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Thomas says Fairley's 'got a lot of dirty plays'

Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:20 pm
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

Darron Thomas met the press today and didn't bother to pull any punches about what he thought of ... well, anything. (""They've got a great front eight (on defense)," he said , "but have never played a team like us that plays at the speed we do.") That included notorious -- and notoriously good -- Auburn defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who Thomas said had come by his reputation for illegal play --particularly where it concerns opposing quarterbacks -- honestly:

"Oh yeah, we've seen he's got a lot of dirty plays, throwing people around after the play and things like that," Thomas said Thursday. "But that's just football. I don't worry about it because it's a physical game" ...

"If it happens, it happens," Thomas said. "You've just got to get back up for the next play."
Fairley naturally denied the charge, claiming he simply "give[s] 110 percent" and if dirty is "what they call it, that's what it is." But if his Twitter comments are any indication , he's also not all that bothered by Thomas's comments:

Of course, offended or not offended, it's not likely to change the fact that Fairley's going to do his best to treat Thomas as if he had been.

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 10:25 am

Thomas says Fairley's 'got a lot of dirty plays'

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Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 1:06 pm

Thomas says Fairley's 'got a lot of dirty plays'

There is no doubt that Fairley is a dirty player.  He was all year in the SEC and those that watched him know this.  They also know that he is a great player and does not need to resort to this type of stuff.  Hopefully, he just focuses on football Monday night and leaves all that dirty stuff behind.  I am sure his Auburn English professor is very proud of his communication skills. 

Since: Oct 8, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2011 9:50 am

Thomas says Fairley's 'got a lot of dirty plays'

Maybe it's just overexuberance.  I can overlook most of the shots shown on video.  The one I still don't understand is the one to the Georgia qb's leg that knocked him out of the game.  If I don't put any weight on that video, I am willing to consider it just a big guy who has a lot of momentun and cannot stop fast enough at the point of tackle.

Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 9:51 pm

Thomas says Fairley's 'got a lot of dirty plays'

"Why is people tweeting me"? How did this guy get into college? Better make the NFL or he will make a great fast food manager!

Since: Mar 31, 2008
Posted on: January 6, 2011 6:34 pm

Thomas says Fairley's 'got a lot of dirty plays'

Fairly is dirty plain and simple

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