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  1. signbabybrady

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    Linebacker Adalius Thomas held a conference call with the media and touched on why he signed with the Patriots:

    “We knew what we were looking for -- a chance to win, a great organization, and I think New England called and gave us all the things we were looking for. I came up here, did a visit, and everything fit. There was no need trying to look for something else. We didn’t want to drag this out into a circus. We wanted to come in and get to business.”

    Thomas said the Patriots "have a great thing going here and I'm along for the ride.”

    We'll have more from Thomas in a bit.
    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/reiss_pieces/
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    I already love his attitude. Welcome aboard Adalius. :rocker:
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    I think he will quickly become one of my favorite Patriots. An absolute force on the field and, by all accounts, a great guy off of it. Definitely seems like he's got his priorities in order!
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    AWESOME. The guy sounds like he knew what he wanted...we knew what we wanted. No wonder it was done so fast and with none of the circus antics we might have expected.
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    He THINKs NE gave everything he was looking for? WE DO GIVE EVERYTHING. This guy is a complete idiot "sarcasim".

    Good to hear he wasn't interested in a circus like spectical (or bidding war). He wants to win, and that is the NE way. Great signing.
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    He sounds like a class act; I'm really happy that he's here. I can't wait to see him in a Patriots uniform.
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    I am very excited! I love the comment that he wanted to get this done and not drag it out into a circus.

    Look how quickly the Patriots moved to improve themselves...A.D., Kyle Brady, and I thought I heard they signed Sammy Morris.

    Sweet.
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    They did sign Morris and supposedly targeting Welker with an offer sheet.
  9. Terry Glenn is a cowgirl

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    YES!!!!

    Thomas is the man... the Pats are the team...
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    No, no, messiah!
    You're here to PULL the wagon ... not ride in it.
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    This is a wild, wild day. We never have days like this!

    It's kinda fun.
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    understatement of the day
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    All these signings remind me of what the Bruins did over the past summer but I am sure the Pats will have better results.
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    Who are these "Bruins" you talk about and why do you soil these pages with their name?;)
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    So uhh, I guess all this, "free agents won't come here because of Ted Johnson," garbage was overblown, aye?
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    I hope you're not comparing Sinden/OConnell to Belichick/Pioli?
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    Classy guy,man...He is going to fit too TIGHT!!!!!!I can see a fan favorite inno time soon.....
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    Heh, my thoughts exactly; but I think he was just being humble and giving the organization credit. Class.`
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    Great comments by AD-no circus,just get it done. :rocker: God this signing is trememdous.
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    their a team. you all pull and ride at the same time. EVERY PLAYER

    i like a player like that..he understands winning is a big deal. i hate players who just take the cash but know their taem isnt going anywhere.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2007
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    More comments: March 03, 2007
    Thomas in focus
    A loud connection made it difficult to hear parts of today's conference call with linebacker Adalius Thomas.

    Here a few more nuggets from the call:


    The call started with Thomas asked to retrace his steps on the free-agent process. "A phone call was received by my agent and we went from there. Coming here, you have a chance to win a championship year in and year out. Understanding it is a great organization from top to bottom kind of put it over the top."


    Asked if he was surprised it was the Patriots, Thomas said he wasn't because he kept an open mind entering the free-agent process.


    Thomas said New England was his first stop and there was "no need to go anywhere else." He added that he and his agent, James "Bus" Cook, weren't interested in playing games throughout the process. "We knew what we were looking for," he said. Thomas noted that money was a factor in his decision, but it was not the only one. Having a chance to compete for championships was also important.


    On Bill Belichick and the Patriots, he said: "I think Coach Belichick is a great coach, a Hall of Fame coach. You look at the team, and I just want to come in here and add to what they have here. It's a good team, going in the right direction, which made it to the AFC Championship. They have a great thing going here and I'm along for the ride.”


    Thomas downplayed his experience at the Pro Bowl -- when Bill Belichick was the AFC coach -- as being a factor in him signing with the Patriots.


    Touching on his versatility, Thomas said he doesn't have a favorite position. "I don’t look at it as a position, just football, 11 guys trying to accomplish the same goal," he said.


    Thomas said the way he entered the league -- as a sixth-round draft choice -- helped build character and also helps him connect with a wide spectrum of players, from rookie free agents, to starters.


    On the Patriots' linebackers corps, he said, "They are big, strong guys, who can play different things. I'm just trying to come in and add to what they have here. I don't think they would come after me if I didn't fit in the locker room, if I was not a player who would complement that defense."


    Thomas touched on some off-the-field thoughts, noting that his father is his idol. He also touched on some of charity work, while noting that he likes golf, basketball and being around children.
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    Oh, he must mean that great basketball team from UCLA and their hall of fame coach, John Wooden. ;)
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    Having read the whole interview now I have to say....what a great friggin signing,....and what a great guy he seems to be....definitely a breath of fresh air in these days of ridiculous arrogance and greed in our professional sports players..........Branch could take some lessons from this guy..........GO PATS!!!!
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    My favorite quote:

    "I don’t look at it as a position, just football, 11 guys trying to accomplish the same goal."

    The goal? Maintaining the dynasty!
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    If you say so Adalius...

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    It's entirely possible that Belichick was more attracted to him than he was to Belichick after the Pro Bowl.

    And don't even start with the gay jokes. :D

    He also might want to be avoiding sme tampering issues.
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    I am elated!! Wish the season starts tomorrow!!

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