Re: Excellent Article on Pats' Role in the AH Situation
posted at 7/1/2013 2:46 AM EDT
In response to NedBraden's comment:
In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:
Overall, I agree with the sentiment in the article. The only thing I think you can legitimately criticize the Pats for is the general strategy of taking risky players in the draft in the hopes of finding a player who's worth more than his draft position suggests. That strategy has paid a few dividends (Gronk and Hern seemed to be the "biggest" of those dividends recently), but it has also resulted in a large number of busts. Hern looked like a big win from this approach . . . now he's a loss. Gronk similarly looks like a huge win from this strategy, but the injury history is beginning to get troubling. Guys like Ras-I and Butler and Tate have already raised questions about the effectiveness of such a high risk strategy . . .
One thing that always makes me spit out my coffee . . . whenever someone points to Hernandez's Bible study as some sign he had reformed himself. Please . . . how idiotic is that?
When I read in the New York Times that,
"By his junior year, Coach Urban Meyer was saying that Mr. Hernandez had been rehabilitated with daily Bible study sessions that the coach conducted personally"
I can't help thinking that Urban Meyer is either the most gullible person in the world or the most insincere.
Dude, that's what a lot of those bible thumpers do. Look at Dungy with Vick. They actualy think by reading from a book with some made up stories in it, it somehow makes the person more mature or able to be changed.
WIth Vick, for example, the only reason why he came across all sheepish and full of regret is because he got caughty lying to Goodell and being involved in interstate crime, with a jail sentence. Dungy is as full of crap as Mike Vick is.
I have no issues with people wanting to be religious on their own time or whatever, but I agree that silly religious angle as if it means something, is a crock. It's like the musician or actor who does hard drugs for years and years (and is an alchoholic) and then comes out of rehab for the 9th time and claims the've found god.
No, you haven't, it's just an excuse for you to not revert back to your old life, an excuse as to WHY you chose to indulge and become victimed by addictive chemicals like cocain, heroin, etc, so it's a nice easy way to wipe your hands of it.
Ain't buying it. It's what you do, not what book you open.
translation: Faith is for the "weak-minded" and the "emotionally needy" and those of us who are "superior" realize god (purposely using small g to passively mock) is illogical and non-existent and logic and Reason (purposely capitalized to passively mock a la Carl Sagan) is the "truth" and as such appeals greatly to self-important, cold, irreverent libertarians like me who KNOW we are "better" and breathe rarified air and have posters of Mr Spock on our walls and consider stephen hawking the greatest human who ever lived
ps: watching u bend over backwards using that "152 IQ" to shift any blame or responsibility for Hernandez from the pats, kraft and especially bellichick to anyone and everyone else is incredibly entertaining to watch : )