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(Mock) OUTRAGE (sorta): Pats to issue Troy Browns # this season?

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  1. Mogamedogz

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    Say it isn't so. :mad:

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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    I saw that earlier. It's kinda messed up.
    But, they are running out of #s.
    If they were to have some kind of "Ring of Honor' in the stadium, maybe they could release a bunch of #'s.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    despicable. after everything troy has done he is betrayed like this.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    Assuming he makes the team, can't they reassign him another number in the 80s once they get down to 53?
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    I love Troy as much as the next guy but the standard for retiring numbers has to be very high. Tom Brady high.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    Who currently wears #99 jersey? Can they put 3 digit numbers on uniform?
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    All non HOF #'s should be released.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    If anyone deserves to have their number retired, it's Troy Brown.

    They probably shouldn't have issued it. They haven't issued a #56 since Tippett retired or a #14 since Grogan despite the lack of official retirement.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    I don't think it's a sign of disrespect. Reality is there are only a limited amount of numbers available. 80 was one of them.The organization knows and respects what Troy Brown did and what his value was, the fans know the same. Obviously so does Smith:

    "By no means am I trying to fill Troy Brown’s shoes. He was a great player for this organization. Unfortunately, I have to follow in the same number,”


    A ring of honor would be great. He's a sure bet for the Patriots Hall of Fame. There's no reason to get all twisted over this.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    what happens if they retire all the numbers :eek:
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    But that's because they've been able to avoid it. The numbers simply didn't allow it at WR/TE right now; in any case, I expect that since at least one of the TEs currently on the roster won't be in a few months, he won't have 80 when the season starts. (Somehow, I don't think they're printing up the Alex Smith jerseys in bulk numbers right now.)
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    Maybe not quit Tom Brady high but close.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    I know everything is relative, and this is mostly semantics, but wouldn't you be better off saving your "outrage" for the guy down the street who abuses his wife rather than what jersey number your favourite team gives the new guy?

    The fact of the matter is, there are only a certain number of numbers available to use, no matter how great of a NE Patriot you think Brown was (and I think he was great).
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    Given that this is a football message board and not the abuse hotline, I'm going with "No" on this one.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    I think that we should hold out "outrage" until we hear what Troy has to say about it, if anything. If he is not "outraged" by it or even a little hurt, why should fans be?
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    Haha, that is why I threw the term relative in there.

    It never fails to amaze me how worked up people can get over their NFL team in May. And my friends say I am over the top. :)
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    Well, while I personally don't think they should retire any of the numbers because of the way the NFL rules limit alternatives, I'm just noting my opinion that, on a football board, this is far more worthy of outrage than anything short of Obama and Bush being caught together beating up one of Sally Struther's "starvation kids" while taunting him with a cookie.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    First of all Mike Wright wears 99, I'm not sure of the relevance of why you're asking, because a TE couldn't be issued that number, but it's Mike Wright.

    Second of all, no they certainly cannot use 3 digit numbers. The main reason is because there is no need to, not to mention it would look ridiculous, and you probably wouldn't be able to read it very well etc.

    Troy Brown probably does deserve to have 80 set aside FWIW, and I agree with whomever suggested that Smith most likely won't keep 80 once a TE or 2 drops off the roster. At least I hope not.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    With a 53 man roster, more than half of the available double digit numbers HAVE to be used. This is twice as much as hockey or baseball, and EIGHT times as many as basketball. There's no outrage here, just mathematics.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    For those getting all batchit crazy over the "OUTRAGE" part of the thread title... I was being half-satirical with it.

    My point is...Although a necessary evil, it still sucks that Troy's number is being assigned. Hopefully we won’t see anyone wearing it during the regular season anytime soon. Just seems wrong. :(
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    I believe TEs need to have jerseys in the 80s, and it might even be limited to 80-87, not sure. But so far the roster numbers in the 80s are:

    80-
    81-Moss
    82-Listorti
    83-Welker
    84-Watson
    85-DeVree
    86-Thomas
    87-Baker
    88-Aiken
    89-

    Not sure if he could have gotten 89 as I don't recall a TE with that number. The NFL has weird rules.

    Anyway, what do you suggest they do? It's a number.

    When one of the scrub TEs gets hurt, maybe he switches. It's a non-issue. In a few years, someone will be wearing 54, too.

    Hell, Vrabel was just given away for nothing, and you think they will hold back a jersey number?
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    This is about the dumbest 'tradition' in all of sports, not just football.
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    Chris Cooley, Redskins TE, is #47. :confused:
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    WR and TE are supposed to take numbers in the 80's, but if all the 80's are used up, then they can take a number in the 40's.
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    Did you just make that up?
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    No one can take 89 because it's retired. (Bob Dee)
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    I hope so. He is the Pats to me, as much as any player.
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    Relax people, its a number. Everybody on the team needs to have one and he got number 80 deal with it. Hopefully he will represent that number well but if he doesn't it wont make me or anybody else think of the number 80 differently.
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    Re: OUTRAGE: Pats to issue troy Browns # this season?

    #14 was worn by Vinny Testaverde in 2006 so it's been used before.
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    Smith has some large shoes to fill when he puts that shirt on. Troy's done so much for this team both on the field and off that fans will remember that #,always. The number may not be retired but I hope whoever wears it over the years represents it well,and that it doesn't get handed out lightly :(
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