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  1. Fencer

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    Adalius Thomas is on the free agent market and the talk league-wide now is that he wants to get paid.

    If that is true, scratch the Dolphins from the list of teams that might be interested in him.

    But if Thomas indeed wants to play the New England Patriots twice this season as is rumored, and if he is willing to play for a reasonable salary, he might make sense for the Dolphins.


    Of course he'd like to get paid and start and stick it to the Pats. But he's no Brett Favre ...
     
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    Dolphins sourced reports from two days ago stated they aren't interested in old players (their characterization) since they just let their own walk (and he was likely more talented and potentially productive).

    I think AD will be on the unemployment line for a while. Kinda like Ty Law was for his last few seasons...
     
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    I hope he does play against us because he's useless - no way on earth he covers WW or mini-Wes if they are playing the slot. Vollmer would run him over anyway
     
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    Sounds like he's got a super-inflated sense of his real worth.
     
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    With the little access to film I have, Ive seen AD get stonewalled by tightends, average left tackles and even Garrard ( the most priceless one ). I doubt he could move Vollmer/Light/Crumpler.

    He looked like a beast on the ravens when he was alongside Lewis and other such beasts in an aggressive system, and he did well on ours playing ILB when Brady got us a 21 pt lead and we did playcalls like it was Madden; and just blitz endlessly.

    He showed his true potential this season, in which if he's asked to do OLB roles that he's just a complete bust.
     
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    Yep, every year there's more and more of these guys, who had diminishing returns yet want to be the highest paid player in the league. You just know there's an agent behind him saying, "Look at the teams you've played on, you deserve $$$!!!"
     
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    Good analogy - and I agree. AD's play is not worth more than vet minimum at this point. His own interpretation of his value - much like Law's - will keep him from signing with a team for quite some time.
     
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    Well good luck with that. You're on the wrong side of 30 and coming off a terrible season where you were given chance after chance despite having a **** attitude. Not the type of guy I'd want to break the bank for.
     
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    He'll be lucky to get vet min. I think the Jets would be interested in picking him up just to stick it to BB or whatever.
     
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    If I were an owner, I'd blacklist him and any other player guilty of phoning it in for a season just because he had a gripe with management.
     
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    What is minimum wage now,$7.75?

    About what he is worth
     
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    And in this case that agent is Bus Cook, 'nuff said.
     
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    I wouldn't want to face him if I were a Patriot OL.

    Why?

    Because the guy simply does not give maximum effort. I saw him humiliated and embarrassed on one play last year, and it was such a bad "owning" that he was seething with anger. On the next play, he flew around the end, used his strength to knock a OL on his butt, and hammered the QB. It was one of his few sacks of the year.

    Adalius is a player who mails it in. Unfortunately, I don't think he would mail it in in a game against the Patriots. I still think he has a lot of ability. For the Patriots, he just didn't give a damn or try hard enough.

    The sequence I'm mentioning should be pretty easy to find since he had so few sacks last year.

    Also, remember him in the playoff game against the Colts? He was a force.
     
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    There was no such game, not against the Colts. The Pats haven't played them in the playoffs since the '06 season, one year before AD's time.
     
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    What a maroon this guy turned out to be, eh, doc?
     
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    LOL! Somebody should make him get paid based on his effort...in that case, he'd never "get paid"!
     
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    Huh? When did AD turn red?
     
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    I can't remember now who it was against but I remember Adalius coming on strong and pass rushing in a desperate situation. Could it have been the Giants Super Bowl? That would make sense since I wiped that from memory.
     
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    I love it when hard work and a right attitude prevails in a pro sport.

    Adalius Thomas= acts like a P.O.S, doesn't care, plays mediocre, gets released, expects to "get paid". LMAO

    Banta-Cain=Released by 49ers. Comes to Newengland, works hard, good attitude, shows it on the field with great numbers. Gets a contract extension for 4mil/yr that can become 6mil/yr if he reaches escalators.

    You'll be lucky to get paid half of TBC, you P.O.S.
     
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    He had 2 sacks in the Super Bowl. For me, that's one of his 3 finest moments that I'll remember for his time here in NE.

    1. His performance in SB42
    2. INT return for a touchdown against San Diego in week 2 that season.
    3. Sacking Brett Favre and Leon Washington.

    Besides these 3, I don't think I'll have any fond memories of Adalius.
     
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