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    KOC RELEASED per Mike Reiss
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    Re: Koc released!

    Somewhere in New England, a man named Hoyer is breathing a bit more easily for the moment.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Might need a tranquilizer dart to calm his celebration down...
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    Re: Koc released!

    Is this the huge surprise that I'm thinking it is? 3rd Round pick and dumped the next year
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    Re: Koc released!

    hope this isn't about brady's shoulder......if it is,I'm getting Jay Feeley vibes.
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    Re: Koc released!

    does he have any practice squad eligibility in case he actually might still be around after all the cuts and in case nobody is interested?
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    Re: Koc released!

    Presto! Instant roster spot. I'm not sure it's Hoyer's either.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Yeah, its an unprecedented move in the Belichick era. Cutting a 3rd rounder in year two, I mean. I wonder if they've got anybody on their radar. Thigpen?
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    Re: Koc released!

    Not if Belichick is sober.
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    Re: Koc released!

    So a rookie and a Jag beat Koc our 3rd round draft pick. Dang it we've got to draft better.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Yes, it is. I thought he looked absolutely terrible, but I'm shocked they didn't give him another year. I wonder if there is something behind the scenes (attitude or off-field) in addition to his performance. BB was more patient with Cassel and Gutierrez, so I wonder if KOC had some specific issue that made the team lose patience and give up on him early.

    I'm shocked.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Wow! I did not see that coming, even after his poor showing on Friday night.
    And it was a very poor performance.
    A 3rd round pick with all the physical tools and two rookie camp/training camps under his belt.
    Colour me surprised.
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    Re: Koc released!

    I guess I'm more shocked because he was a 3rd round pick. I thought he'd get another year.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Very surprised but not shocked, he has played terrible this year. Can't say that Hoyer or Walter have done anything worty of a roster spot either. Maybe a veteran is coming in?
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    Re: Koc released!

    This is all about KOC
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    Re: Koc released!

    Would love to get AJ Feeley in here.
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    Re: Koc released!

    That's what I'm wondering. I had him down as playing poorly:

    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england-patriots/messageboard/10/265324-according-smile-his-face.html#post1476438

    but I figured he'd get the year to work it out.
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    Re: Koc released!

    You know, if you pronounce the title of this thread it had me a little unsure wether to click it or not ;)

    Not sure if I'm surprised or not really. I am thinking he must have stunk to be released though as I thought he would have been in three (if we are to carry three) atleast looking at the guys we've got behind Tom.
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    Re: Koc released!

    .......think for a moment......this may not be about KOC.If it's Brady,then they're looking for a number ONE QB,not a back-up.
    If so,I'm thinking Jay Feeley or Jeff Garcia.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Feeley would be a good move. I wonder what Philly would want for him.
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    Re: Koc released!

    I don't know why you'd cut loose the prospect in that case, though. If Walter wasn't getting it enough to take that #1 spot for the time needed, you'd just cut him, I would think.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Hopefully, this is not about Brady and more about KOC smiling after he threw the pics.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Not the first time BB cut a 2nd year 3rd round pick, didn't he did it before with Guss Scott in 2005?
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    Re: Koc released!

    He looked awful against the Redskins, but I didn't think they'd give up on him so quickly. Makes you wonder about the reasons behind the move, although we'll probably never know. Maybe he'll catch on with KC or Denver?
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    Re: Koc released!

    i think he's got a pretty good salary.....remember Andy Reid and BB are good trading partners.
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    Re: Koc released!

    Watching KOC, did have Belichick looking kind of hung-over the other night.

    );p
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    Re: Koc released!

    they definitely have to swallow some pride when cutting these guys (higher draft picks). need to know when to give up, because the sooner the duds are cut the better it is for the team
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    Re: Koc released!

    Not surprised by this at all. The guy looked god awful last game.
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    Re: Koc released!

    With Cassel and Guts gone, there is a gaping experience vacuum at the moment, esp. Patriots experience. They got Walter for NFL experience, probably because there was already concern that KOC could not be #2. Now he cannot be # 3, where I think Hoyer jumps right in.
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