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Report: Fairley missed meeting with Fins, more

Posted on: April 13, 2011 10:38 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Nick Fairley has fallen all the way to No. 8 in our latest CBSSports.com mock drafts, and, based on the reports that emerged Wednesday about his inability to be on time, there's a good chance he could fall further as the draft approaches.

According to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post, Fairley "skipped a scheduled dinner with Dolphins coach Tony Sparano and GM Jeff Ireland in Alabama."

And Adam Schefter of ESPN reported that Fairley missed his flight to Indianapolis for the NFL combine, missed a meeting with a team in Indy and was also late to a team meeting at Auburn's Pro Day.

Yes, it's a red flag party, and yes, Fairley's now been tagged for every possible bad stereotype of NFL Draft busts -- he's been called out for taking plays off on the field, he's been called a "dirty" player, he's been hit with the one-year wonder label, off-field issues seem to be coming out of the woodwork, and he even got compared to Albert Haynesworth.
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We talked with Fairley way back at the Super Bowl and noted how much work he had to do in terms of "stuffing stereotypes."

It seemed, for quite some time anyway, that Fairley was doing a pretty good job of just that. He'd kind of gotten himself locked into the top of the draft there for a while, but now it's pretty difficult to find a mock draft that has him in the top five, and his stock's been dropping for over a month.

It's entirely possible that all of this is a complete pile of garbage, and Fairley could turn into an elite defensive tackle in the NFL. But his status as an elite prospect has taken on fire-smoke status, and seeing him get taken before the Titans draft would be pretty shocking.

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Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: April 19, 2011 9:16 am
 

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Look at his picture...."Mice and Men" anyone? Red flags should be raised on this guy, and teams should watch out. Wait until he is making a million dollars and you want him to practice or show up lighter. Hah!



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 7:50 pm
 

Report: Fairley missed meeting with Fins, more

Can you say "Jamarcus Russell?"



Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: April 18, 2011 12:27 pm
 

Report: Fairley missed meeting with Fins, more

Even if he were to fall to 13 I hope the Lions don't take him. We've got an up and coming team and things seem to be finally heading in the right direction for the first time in 20 years. The last thing the Lions need is some lazy, piece of s**t like this infecting their already fragile franchise. I hope he's a bust and ends up a dirty, washed up bum by the time he's 26 years old, that's all.   



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: April 18, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Report: Fairley missed meeting with Fins, more

Fairley doesnt seem like he wants to be picked high cuz he isn't showing the effort. He has been missing occassion after occassion. The guy has got to be more responsible.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: April 17, 2011 9:00 pm
 

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Since: Oct 26, 2006
Posted on: April 17, 2011 8:06 pm
 

Report: Fairley missed meeting with Fins, more

   Let him fall to the most logical team that I know....the Minnesota Vikings. It seems if they were willing to give a #3 for renting Randy Moss for a couple weeks that Fairley would fit their mold with open arms ! This is only one scenario that can further more destroy this once great tradition !



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