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  1. PatsMyBoyz!

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    Apologies if this has already been addressed elsewhere but while catching up online,I saw a Reiss blurb noting Corey never made the trip (to the dismay of Buff).

    March 08, 2007
    Dillon update
    Running back Corey Dillon did not make his trip to the Buffalo Bills today. The Bills had hoped to host Dillon.

    Adam Caplan of scout.com first reported the news on Dillon. The Bills' media relations department confirmed that Dillon did not make the trip.

    Does this mean possible retirement or is he hoping to go elsewhere or?
     
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    or maybe Corey's price went up with them trading McGahee and needing a running back........
     
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    Dillon does not want to go back to a losing team. I'm sure he still has nightmares about his time with the Bengals. Any team that he signs with will be a playoff contender. Buffalo didn't make the playoffs and got worse on paper this off season so that pretty much explains his cancellation.

    I wouldn't be surprised if he joins a good team as a backup probably sometime after the draft. He still has something left.
     
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    I wish he was still here. I agree that he still has something left. He can be a valuable player at 10-15 touches a game. However, listening to Pioli's interview, it sounded like it was more of a Patriots' decision than Dillon wanting to leave.
     
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    he's running out of teams to go to
    whoever his agent is, isnt doin too well of a job as an advisor
    its not like corey is in a position where he can really stipulate like that where he wants to go and where he doesnt
     
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    ANYONE OUT THERE THINK WE SHOULD ATTEMPT TO RE-SIGN COREY? IF HE RUNS MEAN HE IS VERY TOUGH TO BRING DOWN !!!!! ALSO LETS NOT FORGET THE BRICK WALL LM RAN INTO AY END OF SEASON AND IN THE PLAYOFFS!!!! COREY WAS OUR BEST RB THREAT DOWN THE STRETCH-LETS GURANTEE HIM 15 CARRIES -I DON'T HAVE A LOT OF FAITH IN MORRIS!!! ALSO CD ALWAYS FOUND ENDZONE IN REDZONE OFFENSE!!!!
     
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    we'll have to check with miguel
    but we've prob already spent as much having morris here this yr as we would have having corey in here
    given the cap hit we took to cut corey

    plus i have a decent amount of faith in morris
    i think he has more in the tank than corey right now
    remember how slow corey looked the last two yrs beantownbob?
     
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    http://patriots.bostonherald.com/patriots/view.bg?articleid=187407

    what opportunity is avail that IS what ur lookin for?
    i kinda feel bad for clock killin

    here are locations i think are possible, but none seem to be exactly what hes lookin for (winner AND place he can get 15 plus carries)

    pitt-would only get like 8-10 carries and goal line like he was gettin here
    titans-team on the rise, could be good fit if chris brown isnt coming back
    philly-wouldnt get enough carries
    chicago-could be decent spot
    green bay-i dont see them goin with another aging rb
    minnesota-could be nice two headed monster with chester cheetah
    tampa-would be the thunder to cadillacs lightning

    none seem like a perfect fit though
    i guess the closest things to a perfect marriage here are chicago, minnesota, and tampa
     
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    How about a possible backup in St. Louis? Steven Jackson and Corey Dillion would be a nightmare for teams. I'll make a prediction, if we can get that run stuffing DT, and we have a healthy Corey Dillion, I would not be shocked to see the Rams in the Super Bowl. Then again, we do play in the NFC, so it is possible.

    But, if he did not want to go to Buffalo, he sure would not want to go to Minnesota, because they are going to be real bad nextyear. The team is already revolting against their Head Coach, Brad Childress, who I never thought was a bad hire. Chicago is not going anywhere, with Rex Grossman as the QB. I know they got to the dance lastyear, but I will shock some people, the Bears are going to have a downfall, and the Packers will win the NFC North.
     
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    I don't know if this has been mentioned before but this is what I'm thinking. Dillon had no intentions of retiring. The Patriots approached him about taking a pay cut and he balked. They agreed to give him his release to try and find a better deal and if he can't they will bring him back at whatever price they had previously discussed. Thoughts?
     
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    Alk,

    Might well be true, but with Morris in the mix, that'd be a tough row to hoe. Personally, I'd think hard about the Cardinals. James didn't do squat down there, but with a revamped O line, they might well make a good run at the Division title.

    Barring that, there's always the Colts now that Rhodes has left town.......

    Or retirement..... :rolleyes:
     
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    i would hate him forever if he went and played for the colts
     
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    Keegs,

    Oh, I agree... don't get me wrong. I am just thinking out loud here.

    I really like Dillon, and I wish him well, but I hope that if he signs with another team, it's an NFC one.

    Respects,
     
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    even if i ever had a son and he got drafted by the Colts i would disown him, then buy his jersey and pee on it.:D ok im kidding there

    Couldn't he sign with the 49ers?
     
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    The Cards will not be doing anything nextyear, until they can get an OLine. It is going to take a couple of years, before Grimm and Whisenhunt will be able to make the Cards into a playoff team.
     
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    Keegs,

    The hardest day of my life... well, not THE hardest, but right up there, was when my son announced he was a Raiders fan.....

    If you had been there, you would have seen the blood actually drain from my wife's face. She honestly thought I was going to kill him. I just calmly left the room, grabbed my Patriot's hat, and headed out the door. Made a trip to the local pub for a couple of pints.

    My wife (God bless her) told my son to disappear for a coupla days.

    Having now been a father, I can honestly say that I completely understand why my own father has no hair. I don't blame him at all for drinking....... :)

    Respects,
     
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    ha that's hilarious.

    How the hell did he become a raider fan?
    how old is he?
    did he pretend he was a pats fan or something?
     
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    Keegs,

    He's 19. I suspect that that is the average age for most Raider fans. He's just enamoured with all the costumes and make up. I told him if he wants costumes and make up there's plenty of jobs in the Theater district......

    My son is actually a damned fine musician, and probably has a good future there. However, he has a lot to learn about the rest of life.... especially living in a Patriot's Fan House. I'll forgive a man many many things, but wearing a division rival cap into my house is not one of them.

    Respects,
     
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    That could be...once the final cap tallies are in (esp in view of the Donte signing) we'll have a better idea.
    I'd love to see him back as a purely situational player. He's definitely got some left in the tank but not enough to be Maroney's only sidekick,that much was obvious.
    I feel badly for him,too. Initially I thought the Jests would take him but I'm glad they didn't. I really don't want to see him in our division so it's also good he didn't go to Buffalo.
    And if your scenario is correct then maybe his declining Buffalo indicates a willingness on his part to renegotiate?
    We'll see.
     

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