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  1. NE_PATS_FAN_54

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    The Florida Times-Union reports free agent LB LaVar Arrington (Redskins) had a good meeting with the Jacksonville Jaguars Saturday, March 25, according to Jaguars senior vice president Paul Vance. "We like him as a player and we like him as a person,'' Vance said. Arrington stayed in Jacksonville Saturday night after spending the day with Jaguars' officials and was scheduled to leave Sunday morning, March 26. Arrington has indicated he's looking for a contract in the range of the seven-year $54 million deal that LB Julian Peterson got from the Seattle Seahawks. Vance declined to characterize the status of the negotiations except to say that talks will continue.

    so going against a FALSE post on this site, arrington has NOT signed with the jaguars.........yet.
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    Wow, I wonder if there are any plans to bring him in for a visit. Offer him the same money and maybe he'll jump at the chance to play for Belichick. I seriously doubt any of what I just typed will happen but it sure sounded good.
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    Thanks, 54.
    Getting it RIGHT
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    as getting it fast.
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    #75 Jersey

    I think the 3 year-11 million deal that was reported here was a pretty big tip off that he was still unsigned.
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    For those who think Patriots would sign him:

    LAVAR HAS AN ATTITUDE PROBLEM. HE TRIED BEING A DISTRACTION BY SAYING HE WOULD RETIRE EARLY. GIBBS DIDNT LET HIM PLAY EARLY BECAUSE OF INJURY AND ATTITUDE. LAVAR HAD AN INCIDENT AT A PARTY HE HOSTED WITH FEW PLAYERS AND THAT WAS BROUGHT INTO POLICE INVESTIGATION.

    incase you didnt know by now, Patriots dont take attitude guys or stupid players
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    Ow, you're hurting my ears.
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    you seem to have a lot of knowledge regarding this guy.
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    i gotta disagree with u here...it wasnt gibbs who sat him, it was gregg williams, the d-coordinator. ive never heard anything about a party, or what not. lavars attitude all season, was in large part, "whatever makes the team better". he said that if him sitting, made the team better, then he was ok with it. he became a team player as the season went on, and played spectacularily in the playoffs. if the price is right, i want this guy.
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    Um...Cory Dillon?
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    How do you know so much about this guy? Just curious.
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    im not a skins fan but i watch them because 1 of my favorite players are Portis and sean Taylor. I used to read a lot about situations. He doesnt have offield issues..its on the field. He doesnt get it his way..he either slacks or starts something. Last yr..about playing time he said he would retire early maybe..why? he was a distraction at that point and Gibbs didnt wanna deal with him like that.

    plus i believe 1 of the Postons represent him..1 i think is suspended but not sure who it is now but you know Patriots prefer not to deal with Rosenhous or Postons..they are the most aggresive agents and they want a team to overspend on a player

    and i asked a guy who knows football well


    me: im having a debate with someone..doesnt LaVar Arrington have an attitude and that hes not really coachable?

    him: yeah he isn't exactly in our universe, doubt he gets taken because of his attitude
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    i'm pretty sure BB did an ok job with a guy who had some "attitude" problems when he was the DC with the Giants
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    he wasnt a HC back then..here we missed on good players in the past because their attitude..Bill looks at the person more than football skills


    as for Dillon..he complained and wanted to go elsewhere because he was a very good back and played for a horrible team for a long time and just got sick of it..
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    Yes, he does look at the personality and attitude, but just because a player is determined to be a problem in one place doesn't mean he will necessarily be that way in another. I think I would trust BB's assessment, if he feels that Arrington is worth bringing in for a visit, instead of just blankedly saying he has a bad attitude.
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    we woulld have brought him in by now..top teams for him are likely Giants, Dolphins or Jaguars
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    Dillon had numerous run ins with the law
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    did he? provide me a few links or reports.
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    geez, do your own research
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    I agree with Taten - if the Pats bring him in, then etc. etc.

    But living in the Washington area, I can only say I'd be very surprised if they brought him in. He is a pouter, a whiner, and, as noted, not a team player. He's said (and the press says) all the time how he had 4 defensive coordinators in 5 years. You hear a lot of present Pats personnel saying how they'll be on their 3rd DC in 3 years, as of next year? The guy is an excuse factory.

    Now once again, if BB thinks he's worth a look, he's worth a look. Of course that only happens if you can get him cheap, which is the opposite of what I'd think will happen with this guy in free agency.

    But as always... stranger things have happened, and I've learned to never say never as far as the Pats are concerned

    PFnV
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    You don't like Arrington and you think he is a trouble maker for something that happened at a party, but one of your favorite players is Sean Taylor, one of the biggest sh!tbags in the NFL, who got out of a DUI charge. But is now facing what would amount to his entire NFL career in Jail, because he discharged a gun in Miami. Is Rae Carruth another one of your favorite players?
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    i never said i dont like Arrington. learn to read. I said I WOULD LIKE ARRINGTON TO BE A PART OF US but its not happening. i never said if sean taylor was avaible we would take him. im just saying PATRIOTS likely wont..i wont without hesitating
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    Oh Snap!!!!
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    would Patriots sign Sean Taylor? Would Patriots sign Terrell Owens? Would Patriots sign any other bad attitude guy? NO same goes for Arrington.
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    i think the point some are trying to make, is that sometimes "bad attitude" is relative. sometimes newspaper articles or reports can brand a guy "attitude prob', but unless you're in the locker room, it's hard to say. Dylan keeps coming up as an example for a reason.He supposedly hat attitude problems in Cinci. Not a problem here. I for one, don't know a lot about Arrington, only what I read. But if I believed everything i read, then i would think the Pats are falling apart.

    What did Parcells say "Winning is a great deoderant"?
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    i talked to 3 different red skin fans and they say this guy wants to be in control and will make fuss over a lot. i think we can do better in the draft and he was looking for 5.5-6 millin per year
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    I believe Dillon had run ins with the law...a LONG time ago..if I remember correctly. Yes, he was one who had an "attitude problem"...so to speak. He wanted to win..and he DID..and he wants to!! I think Arrington there is a bit more to the attitude,,,that is its on the field effecting things. Not talking Rodney here..which if he was like that..would be great. The knock on arrington is that he free lances..doesn't do what the coaches want..which is NOT what BB?SP will put up with here. Takes a whole lot to get all the defenses and such; look at Chad Brown who had played many many years in the league. He was shifted to a newer position and tried hard..but never truly got it. I would love to think LA could make it here..but I just do not think it a fit. BB/SP know better and whether he would or not. ANd I trust them.
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    1--redskins fans? that is your source? :rolleyes:

    2--Arrington played for JoePa--if The Coach could control him, I'm thinking Belichick could handle him.
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    REMIX, no disrespect intended, but you have it very wrong. Lavar has NO attitude problem at all. His teammates love him! He's great in the community! Very bright. Classy guy! I live here. I know alot about him!

    His not playing this year had to do with JackA&& boy wonder owner Dan Snyder. Lavar's big bonus was that if he hit 3 Pro Bowl years, he'd get a huge $5M bonus. Well, he already hit two, and so this year boy wonder had him sitting. It was sick! It was a joke! When he did play, he was a freak! I have a very good source on this, but the bottom line is, he would be a great addition to the Patriots D IMO!
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    A little of both, Bostonian. I live here too, and the bonus situation was brought up. So was the fact that Arrington was in the Joe Gibbs doghouse for the very reasons cited earlier - freelancing, questioning the team in the press, and as I recall, challenging coaches. By the time he emerged and got playing time again, other 'skins backers had become the stars. He came out all humble for a week or two, saying he just wanted to help the team win, then went into a repeating discussion with the press over how he was not wanted in Washington, and could not imagine playing another season here.

    It looked bad to my admittedly not "in the locker room" eye. But one thing I always say - there's a lot more I don't know than I do know.

    You can bet BB/Pioli did their due dilligence on Dillon (alliteration of the week,) and would do so again if considering Arrington. But I for one cannot see Arrington's problem being Dillon's, i.e., "just wanting to win." But then again, I was shocked when the Pats picked up Dillon too.

    Time will tell... but an Arrington signing would surprise me no end.

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