Nothing is more hazardous to an NFL player’s career than making too much money.
There was evidence aplenty on Tuesday’s cutdown deadline. Just for example, veteran Marlon Mack is out as the Texans’ RB-1. Rookie Dameon Pierce is in. “That’s the way….of the (NFL) world…”
I don’t fully understand why it took the 49ers so long to figure it out. Yes, keeping Jimmy G on a reduced contract makes all the sense in the world. Always did. And I will promise you this moved played very well in the ‘Niners’ locker room.
Oh, Tuesday marked the first day of Deshaun Watson’s suspension. He can have no further contact with the Browns until November 14.
Gruden says he’s a “good person,” despite the racist, homophobic and misogynistic emails. Hmmm. I’ll have to think about this. I do believe in second chances. I’ll get back to you.
We too often forget that pro athletes are human, and subject to the same stresses we all are. Clippers guard John Wall says dealing with a torn Achilles and the deaths of family members during the height of the pandemic drove him to the brink of suicide. Peace to you, John. Peace to everybody.
Cameron Smith’s decision to join the Murderous Saudi Blood Money Sportswashing Tour is the most significant defection yet, IMO.
Football coaches often reference “adversity.” Sometimes that means a bad streak of sprained ankles. Or sometimes it means having no water. Pulling and praying for Deion Sanders and his Jackson State program. “Crisis mode,” indeed.