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Real message would be: Can't play

Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:36 pm
Edited on: August 14, 2011 12:37 pm
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It's absurd to think Patriots coach Bill Belichick would sign a player for the sole reason of cutting him to send a message to his team.

That's what one team executive told National Football Post's Dan Pompei. I've known Dan a long time and respect him as a football writer, but even he has to realize that Belichick makes moves for one reason and one reason only: How well do you play?

The implication that Belichick would cut Albert Haynesworth or Chad Ochocinco or both to send a message to his players is foolish.

 If Haynesworth or Ochocinco can help the team, they stay. If they can't, they go.

When Randy Moss was helping the Patriots, he stayed. When he wasn't, he went. His attitude problems weren't a big deal when he was stretching the field. When he stopped doing so, he was sent packing.

Belichick is beyond using gimmicks to send messages to his players. He's earned far more respect than that.

So if either of the veteran players is let go, it's not for anything other than football reasons.

Belichick, like all the other coaches in the league, would play an ax-murderer as long that man showed up, worked and contributed -- and stayed out of jail.

Last time I checked, Ochocinco and Haynesworth weren't one of those.

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Category: NFL
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 9:12 am
 

Real message would be: Can't play



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Since: Jul 14, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:47 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

The coaches might play them but more and more the GM's wont sign them  See Jacksonville as exhibit "A"



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:06 am
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Sorry tribe fan,  If I had been dropped on my head as a child wouldn't I have become a steeler fan, or a Raider fan or maybe even a bengal fan.  And Raider fan, don't hate the call hate the rule.  You're probably about twelve so you must not remember the Sugar Bear Hamilton Phantom roughing the passer call that cost the Pats a playoff game.  I guess what comes around....  Besides we have no use for you, you team sucks and has sucked for years and the one year we really need you to suck you don't suck as much as usual.
   Tribe, I stand by what I said, quit your whining and accept that a back up QB came in and beat you in 01 and your qb crapped his pants during the next meeting in the playoffs.  Did in mention that butt kicking you got at hme last year, I guess the NFL liked it so much the scheduled again this year.  Congrats Green Bay, I was rooting for you.  I tend to cheer for teams whose qb's aren't rapists!!!



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 8:11 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

*Dynasty:   See dude, you're just about sarcasm and smack.

No, I'm all about reality.  I think you are simply having a difficult time accepting the truth but it's understandable.

I'm sure it really sucks to be a Patriots fan and having the team (management) tarnish the glory.  They stole what probably could have been at least one legit Super Bowl championship from you.  We'll never know... that's what really sucks.

It's like what Bonds stole from Giants fans, Sosa from Cubs fans.

Keep up the hopeless fight.
How much empty slander can you come up with while still avoiding the question I put out there?

So all you can do is slander, but have no response to the question.

That just about says it all.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

*Dynasty:   See dude, you're just about sarcasm and smack.

No, I'm all about reality.  I think you are simply having a difficult time accepting the truth but it's understandable.

I'm sure it really sucks to be a Patriots fan and having the team (management) tarnish the glory.  They stole what probably could have been at least one legit Super Bowl championship from you.  We'll never know... that's what really sucks.

It's like what Bonds stole from Giants fans, Sosa from Cubs fans.

Keep up the hopeless fight.




Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 15, 2011 7:05 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

*Dynasty:  Did the Patriots break the rules? YES.


I see your question now.  You answered it... congrats!  Hence the *championships.
See dude, you're just about sarcasm and smack.


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