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  1. theONLYJerseypatsfan

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    He would come DIRT cheap and would be great in the inside linebacker position....one more quality ILB would give us IMMENSE depth.

    To all those that would say no due to his past problems should remember that peer pressure can also make you an model citizen.
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    No.

    Some people are turds no matter what.

    P.S. I honestly wouldn't be shocked if/when someone posts a "Rae Carruth might be able to help this team" thread
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    You kiss your mother with that sarcastic mouth?
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    i for one am impressed with Odell's maturity and fundamental understanding of the law.
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    Huh? Are you his agent? Great? Quality? Has he even played the last 2 years?
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    My mother is dead








    KIDDING! :singing:
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    Thurmann was a good linebacker when he was in the league...and its not like he is 35 and wants one more crack at NFL stardom. And yes, adding a LB who would be a starter in most other clubs into your rotation is GREAT depth
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    Although Odell has been trouble, looks like the Bengals are still going to get some bad PR in this case.

    Also, he'd have to go through waivers.
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    I'll be honest I don't remember all the details of Thurmann's transgressions off the top of my head except it was for breaking the substance abuse policy and that fight him and his brother were implicated in Georgia (though nothing came about from it).

    However I think the fact that a LB starved team like the Bengals released him, speaks volumes as towards either his character, his dedication to football, or to his current playing ability.

    EDIT: Read the post above this, and if its true well the Bengals are turds as well
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    He (presumably) wasn't re-instated last season because he failed to meet with his probation officer in July - which shows pretty poor decision-making. But aside from that fight where no charges were filed, he hasn't had any run-ins concerning substance abuse, which is what I would be concerned with if I were the Patriots. He would come cheap and, provided he's taken the necessary steps to curb his problems, there's little doubting his talent. Who knows if football is important to him, though, considering all that's happened.

    Does anyone know what kind of trouble he got into when he was at the University of Georgia? Granted, it's been a long time, but I'm curious.
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    I wouldn't mind bringing this guy into the fold if they could sign him to a "prove it" deal. Win/win for the Pats.
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    He seems like the kind of guy the Raiders, Cowboys and COLTS would fight to sign.

    :D
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    Fixed it for ya.
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    The guy has had a lot of issues, but if Florio got it right that the cause of his release was missing a voluntary workout that was the day after his grandmother's funeral (the woman who raised him),

    then the applause I would usually give to the Bengals for eliminating a problem guy from their roster becomes a definite boo.

    nice fix, by the way!
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    Thurmann left Georgia after only his Sophmore year, at least a year early, so he is about the same age as some of the guys that were just drafted.

    He wa an absolute beast at Georgia, however, he had serious drinking problems, which may or may not have hastened his departure from Georgia.

    That being said, it is not like he is off shooting people with his expensive gun. Chris Carter almost drank himslef out of the league in Philly, and once he got himself straigtened out, he was a superstar.

    I would love to see the Pats take a shot at him, what is it going to hurt their public image? I say imbrace the hate, bring in Odell, make Godell hand him the Lombardi next year.
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    How did that old song go? Oh yeah. "NO NO, NO, NO NO NO NO NO NO".
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    I'd have no problem with them taking a shot on him, the guy has talent. It isn't like it would be a huge risk.

    I think the most interesting thing about this transaction is the Bengals are making Dhani Jones the starting MLB, and ex-Patriot ST'er Corey Mays the primary backup. All I can say is yikes.
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    I am kinda torn here.....I usually like to take low risk high reward chances on guys like these, it takes alot for me not to want to (see pacman), but I think we have a lot going into our LB position this year and I don't think there is much room for a flier guy like Odell.

    Who would you rather odell or Seau because I am not sure the is much room for either and I doubt there is any room for both.
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    Re: Odell Thurmann Released.......

    ILB? No thanks, I'd rather re-sign Seau and call it a day. Between Mayo, Hobson, Bruschi, Seau, (and AD if they want to play him inside) that's more than enough talent at ILB. :rocker:
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Jets pick him up. They're throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks and they're pretty high on the waiver list.
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