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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
 

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.

Category: NFL
Tags: Patriots
 
Comments

Since: Apr 24, 2010
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Ocho has had a bad case of the dropping passes the past few years in Cincy....this trend has continued through PATS training camp. Like Crabtree in SF, he likes to talk more than holding onto the football....both over-rated.



Since: Dec 25, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Look.  I hate the Patriots and Beli-Cheat as much as any other Jet Fan
When you say things like Beli-Cheat, you sound like a jealous child. Grow up dude.



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:24 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Look.  I hate the Patriots and Beli-Cheat as much as any other Jet Fan.  However that being said...And it pains me to admit this...Prisco is right.  (UGH sickens me to write that)   Beli-Cheat looks for every edge to win...But I don't see him hiring  guys just to fire them to make a point.   If Haynes-worthless gets cut its cause he is useless.  Same for Chad Johnson.   And on a personal bummer...Sean Ellis as well.



Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Bill Belichick?  Didn't he used to be someone important?  Hasn't won anything lately, has he?  So why do media hacks keep kissing his rear?

That said, Prisco is right.  If either or both can still play, they'll stay.  I think Fat Albert is through, but OchoStinko may have a little left; not nearly as much as he thinks, and nowhere near as much as he talks, but something. 



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 1:01 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

I feel bad for Ocho and Haynes. Prisco saying your job is safe is the kiss of death...one of these two is a lock to be cut now.



Since: Nov 14, 2009
Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:57 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Do they even have sources close to the Patriots? I think the CLOSEST close source is the waitress at the Olive Garden at Patriot Place.  The Patriots' doors stay locked!



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:52 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

Well said



Since: Dec 22, 2006
Posted on: August 14, 2011 12:48 pm
 

Real message would be: Can't play

That really was a crazy artical from Dan Pompei.  Most players that have played under Belichick have nothing but good things to say about the way he treats and respects them.  If he started using players as means to an end, then I would think that players wouldn't want to play for him anymore.  This Dan Pompei guy thinks he has Belichick all figured out.


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