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  1. Patjew

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    I'm thinking guys like Bruschi, Junior, etc. Is there a time when one would typically announce retiring?
     
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    This is an EASY one. Usually a few days after the duck boat victory parade...........ummmh - just kidding.

    Hopefully whatever they decide to do in terms of telling the media they tell Pioli before the draft so it can be incorporated.
     
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    they usually happen anywhere from the end of one's season right up to , and into, pre season

    sometimes players dick around and retire after their team would have had a chance to replace them

    it's lame
     
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    they usually announce it right before they retire. I know it's a really tricky practice, but that's generally how it's done.

    (you are the one who told me to start drinking)
     
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    whenever they have a blowout...they re-tire...this ain't rocket science, Patjew....you sure you're not morphing into Sum Dum Guy over there?
     
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    Har har, you guys are all soooooo funny.

    I'm going to start drinking in 3 hours. I can't effing wait. What a role model.
     
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    When they start thinking about how training camp would suck.

    When those old bones just won't rise to the occasion for camp, it's time
     
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    Ted Johnson was a last minute deal if I recall correctly, and look what the led to.

    Anyway, I imagine that BB and Piloi will have plenty of forewarning if Bru or Jr. decides to hang 'em up.
     
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    Junior Seau originally retired on August 14th.

    I'm very interested to see what Marvin Harrison plans are...
     
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    Might he retire? I hadn't thought about it.
     
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    he wasnt on a team at the time so his decision did not affect a team he might be more willing to decide a little earlier not to f over hois team but...

    I think he comes back.


    It is not ideal but to call it lame is unfair to the player who is making the tough decision to give up their career and move on.
     
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    Bruschi and Seau aren't signed, either, so the FO must be in talks with them (if they want them back) or they will be actively attempting to find their replacement(s). If Bruschi or Seau aren't coming back I don't think we'll see 2005 redux.
     
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