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    Wow, that's awful. He's been a really good player for us but I hope he's thinking long-term health over football right now.
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    Damn, he looked good monday rushing the passer. But his long term health is far more important. Should seriously consider hanging it up.
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    cunningham better step it up...oh wait he's made of glass.
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    Like so many others, he may be forced to prematurely walk away from the game. I'd hate to see it. The man was really evolving into a really really good player. I love everything about him. However, his long-term health is so much more important in the grand scheme of things. He needs to really start thinking of that, assuming he hasn't already
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    That is some bad luck. He's turning into an excellent situational pass rusher for the Pats. Damn it.
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    So tragic, i've always considered Wright as the dark horse in that line. terrible situation to be in.
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    That sucks. I was so happy to see him out there after missing so much time last year…on a play that no one really seems to know how the end result was a concussion.

    I hope he is financially set up to walk away if that is what it comes to.
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    Nothing to consider. Life is long. Don't ruin it just to play for the balance of one more season.
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    I didn't like it when Bruschi came back and at this point I don't want Wright coming back either.

    Get out while you have your health and can enjoy life! Knees, shoulders, etc are one thing. Don't mess around with your head or your heart.

    Good luck to Mike and I hope he gets better for himself and his family.
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    Hoping for a quick recovery for Mike ....
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    This is it for him I'd have to think. Too bad, I really liked the way he played.
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    Seems once your prone to concussions its easy to get another, he has to take that into consideration, I would think he hangs it up also.
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    Mike, thanks for everything. We love you. Think about retiring, please...
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    Given how severe the last concussion was it is very serious that he gets another concussion in his first regular season back, it will hurt this team but his health and family are much more important.
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    Exactly.

    The medically prudent thing to do was quit after last season.

    If it took one more concussion for him to feel good that he tried his hardest to keep playing, fine. (And by the way, I bet he made a few million dollars more because he made the roster this year.) But Wright has taken enough serious, life-threatening/life-altering damage. It's time to stop, sad as that is for him, and regrettable as it is for the team.
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    I agree, but at the same point him having a concussion is hurting thyis team b/c he occupies a Roster Spot. He should retire for his health and for the best interewsts of the Patriots


    Thnx Mike

    I'd love to keep the dude but concussions are no jokes and this will be a reoccuring problem going forward
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    The Pats can take care of the roster his health is the issue now.
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    I'm sure he wants to get full pay for his year, even against the best interests of the team.

    So I expect this to eventually wind up with him on IR and THEN retiring without playing another down of football.
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    If I'm him, I'm hasta la vista, baby, and if I'm the team, I'm hasta la vista baby.
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    Agree 100%. Even if he wants to keep playing, someone should step in and save Mike Wright. Like a corner man in boxing who knows it is dangerous for his fighter to continue even if the fighter wants to push on. Someone needs to toss the towel for this good man.
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    As much as I hate to say it, I agree. If he can't get through two games (he did play against the G-Men) without a concussion, he really needs to be thinking about retirement.

    OTOH, money is not quite as important an issue as it used to be, b/c the new CBA allows players who are forced to retire b/c of injuries to collect up to $1.5M in salary over two years.
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    Guys - Mike is guaranteed the rest of his contract for this year because he was on the roster as of September 9th. In addition, he'd get another $1 million next year.

    I hate that Wright got another concussion. I was one of the few who said he should hang it up this past off-season because I've seen what it can do to great athletes (Pat LaFontaine, Marc Savard, Eric Lindros, Dave Duerson, etc).

    I also have to wonder if Wright switched helmets to a safer version or if he stuck with the same one from last year. I noticed that Brady switched helmets.

    One would also wonder if Wright has that special mouth guard that one dentist developed that also is supposed to help prevent concussions.

    Either way, Mike should hand them up. For his family.
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    Put Wright on IR and Re-Sign Moore would be best for Mike's health and the team

    Better yet Mike should retire,we don't need another Ted Johnson scenerio Where injury exceeds football career
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    Thanks for the memories Mike, but you really need to get out now while the gettin's good.
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    Time to bring back Gerard Warren.
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    No complaints here. I would be all for either Moore (DE) or Warren (DT), depending on how Belichick would like to use the spot on the D-line..IF he chooses to use it on the D-line, although one would certainly assume that he would.

    Since Wright was utilized primarily as an inside DT, I would think that you may be correct that Warren will be one of the first to come to mind. Especially if he is simply replacing one for the other. However, it will remain to be seen if Belichick wants someone of more versatility for both inside and out.

    Then again, Mike is a competitor, and we aren't even sure as to what extent the latest concussion is. Even though it doesn't bode too well that he has already gotten another one, I am not going to write him off just yet.
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    A concussion is a concussion. The extent of it doesnt matter to me at this point. Wright has a history of concussion problems and it's not good that he missed most of last season because of concussion and then has another one in his FIRST game back.

    We are deeper at DE considering we have Carter, Ellis, Anderson, Cunningham, Ninkovich.

    DT we only have Wilfork, Haynesworth, Love, Pryor... and Haynesworth has never played a full 16 game season. Bringing G Warren back would be the best thing to do.
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    Oh, no doubt. It's horrible to hear.

    Regardless, I am not writing him off until we hear more about it.
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    I was another of those who said hang it up.

    We were in the minority, I think, but we weren't alone.

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