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  1. National Sports Advisors

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    Can anyone dig up the articles from last year when we played at Minnesota and in the week leading upto that game Maroney took shots at his former coach Glen Mason at Minnesota? I remember Mason used to tell Maroney to hit the damm hole in college and stop dancing. I think Mason's frustrations are the same that BB and the coaches have with Maroney this year, which is why he finds his can on the sideline when we get inside the 20 and need our RB to hit the hole.:mad:
     
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    Did Maroney borrow your lawnmower and not return it or something? Does he steal your newspaper? Did you catch him with twelve items in the "Ten Items or Less" line?
     
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    I found it. Here's his quotes on his former coach. So, it's ok for him to take shots at his former coach, but not ok for fans like me to take shots at Maroney when he's not doing HIS job?

    Here's the link for full article: http://www.mnheadhunter.com/mh/2006/11/index.html

    From the Star Tribune article Maroney says Mason can utilize talent better and Mercury News article Former Gopher Maroney appears to have his doubts about Mason:

    Asked if he had heard about the "Fire Mason" chants during recent home games, former Gophers running back Laurence Maroney, a rookie first-round draft pick of the New England Patriots, said, "I'm not going to get up on that because it's none of my business. But we [Minnesota] got a great group of guys that can play.

    "Sometimes, I feel like Mason doesn't realize the talent that he does have. He overlooks a lot of people. I don't know for what reason, but he overlooks a lot of people. He doesn't give them a chance. They have a great receiving corps, a great running back corps, and he just doesn't know how to use what he has sometimes."

    And:

    During his first two seasons at Minnesota, Maroney teamed with Marion Barber III, now a key member of the Dallas Cowboys' backfield.

    "Even though I did play a lot, there was a lot more than me and Marion," Maroney said.

    "We had great receivers. We had [Aaron] Hosack and a lot of other receivers.

    "I don't think [Mason] knew how much talent he really had on the team. I think he got so far caught up into how good we were running the ball. If we wanted to, we could have spread the field effectively.

    "But it's been like that for awhile," Maroney added. "They've been stuck in this running mentality that they really don't know what type of receivers they have. So they really haven't given them a chance."

    And:

    Mason didn't seem upset by Maroney's comments when contacted Wednesday evening.

    "I believe in freedom of speech," Mason said. "I've always had a great relationship with Laurence. He never expressed anything like that to me."

    Maroney said Mason's coaching wasn't a factor in him leaving school early for the NFL. He leads the Patriots and all NFL rookies in rushing with 361 yards on 86 carries (a 4.2-yard average) with three touchdowns.

    "I rushed for 1,000 yards every year in college. What else was there to prove?" he said.

    "Did I want to take my next 200 or 300 hits in college or the NFL?"


    Maroney emphasized that he feels Mason should keep his job.


    "I don't think they need a new coach," he said. "I just think he needs to open his eyes and look at his team."
     
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    NSA is getting worse than NEM in beating a dead horse. Man, just ask on one of the other thousand Maroney threads.

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    Everything Maroney said sounds reasonable to me.
     
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    So why wasn't he man enough to tell Mason to his face when he was on the team? Mason said he never said these things to him. Imagine if a former pats player left and said that about BB. The homer brigade would be trashing that player left and right. You know it and I know it. I just find it funny how the GREAT Maroney can pop off about the way his former coach does his job and suggest he needs to quote "open his eyes", but NOBODY can tell Maroney about his running style and how he should change some things because, according to Maroney, his running style was good enough to get drafted in the 1st rd. This kid is a punk.
     
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    LOL! Good one. Hey, I'm sorry, but I'm not going to give this kid a free ride just because we are 10-0. This kid needs a kick in the backside and needs to step his game up because we may need this kid down the stretch.
     
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    Thanks for once again showing why your opinion is less than worthless.
     
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    Hey, how is it any different than TO taking shots at Parcells after yesterday's game? Parcells no longer coaches the Cowboys and Maroney no longer plays for Minnesota. Maroney, just like TO, is a punk for throwing mud on somebody for no reason. Funny, but how would Maroney like it if Mason came out today and said Maroney dances too much and needs to hit the hole? I'll bet you dollars to doughnuts that Maroney wouldn't like it.
     
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    Maroney's awesome. You're entitled to think what you want, but I'm entitled to know you're an idiot.
     
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    There is a big difference in a player drafted in the first round and playing in the NFL voicing his opinion on his former coache's posisble shortcomings and some nitwit fan on a message board or a mediot criticizing an NFL players running style. If you don't get that, and I can just tell you don't, then it is what it is.

    Is Maroney a little immature and perhaps too open and playfully chatty - yeah, I can see that. But Bill and that team will likely modify anything they don't appreciate about him internally, if in fact he has a problem. I think too many in the fan base are behind the curve on our new offense, which is not a power running offense any longer no matter how much we miss that aspect of it at times.

    Bill is on WEEI now talking about cold weather games. He says only wind is a problem. Snow actually negates pass rushing. Pointed to the Oakland playoff game.

    Also just said Maroney and Faulk were dinged although both could have returned but there was simply no need for them to.
     
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    Really, what more needs to be said? The Chicken Littles get to look stupid once again.
     
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    That's hardly what I'd call "bashing." :rolleyes:
     
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    If this is considered 'bashing' then some people here have very THIN skins. I don't see anything all that controversial here. MAroney said that his coach overlooked some guys and was focused on the running game instead of the passing game. He also said he thought Mason should KEEP his job! Wow, talk about making mountains out of molehills.

     
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    of course it's not Bashing this is NSA spinning the things he wants to support his agenda he doesn't have the No TD's thing to throw up there now. So he needs to find something else to bash him about I really think what Fixit said as got to be true

     
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