Lets be honest here. Exactly what did you expect from Williams. Passing the buck and lying and simply two of the many things he does and has done for years. All cloaked in the veil of being misunderstood while he preaches doing everything you can to win at all costs including intentionally injuring players. His ends justify the means with few boundaries. Makes him a scary guy in a violent sport that needs regulation to counterbalance those guys who lack a moral compass and forget that intentionally ending the career of a football player crosses a line and sends you down a slippery slope.
My youngest son is 15 and plays sports at a high level and gets trophies only for winning now. As a child he got all the participatory trophies. A year or two ago he took all of those trophies and packed them away saying they didn't count and weren't worth keeping. He got themessage and is anything besides a wuss and wasn't hurt by the experience. I would think kids who they are referring to never play anything at a high level and likely needed trophies to build their self esteem as a child. Truth is if they continue in sports beyond 10, they figure it out and aren't hurt by awards won as a small child for participation.
If Norman is smart he will want to play here as much as we want him here. This is the kind of defense which will make him look good and plays to his strengths. How many corners have we had who looked better once they left us for elsewhere
It will take Shaq time to learn this defense. It is a high responsibilitY defense which works only when everyone is where they are supposed to be doing what they need to do. One breakdown and we give up a big gain. He may need some time before he makes any kind of impact
The only way it matters what the media thinks is if the opposing players discount us. And I promise you after sweeping Tampa and giving Atlanta and New Orleans butt kickings at the end of the year, they are surly not discounting us. They know we are still the team to beat in the division.
I don't see a lot of Stewart in him but he sure does look like DeAngelo. I don't see him being big between the tackles but he does have a nice burst around the edges. He will be a good complement to Stewart and Tolbert who will get playing time commensurate with his ability to pass protect which is critical in our offense with many intermediate and deep routes.
Wayne is not an upgrade over Brown or Cotchery given he has played almost exclusively in a WCO. We need to be building for the future not being a resting place for guys on their last leg. He is not the missing piece for a long stretch run. Cotchery is familiar with our system and is a good mentor for our young guys. We have who we need for now and the future.
Sounds like all the ridiculous posts about how much Newton was going to paid and how it was going to hurt us. Yet we signed him and actually saved cap room in 2015. The same will be true of Luke. Gettleman has this under control and wont be overpaying. Luke will get a paid a bunch and he will deserve every penny but it wont hurt us signing who we want and keeping guys like KK and Star.
That makes sense if the goal is to sell merchandise at heavily discounted rates. But if it to sell Amazon Prime memberships then you have folks sign up not knowing what is going to be on sale hoping to find something. Otherwise you would look at the catalogue and if nothing jumped out you wouldn't sign up for prime. Because you don't know many folks will sign up just to see what goes on sale.
BTW if you are a student you can sign up for six months of prime free and buy the yearly membership for half price. You need an email that ends in edu. And no I am not postng a link just giving folks the heads up.
The results are similar to the NFC East where 15 games separate the top 3 teams. Note that the NFC-south and the NFC- East are the only divisions where three of the four teams are above 500. In most every case there ere two top teams and the rest are under 500 sometimes way under. In New England's case there are 3 sucky teams.