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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

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    Apparently just heard on Sirius Radio from a direct statement made by Dillon's agent that Corey has NO intentions of retiring this year...Fact is he just does not want to play for the New England Patriots anymore.

    Many of you during all of last year were definate that Corey was fine with splitting time with Maroney cause thats what you saw,heard,and read BUT now with this statement shows me that he was NOT happy splitting time with Maroney and although they did get along on the field and Corey was like a big brother to Laurence, secretly Corey was not happy with the decision to grab Maroney last year and went along just to be a team player and sucked his ego inside himself,Thats a class act and a thing many players would not do.

    I think Corey well hid his inner feelings and went all last year knowing that he was not going to be happy just like when he was on and off (more off) with Rudi in Cincinnati ,but this time he never went balistic and kept all inside.

    Give lots of credit to Corey for not being a distraction in the clubhouse and not bringing back memories of his last years in Cincinnati.

    He thinks he still has tons left in the tank and simply does not want to waste it in New England with only 10-12 carries a game,And you can't blame him for that,If he thinks he can offer the right team a full time RB position then more power to him...But it was not going to happen here in NE and I wish him luck and another 1,000 yard season wherever he plays (as long as he does not play against us next year and if he does,no 100 yard game is at our expense:))

    With the right kind of offense and a good OL in front of him I think he will do well (Green Bay is my pick for him to land,especially since Ahman Green may be gone or maybe Baltimore where theres a hole there)
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    I wish him the best but he is NOT the RB he was a few years ago.
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    Does a class act tell his teammates and the media that he's retiring only to have his agent correct his misstatements.
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    As long as he did not act in a way that was detrimental to the team in the REGULAR SEASON I see no damage to his rep here.

    Like I said,I saw him being a very unhappy player but kept it to himself and probably within his closest family but there was no way he was O.K. with splitting time last year and that is VERY evident now.
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    "I dealt with the snaps," he said of sharing the load with rookie Laurence Maroney last season. "In all honesty, it helped me more than anyone else. I stayed fresh. I'm injury-free. I enjoyed my time with my teammates. I have a bond with some of the guys and I'll miss the [running back] room. Those guys are my boys for life."

    Note the quotation marks. Last year was last year. Dillon is healthier, Maroney needs more carries.

    You make inferences based only on your own feelings and state them as facts.

    I think Dillon's torn between retiring for his health or finding a team where he can get more carries towards a HOF vote.

    What did he think of the situation last year? Why not read his own words?
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    Wow that didn't take long. I wonder how long it will take Pats fans to bad mouth Belichick once he moves on.
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    He has mixed emotions. Get over yourself.
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    Agreed. Why must we go through this "classless" BS with everyone?
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    I guess you know more than any NFL reporter or Dillons agent as quoted today.....I guess if he was stating he is running for president in 2008 you would believe it too.

    Players often change feelings when seasons end,I am sure he loves the guys in the locker room but he needs a team that will give him the ball 25 times a game,What he said last year IS LAST YEAR!

    Did you ever have a girlfriend when you were younger and said 'I love you and want to be with you forever'...I did and never kept to that once she was gone',things change,days come and go,feelings come and go - leave the past.. Corey is not happy here anymore and wants a team better suited for 1 primary back thats the bottom line,get over it dude.
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    IF that's what Corey wants, I can't blame him. He needs another decent year or two, stat-wise, to guarantee himself a pedestal in Canton. With his reduced workload he is not likely to get that here, he knows it, and he also knows he is not getting any younger.

    Given the $3.0M roster bonus due on 3/1 (if that's when it is) and the indications that the team was trying to get him to renegotiate his deal, why is he obligated to stay here and play for less? If the Pats were to pay him the bonus, he would be obligated to stay (or retire and repay part of his 2005 signing bonus), but there is no reason he has to play here if the team is not willing to do that.

    I'm not blaming the team either, by the way. It's just business as usual in the NFL.

    However, none of this jives with his statement that he wants to retire before his body gives out. He either wants to play or not - and if he wants to play elsewhere why not just say that, refuse to redo his deal, and let the team release him on 3/1 rather than pay him the roster bonus? And that way he doesn't have to repay anything.
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    "I dealt with the snaps," he said of sharing the load with rookie Laurence Maroney last season. "In all honesty, it helped me more than anyone else. I stayed fresh. I'm injury-free. I enjoyed my time with my teammates. I have a bond with some of the guys and I'll miss the [running back] room. Those guys are my boys for life."

    A quote from Corey Dillon


    If you'd actually read the post your quoting instead of reminiscing about you heartbreaks you'd realize I said Maroney needs more carries. Dillon won't get carries here so he will go elsewhere or retire.

    Last year he was coming off a devastating injury and was happy to stay fresh.

    I'll repeat

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    I wish Corey the best.

    At the RB position it is tough because when former superstars get into their early 30's they can see the writing on the wall. Everyone knows what needs to happen but no one wants to say it.

    I hope Corey has success in whatever he decides to do. At least he can rest knowing he was a World Champion in 2004.
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    Bottom line is corey will retire rather than sit on the bench. Spend time with his family.

    If he feels good I bet he'd like to add to his stats for the HOF.

    Maroney needs to take off the training wheels and not lean on Dillon to get the tough yards. I don't see what's so hard to figure.
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    Can you say Eddie George and Emmit Smith?

    He'll be plaing for either the Raiders or Arizona
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    Raiders? Maybe

    Arizona? forget it-remember they have a HIGH priced guy named Edgerrin James,Corey would be lucky to get 6 carries a game there.

    Green Bay or Baltimore are my picks to where he goes...Possibly the Jets
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    Corey Dillon is 32 years old. I'm glad for all he did for the Pats and wish him luck if he does move on to another team, but to think he "still has tons left in the tank" is simply idiotic.
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    THANK YOU Corey Dillon for that clock killing 2004 - very special.

    Moving forward - Maroney is now our #1 guy and will do just fine. Faulk on 3rd down cannot be beat.

    Pick up a big bruiser for short yardage and our running game is set.

    Bring back Pass and draft a few for depth.

    No problem here.....asa long as he doesn't go to the Jets that is.
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    im VERY confused

    -Corey says he enjoyed playing here, enjoyed splitting carries and it was good for him

    -Corey said hes retiring

    -Corey says hes not retiring and wants to be released

    -corey's agent says 8-10 touches doesnt show his ability he still has


    so if hes not happy with 8-10 touches..how was splitting carries any good then if hes not happy?

    w.e..i stand my by respect post and all that..i still respect his decision in ways. saving 4.5 million is a lot and i would of loved to see a restructure and come back but i guess its retiring or moving on
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    I don't have a problem with him wanting to go somewhere else but he didn't make those statements about how splitting carries helped him last year, he made them yesterday, now his agent says he wants to go somewhere to get more carries.

    Some wonder if the agent is trying to get some interest in him from other teams and maybe Corey will get the edge again and the agent will have another small payday. I couldn't care less if he signs somewhere else, he did his job well for us and he's entitled to move on. However, you're wrong with the idea that he was happy splitting carries a month ago but since then he's changed his mind. Again, he made the comments less than 24 hours ago.
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    I'm glad we had Corey Dillion on our team and I hope he does retire especially if thats what he wants to do. I certainly would not like to see him go to the Jets and we have to play against him twice a year as most of us know what is one of the Jets needs this offseason. I read a thread here earlier this month that the Jets are going to make quite a few moves that will upset some Pats fans or something to that and I do believe that will happen.
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    I'm confused.
    Corey Dillon makes a definitive statement that he is retiring, explains his reasoning, which makes sense. Explains that he told teammates before the season this would probably be his last year. He explains how he personally feels about whether he is ready to retire.
    his agent says he isn't going to retire.

    How in the world can you imply someone who believes the man who is making the decision rather than the agent (who by the way makes nothing if the player retires and probably about 100,000 if he doesnt) is ignorant?

    I will ask you the similar question to what you asked. If the agent said Corey dillon was running for President in 2008, I assume you would believe him?
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    Dillon had 199 carries last year . He was coming off devastating injuries in 2005 and was glad not to carry the whole load last year.

    If he feels good, he will be 2 years recovered from injuries next year.

    Maroney will need to take over the load next year.

    Corey will want to get more carries next year for his HOF bid, or

    if he doesn't feel healthy, he will retire next year.
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    I imagine Dillon will make a decision based on how he feels. Wouldn't be the first time a player retired/stayed then changed his mind.

    I can only imagine the creaks and groans a player like him experiences some mornings.
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    I wonder what is more important to hall of fame voters, tds or yards. Maybe he would have more yards somewhere else, but I seriously doubt he gets 13 TDs again in anywhere except New England.
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    The numbers don't add up. 8-10 touches? Um, he got 12.5 touches. That's 2.5 touches away from the goal stated by the agent, 15 touches.

    Well, Corey, if you don't ask out of the game constantly, then I'm sure BB will find the extra 2 touches you need to fulfill your agent's requirements.

    What am I missing here? People are screwing around with numbers.
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    But the man said he wants to retire.
    Why would the words of an agent, of all people, be preceived as gospel and the conflicted words of the actual guy making the decision be dismissed out of hand as a lie?
    I just don't get that.
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    Well the Pats aren't gonna release him for nothing. That we know to be true.
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    What's the big deal? Belichick felt that Corey's skills were

    diminishing so he drafted a young running back with the

    Pats' #1 pick. Now, the Pats don't think Corey is worth a 3 million

    roster bonus on top of his 4.4 mil. salary so they have agreed to cut him.
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    Corey has been great for the Pats and I just love it when drops his shoulder and creams a would be tackler. I wish he'd renegotiate and stay here as a short yardage/TD specialist.

    Instead, it seems he's listening to another whack job agent who's whsipering to Corey about all that extra cap space floating around the NFL this offseason and how so many teams yearn for a true power back to carry the load. That his agent is dellusional is hardly a surprise, greed infects the brain of nearly every one, but Corey has to be drinking some of his own 100 proof Kool-Aid to believe he's still got the juice to be a feature back. Ego truly is an all powerful force for some people.

    Dillon cannot 'turn the corner' anymore at all, so he's limited to running up the middle which he still does at an acceptable level when he's sitting out every other play. Anyone watching the Pats this year saw Dillon wave at the sideline for a breather after almost every time he handled the ball - if Corey had been just a bit tougher (or one might even say, a bit more dedicated) he'd have had his 15 carries a game.

    Corey's dreaming, in complete la-la land, if he has himself believing he's bound for a $5mil bonus on two years and a promise to be the workhorse, he just doesn't have the ability anymore. Of course, Al Davis has two houses in La-La Land...

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