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    BostonHerald.com - Blogs: The Blitz» Blog Archive » James Sanders scripts an ideal return to New England, wants to show it was a ‘mistake’ to let him go

    James was a good player here for 6 years,but I can't remember too many games where I was really super glad he played safety for us.

    It appears he might have some hard feelings remaining from being released and wants to show up how wrong it was :rolleyes:

    If Sanders ends up doing something that ends up being the real reason we lose this game I will really start to worry :eek:
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    Maybe Sanders doesn't get roasted by Manningham who knows. What we do know is he's better than Ihedigbo,Barrett,and Sergio Brown. Always like Sanders solid player and will never forget this play James Sanders Seals Patriots Win - YouTube
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    Against Gronkowski and Hernandez is probably not the best situation to prove his worth.
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    It was a mistake, at least for last year. He was better than all our safeties except Chung last year.
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    Sorry but that was a hell of a catch as well. He doesn't make that...colts would have won that game
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    It's a decent catch. I think people do overrate him heavily. He left us and did next to nothing.
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    Will he do that if he faces the Falcons, 'cause they let him go too. Whatever it takes to motivate yourself...

    He was a good guy and he served a limited purpose at times of necessity. He showed up in less than ideal shape in 2011 and he didn't have the kind of talent margin to survive that. He also seemed to be a little out of sorts about usage in light of his contract. Bill seldom compounds an error.
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    He should have proved BB wrong while he was here ...

    But he didn't - so who cares.
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    Agreed.

    I know that some players use perceived (or real) slights against them to try and gain an advantage, to build themselves up to a higher level of energy and desire.

    However, it has been my experience that real pros do so quietly, without all the thud & blunder, and without having to let everyone around them know about it.

    If it's a personal slight, deal with it personally. It makes any real revenge that much sweeter.
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    Has Belichick ever let anyone go and really regretted it? When they leave here, their careers go downhill.
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    He is being ridiculous and the whole idea of him being anything other than a depth safety who was forced into a starting role, playing adequately and subsequently being moved off the roster as Belichick continued the process of rebuilding the D on the fly is the stuff of B grade fiction.
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    Ted Larcen said Hi....So does this weeks opponents ILB Paris Lenon.

    He has let a few go that worked out for them but it's not the norm.
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    Ted and Paris who?
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    Ted is starting OL for the Bucs ( we could use him as depth now )

    Paris is starting LB for the Cards and had a nice game last week...2 sacks,9 tackles
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    Didn't Mike Smith choose not to retain him last? I would of thought last season would of been the year for Sanders to prove BB wrong.

    Why are we taking quotes from depth safeties that have not played a game for us since 2010 anyway.
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    I'll never forget Paris getting juked by that QB in the preseaon. He bought it so bad the QB could have run underneath him into the endzone. He was really too small to play here, but I'm glad he was able to find success elsewhere.
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    Sanders could of played here if he didn't make so much money. He was a cap causality, but probably would have been worth keeping knowing what we know now about Brown and Barrett.
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    Sanders was a decent bottom of the rotation player who was smarter than he was good. When he was forced to play significant time in the secondary, he became a liability in coverage. His paycheck was the difference between him and Ihedigbu. Lets not also forget that he's now washed out of TWO programs, not just ours.

    I wish him well, but this "proving us wrong" crap is rather disappointing.
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    I honestly had to look up where he played, but the Cards makes sense this week...anyway, a football player wants to prove all his doubters wrong! news at 11!
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    Have you actually watched the bucs, because i have. And he sucks. I wonder if he would even be playing if their og didn't blow his knee against us. The dude gets pushed around every time i see him and they are lucky their qb is mobile.
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    I can respect Sanders for wanting to prove to a coach that cut him that it was a mistake

    I'd expect any athlete to feel that way

    And just because Sanders didn't fit here doesn't mean he can't be a good contributor in another system.

    The bottom line is that Belichick elevated the guys that earned a spot on his roster and cut the guys that didn't. Sanders doesn't have to take that personally - but if he wants to use it for motivation, so be it.
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    Oh i know. But he came up huge that game
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    James Sanders knew our system and I would have liked for him to have some/most of the 2011 reps of Ihedigbo, Barrett and Brown.

    All of these three made the roster instead of James Sanders. Belichick chose the three he wanted for the team (plus Chung).

    I don't think that it is hindsight for us to say that the decision sucked. Almost all of said that at the time. This transaction was the major WTF moment of the 2011 off-season.
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    ultimately, the Pats made it to the Super Bowl...are you inferring we would have won that game if Sanders was playing for the Pats? I would disagree with that...
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    Please,the superbowl winning pats mentioned slights in their weekly radio interviews all the time
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    I'd phrase this as "he made the move that he felt was in the best interest of the team."

    I have a hard time believing he wanted to cut Sanders.
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    You could never know, actually. but i think that with him, there was a slightly better chance to win the game than with those three stooges.

    I always appreciated players wanting to prove those who cut them wrong, i can always respect that and i hope he will. not against us.
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    For those saying that Wilson would've been better for us than Ihedigbo last year, how do you know this? Did you watch him play? I personally didn't watch a Falcons game all year, but seeing how his team didn't bother to resign him he obviously didn't impress too many people there. And btw this is coming from someone who hated the decision to cut him so I'm not trying to insist BB never makes a mistake, but maybe he really did lose a step and you can't assume he'd have been his usual self had he been here.
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    this is an excellent post. very concise and well thought out. i have just one question. who the hell is wilson ?
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