Welcome to PatsFans.com

How would you feel if Merriman were the face of the Pats?

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by tombonneau, Jan 11, 2007.

  1. tombonneau

    tombonneau Rookie

    Joined:
    May 27, 2005
    Messages:
    3,196
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    I'm not talking about his on-field talent, obviously every team in the league would kill to have Merriman (especially Dallas ;) ).

    But I'm over on the SD Trib website, and Merriman's face is plastered everywhere. He is The Franchise. I mean, here is this team with the league MVP, an insanely good RB on par with Payton & Sanders, and all you hear and see is Merriman.

    I don't even want to bring up the steroids and suspension, that's a whole other issue. Just focusing on the fact that he is a bit of a ****y loudmouth, how would you feel if that sort of personality was what defined the Patriots?

    I was just thinking about it and I suppose he is the kind of guy you dislike on another team but love on your own, so I guess I would be OK with it.

    But let's just say that I am happy & proud that the face of this franchise is Tom Brady and not a Merriman/Ray Lewis/Chad Johnson type. Another thing somewhat complacent Pats fans should recognize and be happy for. :)
  2. The Dude

    The Dude Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    embarrassed, much like a raider fan
  3. Oswlek

    Oswlek Rookie

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    4,174
    Likes Received:
    5
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0 / -0

    I must admit that I would be more tolerant of his schtick if he were on the Pats, although I would think that he would pipe down a little with Rodney, Brady and Seymour around.
  4. TomBrady'sGoat

    TomBrady'sGoat Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    i have no problem disliking a guy who helps my team. when guy's like damon and millar were the vocal faces of the Sox they drove me nuts.

    it's the same state which adores barry bonds so I'm not really surprised
  5. SeanBruschi54

    SeanBruschi54 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2005
    Messages:
    3,500
    Likes Received:
    13
    Ratings:
    +43 / 0 / -1

    #24 Jersey

    Please Merriman up until his steroid suspension has been on everyones wish list of players to have.

    He's not even in the same league as a Chad Johnson and Ray Lewis type player in terms of mouthiness.

    If he didnt f up the steroids test.

    Then he would be a great competitor.
  6. dhamz

    dhamz Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2004
    Messages:
    3,152
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    I think it is the city where they threw a needle at Bonds on opening day a year or two back. Talk about hypocracy.
  7. Pat the Pats Fan

    Pat the Pats Fan Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2005
    Messages:
    2,858
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0

    #50 Jersey

    Is there an icon for vomiting??
  8. Fanfrom1960

    Fanfrom1960 Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2005
    Messages:
    3,179
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    There's a good one on Patriots Planet. Don't see one here.
  9. PatsMyBoyz!

    PatsMyBoyz! Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,264
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I've looked too-often actually-but no. I think there should be:rocker:
  10. spacecrime

    spacecrime Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,329
    Likes Received:
    17
    Ratings:
    +17 / 0 / -0

    How would you feel if Merriman were the face of the Pats?

    Are you kidding? People here would go beserk. They got on Ellis Hobbs last year for being a showboat.

    I suppose though, if we didn't have a classy team, or Tom Brady as the face of the franchise, we'd be falling over ourselves praising Merriman or TO or Ray Lewis.

    Personally, I think the world of Tomlinson. Kind of embarrassing for fans to be idolizing Merriman with LT on the team.

    That's okay. He has had his four game suspension. One more dip into the steroid bucket to maintain his performance level and we won't have to talk about him for a whole year.
  11. NEPatriot

    NEPatriot Banned

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Messages:
    7,839
    Likes Received:
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0 / -0

    As one who was hoping he'd drop or that the Pats would trade up to get him, I have to admit that I'd be a little embarrasssed if he acted like that in our uniform. That said, the vets might have have been able to set him straight.
  12. sanvara

    sanvara Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Yeah those poor Chargers with Merriman while the Pats have "classy" Rodney Harrison - the most fined cheap shot artist in the history of the league.

    "In his career he has been fined over $300,000 (more than any player in the history of the league). The fines were the result of various late, helmet-to-helmet, and other illegal hits. A Sports Illustrated poll of 354 former and current players published in October, 2004 named Harrison the league's dirtiest player."

    So what's worse? Merriman's actions or Harrison repeatedly taking illegal shots on players that could maim them and end their careers?
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007
  13. Boston Jay

    Boston Jay Rookie

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,685
    Likes Received:
    2
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0

    LT, Rivers, Gates? Sure.

    MERRIMAN!? *insert vomiticon here*
  14. BoTown

    BoTown Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,586
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    What he said.
  15. Iverson

    Iverson Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Merriman has his face in front of a camera a lot and he comes off as a 100% idiot. These types of players either aren't on the Patriots or are not allowed by the Patriots to interact with the media in the way Merriman does.
  16. Iverson

    Iverson Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0


    I'll take Harrison and his attitude any day. If you listen to interviews with Harrison and Merriman, its pretty obvious who is the articulate well-spoken leader and who is not. As far as Harrison trying to maim people, that just ridiculous... he plays on the edge for sure, hits hard for sure but i have never seen Rodney make any hit that in any way seemed like an attempt to injure. If you have examples of some, please let us know.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007
  17. TomBrady'sGoat

    TomBrady'sGoat Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2006
    Messages:
    1,769
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    Maybe when he was in SD he was throwing illegal hits left and right. i have no idea. but most of his time in NE he's been getting fined based on reputation alone. that and for daring to hit Colts players.

    he doesn't get flagged for illegal hits very often, it's always the league targeting him after the fact.
  18. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Rookie

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Messages:
    6,267
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +14 / 5 / -3

    id feel like becoming a bills fan.
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2007
  19. LT=MVP

    LT=MVP Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Ummmm I'd take Rodney ANY DAY! I was pissed we let him go. Fined? Whatever so be it. Cheapshot artist? Dude get a clue. When you play as aggressive as Rodney some people (refs & NFL front office) get freaked out and put a watch on you. I saw so many legal hits when he was in S.D. that were called just because it was a hard hit. I enjoyed watching Rodney play in S.D. and still like watching him in N.E.
  20. The Dude

    The Dude Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2007
    Messages:
    189
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0


    Rodney can't hear you, his superbowl rings are plugging his ears :D

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>