Re: Shaughnessey re: Belichick Press Conference
posted at 7/24/2013 7:15 PM EDT
In response to russgriswold's comment:
In response to bobhouse98's comment:
Glad to see Dan gave Bill credit for handling the situation well.
It's my opinion that the Partriots and many pro teams do a pretty good job of setting a code of behavior for their players. But from a practical standpoint owners/coaches can't be held responsible for all players actions. Hernandez alone is responsible for what he did.
I hope the Patriots will not be discouraged in the future from taking risks on players who come with checkered pasts. Society in general is better served if a potential problem child is given a chance to straighten himself out.
Saying it in another way:
1. Is the world better off if Hernandez is snubbed by ALL NFL teams and returns to Bristol, CT to rub elbows with his "choir boy" friends? OR
2. Is the world better off if some team takes a chance on him and he is able to rub elbows with mentors like Troy Brown.
I'll take door #2 every time.
I know, I know it didn't work out this time but I will bet over the last 40-50 years you can cite 100s of examples of troubled college athletes who were saved by their pro careers.
If that ROnald McDonald tool used that spot to take a shot, it would have been a disgrace.
Yet again, takes full accountability for something he's not responsible for. I almost feel bad for the guy at this point. He's been strung up for years simply because he doesn't give out info, when it's meant to protect his team and their chances of winning.
Best coach and GM of all time. Not close.
Players love him and it's a shame some of our own fans have become brainwashed by the media to blame him for every little thing a turd on the sidewalk or when it rains during a bbq.
They'll still do what all teams do in the scouting process. Thompkins has an arrest record. As does another rookie Michael Buchanan for a DUI while at Illinois.
The fact is, every team has guys like this.
Yup, all true. BB is amazing, and its only a matter of time for a nut job to show up in an unexpected place. Humans are so unpredictable. OJ, AH, there will be another...........