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Former Patriots RB Kevin Faulk retires from NFL
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can just imagine how annoying he was to non-Patriots fans.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tzimisce wrote:
I can just imagine how annoying he was to non-Patriots fans.
As a Bills fan, he was very, very annoying.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly, every time I looked at his stats I got surprised at how bad they were. He played A LOT better then the numbers, 1st down machine.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only went over 1,000 yards rushing/receiving yards twice in his career. I'm calling overrated on this one. Not that stats are the end all be all and he was definitely a good football player no doubt but just overrated in general.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ketchup wrote:
Only went over 1,000 yards rushing/receiving yards twice in his career. I'm calling overrated on this one. Not that stats are the end all be all and he was definitely a good football player no doubt but just overrated in general.


Rushing/receiving yards mean nothing when looking at the situations he was called into play in especially later in his career.
Some players most notably STers and backs such as Faulk are as valuable to their team as 1000yd rushers or receivers.
A player who can consistently convert 3rd downs is of unbelievable value to a team but is often dismissed by people such as you because they don't look good in the box score.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

absolute stand up guy, on and off the field. I wish him total luck in his future endeavors.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keleth wrote:
Ketchup wrote:
Only went over 1,000 yards rushing/receiving yards twice in his career. I'm calling overrated on this one. Not that stats are the end all be all and he was definitely a good football player no doubt but just overrated in general.


Rushing/receiving yards mean nothing when looking at the situations he was called into play in especially later in his career.
Some players most notably STers and backs such as Faulk are as valuable to their team as 1000yd rushers or receivers.
A player who can consistently convert 3rd downs is of unbelievable value to a team but is often dismissed by people such as you because they don't look good in the box score.


No, they're often dismissed because it's not the least bit difficult to find someone who can replace them. The Pats offense experienced no dropoff whatsoever when Faulk was out of the lineup, and in fact put up significantly better numbers. That should tell you how valuable he was.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good 3rd down back..
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was a good third down back but definitely not the GOAT. He wasn't even the best in his family.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronnie Harmon was great and one of my favorite players, but to me what makes Faulk better was his blitz pick up.

But to me who is better, I don't care. Faulk did his job without complaint or asking for a spotlight. A great guy in the community, Playing for the Patriot softball team that plays all the local teams for charity. Charming and very respectful to young fans when I took my sons to see them. A guy that i am proud to have played on the patriots.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One of my favorites of all time. Hope he enjoys retirement.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Faulk was the Robert Horry of the NFL. Just without the travelling. The guy that was invisible until he did something his team really needed him to do right when they needed him to do it. And then... there he was.

I always loved the guy.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

beast in pass protection
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've long despised the Patriots, but Faulk is one of a handful of guys I just couldn't bring myself to hate. He's the perfect example of a veteran guy. Never complains, never holds out, shows up to work, is clutch whenever his team needs him, and lets the stars have the glory. He just picks up the Ws. Love this guy. Sad to see him go.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

J Pep 4 Step wrote:
Faulk was the Robert Horry of the NFL. Just without the travelling. The guy that was invisible until he did something his team really needed him to do right when they needed him to do it. And then... there he was.

I always loved the guy.


Hahah, that's a pretty perfect comparison.
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