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Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Posted on: February 4, 2012 7:50 pm
Edited on: February 5, 2012 9:58 am
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T. Underwood (AP)

By Josh Katzowitz


INDIANAPOLIS -- While much has been made of Bill Belichick’s seemingly happy mood since the Patriots arrived here for Super Bowl XLVI, at least one of his former players has to be mighty upset with him tonight.
 
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That’d be wide receiver Tiquan Underwood, who was released from the squad about 24 hours (!) before New England faces the Giants at Lucas Oil Stadium. In his place, the Patriots have signed rookie defensive end Alex Silvestro to the active roster.

As the Boston Herald points out, Underwood almost surely would receive a Super Bowl ring if the Patriots win and that the move was not disciplinary.

Speculation has centered on the Patriots perhaps wanting an extra defensive linemen to move into the rotation and that, without Underwood in the lineup, Chad Ochocinco most likely will be active for Sunday’s game.

Underwood’s classy reaction, via Twitter? “This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION.... I Been Thru A LOT...But There Are Ppl In This World w/ More Serious Problems So I Cant Hang The Head....Thank You Lord … Good Luck To The New Enland Organization, The Coaches, & All My Teammates... #PatsNation”

But even though the Giants can't claim Underwood via waivers (they couldn't do so until Monday), I honestly love the idea presented by the New York Post’s Bart Hubbuch, who writes “Giants should ... hire him as a "quality control coach" like Josh McDaniels. I'm serious.”

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Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 3:20 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

another reason to hate the cheating coach belichek.....total classless move on his part, disgusting.



Since: May 7, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:27 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Why would bill cut this guy now. just seems not fair. his tweet was classy though. Bill B not very classy move. Ochocinco ?????



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 2:06 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

HOWEVER; HOWEVER; I COULD SEE THIS HAPPENING==GIANTS GET UP LARGE AND BRADY MUST PASS THE ENTIRE 2ND HALF AS THE GIANTS PASS RUSH ANILATES BRADY INTO 4 PICKS/LOL===DOPE APRIL FOOLS 38-30 PATS.



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:59 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

SORRY BUT HAD TO ADD=====BELICHAK MUST BE SERIOUSLY WORRIED TO MAKE A MOVE LIKE THIS KNOWING EVERYONE WOULD THINK HOW LOW IT WAS OF HIM!!!!!! VERY VERY WORRIED. HOWEVER; MY MAN ELI WILL DO WHAT HIS DONE HIS WHOLE CAREER=THROW UNTIMELY PICKS AS BRADY WORKS HIS MAGIC=======PATS 38 GIANTS 30 IN A HIGH SCORING GAME.




Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:57 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

I hope you guys appreciate Andy Ried.  He sticks by his players which is rare to see in a coach these days.  Give them time to grow, learn and exel.  I know this year has been rough for you Philly fans, but trust in Ried.   You will get there, I would have traded Shanny for him any day after about 5 years past our super bowls and seeing the real shanahan..



Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:52 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

I'M SERIOUS. THAT WOULD BE A GENIUS MOVE, BUT THAT'S WHY BELICHAK IS SO SMART=HE WAITED TO THE LAST MINUTE..THOUGH A GOOD MOVE IT WOULD BE A CLASSLESS MOVE BY THE GIANYS. I AGREE WITH THE OTHERS HERE, COULDU IMAGINE BEING CUT 24 BEFORE=MAN.



Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:44 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Keep your head up Underwood.  Great Tweet.  Once again Bellichick has foregone the boundries of class, casting every and anyone aside for a feeble, tiny, miniscule, "percieved" advantage.  This sort of thing wears on a team, no doubt your fellow teammates love you and wish you were with them tomorrow.  I hope and pray the Pats give you a ring, at least for honorable mention.

Much like my beloved Broncos old coach Shanahan, these chicken-crap moves catch up with a coach.  Napoleonic dictatorships only last a short time.  The patsies may be sychophantic robots now (and I applaud them for that, they are a great team), but things like this will wear on them, and once Brady is gone (in 4-5 years) it'll be back to misery for the Pats, as Belicheck fades into HOF (and well deserved) oblivion.   Brady is also a HOF player who leads by example and he is boeying this team, and justifyably so, a great QB...   Once he is gone, Belicheck will have nothing,  as the guy who saved his rear through greatness will be gone - the genius will be vacant, and the players killing themselves for nothing (a la Brady's example of hard work) will fade away.

Good luck tomorrow Pats.   I just thought this was dirty and classless.  BUT I will say, if the guy gets his ring and pay for the game, I won't have an issue with it.   Just don't rob the guy of the crown jewels after a year of hard work and a year of devotion.



Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:30 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

that's funny coming from an oakland faiders fan...Just another  faider reject!  still upset about the Brady rule huh???



Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:16 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

Hahahahaha another move by a feeble man attempting to look like a genius.  Sorry, Belicheat, your seeming disdain for defensive playmakers will be the determining factor in your coming loss the the NY Midgets.  I guess LT must have kicked your azz back in the day and Parcells didn't save you, because for some reason when you get a good defensive player, you cut him.  Midgets 41, Gaytriots 30 (garbage pts).



Since: Oct 6, 2011
Posted on: February 5, 2012 1:13 am
 

Pats release Underwood day before Super Bowl

He did take it with a lot of class and that is to be respected.


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