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Should Patriots.Com Be Using This Photo?

Obviously there was no harm intended here, and I'm not even sure whether it's inappropriate or not. But it sure is jarring to go to the home page of and see this image.

(UPDATE: Image changed to Randy Thomas. All's well.)

By Dan Steinberg  |  August 25, 2009; 2:57 PM ET
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I'm guessing Maroney is moments away from getting knocked the eff out

Posted by: rfzonadc | August 25, 2009 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Is that really the only Patriots/Redskins picture they could find? Show some class Patriots...

Maroney is terrbile anyway

Posted by: crscott | August 25, 2009 3:12 PM | Report abuse

doesnt bother me but it is a little eerie

Posted by: MondoTE11 | August 25, 2009 3:23 PM | Report abuse

I agree with Mondo TE11.

Posted by: B_A_ | August 25, 2009 3:24 PM | Report abuse

Seems pretty tasteless to me. I've emailed their marketing folks. There are thousands of pictures to use, they should choose a different one.

Posted by: armonroe | August 25, 2009 3:27 PM | Report abuse

i agree with your twitter description: weird.

Posted by: trolly_time | August 25, 2009 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Looks like they changed it. Thanks Pats.

It's still hard to think about how amazing that kid would've been in the burgundy and gold.

Thanks for pointing it out Stein

Posted by: Scofield | August 25, 2009 3:46 PM | Report abuse

This is bad.

The Redskins should be the only team that can exploit Sean Taylor's death for money.

Posted by: rankoutsider25 | August 25, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

Seriously? Nice cut and paste job. Everyone knows that nobody could stiff-arm ST.

Glad they changed it.

Posted by: ZMANN84 | August 25, 2009 4:11 PM | Report abuse

Most teams one would think it is an innocent mistake. But Belichick is such a slimy, low life that one wonders.

Posted by: poguesmahone | August 25, 2009 5:16 PM | Report abuse

Got an email from their webmaster:


Looks like they flubbed and fixed asap.

Posted by: armonroe | August 25, 2009 5:39 PM | Report abuse

Exploiting Sean Taylor for money? Remember, it was the Patriots who removed #21 from their helmets that year before anyone else. They could care less about Sean Taylor, and could care less about exploiting them for money. It was definitely an oversight on their part. To them, Sean Taylor was just another Redskin.

Posted by: Randy_Hawkins | August 25, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Hey, it's good to see ST getting ready to jack someone up again. Nothing wrong with remembering a guy with a heck of a lot of potential.

And honestly, that disembodied ref's ear above Randy in the new pic scares me more.

Posted by: WorstSeat | August 25, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

Say what you want about me but I think it is time to really let Sean Rest in Peace and let things like this go.

Posted by: CapsNut | August 25, 2009 10:17 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins should be the only team that can exploit Sean Taylor's death for money.

Posted by: rankoutsider25 | August 25, 2009 3:53 PM | Report abuse

You have some nerve making a statement like this. The Redskins have not in any way, shape, or form "exploited Sean Taylor's death for money." When you make such an outrageously offensive statement like this, you damn well better back that up with some concrete examples. Holding a memorial for him and retiring his name to the Ring of Fame at the stadium are not "exploiting" and certainly aren't "for money."

You really need to get a clue. Don't come back on here posting anything other than an apology to the team for your ignorant, classless comment.

Posted by: Barno1 | August 26, 2009 12:18 PM | Report abuse

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