Re: BB and Seau
posted at 5/3/2012 1:19 PM EDT
In Response to Re: BB and Seau
[QUOTE]In Response to BB and Seau : great post comrade.. fact is bb could have done more but its not really his job. he saw a guy in need who he could exploit as a baller and brought him in.. period. just like with lawrence taylor, bb didnt focus on all that other peripheral life stuff. its all football all the time. the good news about bb's approach is you get great football players. no hobbies, no distractions, all in guys. bad news is you tend to attract a lot of lawrence taylor-seau types who can only thrive within a robotic structure like the pats present. once they leave a bb, they are lost. they are really mental midgett and stunted men. i do believe there is some cte brain damage involved but part of it is just life coping skills. y isnt jim mcmahon shooting himself? y is it always defense types.. notice that? always the tough one-dimensional safety, linebacker types that tend to off themselves (duerson, waters, seau) and take the coward way out rather than working on their souls and admitting to their human weaknesses. you just show no weakness at all times, everyone must always see him/them at his superhero best no matter what. i hope the blowhards who start threads like goody should be fired, can get the connection between what he is trying to accomplish and how it could impact the long term quality of these guys' lives down the road. the bb way is a winner's football way, i just hope he would risk broadening it up just a little bit to make sure these guys have meaningful lives beyond football they can return to. i would be shocked if ty warren ever shoots himself. yet going with the feedback from my sources, bb was outraged to find out how much ty was emphasizing his education over football during his rehabs. to me, that should be encouraged. finding perspective is a good thing as long as they dtill put in their football reps. i just hope in 18 years, these current pats arent trending the way of the 1994 chargers or 1986 bears! that would be a shame!
Posted by COMMUNIST-CONTRARIAN[/QUOTE]
Im not blaming BB for potentially damaging Seau even more... He couldn't have known.
And I agree about Goodell. I've been in full support of him for a while. Players seem to hate him...but most analysts will agree with Goodell's rulings.
Players want to play the game, and their focus is playing the game. Can't bash them for that...but this focus seems to be clouding them from the bigger picture. Looking back in hindsight, I'm sure most players would wish for safer rules had they known what we know now...
Players will continue to hate on Goodell from taking them away from the game they love with these suspensions...but Goodell's hope is that 10-20 years from now, players wont be going through what many retired players are going through now.
The short term costs outweigh the immediate benefits....but the long term benefits of what Goodell is trying to do should save lives