Re: Honest question, how much better is the pass rush?
posted at 4/30/2012 12:23 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Honest question, how much better is the pass rush?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Honest question, how much better is the pass rush? : Wozzy, Gregory is a former juicer and he was a SS in SD. I don't think he's the answer at FS. I think Dennard could be. This from the Bio page from the Charger's website. Steve Gregory faced the most trying of his five NFL seasons in 2010. The team’s opening day starter at strong safety for the first time in his career, Gregory was off to a solid start when a violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy sidelined him for four games in October. He returned to the field a month later and reassumed his role in the defensive backfield, but in his first game back Nov. 7 at Houston, a shoulder injury forced him to the sidelines once again. The injury kept Gregory off the field for the next three games, but he returned in time for the stretch run and finished the season on a positive note.
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Let's be honest, are we going to judge Gregory for juicing when 99% of the NFL are or have done steroids/HGH? It's almost a job requirement in the NFL, drug testing in pro sports is a farce anyhow.
The only time players get busted for weed or roids is when they come out and say stupid stuff in the media, embarrass or say something critical of the league... see Ricky Williams for a great example.
I live on Miami Beach, I see football and basketball players doing drugs all the time. Jeremy Shockey smokes weed like a rasta but has never been busted?
Pro sports league's cherry pick bad apples to make examples of them, otherwise they turn a blind eye as to not ruin their product.
None of us live like monks, so I try not to judge.
As for whether he plays strong safety or free safety it's just nitpicking. I'll settle with Chung at Strong Safety because he is bigger and plays really well in the box. I also don't give too much credit for who starts or where, the NFL is all about match ups, Gregory will be in the right place in the passing game, that's more than we could say about Barret/Igdegbo/Sanders/Meriweather. The guy hit's hard, puts his body on the line, that's enough for me...