Re: motivation is for kindergarteners
posted at 12/14/2009 5:31 PM EST
In Response to Re: motivation is for kindergarteners
[QUOTE]I agree with Adalius. If you're paid millions of dollars per year, or even a league minimum $400,000 or so, you shouldn't need additional motivation. BB's treating him like a child, and I'd take offense too...
Posted by JulesWinfield[/QUOTE]
If he doesn't want to be treated like one why was he acting like one? Its not like it's his first year here in NE. It's not like he doesn't know how long it might possibly take to get to work when it snows and everyone drives like it's the first time they ever saw snow.
The NFL is not a normal 9 to 5 job. You have a 16 game regular season and each game is critical to what your chances are at making the post season and how you might do in the post season based on your seed.
If he's a professional and doesn't need motivation then why was he late? If he's a professional and a man then why is he looking to deflect blame elsewhere instead of manning up, sucking it up and shutting up when he knew it was his own fault for not planning accordingly?
This would be akin to having a morning meeting in a professional corporate job and the meeting being about some real serious issue, a major project maybe, not your everyday show up to work and its business as usual. There are no business as usual days of preparation in the NFL schedule, certainly not after 2 consecutive losses. The season is so short. It's not hockey, baseball or basketball with long seasons of many games where a single or couple losses aren't so dramatic.
Even if you want to defend his tardiness due to circumstances, his attitude, excuses and ramblings are indefensible if he is a true professional.