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  1. tobias funke

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    http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/...ssively,-not-dirty?CMP=OTC-K9B140813162&ATT=5

    Pats are dirty, Pats cheap-shot, etc.

    Naturally this little quote gets buried in the media pile, but I think it says a lot about Evans (and the team), who has done a lot of great things for us this year.
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    no one cares about heath bar :-(
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    heath is a sick blocker; there was one play vs. the chargers where he single handedly took out 3 chargers via domino effect.
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    its a good point, just nothing to argue about:D
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    I certainly care about Heath, he's been a great pickup. Thanks for the article. Nice board name by the way, that was the funniest and most clever show on TV ever.
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    :) Probably. I should have titled the thread "Heath Evans is better than Tom Brady"
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    i love him. especially after he came out and said he wants to play here and doesnt care how much money he receives when he was slated to be an FA.
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    Also putting in his quote from earlier in the week:

    "I'm putting a boot on my leg, see if anyone follows me around."
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    I dogged him early in the season. He's been making those few short yardage opportunities, blocking like hell and just being a versatile all around good players.

    Two thumbs up for improvement and desire!!
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    I totally dig heath as a fan, but he kind of pissed me off scoring td's because I had brady, morris, and maroney on my fantasy team.
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    Heath is the man.His blocking has improved alot.I rememeber the one where he chips the DE ,hits merriman pushes him back and runs into cooper freeing maroney for a 20 yrd.
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    Sadly, this has been a season for the media to pimp all the negatives in New England, rather than pointing out all the positives.
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    I don't know, call me cold-hearted, but I'd rather players not help the opposing team in anyway.

    I remember when Ditka was coaching he had a rule that you couldn't help opposing players off the ground. I agree with this.

    You figure you only have so much energy in the tank, why waste even a little of it helping a 250 lb guy off the ground?

    Not to mention you lose 5-6 seconds getting back to the huddle.

    In a game of inches, every second and ounce of energy count.
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    In general, I think that such a rule is fine. The difference here is that a player was clearly injured. I think the "golden rule" applies here: winning is important, but if someone is in a position to help out someone who got hurt, I'd expect them to do so (so long as they're not putting themselves at risk in the process).
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    I love Heath. In fact, that's another reason I want this win so bad. So here it goes.

    Reason #6231 - Heath is a nose to the grindstone, lunch-pail type of guy that didn't bicker at contract time, gave the hometown discount, is an ultimate team guy....... and he deserves a ring.
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    And--for better or for worse--he wants to bring the goodness of Dunkin' to the deprived folks of Alabama, liberating them from the dominion of Krispy Kremes. :D
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    I think specific Pats have been hilighted, but I haven't seen anybody accuse the team of being dirty. In fact, I thought some of the Chargers even said that.

    But Heath did a good thing there, and I'm proud that he's a Patriot that is about to get a ring.
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    That wink was classic.

    Good to hear the praise for Evans from Mitchell. Good stuff there. Appreciate the praise youve given here for the guy, because I appreciate the tremendous play he's brought to this team. He's become the classic Patriot baller. Solid and unsung.
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    Im sure if you're from Boston, you'll find a way to somehow disagree.
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    No squeeze or twist?

    Certainly a heart-warming story.
    Heath is a feel-good story all by himself.
    I admire Kawika Mitchell for telling it that way.

    And i'm not trying to be either cynical or sarcastic.
    But i would be very surprised if almost all such gestures
    did not impart a distinct squeeze or twist to the rescued limb.
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    Heath was one of the main reasons we controlled the SD defense and the clock in the last 9 minutes against SD. Great blocking!
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    I think helping a player up can be beneficial in terms of head games.
    If you knock down a player and stare at him, maybe he gets p!ssed and resolves to do the same to you; but, if you knock him down and then help him up, you A) take away that angry incentive and B) are telling him, "I'm helping you up just so I can put you on your back again."
    It can be seen as an issue of control, like, I can put you down or pull you up, it's my choice.

    I think it works better than shouting at a player or giving him a push while he's on the ground, because I just don't think NFL players get intimidated often. Besides, it engenders good sportsmanship and takes away from the possibility of cheap shots on either side.

    Besides, Ditka's kind of a tool. I'll never forget him giving the Fridge a TD against the Pats when he should have gotten a SB TD for Payton.

    Just my $.02 :)

    p.s. Isn't Tobias Funke your analyst/therapist, or analrapist?
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    I remember hearing about a game where a team was playing the Bills and trying to figure out how to slow down O.J. The coach devised a strategy of having his guys immediately help O.J. up after a tackle in hopes that he wouldn't have any chance of resting when on the ground. After the game (which the Bills won with O.J. having a great day running the ball), one of the defenders was asked about the strategy and he commented something like, "it may not have helped us win the game, but we sure came out looking like gentlemen!"

    Personally, I prefer to play with sportsmanship. Don't need to win at all costs, you can still give your best effort while treating and respecting your opponents as people also giving their best
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    Gotta love a guy who bring Dunkin Donuts to the south and fights sexual predators with his website. This guy is finally getting his due, good to see you all coming around on this FOOTBALL PLAYER.
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    Evans might be a good guy and decent blockerbut I still cringe everytime he touches the ball. For a big guy I don't think I've ever seen the dude break a tackle. He constantly drops on first contact.
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    I remember a stiff arm against Arizona that nearly beheaded Aaron Francisco. Just another piece in the patriots puzzle that fits right.
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