HE has played in the Pro Bowl, got a Super Bowl ring but doe not have the stats for the Hall of Fame. In addition, he would most likely be the third choice in the pecking order, maybe fourth, behind Cobb, Nelson and Jones. At 31, this was probably his last chance at a big long term deal with guarantees. So he chose money and a chance to be The Undisputed Man. I don't blame him. I probably would have done the same.
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At that point in the game in that situation, for all intents you don't even have a punter. And that was all the Patriots needed. They've been saving Maroney for exactly these situations all year long and he came through huge as their closer today.