He said that Peppers has turned down plenty of local endorsements over the years (in NC he is a God at least until last offseason with the contract stuff). He could have made millions more if he was about the money.
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    The Patriots are not going to come up with enough money to

    re-sign Tully Banta-Cain much less Merriman, Peppers, or Dansby.
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    Go away troll! Stop the crap! I know you bandwagon jumpers have nothing better to do than biatch and moan about the team. But intelligent real fans are smart enough to realize that the Pats have tens of millions to spend this offseason before they can start to be cheap. They have a $64 million payroll right now. And of course since they have never spend less than $94 million on a pay roll since 2004, we all know they are already done spending.
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