Reiss: BB's message to the team on Monday

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  1. SVN

    SVN Hall of Fame Poster

    on reiss's espn chat about late players being sent home...
    Chat: Chat with ESPNBoston's Mike Reiss - SportsNation - ESPN
  2. dtbrks

    dtbrks 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    So he put everyone on notice and players were still late. If my boss told me something like that you better believe I am going to make sure I conform to his wishes.
  3. JackBauer

    JackBauer Pro Bowl Player

    Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    And yet AD is still whining to the media. Shameless.
  4. parthasas

    parthasas Patriots Nation Supporter

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    Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    Obviously this will not be an acceptable fact for the haters in this board :rolleyes:

    Cue the haters to this thread in 3...2...1
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  5. Gwedd

    Gwedd Supporter Supporter

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    I cannot understand why it was so hard NOT to get Coach's message. This isn't college ball anymore. This is the pro's and if you can't act like one, then
    you ought not to be there.
  6. brady et al fan

    brady et al fan Practice Squad Player

    Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    ya, this is a significant piece of information that eliminates the small amount of sympathy I had for these 4. AD must really be a lost cause at this point if he is going to the media about this. Otherwise, someone like Seau would have told him to STFU and just show up the next day.
  7. dtbrks

    dtbrks 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    Very significant.. I have no sympathy either, they should have been ontime. I left 2 hours early for work yesterday, why couldn't those 4?
  8. E Belichick Unum

    E Belichick Unum On the Game Day Roster

    Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    OK, so I have to ask the question, is Thomas being used properly? Is his talent being wasted in this very passive defense?
  9. MrBigglesWorth

    MrBigglesWorth Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    personally i think they should go back to the 3-4 and use him at ILB... but aside from that the fact that the 4 were late just shows you they're not doing extra time before hand or coming in early before required meetings. doesn't appear to be above and beyond.
  10. sbpatfan

    sbpatfan Banned

    I was held accountable to be on time for practice when I was playing PEEWEE hockey.. They had me and every other kid teamed up, so if I our my partner was late or did something wrong, we both were punished. BB should partner Thomas up with Mayo or something. It'll teach Mayo to start *****ing people out when they deserve it.
  11. Re: Reiss:BB's message to the team on monday

    the problem is that they really don't have anyone else to play OLB (not that you'd want, anyway) and they have mayo and guyton in side
  12. Spiral

    Spiral Supporter Supporter

    After reading this chat, I thought it was more noteworthy that Reiss called out McGowan and Meriweather for their behavior after the game:

    "From my experience, the locker room after a game like that is usually a place that is quiet and players are wearing their hearts on their sleeve. Brandon Meriweather and Brandon McGowan were the players who I noticed that didn't seem to be showing that devastation."
  13. fair catch fryar

    fair catch fryar In the Starting Line-Up

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    Before, I still couldn't understand why guys who make the money they do to play football can't account for inclement weather to be to work on time like the rest of us working stiffs. This piece of info. makes me scratch my head even more. I'm sure each one has a different excuse, but jeez even after the coach gave them the talk 2 days before. No wonder there is no veteran leadership on and off the field anymore. If I was Tom Brady, I'd be pissed at Moss for this.
  14. mgteich

    mgteich Veteran Supporter

    After reading hundreds of posts, I finally agree with Thomas. This is kindergarden stuff. Belichick is trying to prove his authority by punishing folks for not being at practice on a Wednesday. In the past, many veterans didn't bother showing up on Wednesday.

    The bottom line is that we don't know what is going on in the locker room. Our perception now seems to be that we have talent, but the problem is attitude.

    Two days ago, over 60% of the posters here thought that the problem was coaching, including playcalling.

    Others have thought that the problem is that Belichick hasn't brought in wuality passrushers.

    Others think we are on the way to 10-6 or 11-5, right on track to what we should have expected with 20 new players and the obvious rebuilding year.
    None of these problems are going to solved with punishing season veterans for not showing to practice at 8 in a snowstorm on Wednesday morning.

    Obviously, Belichick has a point to make. Obviously the fans and the media would like to blame three four games on the lack of passrush by Thomas. The fact that Thomas does not have the role of rushing the passer is 100% irrelevant. A scapegoat is needed. I'm sure we all understand that if Thomas left the edge and rushed the passer, he would NOT be doing his job. But again this doesn't matter.

    Belichick has found his veteran patsie. Thomas is a willing contributer to this charade that diverts us all from the real situaion on the team.
  15. dtbrks

    dtbrks 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    I donno.. if you act like a baby expect to get treated like one. Maybe he deserved to be treated like a kindergartner... no-one knows and i doubt they will
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  16. MassPats38

    MassPats38 Supporter Supporter

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    I don't believe anyone knows what is going on in the locker room. You can chalk up these losses to (1) coaching, (2) players not playing with passion, (3) execution or (4) simply not having the talent necessary to win games. As the answer may reasonably be (1), (2), (3), (4), or any combination of the four, everyone here is simply guessing at what this means.

    Is Thomas's issue with Belichick personal and based on his conduct? There was speculation in the media they clashed over player rep. issues. Retribution over actions in that role would be plain dumb for Belichick given the immediate sanctions for interference or retribution. Does Thomas have a bad attitude? His public commentary is not exactly making him look intelligent right now. Is his play the result of Belichick's clever plan to make him look worse than he actually is? If he looks bad, so does Belichick, so that would be a self-inflicted wound if that were the game.

    If anything is clear about Belichick, he doesn't pander to the press. I strongly doubt any of these actions are along the lines of finding a scapegoat to serve up to the media to explain losses as I strongly doubt the media will accept the proposition that one player causes teams to lose. If you have been following the press, there are plenty articles about how Belichick has lost his greatness, either directly or implicitly, so Thomas really won't address those claims if Belichick cared at all. At best Thomas is a sacrificial lamb to motivate the remaining players, but sending Thomas home for a day really doesn't carry much weight in that regard considering the fact he was deactivated for a game. If that were the end game, cut him for the sake of this season and eat his salary if he will not toe the line and embrace the Patriot way.

    It may be Thomas has an attitude problem, and the guys telling him to pipe down, specifically Bruschi, Harrison and Vrabel, are not there to shut him up this year. Is that definitely the answer? Who knows. The facts are not public. However, if Thomas keeps spouting the nonsense and fighting the head coach in the media, he will continue to sound like a clueless prima donna who needs the attitude adjustment and has not recently shown he is a top-tier LB who can make those comments with impunity.
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  17. WhiZa

    WhiZa Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    We all thought is was coaching until they did this. It's not about doing some kindergarten thing like sending a player home. It's to show the BB is serious about getting this team back on track. The team certainly hasn't earned any slack. If I was making millions of dollars I would listen not be talking to the media about it.
  18. robertweathers

    robertweathers Pro Bowl Player

    I cannot believe that you are blaming BB for Thomas' lack of production. He is being paid hansomely to be a gamechanger defensively. Hes POed about the way he is being used- fine. Maybe BB thinks he doesnt have the burst anymore? Maybe BB is trying to light a fire under this guy? Maybe he is a lazy SOB. Thomas has no pride and is protecting his bruised ego.

    See it from both angles, mgtiech.
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