Damn…. what the hell is wrong with these kids? Last Saturday, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher, murdered his girlfriend and then took his own life. He used a gun so the media got all up in arms about a lack of gun control in this country. Bob Costas was the douchiest with his halftime commentary on Sunday Night Football, quoting the controversial Jason Whitlock who blasted the NFL and the Second Amendment for Jovan’s problems in this post. Here’s Costas:
Yesterday morning, Dallas Cowboys nose tackle, Josh Brent, killed his teammate, linebacker Jerry Brown.
Josh Brent didn’t use a gun, however… He was drunk and wrecked his car.
So what are Whitlock and Costas gonna blame this week? Cars? Alcohol?
Will this be the quote from Whitlock?… “What I believe is, if Josh Brent didn’t possess/own a car, he wouldn’t be in jail and Jerry Brown would be alive today.”
Both of these young men had programs at their disposal offered by their respective teams. The Chiefs offered counseling for Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. Every NFL team offers a ride program for players who may be impaired.
But Belcher was a deeply troubled young man. No gun laws were gonna stop him from murdering.
Josh Brent was just stupid.
Why is it that nobody ever wants to blame the perpetrator when these events happen? I do! Quit making it everyone else’s fault.
On a side note, the still mourning Kansas City Chiefs are coming to tropical Cleveland, Ohio to face the Browns today. Cleveland’s coming off a two game winning streak! YEAH!!!
Am I worried about the Chiefs?
I really think we can stop Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles. They’ve got a standout WR in Dwayne Bowe, but who’s throwing the ball to him?
Brady Quinn! The one pictured on the right who is sharing penis rubs with some dude that looks like Gollum! Quinn is terrible. I don’t see him as a threat at all.
And we’ve got shut down corner Joe Haden who will pick off Quinn at least once tomorrow!
The back and forth between the Browns’ 5 time Pro Bowl LT Joe Thomas and former Browns RB Peyton Hillis has greatly amused me this week!
See… Hillis’ first year in Cleveland, 2010, wasn’t bad. He had 1,177 rushing yards and another 477 receiving yards. Actually that looks pretty good… on paper… but the browns went 5-11 that year. But Hillis was a huge part of our offense. And he knew that!
Last year was the final year of Hillis’ contract with Cleveland. He had two choices. Play his ass off and prove that he deserves a contract extension and more money. Or don’t. Well he didn’t try at all. In fact he missed games because of hamstring issues and even a sore throat…
Joe Thomas said this of Hillis’ 2011 year with Cleveland (From ProFootball Talk):
It was a terrible distraction. He crippled our offense. We were struggling to find anybody who could carry the ball after all the injuries we had. To have Peyton going through a contract dispute and basically refusing to play, it was a big distraction. But more than anything, he was our starting running back that was a good player who was going to help us be a successful offense.
When he’s not there and you don’t have anybody to turn to, it makes it hard to win. And that’s the distraction, it’s not being successful.
And on Hillis’ transition from 2010 to 2011…
He was everything people knew about him — hard-working, blue-collar, tough, would do anything for anybody on the team. All he cared about was winning, and then all of a sudden the next year, all he cared about was trying to get his new contract.
Thomas specifically pointed to Hillis leaving the team to get married during the season, at a time when he needed treatment for injuries.
It was kind of one weird thing after another more than anything. We have guys getting married during the season and it’s not a big deal. When you’re ‘injured’ [yes, Thomas used air quotes] and you should be getting treatment, to go do your own thing repeatedly was just disrespectful more than anything to his teammates
Thomas said that players tried to get through to him, to no avail.
You see a lot of guys in contract disputes, like Matt Forte. His solution was, ‘I’m going to go out and prove they have to have me and they can’t play without me.’ The frustrating thing to a lot of teammates was you would try to talk to him and you try to tell him, ‘That’s not the right way to do it if you want to get your big contract.’ He just wouldn’t listen to anybody.
People who thought they were very close friends with him, he wouldn’t listen to anybody. He thought he knew the right way to do it and it ended up not being the right way and hurting everybody. Not just himself. It was a tough situation.
So Peyton Hillis responded to Joe:
Joe Thomas, he can have his opinions all he wants. It’s kind of like a crazy ex-girlfriend, you know? It’s been over a year. Get over it. But I don’t know. I guess when you get paid over $100 million by one team, it’s kind of easy to point the finger at another guy and hate on him for trying to get another contract.
And there you have it! Hillis just exposed himself and his mentality during his shitty last season with the Browns.
Suck it Hillis! I hope we kick your ass today!