Re: Gregg Williams Pre-Game Audio
posted at 4/5/2012 12:46 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Gregg Williams Pre-Game Audio
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Gregg Williams Pre-Game Audio : Respectfully, should we conclude that you have no issue with what the Saints coaching staff and certain players were doing?
Posted by ATJ[/QUOTE]
Well . . . ATJ . . . yes and no.
I am not up in arms that players are out there trying to hurt each other. I believe that a lot of players do this as a matter of course and I would certainly want those players on my team. Damn right I want you out there trying to knock the best players out of the game, or even better, making them want to quit. That said, I certainly don't think guys who earn millions of dollars already should have to be bribed with the equivalent of free cheeseburgers in order to do it (and I don't give a damn about the salary cap argument, either . . . it's peanuts).
I'll tell you what bothers me about this whole thing:
The same guys who used to get so excited about their "Jacked Up" highlight segments and were always chuckling in the booth about all the "boys-will-be-boys" shenanigans that go on under all those piles now expect us to believe that they're shocked (SHOCKED!!!) and appalled at this behavior and that "intent to injure" has no place in the game.
It's hypocrisy to its very core and I'm sick of hearing about it.
I don't believe for one second that the talking heads or the casual fan gives one jolly god damn about "player safety." This is just a case of everybody having to smile and say the correct thing because somebody got caught with their hand in the cookie jar and we're all supposed to pretend that this is an isolated incident (which it most certainly is not).
Bottom line: I want my team to be that team that nobody wants to play and want my coaches to turn them into that team if they're not already.
But I guess that's just me.
Oh . . . and I also want James Caan to play Jonathan E. in the movie.