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  1. PatriotDynasty_12

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    I know most you hate ESPN and their reporters but I thought this might interest osme of you. What do you think of that possibly happening?


    11.20 John Clayton w/ Schopp on WGR 550

    Go to like 5:45 in the video
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    Id love too see LJ in a Pats uniform for the right price of course of I wouldnt overpay for a RB at his age.
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    Could be like Cory Dillon all over again...
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    I'd be pretty stunned if LJ becomes a Pat. Not sure what his contract situation is (didn't click the link, at work) but even if it was palatable for KC to cut him, I'm not sure why they would, unless he is just too much of a malcontent.

    From the Pats POV, unless he came for pretty much bottom dollar, I don't see it. I suppose he could replace Lamont Jordan's role, but LJ is still good enough to start and can sign somewhere and get starter or at least 50/50 reps. Heck, he'd be a brilliant signing for the Saints to pair with Bush.
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    Wow. I don't know what to make of this. If people thought our '07 offense was nasty, what will our '09 offense look like with Larry Johnson in the backfield?
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    Corey Dillon (2003 season with Bengals)
    Age: 30

    Top 3 Games

    Week 1: 73 Yards / 0 TD
    Week 2: 80 Yards / 1 TD
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    Best Season Before: 1,435 yards (2000)

    Larry Johnson (2008 season with Chiefs)
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    Dude... I could replace Jordan on the squad. So could my Aunt Ruth for that matter. How hard is it to NOT PLAY FOOTBALL?
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    Larry Johnson would not be a third string running back.

    As for those who didn't click the link, the exact quote...

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    Jordan is still twice the back Maroney is.
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    Now you've done it...
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    LJ's in the Antowain Smith post-2001 stage of his career. It'd be another rent-a-RB. We really haven't had a franchise RB since Martin, and he didn't stick around beyond 3 seasons.
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    Would be a decent move. Buy low.
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    What the? The guy ran for 198 yards in week 4.....
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    Disagree. He still has a few good years in him and he is well rested this year. This would be a HUGE acquision ALA Dillon. They are comparible backs and in comparible situations.
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    That was kind of my point (though I didn't make it well). As much as people hate on Maroney, he'll still be in the mix for top touches in 09. Also, I think Morris has one more year in the tank. Faulk as well. So that basically means any other RB -- bet it Jordan or LJ -- is going to be way down on the list.

    Of course, Morris could get hurt again and not recover, and who knows, maybe they completely cut Maroney (though I doubt it given what he's shown when healthy & his contract).

    IMO, the move only make sense if both Morris & Jordan aren't in the team's 09 plans. I actually think a RBBC of LJ with Maroney as the COP would be pretty solid, but I don't see if happening.

    Look for LJ to land in Tampa Bay, Land of the Veterans.
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    No need unless he signs for very cheap. Hope we focus on defense next offseason especially in the secondary.
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    I think it is much more probable that Chad Johnson sings with Bill Belichick. Bill has laughed at Ocho's good natured self promotion. Like Mr. Dillon he would provide a contrast to eliminate the constant double teaming of Mr. Moss.
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    lol as would I
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    Smith had 1,047 career carries at age 30 heading into the 2002 season. Johnson already has more carries than that and will be 30 by midseason of next year. Smith declined and I was fearing that of Johnson as well.

    However I will concede...

    Dillon had many more career carries by age 30 and had the most productive season of his NFL career in 2004, his first year with the Pats.

    I also forgot about his two huge performances in September of this year. So I've reconsidered, and if LJ can come affordable next year, I would like to have him aboard. The KC offensive line isn't the force it used to be 5-6 years ago.
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    Like Brandon Jacobs, Larry Johnson is one of those backs that needs very good run blocking up front to be effective. The thought of LJ in the Pats backfield sounds nice on paper but he looks worn down. Also, the Pats O-line doesn't excel in run blocking. The only way the Pats should consider trading for LJ is if it's for a garage sale. In the end, I would rather have the Pats trade their second rounder (acquired from Chargers) to the Bengals for Chad Johnson.
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    while i doubt it will happen, the thought does intrigue me. Not sure how he would fit in.

    Although he is 29, he didn't start the first few years since he was behind Holmes... not sure how many miles he really has on him.
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    I'd really need to know the price to decide if it would be good or not.

    Herm essentially ran him into the ground in 2005/2006 (826 touches in 2 years!) and he was a shell of himself before breaking down in 2007. You take out the 1 monster game against the enver Broncos (there is no d there) and he is avergaing 3.4 yards per rush this year - similar to 07.

    He certainly remains a star name with a star paycheck and is a solid player but he isn't the guy who ran for 3,140 yards and 33 TDs in a 25 game span in 05/06.
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    Clayton is pretty much wrong about everything all the time. I'll give him credit for saying it with such authority, but I doubt he has any inside info or anything. Merely conjecture.
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    i would rather draft Chris "Beanie" Wells in this upcoming draft
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