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  1. Willie55

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    What a donkey, he wont refer to the Patriots by name. Ungrateful bastard. The first time he comes on the field in November I'll cheer him for what he DID, D-I-D, DID for the Patriots, but after that its all boos.



    How does he expect to get more playing time?


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    Huh? More playing time?
    Guess he means when Peyton can't bring it to the house, so they settle for a field goal :D
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    I thought this was a funny post.

    i usually refer to my former employer as such and do refrain from naming them.what the heck do you do when you start a new job talk about your old job and how great you were...a sure sign to get you fired lol/

    Maybe i live another world!!
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    Yes, because the Pats of recent have been known to just pack it in sometimes...

    Does every kicker who goes to Indy get liquored up? Is Indy THAT boring?
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    To answer the question, YES, Indy is that boring!!!!
    What I can't believe here is Adam saying he appreicated the Colts "committment to winning" as part of the attraction to signing there.
    Like the Pats did not have a committment to winning?
    It was all about the Benjamins and nothing more. I mean "respect"!
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    Dungy says that he's looking for his new kicker to do the same things that Vadejerk did.

    So why didn't he just resign Vanderjerk?:eek:
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    Didn't get along with Manning and teammates i guess.
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    My thoughts exactly, Bruschi54.
    What Peyton wants, Peyton gets.
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    Apparently throwing a touchdown pass to Troy Brown in 2004 has gotten to Adam's head and he wants to be a quarterback now. Thats the only way I can see him getting more playing time :rocker:
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    I was hoping this year the Pats'd have a trick play, Vinatieri to Vrabel for a touchdown.

    Now I REALLY want to see that happen when the Colts come to town. :D
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    Leave it to greedy football players to ruin a good thing. There was more than enough money to go around to keep most of the team intact but they prefer a few more dollars or ego (which is the case with Vinatraitor, I believe) to staying together and winning more. It's a shame, with the salary cap so high and endorsements flying around you would think teams would be able to stay together more. I guess not.
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    Dare I be the first to say it??
    Now that he wears enemy clothing and won't even mention us by name.....

    Vanderjerk = Vinajerk
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    He is expecting that the Colts will allow him to attempt long field goals.

    The Patriots coaching staff had completely lost confidence in Adam's range and by the second half of last year was punting or going for it rather than let him kick many FGs in the 40-50 yd range.

    Nowhere was this philosophy more clear than in the Jacksonville first half where on consecutive drives they:

    1 - had Adam pooch punt instead of kicking a 45yd FG
    2 - went for it on 4th and 10 rather than kick a 47yd FG

    This is probably the main reason why Adam is no longer here from the Pats perspective.

    He thinks with a dome and a new coaching staff he'll be given the chane to make those kicks which the Pats think he can't do anymore.
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    I'm not sure but it seems like this time it was more than the money. Look no farther than Chatham. I read that he was no longer happy with his role on the team, and he wanted to start. Givens wanted to be a #1 WR. In his case it was both, IMO. As for AV, it did appear that the Pats lost a little trust in his kicking range. We will never know for sure of course. But it did seem that he had no intention of ever playing here again at any price.
    We will never know for sure. Maybe after BB retires, he'll tell us in his memoirs.:p
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    Read as "Givens wanted BIG $$$".
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    ummm yeah, actually indy is that boring. it sucks that bad. A buddy of mine got a job there after college and pretty much everynight after work and stuff he would go to the neighborhood bar in his pajamas.
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    Good point, it seems like all the teams success has gone to their heads! Wasn't Matt Chatham simply a jag before he came here?

    The price of success, I guess.
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    Oh no doubt B, it's always about the $$$. But I also read that he wanted to be #1 and I'm sure he knew that he wouldn't be that here with Branch here.
    That's why I said that in his case, it might have been both.
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    And now Branch isn't even here (what a d1ck).
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    I tell ya, with love like this from Patriots fans it's no wonder Adam left to Indy. :)

    I don't see anything spiteful in that interview with Vinatieri. He's doing the prudent thing. Not mentioning the Patriots by name in front of his new teammates is smart - the two teams have been rivals for years. Why bring up a topic that could be a sore spot for his new team?

    Adam was a great kicker in New England. I'll cheer him for that....and have no reason to boo him.
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    And if that's it he is correct. His stats in domes and warm weather climates remain off the charts. It will be interesting to see how Dramatikowski fares in the wind chill environs of the AFCE. :scared:
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    :agree:

    Adam did what he did for us for 10 seasons in which we got to the Superbowl 4 times and won 3 Lombardis. He was here when it was UGLY, and he stayed through the transition into a bling machine. And if he hadn't who knows.....
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    It's because he went to the friggin' Colts is the reason I would boo him - the Pats rival. If he went to any other team, I could have cared less. As I said I would cheer him what he did for the Pats the first time he is introduced and then no more after that.
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    That is a very, very interesting point and one which has not been mentioned once, to my knowledge, by any of the so-called experts in the media.
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    I will now refer to him as our former kicker. I cheer for the uniform and since our former kicker wears another uniform, the only time I will cheer for him is when his field goal attempts sail wide of the goal posts.
    And that's all I'm going to say about that
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    does he want to play reciever? QB? LB? Safety? I don't know what he's talking about but if he wants more playing time he shouldn't have signed with the Colts. Their offense scores lots of touchdowns and doesn't kick too many field goals. He should have signed with the niners, texans or other teams that can't punch it in the endzone. Ever since our "former" kicker signed with the Colts he has turned into a total tool.
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    Eff the effin traitor.
    Why didn't the FO tell him to eff off, then franchise him?
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    It's a funny article, but man is it time to play some football.

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