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  1. Badluck

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    First round pick in exchange wanted by the Chargers? As much as I detest Condon and assume he was asking far more than Merriman is worth, I doubt that any team was going to pony up a #1 for this arseclown.....at least until the league legalizes steroid use........
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    only if he is back on steroids, other wise i have no interest.
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    yea no one would want him for a 1st

    would you guys do it for a conditional 3rd?(or something like that?)
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    That would be about my ceiling, and I'd still have to hold my nose. . . .
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    No Jersey Selected

    I'd offer up a bag of footballs, 2 Gatorade coolers and a roll of duct tape.

    Beyond that, he's not worth it. Too many unknowns from his years of steroid use. That crap is 10X worse than PTSD. Lord knows what might could happen emotionally with him.
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    He's a sh!t talking nutjob with a bad knee who's best years could be due to PED's.

    How is that what our team needs? I'd rather have kept AD.
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    #12 Jersey

    He openly hates the Patriots.
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    Last year he had 4 sacks as a 3-4 OLB on a team that scored a lot of points. To put how much that sucks in perspective thats one less than Derrick Burgess.
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    I don't see why we would have any interest, even if it didn't cost us a draft pick. He's coming off a horrendous season. He missed the previous year with serious injuries needing reconstructive knee surgery. He's been suspended for roids. He was arrested last season. He puts himself in stupid situations off the field. Why would a team who dumps players like AD and Baker, because of their attitude, pick up an off-field headache who hasn't even played well in 3 years?
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    More like a conditional 7th... in 2020, that may be upgradeable to a 7th in 2012 if he can still peform while off the Roids (doubtful!)
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    Because he is coming off of a major injury and had a bad year, he's worth a 4th at best. However, there is a chance that he could regain his pro bowl form this season. If the Pats can get him for a 4th or 5th round pick, I'd take chance.
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    Only if he wears clown shows and does his lights out dance with a "Step Crew" for our daily entertainment. Can you STEP TO this ROID RAGE? Yo fo hizzy!
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    You can laugh all you want, but he's better than every OLB the Pats have except for Banta-Cain.
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    No fo serious homie! Throw in the clown shoes and get to STEPPIN then I'll upgrade the 7th round offer to a 4th! ;)
    Dude you've seriously never seen a Step movie? Roid rage, chest thumping, dance moves would fit Mr. Lights Out to a TEE!

    I bet Lights Out rolls with that Thugs crew in his spare time. Gotta work out his Anger issues somehow! LOL.
    YouTube - Stomp the Yard first battle
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    i would take him in a heart beat and i think the pats could get him for one of ther 2th round picks


    but the pats will not pay him the 6 or 7 million a year he will want and he will not play out on a one year deal.
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    Okay....................
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    That's a FREE education fo yo son! :p

    Aww, they don't show the part where the Thug dude is all roid raging and puts a cap in the other dancer! Oh well, I think you would have understood the Merriman connection better if they had shown that part!

    PS Am I the only one who watches that and only thinks - I want that rabbit suit?
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    You really need to pull it together, bro.
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    I HAVE been wanting the pats to choke the **** out of tia tequila for a long time, but outside of that I don't think he's worth much.
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    I would consider Merriman for the right price. I doubt that price will ever come to fruition so it is moot, but I wouldn't totally rule out trading for him.
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    #75 Jersey

    What attitude is that?
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    One simple question: what does Merriman actually bring to the table? For now, let's ignore all of his considerable faults, and just focus on the positives. There aren't many, and whatever there were, they're from doing things that he wouldn't be doing in the Pats' defense anyways.

    Now, consider that whatever he used to be capable of, that was a positive steroid test and a major knee injury ago, and he looked like an absolute JAG last year. No thanks.
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    Anquan Boldin, Brandon Marshall, Santonio Holmes and Donovan McNabb all went for less than a 1st.

    I'd never even consider giving up a 1st for this guy, never. 3rd at most.
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    I want the Merriman who played like he did when he was on roids, only I want him not on roids. :)
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    Merriman hasn't been a factor in 3 years and, even when he was an elite pass rusher, his instincts, coverage and run d were below average.

    What the Patriots need on their defense are balanced players who are equally adept vs. pass and run and who can play every down. The dynastic defenses featured not one double digit sack pass rushers, rather several guys with 5-8 sacks each (Seymour, Vrabel, Colvin, Willie, TBC). Picking up one has-been doesn't fix the team's pass rush issues, it will take a combination of guys stepping up.
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    After we trade for Merriman, we can send a 4th round pick to the Jets for LT.
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    He's the complete opposite of the mindset we seem to be working towards this offseason. We want versatile, tough, high character, good locker room guys.

    Merriman would be a square peg in that round hole, and he's at best a 50/50 chance to regain any kind of top form.
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    In fact in '07 he had 12.5 sacks.. So I wouldn't say 3 years he hasn't been a factor.. And 2 years ago he had a major injury.. The question I want answered is, how is the knee now after 2 years removed from being on the IR. We've heard plenty of times it takes almost 2 full years to recoup

    And Lets not forget the defensive coordinator over there, Ron Rivera.. Since the change from Ted Cottrel in '08, Merrimans states have dropped.. Rivera stinks and is more familar with a 4-3 defense..


    Plus Shawn might have had a few issues off the field in the past, but nothing like Stallworth, who a lot of people wanted to bring back..

    His teammates have always had his back and he brings an intensity to the field.

    I know he's made public his opinions of the Pats but if Jason Taylor can go to the Jets, I think S.Merriman can come to the Pats.. In todays NFL, its all about dollar and cents!

    One other note, next to TB, who is our starting OLB? Merriman might have been a JAG last year, but I don't even know if we have a JAG on our roster..

    For all these factors, I would enjoy seeing him play here for the right place (3rd rounder and maybe a conditional) and if his knee is sound... But I know its not going to happen..
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