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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Apparently several players just didn't show the coaches they are worth keeping:
    Welbourn, Flynn, Hobson, Bryant, Gutierrez, Redd.

    Congrats to Lewis Sanders, Ventrone, Connolly, Guyton and CJ Jones.

    Of course, these players are all still vulnerable.
     
  2. lazarusinthesanatorium

    lazarusinthesanatorium Rookie

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    Very mature Post... There should be a Congratulotory Thread for these Guys who have busted their butts this summer in order to be a part of This Great Football Team... I agree with you, Good for them...
     
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    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Of course, congrats to the guys who made it!!

    I just hope that Spann stays on the PS and eventually makes it to the 53.

    Richardson presumably has an engraved invitation to the PS of his own, considering the lack of CB depth. Presumably, he's not yet ready to contribute because of injury.
     
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    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    #12 Jersey

    Congrats also to whoever is getting a game-check award before going down to the PS to make room for Faulk, etc. E.g., I'm guessing C. J. Jones is in that category.
     
  5. Canada's #1 Pats Fan

    Canada's #1 Pats Fan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    That's exactly who I was thinking would go down when Faulk comes back.
     
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    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    While its nice to say congratulations here.....how many players do you think read this crap? Save it for when you see them in person. Most posts are questions/opinions based on what we get to see in our limited access. We often ask questions of others to see if they are seeing things the same, and we all develop favorites. Its our community, but dont fool yourself, the players arent part of it. If you watch Discovery chanel do you congratulate the Lion?? LOL
     
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    spacecrime Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    No, but sometimes I laugh at jackasses.

    Ha ha ha.
     
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    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    11-5 i said it all along
     
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    BadMoFo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    you know what it is
     
  10. Patjew

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    I wouldn't have been surpirsed if Hobson or Bryant was cut. But both of them being cut surprises me. Not that one has anything to do with the other, it just seemed unlikely. Did anyone here not have either one on their 53?

    I thought Spann had a real chance to avoid the cuts.
     
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    jeffbiologist Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

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    No I dont, but I guess you do so please...what it is??
     
  12. PatsFan24

    PatsFan24 In the Starting Line-Up

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    well it must be really heartbreaking for a player to learn he did not make the team after busting his butt all offseason for a chance at it. hopefully they will play pro ball somewhere in the nfl or the cfl
     
  13. MoLewisrocks

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    At least you called it crap, so if they do read this that should make them feel better.

    Players and their friends and families do lurk on these sites more than the overwrought bashers who call themselves fans care to think. Hopefully they understand that most of what is posted here is crap rooted in football arrogance and ignorance, under the guise of some form of twisted passion for this team and the game. Still, knowing how foolish the people bashing you with such vehemence are likely doesn't take the sting out of what is said. Fans expect all sorts of warm and fuzzy loyalty from players yet give little in return. The guys who cut or keep them at least respect the effort that it took them to get even this far. Less than 300 guys a season make an NFL roster in any way, shape or form. That's less than half the number of armchair geniuses gracing this lowly message board on an average day, quite a few of whom were born convinced they know more about the game than the people who actually get paid to play it and coach it and manage it.

    How anyone can find something to complain passionately about relative to a team that has managed to win 80% of the games it's in played over the last several seasons is beyond me...
     
  14. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Can I second that one?? I've lived throgh the entire history of the Patriots and it is a differernt and special time..and I think more should understand that..it's one of perspective..people who complain now are nit picking...and I can imagine where and what they'd be saying years ago..for instance the last time the Pats were 0-4 in preseason with Rod Rust at the helm. Many would not even be fans...there have been some tough times making complaining now almost laughable.
     
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    Absolutely. If your son is halfway across the country, working his butt off as a longshot to make an NFL roster, don't you Google his name obsessively?

    Thanks, Mo. Guys like Antwain Spann, C.J. Jones, Bam Childress who keep in shape, keep working hard, keep giving their all year after year just knocking on the door of the NFL deserve a lot of respect, IMO.
     
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    Hear hear, which is why those "bum" and "going back to K-mart" posts always bug me".
     
  17. Zeke_Mowatt

    Zeke_Mowatt Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I'll second that second (is that a third or a fourth?). :D
     
  18. vyrago

    vyrago 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Beautifully said and the sentiment is shared by many (I'd like to think most) of us on this board.
     
  19. JMarr

    JMarr In the Starting Line-Up

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    I respect your opinions, but in terms of underhandedly bashing other posters, this is a new low for you. I'll never know how the heartbreak of being on the verge of celebrity, and busting your butt for it, only to barely miss out will feel. But like it or not, these players are fair game (from informed and uninformed fans alike) for the same reasons the law defines libel differently when it comes to public figures.
    For such a lowly message board you're on here an a lot.
     
  20. Sean Pa Patriot

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    I know they have a plan, but this smells like 05 to me with the secondary issuies.. its going to be a work in progress, it would have been with Bryant it will be even more without him
     
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