Re: Matt Light Speaks on A.H. - Is this damaging to P+ats brass?
posted at 6/27/2013 5:43 PM EDT
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I know the heading reads like a commy special, but please give me more credit than that. I havent started a thread since draft time. I came across the article in which Light was quoted as saying "I never embrace, or believed anything A.H. stood for" Nothing else. No mention of what HE stood for, just a little sliver of info that leaves us asking more questions and My 1st would be, are we to believe that Matty knew this guy was a P.O.S and is not distancing himself AFTER the fact and that the Pats coaches, management had no clue of his issues??
2 things for me. Either Matt is a fraud for allowing this punk on the team without speaking on what he felt and still suited up and played right alongside him OR He didnt consider anything he did as a big deal and is just now trying to distance himself and throw A.H. under the bus as if to save whatever lasting images of him we had as a great human. (anyone remember him holding Channnig Crowders dreads while he introduced his face to his fists? I laughed at it and I dont think Light is a bad person but is he right for singling himself out now? and do his words speak to the fact that everyone knew he was a bad apple and just dealt with it? I mean is the team you wanna root for. Calm down, Im speaking football in general here. I mean I dont condone giving some teenager millions of dollar to play a game, knowing he is a gang member. ANY TEAM! Im sure folks said the same of Meriweather and we just signed Talib, another hot head. Dennard was just drafted. Its one thing to take on these guys and still win.(reg season means nothing to me) Is it time to start spending money and using those high pics to get guys with cleaner pasts or will you continue to support the method of taking questionable players in lower rounds in attempt to come away with a steal??
So in closing , before you bash me as a troll. Im dissapointed with the whole leage and this Phoney guy Goodell(who I never liked) trying to act like he is cleaning up the league when I see it changing and in line with the times and culture. young folks now are more likeley to mess up and the league is gonna suffer as a result. Is it time to inact some sort of age requirement and stop taking 20 y/o's in the draft and expecting them to behave like men? I dont know but I beleive something has to happen
I dont know if thats a good thing....lol
I guess I'll find out tommorow. Call me a ship jumper but I aint going nowhere, I AM starting to question the league in general and how they operate and how they try to percieve something different. sometimes you gotta do whats right and now what sells tickets. Time to start giving some of these less talented players a chance that deserve the oppty if all the talented players have issues. I mean look at RG3, he seems like a genuine good kid, with Loads of Talent. but is he the exception? Look at Revis...scumbag! No off field problems but he is a jerk. Cutler, cannon arm but a selfish jerk, bad teamate. Moss, the same thing, felt entitled because of his talents most his career. I just think some people may not deserve the chance to be in that position going forward. Why not make every one graduate before you are draft eligible. Solve 2 problems!
1.)Weed out the guys who have no care of education and just want to play sports.(there is always the CFL)
2.)Give the opportunity to players who dont make it the NFL be able to continue with their careers they studied for and not be lost and depressed.
Number two is a very good observation/suggestion. Should be part of all rookie contracts going forward...a "success beyond football" clause/stipulation of job training/additional education. I'm not sure how it would be structured but perhaps some money could be " held" during the rookie contract until a specialized skill or training for a 2nd option was achieved. This has lots of hurdles but its a good discussion nonetheless.
I dont know whats going on with these guys these days but when i was growing up I had a next door neighbor who was drafted by the pats in the early 90s.I was 12 and his name was jerome henderson not a big name but i'll tell you this he come over and say hey you want to go golfing,having a bbq and some pats are coming want to come over.Like i said not a big name but he knew i was a fan and was a stand up guy I will never forget!!What happen to these kinds of athletes we looked up to as kids?