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    Per Ridley's "sources" (which, although Ridley is relatively new on the Boston scene, have been pretty good) on 7News at 11 Saturday night.

    He also says the Pats are considered favorites to land Thomas.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    Good stuff. :rocker:
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    so you think this is a good pickup or what?
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    Zach (and his boy Taylor) have wanted to play for the Pats for years now. He will take less money to play here and IMO, he can still play.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    Well, let's not count our chickens before they hatch. But if the Pats determine tomorrow that Thomas is healthy enough to play, then sure. As TJ said to Reiss during the week, Zach is a little undersized for a 3-4 ILB in terms of taking on guards, but his will to win and overall skills are undeniable.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    if he is healthy BB will find a spot for him .Especially if bruschi and seau come back it helps our rotation a bit. Plus he is a respected player in the league a good locker room presence which helps our PR a bit which we can use.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I am really looking forward to some potentially good news.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I'd rather have Jason Talyor
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I'd rather have Tom Sizemore.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I'd prefer to get younger at this spot. A fresh body as part of a rotation is great, but when you have Seau, who just had his first healthy season in years, Bru, who seemd to wear down a bit, and Zack Thomas, coming off of a season with concusion-related issues, I would be a bit concerned.

    That being said, in BB I trust. Thomas has proven himself to be the consumate professional, a game changer at one time, and certainly a more than capable player at this stage of his career when healthy.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    only if he can take LeKevin's spot
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    On the other hand, if his head is OK, his body should be in good shape from almost an entire season off.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I hope we sign him up.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I'd rather have Adriana Lima.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    In BB we Trust, you got it right. BB says hes a good fit, or any player for that matter...we should be excited. Id love to see Zach in NE, so he too can finally get a chance at a ring and be on a winning team.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I really don't want another old, oft-injured MLB. let's get serious and get some fresh legs in there. This notion of "MLB by committee of old guys" concept has to go. Especially when this guy is too small to have ever worked in Pats scheme anyway.

    Let's pass on this.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    Good pickup ... only veterans can play LB here ... there will be some every year and this year it's Zach ... let's hope.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    I'm baffled how this helps us.
     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    You really think that Thomas is not an upgrade over Lua?

     
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    Re: Larry Ridley: Zach Thomas visiting Pats on Sunday

    He probably would be........ as long as he can count to ten if he gets his bell rung again.
     
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