Re: Attention Mr. Brian Waters!!
posted at 9/3/2012 6:21 PM EDT
In response to leatherhelmet's comment:
In response to DelGriffith's comment:
What's annoying is he spent all spring and summer to now just announce his retirement? I agree it's unlike BB to allow a player to do that, so he makes a special arrangement, and he waited all that time? Pretty crappy move, IMO.
Even Gerard Warren, who is a speed dial type of a player here now, was in camp.
WOW!!! You have absolutely NO clue what you are talking about!!!! Do you understand that at younger than 40, most football players are long since retired and the DIFFICULT decision to do so comes with a major price. The rates of abuse (drug, alcohol,physical) and suicide among retired athletes is ASTRONOMICAL compared to us "regular" folk. BB has always given veterans the "respect" they deserve by having an open door policy as far as older players deciding on whether or not they will continue their careers. There is NO other team in the NFL that has had more Vets COME BACK to New England due to the way they allow players nearing retirement to choose how they go out. Even players who never suited up for us (Clinton Portis) wish they had a chance to play for this organization. So if Mr Waters, Mr Carter Mr Warren or ANY Mr.......yes you Mr Testaverde :-)..... who is clamoring to play for us and bolster a SB run down the stretch, wants to take their sweet ace time deciding, I won't hold a clock or a calendar to their head.
It's either HERE or the farm for these guys and I for one love holding those cards!!!!!!
Good post, LeatherHelmet . . . Rusty has this fantasy about BB being some kind of hard a$$ who likes to exert "leverage" over other people. But that's just impotent Rusty's little fantasy. BB is really a pretty understanding guy, especially with those who have earned it like Waters has.
I have met personally only one player who actually played under Belichick (he's a friend of a friend and a guy with three Super Bowl rings). At a barbeque at my friend's house, I asked this player what Belichick was really like. He had only glowing things to say. At the time he was long retired so he didn't need to tow any line. His words were heartfelt and honest. Players really respect and like Belichick. It's pretty obvious when you hear them talk.