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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Not a small step to sit your #1 offensive weapon for DB ... no inside intel but something or multiple points of disruption must have pushed SP to act. Players in past that have caused SP to reach a point ...

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Old 10-12-2020, 08:30 AM   #61
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Not a small step to sit your #1 offensive weapon for DB ... no inside intel but something or multiple points of disruption must have pushed SP to act. Players in past that have caused SP to reach a point where its team or player that player found himself on another team. I donít think SP is there but this could well be a the first warning shot across the bow.

Donít follow social media so I will not see MTís likely response nor will I pay attention to the main stream talking heads opinions. Next weeks game and inside reporting from ďneworleans.footballĒ and Nick Underhill will probably give us more real information.
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:38 AM   #62
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Re: Michael Thomas will miss Week 5 matchup with Chargers due to disciplinary issue

I punched out a team mate once and the team threatened to throw me off the team. He started it....

The point is that tempers flare when you get this many alpha personalities together and there will be conflicts. A good team leader knows how to manage these conflicts and turn the focus into something positive.
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Oh?

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Re: Michael Thomas will miss Week 5 matchup with Chargers due to disciplinary issue

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Lmao!! That makes a whole lotta sense.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:30 AM   #65
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Re: Michael Thomas will miss Week 5 matchup with Chargers due to disciplinary issue

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Your leaps of logic are beyond me. I'm not mad at MT, not even slightly. I'm just disappointed his actions are going to take him out of our offense this week. I have zero idea what Sean's actions on or off the field have to do with this discussion at all. Zilch. If you think that our coaches should encourage teammates to actively attack each other after the play is over in practice then I can only hope you never coach anyone in anything for any reason. Seriously, maybe don't even make suggestions...
Itís football. You actively encourage aggression. You want it to be controlled rage but people arenít robots so **** happens. So no, I donít really give a damn that MT threw a punch at somebody with a helmet on. Heís who he is as a player because of that rage and physicality. Same for CJG.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:49 AM   #66
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Re: Michael Thomas will miss Week 5 matchup with Chargers due to disciplinary issue

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Itís football. You actively encourage aggression. You want it to be controlled rage but people arenít robots so **** happens. So no, I donít really give a damn that MT threw a punch at somebody with a helmet on. Heís who he is as a player because of that rage and physicality. Same for CJG.
Yeah, but you gotta draw the line somewhere. I myself don't think a single swat to a helmet was the only issue leading to the suspension. I think there's more to it, but unless someone squeals (sources say...) we'll never know.
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Old 10-12-2020, 10:51 AM   #67
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Re: Michael Thomas will miss Week 5 matchup with Chargers due to disciplinary issue

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Yeah, but you gotta draw the line somewhere. I myself don't think a single swat to a helmet was the only issue leading to the suspension. I think there's more to it, but unless someone squeals (sources say...) we'll never know.
When he comes back off the bye week heíll probably put up 200 yards.
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They both are BS suspensions, but the forum isnít mad at Sean Paytonís politics or personality off the field. Theyíre mad at Thomas...hence this gross overreaction to a practice fight. **** like that doesnít stop just because training camp ends.
Spot on truth right here.
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Re: Michael Thomas will miss Week 5 matchup with Chargers due to disciplinary issue

Its wrong to strike another human being. There is no justification for it - punching someone is a tool for the weak-minded.

I like MT. I love his passion. Whether he's suspended or not is secondary to the fact that he could use some education in how to conduct himself when faced with anger. I am truly disappointed. I hope he can look within himself and learn to control his emotions. Good luck Mike. I'm pulling for you man.
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Re: Michael Thomas will miss Week 5 matchup with Chargers due to disciplinary issue

It was an easy decision for Payton, I would imagine. Thomas was still questionable for the game. Payton was able to kill two birds with one stone by sitting Thomas. He gives him two more weeks to recover and gets to make a point. Win/win. We all know the confrontation was not unprovoked regardless of who started it. But, if Thomas were 100% I'll bet we would have never heard a word of the incident just like all of the others that take place all the time.
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