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mcmurtry86


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny how Faulk went from "fumble prone bust" to revered Patriots hero.

I know most of the people on this board weren't following the team before the Super Bowl run, but Faulk received as much hate as guys like Maroney, Meriweather, McCourty (nowadays), Butler, Wilhite et al. He was quite the whipping boy on Patriots forums and in conversation.

It wasn't really until 2003 when people really started to take a special liking to him. Even in the first Super Bowl run, he was behind Redmond on the depth chart and wasn't really used in the "clutch situations" that he is remembered for.

I hated the pick at the time and he drove me crazy early in his career but Faulk eventually became one of my favorite players. Hopefully he will end up getting involved with the team in some capacity going forward.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
Funny how Faulk went from "fumble prone bust" to revered Patriots hero.

I know most of the people on this board weren't following the team before the Super Bowl run, but Faulk received as much hate as guys like Maroney, Meriweather, McCourty (nowadays), Butler, Wilhite et al. He was quite the whipping boy on Patriots forums and in conversation.

It wasn't really until 2003 when people really started to take a special liking to him. Even in the first Super Bowl run, he was behind Redmond on the depth chart and wasn't really used in the "clutch situations" that he is remembered for.

I hated the pick at the time and he drove me crazy early in his career but Faulk eventually became one of my favorite players. Hopefully he will end up getting involved with the team in some capacity going forward.


I was going to mention this, he was really unpopular even through that first Super Bowl. 9 fumbles in his first two seasons in the league, its amazing how he turned it around. Probably after Troy Brown and Tedy my favorite Patriot of that era (not including Brady)
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChazStandard wrote:
Was one of a small group (Brady, Harrison, Samuel, McGinest) that made you feel absolutely sure someone would come up when it really mattered.


^^^That
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ChazStandard wrote:
Was one of a small group (Brady, Harrison, Samuel, McGinest) that made you feel absolutely sure someone would come up when it really mattered.


One of those things is not like the other
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
ChazStandard wrote:
Was one of a small group (Brady, Harrison, Samuel, McGinest) that made you feel absolutely sure someone would come up when it really mattered.


One of those things is not like the other


Yep, not sure why he added Samuel to that group... really.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Billy Spikes wrote:
mcmurtry86 wrote:
ChazStandard wrote:
Was one of a small group (Brady, Harrison, Samuel, McGinest) that made you feel absolutely sure someone would come up when it really mattered.


One of those things is not like the other


Yep, not sure why he added Samuel to that group... really.


Me either Confused....in my defence its 4 am here.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

McGinest is another guy who was a lightning rod for Pats fans.

He went from soft, lazy,injury prone malcontent to respected team leader and one of the most important members of the team. though, like Faulk, McGinest's impact was much more important to the 2003 and 2004 teams than 2001. It's strange to think that he was left unprotected in the expansion draft and many Pats fans were hoping that he'd be picked up by Houston.

It's funny hearing McGinest talk up Pete Carroll these days because when Carroll was coach, McGinest was one of the guys who would reportedly undermine Carroll in training camp and practices. That whole 1998 and 1999 season was just a mess with that kind of stuff (like Lawyer Milloy and Vincent Brisby getting into a fight at a Big Brothers/Big Sisters charity event).
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
McGinest is another guy who was a lightning rod for Pats fans.

He went from soft, lazy,injury prone malcontent to respected team leader and one of the most important members of the team. though, like Faulk, McGinest's impact was much more important to the 2003 and 2004 teams than 2001. It's strange to think that he was left unprotected in the expansion draft and many Pats fans were hoping that he'd be picked up by Houston.

It's funny hearing McGinest talk up Pete Carroll these days because when Carroll was coach, McGinest was one of the guys who would reportedly undermine Carroll in training camp and practices. That whole 1998 and 1999 season was just a mess with that kind of stuff (like Lawyer Milloy and Vincent Brisby getting into a fight at a Big Brothers/Big Sisters charity event).



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh yeah, i forgot to add this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHLriGCy8vs
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