Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Things Getting Ugly
It's one thing to be aggressive during the CBA talks or to disagree with what people have to say. It's something completely different to disrespect two of the top quarterbacks ever to play in this league while doing so. As many of you know, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees went to the meeting to talk about one of the more important issues in the NFL, player safety. Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson, who is being the loudest voice in the meeting, asked the two star quarterbacks, "What do you know about player safety?" That is just like asking 'What does Bill Gates know about computers?'
No matter what topic is discussed, one question that has to be asked is 'how will this affect the player's safety?' What better way to understand by asking two players that have been around a long time? Of course, Peyton Manning has played in 227 consecutive games including the playoffs, but he has been hit a bunch of times. He certainly knows a thing about player safety as does Drew Brees, who has gotten hurt quite a number of times on the field.
One thing we do not need during these meetings is name calling and shows of disrespect. They are not on an elementary school playground. They are all grown men talking about the NFL. Some of the people that read this really do not like Peyton Manning, but everyone has to respect him, just like Andy Reid. I can't stand him, but I have to respect him, since he's a great football coach.
The more I read about this, the more I think that 2011 will be a shortened season at best, which is a shame, since the Giants have a chance to be a great team next year.