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ChampionTexan
02-04-2012, 06:59 PM
On the eve of the Super Bowl...
The New England Patriots announced the release of wide receiver Tiquan Underwood on Saturday.
LINK (http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2012/02/patriots-release-wr-tiquan-underwood.html)

jaayteetx
02-04-2012, 07:01 PM
ehh, he wasn't gonna suit up anyway and if they win he will still get a ring and playoff shares of money, he might need one of his allocated tickets back if he wants to see the game though.

ChampionTexan
02-04-2012, 07:09 PM
ehh, he wasn't gonna suit up anyway and if they win he will still get a ring and playoff shares of money, he might need one of his allocated tickets back if he wants to see the game though.

Yeah, I'm sure that's exactly how he's looking at things (and for the record, he was active in both of the Pats previous playoff games).

TEXANRED
02-04-2012, 07:09 PM
On the eve of the Super Bowl...

LINK (http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2012/02/patriots-release-wr-tiquan-underwood.html)

Sounds like they need to put this guy on suicide watch.

gary
02-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Just why? Very ****ty move on their part IMHO.

TexanSam
02-04-2012, 07:21 PM
Just why? Very ****ty move on their part IMHO.

Depends on the circumstances. What if he broke some major team rule or got in some trouble partying during Super Bowl week?

gary
02-04-2012, 07:30 PM
Depends on the circumstances. What if he broke some major team rule or got in some trouble partying during Super Bowl week?If he did then cutting him would be just fine but no one knows why I'd like to know though.

ChampionTexan
02-04-2012, 07:33 PM
If he did then cutting him would be just fine but no one knows why I'd like to know though.

Per the Boston Herald:
I am told there were not disciplinary reasons for the move. Underwood did not do anything wrong, and I expect him to be back next year. But perhaps they wanted another defensive linemen on the field.
LINK (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/rap_sheet/index.php/2012/02/04/a-reminder-that-this-is-a-business-patriots-release-wr-tiquan-underwood-the-night-before-the-super-bowl/)

srrono
02-04-2012, 07:35 PM
Just why? Very ****ty move on their part IMHO.

as always NE shows its class. I cant wait for the day they cut or trade Brady lol

gary
02-04-2012, 07:36 PM
Per the Boston Herald:

LINK (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/rap_sheet/index.php/2012/02/04/a-reminder-that-this-is-a-business-patriots-release-wr-tiquan-underwood-the-night-before-the-super-bowl/)Well, then that is crap.

Hervoyel
02-04-2012, 07:41 PM
Per the Boston Herald:

LINK (http://www.bostonherald.com/blogs/sports/rap_sheet/index.php/2012/02/04/a-reminder-that-this-is-a-business-patriots-release-wr-tiquan-underwood-the-night-before-the-super-bowl/)


You know, maybe it's just me but if the New England Patriots decided they didn't want me on the eve of a Super Bowl but they expected me to be back with the team next year I'd be like "Go **** yourselves".

Last team in existence I'd sign with if they did that to me.

gg no re
02-04-2012, 07:45 PM
I'm hoping it's for his haircut

http://bostinno.com/wp-content/uploads//2012/01/tiquanhairlogo.jpg

gary
02-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Hell, i'd support Houston signing him just to stick it too the Pats.

srrono
02-04-2012, 07:48 PM
I know the Texans as a FO and Coaching staff are to loyal to our players but NE has to be the polar opposite they treat players like crap.

gary
02-04-2012, 07:53 PM
I know the Texans as a FO and Coaching staff are to loyal to our players but NE has to be the polar opposite they treat players like crap.Exactly. I hope they go down tomorrow but the only thing is Underwood would get a ring if they won.

mattieuk
02-04-2012, 08:23 PM
You stay classy Boston.

In unrelated news Belichick steals Superbowl ticket from small child who 'looked at him funny'.

Ruinondd
02-04-2012, 08:51 PM
Wow. I am ever so glad we have such a classy organization. That's just some nasty bleep.

ObsiWan
02-04-2012, 09:03 PM
I don't think this is as bad as it looks on the surface. The Pats' braintrust is probably adding to their defensive squad at this rookie's expense. If this was a week earlier this guy would likely be re-signed to the Pats practice squad. Not sure if that's doable with only one day left in the season.

Still... the timing does suck... they could have made this move last week or right after the AFC championship game.

TEXANRED
02-04-2012, 09:16 PM
I know the Texans as a FO and Coaching staff are to loyal to our players but NE has to be the polar opposite they treat players like crap.
And yet this is their 5th superbowl in 11 years.

gary
02-04-2012, 09:19 PM
I don't think this is as bad as it looks on the surface. The Pats' braintrust is probably adding to their defensive squad at this rookie's expense. If this was a week earlier this guy would likely be re-signed to the Pats practice squad. Not sure if that's doable with only one day left in the season.
Still... the timing does suck... they could have made this move last week or right after the AFC championship game.When a player has made a run with his team you don't just cut him for someone on the P.S. JMHO.

Luv_ya_blue
02-04-2012, 11:31 PM
http://cbssports.com/images/blogs/sb-day2-underwood.jpg

They couldn't find a helmet that would fit...

jaayteetx
02-05-2012, 09:52 AM
Yeah, I'm sure that's exactly how he's looking at things (and for the record, he was active in both of the Pats previous playoff games).

I know he was but Ochocinco is gonna play, so he wasn't gonna suit up for the Superbowl. With their TE banged up they needed more help on special teams, hence the move.

rmartin65
02-05-2012, 09:56 AM
You play to win the game. Especially this coming up game.

I cant believe people are getting upset about this. The Patriots are going to field the best team they can, any team would do the same.

gary
02-05-2012, 11:20 AM
You play to win the game. Especially this coming up game.

I cant believe people are getting upset about this. The Patriots are going to field the best team they can, any team would do the same.Believe it or not in the last game Underwood actually played in their last game but dumb butt Chad did not this move was all based on name recognition only IMHO. Underwood has been doing a little something which is better than nothing. Chad has not been that good for a few years now anyway.

drs23
02-05-2012, 11:21 AM
You play to win the game. Especially this coming up game.

I cant believe people are getting upset about this. The Patriots are going to field the best team they can, any team would do the same.

Precisely. As pointed out they brought up a defensive player.

gg no re
02-05-2012, 11:38 AM
Believe it or not in the last game Underwood actually played in their last game but dumb butt Chad did not this move was all based on name recognition only IMHO. Underwood has been doing a little something which is better than nothing. Chad has not been that good for a few years now anyway.
Well to be fair, Chad's dad had passed away that week, so he was out of town.

gary
02-05-2012, 11:49 AM
Well to be fair, Chad's dad had passed away that week, so he was out of town.To be fair, he has been overrated the last few seasons. What has he done great in the last two or three years?

gg no re
02-05-2012, 12:01 PM
To be fair, he has been overrated the last few seasons. What has he done great in the last two or three years?

Does Evelyn Lozada count? If not, then I've got nothing. idonno:

rmartin65
02-05-2012, 12:32 PM
Believe it or not in the last game Underwood actually played in their last game but dumb butt Chad did not this move was all based on name recognition only IMHO. Underwood has been doing a little something which is better than nothing. Chad has not been that good for a few years now anyway.

One- Chad Johnson (I refuse to call him by his ridiculous new name) missed the game because of a death in the family.

Two- I get that you hate him. I do to. Hell, I lived in Cincy when people were calling him the best receiver in the NFL. All of his antics were everywhere, and I hated the guy. But the guy does have some talent left.

This season, Johnson had 15 receptions for 276 yards and a TD. In contrast, Underwood had 3 receptions for 30 yards and no scores.

And while he has not been an all-star receiver the last couple years, his stats are decent- about 830 yards in 2010/2011, and over 1000 in 09/10. He is a solid 3rd option in any offense.

Now, as for your claim that it is a PR move- BS. When have the Patriots ever cared about PR? They play to win. And more often than not, they do.

gary
02-05-2012, 01:59 PM
One- Chad Johnson (I refuse to call him by his ridiculous new name) missed the game because of a death in the family.

Two- I get that you hate him. I do to. Hell, I lived in Cincy when people were calling him the best receiver in the NFL. All of his antics were everywhere, and I hated the guy. But the guy does have some talent left.

This season, Johnson had 15 receptions for 276 yards and a TD. In contrast, Underwood had 3 receptions for 30 yards and no scores.

And while he has not been an all-star receiver the last couple years, his stats are decent- about 830 yards in 2010/2011, and over 1000 in 09/10. He is a solid 3rd option in any offense.

Now, as for your claim that it is a PR move- BS. When have the Patriots ever cared about PR? They play to win. And more often than not, they do.Why the day before and not two or three weeks ago? Still crappy of them.

rmartin65
02-05-2012, 02:38 PM
Why the day before and not two or three weeks ago? Still crappy of them.

Waiting to see if Gronk would recover enough. Apparently not.

chicagotexan2
02-05-2012, 02:43 PM
I hope they are making on the roster for jadopey jones

2BCF
02-06-2012, 12:42 AM
I hope they are making on the roster for jadopey jones

Are you gonna hold that against him for the rest of his life?? :shades:


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:jk: :D

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Maddict5
02-06-2012, 06:08 AM
To be fair, he has been overrated the last few seasons. What has he done great in the last two or three years?

to be fair, what has underwood done either that makes him so invaluable?

HOU-TEX
02-06-2012, 10:31 AM
I would do the same thing if I were a coach in the SB and needed to make a move to give my team a better shot at winning.

Dread-Head
02-06-2012, 10:48 AM
On the eve of the Super Bowl...

LINK (http://www.macsfootballblog.com/2012/02/patriots-release-wr-tiquan-underwood.html)

Proof that "God don't like ugly" as my 4th grade teacher Mrs Blackmon used to say. They LOST.

Dread-Head
02-06-2012, 10:50 AM
http://cbssports.com/images/blogs/sb-day2-underwood.jpg
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W...o...r..d...UP! W...o...r...d...UP!

Vinny
02-06-2012, 01:09 PM
I heard that he knew of his release much earlier but helped keep it under wraps so the Giants wouldn't claim him and have him talk about the Pats SB prep. He may still be loyal to the team...donno, I bet more comes out later.

HOU-TEX
02-06-2012, 03:03 PM
I heard that he knew of his release much earlier but helped keep it under wraps so the Giants wouldn't claim him and have him talk about the Pats SB prep. He may still be loyal to the team...donno, I bet more comes out later.

Shefter also reported that he will receive his SB bonus and would've gotten a ring had the Pats won.

Despite being waived late Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Tiquan Underwood is entitled to his full Super Bowl bonus.
The bonus is $88,000. Underwood would also receive a ring if the Patriots win. Per Schefter, Underwood was "unlikely to be active" against the Giants in the first place, so he's not losing much. While some media members have tried to make Bill Belichick look like a bad guy for waiving Underwood the day before the Super Bowl, the reality is Belichick is intent on winning, and the Giants could have claimed Underwood off waivers if the move had been made earlier in the week.

http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/football

Vinny
02-06-2012, 03:08 PM
Shefter also reported that he will receive his SB bonus and would've gotten a ring had the Pats won.



http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/football
lol, amazing how people just jump on Belichick every chance they get.

jaayteetx
02-06-2012, 04:35 PM
Shefter also reported that he will receive his SB bonus and would've gotten a ring had the Pats won.



http://www.rotoworld.com/playernews/nfl/football

Who needs Adam Shefter? I told you guys that early in the thread. :turtle:

gary
02-06-2012, 06:33 PM
to be fair, what has underwood done either that makes him so invaluable?Not a whole lot but principles I know I have some.