Re: Kudos to Burgess and Maroney....
posted at 12/14/2009 9:14 AM EST
In Response to Kudos to Burgess and Maroney....
[QUOTE]Guy has been a major dissappointment for a 3rd rounder. Then gets sent home. But he showed up today. Game closing sack. Two QB hits. Six tackles and one TFL. Morris however, stunk up the joint. Maroney was iron today. I want them to re-up this kid. Unlike other players here, he WANTS to win, and it shows.
Posted by zbellino[/QUOTE]
Circumstances don't break me. They define who I truly am. In my opinion, words to live by. For his entire career, save a few games in '07 - Lawrence Maroney has been much maligned for his dance routines during games and to some degree it's been deserved.
For the past several games he's consistently done what a lot of us wanted to see and think he's fully capable of - gaining tough yards and playing inspired football. To a varying degree the same can be said of Wes Welker. They've carried the Patriots offense during those games. Where are all the Maroney critics now?! And why aren't they admitting he's due credit for having improved his game.
I've said this before, but I think it bears repeating - Welker has now become a marked man by defenses. But his success is coming with a price in the form of some hard hits. It's going to make for a long offseason if the Patriots can't implement Aiken and the TE's more in the offense.
As for the four who were sent home, Brady and Bill have said repeatedly Moss is one of the more intelligent football players they've ever come across. We need that guile now more than ever, because his defenders think they have him pegged.
The performance of Burgess speaks volumes as to what he knows is expected of him. Guyton is a second year player who is trying to establish his presence, so if you say jump, he'll ask how high? Nothing to worry about with him.
I saved Thomas for last. I can't think of anything he's done (since that pick 6 in the '07 season) since his arrival that would warrant his payday. The Brink's truck Patriots management backed up to his driveway was given the wrong address!