It is sad and shocking to see how many people can't see the difference is appropriate discipline of a child and what AP did.
I would imagine that any of them diwn playing what he did would be singing a very different tune if they were required to stand there while someone beat the hell oyt of them....until their legs, butt, and scritum were bruised and bleeding.
i don't know. i've heard a huge range of opinions on the matter. i don't know the exact details of what peterson did, how old the child is, or pretty much anything on the situation. but a few friends of mine said they were punished the exact same way when they were children, and it's possible peterson received the same punishment as a child.
my point is that it's understandable as to why people believe what they believe. i know if i was punished that way as a child, and i sat here seeing someone being arrested for it, i would think it was pretty silly.
but that's just my opinion, and i haven't read many details on the case. for all i know it could have been much worse.
on topic: i would have been shocked if peterson returned this season.
That's the same argument people used the last time this discussion came up.
How'd that turn out?
that just isn't a sound argument. just because something hasn't worked in the past doesn't mean it can't work.
we aren't blindly throwing money around here. we wouldn't be making some sort of insane, crippling investment.
i'm not even saying we should make the move. all i'm saying is it shouldn't be thrown out the window without further investigation.
you say it wouldn't be smart business, but if a team picks him up and he explodes they'll look pretty damn smart for spending a low draft pick on him. it isn't smart business to dismiss options without fair consideration.
You don't accomplish that by depending on people who have proven they're undependable.
It's possible to get a talented receiver without throwing money at an idiot.
who said we would be depending on him? i'd hope we wouldn't be depending on a 7th round pick. if we could get a top 5 draft pick for a 7th rounder, i think we'd be all for it.
it is also possible for people to rehabilitate themselves.
it's not like we're trying to throw the franchise away for this guy, we're CONSIDERING spending an EXTREMELY LOW pick on him. obviously our FO would RESEARCH the situation, and make an informed decision.
but to completely throw the idea out the window without considering it is idiotic.
Gentleman, you are watching the beginning of the end of the NO LO saints as we know it. Brees is past his peak and will come down to earth soon. They mortgaged their future cap this year and will not get a top 10 draft pick.