Re: Mayo the Glue
posted at 7/26/2014 8:32 AM EDT
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Nice article, pretty informative, I think it also sheds some light on how the team was "built" in 08...not very good. It's nice to hear Mayo is a leader, but if you've ever heard him talk it's no surprise. I'm very very curious to see how Mayo performs with better players around him - I'm expecting greatness - because that's the light that he is viewed in.
I'm not sure what your definition of greatness is in relationship to Mayo but I think BB expects him to be a steadying force on the field and a leader in the locker room. He is one of the best tacklers in the league and can hold his own in coverage. He will never be the "dynamic player" people expect but he will be a just a cut below that for his entire career. I think at the end of his career we will be talking about a Patriot HOF player.
I'm expecting him to be a top ten linebacker in the league and a difference maker...a guy that will make that third down stop at the goal line on Ray Rice with the game on the line...a guy that will play sideline to sideline...a guy that when he walks out on that field the other team says, "uh oh". That's what I want.
You are one of the dumbest people I've ever seen. Bruschi had McGinest and vice versa, and then there was Ted Johnson with Phifer in there.
Please wake up. Mayo is like McGinest in that he was the first guy drafted to be part of the new regime.
McGinest was a borderline disappointment for the first 5 years of his career.
Please check out footage of the Pats in the mid/late 1990s. Some of us lived it and saw it. The board knows you didn't. McGinest was a good player, but somewhat disappointing being picked that high. He was either hurt or not the star he could have been for whatever reason.
Meanwhile, Mayo won DROY and has been a quiet star for years, while being the model of consistency anywhere in the conference.
Maybe Hightower and Collins, maybe a guy like Nink can be names you someday respect, as long as Brady does not muck it up like has done in recent postseasons.
It is disturbing watching Brady be so awful in title games and fans like you demand Mayo do other-wordly things to bail out Brady.
Brady's smart play earlier in his career used to help Bruschi and McGinest. It's hurt Mayo in recent years.
I didn't watch the Patriots in the mid to late 90's? News to me, especially seeing how I had season tickets. That thing you claim your uncle had. And I fully understand how McGinnest's career went, he was injured a lot with that back, then groin until he had a procedure that corrected it. I actually stood right next to McGinnest during training camp at Bryant College - you probably don't know what that is because you never went - hell you haven't even been to Patriot Place, which means you've never been to a game. Bryant College was an awesome place to watch training camp, you were able to get so close to the players that it made it an awesome experience. I was able to stand next to McGinnest because he was rehabbing his groin injury - per usual - and was right along the sidelines where us fans were. The guy looked like one mean SOB - I'm a pretty big guy - but I've got nothing on McGinnest.
As for Mayo I'm hoping that he will be a better player with better players around him. I know that he has struggled in coverage and didn't help us from being one of the worst 3rd down defenses in football (or defenses overall for that matter). So I am curious to see what the improvements on defense will do for a guy like him, and quite frankly anything less than dominance would be disappointing to me because he is paid as such and was drafted as such. McGinnest improved and made a huge difference to our team as he aged/got healthy, I'm hoping Mayo will do the same with better players around him.
By the way, I wouldn't go around calling people "stupid" or "dumb" - you made a complete fool of yourself two days ago on the Pat Bowlen thread, kicking a guy when he is down and just had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. And lets not forget the general rule of thumb with you...that there are 6 billion people on the internet and you are the biggest moron amongst them. And I also loved how patseng schooled you on your IQ score the other day, that was pretty damn funny. Hey, do you still go around bragging about owning a Galaxy s3 phone and how you are "very technologically advanced"? LOL! I'm just glad you are around, dumbo:)