Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by Slagathor, Aug 21, 2006.
He is probably more unhappy about being stuck in Cleveland
"What if I had went to San Diego? I don't even think that would have been an option for me to ask for 55," McGinest said."
Well Willie, that's because Seau is a first ballot HOFer. You're just a douchebag who left for the money. The good news is that money will get you into the HOF whenever you feel like visiting.
McGinest could have made sure no-one else wore 55 for the Patriots this year. But he chose the money instead.
Fvcking lame. Does he seriously think he was so good that the Pats are going to retire his number? Give me a break.
Poor poor Willie, just shut up and have fun losing in Cleveland. Stop being a cry baby.
For the second time in a few weeks, McGinest has forgotten it was for his sense of team-first professionalism that Romeo paid up for him. Things just ain't the same beside the lake, eh, Romeo?
Like Tommy says all these guys who leave here for one reason or another don't seem to any happier in the long run....
Willie sounds like the guy who divorces his wife then has a fit when he realizes other guys want to date her.
What the Patriots do is none of his damn business. He should worry about what numbers the Cleveland Browns are wearing.
Willie is a little emotional but I think it's unfair to throw him UTB on his new deal in Cleveland. It's pretty obvious BB/Pioli didn't make much of an effort to retain him. This is not like the AV situation.
It's kind of sad that Willie didn't take time to think about this a little more. Unless he has delusions of grandeur and thinks the Pats would retire his number, somebody is going to wear that number pretty soon. Who could he possibly want to wear his number more than Seau ?
Wow, willie is looking more and more like a crybaby. If he really wanted no one else but him to wear 55 then he could have done so. Instead he chose to go to the Browns, that's his choice.
They gave him respect by even asking him if it was alright for Seau to wear 55. I wouldn't have even asked. He isn't with the team anymore, he has no right to complain about who's wearing what number. He should just concentrate on taking the Browns to the playoffs and that's it.
Too bad for you Willie.........
I think you're right. We're seeing a player whose probably having some mixed feelings about leaving right about now.
Hate to see this kind of stuff from him because it makes him look bad and it brings out the mouth breathers who delight in bashing departed players, but at the same time it's probably time for Willie to pipe down a little. He's no longer with the team. I'm not sure what he thinks he's owed by the Patriots now that he's in Cleveland.
I propose that in memory of poor old Willie that from here on out we don't allow any player to wear Duane Starks' old number. :rocker:
God, how I miss Duane. You now, all those times he got burned really weren't his fault. See, the safety was supposed to help over the top and he just didn't get it done. And you know, he was injured. Have you ever played with a shoulder injury? It ain't peaches and cream.
Willie = Mistake by the lake II
"But McGinest acknowledged he wore No. 55 in college because Seau wore it before him".
And he's complaining...
Why would he care who is wearing his number in New England? Doesn't he have more important things to focus on?
Yeah, like a Cleveland Browns super bowl run?
I think The Archives is needed to advise Willie on other TIGHT linebacker numbers available in order to settle this tempest in a teapot before it gets outta hand
I don't blame Willie. Eventually someone could have worn it...but not right away. He didn't want to leave...the Pats never contacted him in the off-season.
You don't know that.
He said that he "reluctantly" gave permission.
Come on Willie, you either gave permission or you didn't. Did you leave your balls here in NE too?
Count your money and play your last years in Cleve. Then when you retire you can have your 55 back. There won't be any second thoughts on the Patriots part unless you keep shooting off your mouth.
Willie, my favorite Patriot---SHUT UP!!!
That is totally contradictory to everything that we heard. Whether they made an official offer is unknown but they kept in touch with his agent through the whole thing. McGinest said they "never talked to him" but they did talk to his agent. He wanted the money, plain and simple. Fine. He got it. And Seau took #55.
Much ado about nothing, he goes away from out organization and starts acting like a rich NFL individual player instead of the consumate Pats player. Interesting to see if this comes up in a BB press conference and what his response will be.
Sounds like he'll just have to get over it.
What was he saying the other day about how the system will only get us so far?
I think he needs to worry a little more about Cleveland, and a little less about us.
Didn't Willie jump ship as soon as free agency opened up? Regardless, he gave permission, which should be commended. He did the Pats a favor by helping eliminate any petty nonsense that number loyalty can bring. Besides, Junior will be a one and done, which will free up his number quickly if the Pats do ever decide to retire #55.
BB could care less about what Willie has to say, and I don't care either. He had a choice. He was a free agent. He could have chose to work with the team to figure something out with his contract. He said himself that he knew that final year of his contract was a fake year. Then he started this they never contacted me crap...whatever. We will never know for sure, BB does not throw his players under the bus. And I could have sworn that it was reported in our local papers that the Pats were in contact with his agent. I don't know what the big deal is anyway. He's wearing #55 for Cleveland right? Why should he care who where's it here? He's no longer a Patriot.
In most fans hearts, he will always be a Patriot, mine included. But as of today, it is a fact that he is no longer a Patriot and now plays for the Cleveland Browns. He made that choice. No one forced him into it. Bruschi made the choice to stay here because he didn't want to wear #54 for any other team. Mcginest could have made the same choice if he wanted to.
BB "we will only talk about players who are here, and Willie chose not to be here" haha
shut up willie (although I think everyone is making too much of this, and he never said he was pissed or anything, just that he reluctantly agreed) I was surprised to see that Bill contacted him as well to ask permission, I would have thought it would have just been between willie and Seau.
I am glad Jr. is wearing it, out with the old, in with the new .... errr, well new old guy at least
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