Laurence Maroney: Why the New England Patriots Traded Him to the Denver Broncos

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Laurence Maroney: Why the New England Patriots Traded Him to the Denver Broncos
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Even some of the greatest NFL coaches ever have to eventually admit their mistakes. On Tuesday, Bill Belichick admitted one of worst decisions ever by trading away his former 2006 first-round draft pick, Laurence Maroney.

At 25 years old it's possible the running back can still prove his critics wrong, but that seems highly unlikely. After all, if you can't play for the New England Patriots, who can you play for?

Here are some of the reasons Belichick decided to trade him to the Denver Broncos for just a fourth-round draft pick.

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