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Glen Coffee Retires...????

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by JustDezIt, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. JustDezIt

    JustDezIt Formerly sm0kie13 ROY

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    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/08/13/glen-coffee-retires/

    something had to be up, just cost him over 600,000. Wierd story.

    Glen Coffee retires

    Posted by Mike Florio on August 13, 2010 2:41 PM ET
    Well, we now have an explanation for Glen Coffee's mysterious absence from training camp.

    According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, Coffee has retired.

    Per Maiocco, Coffee exits the game after drawing the ire of position coach Tom Rathman by getting blown up by Mike Balogun on a blitz.

    A third-round pick in 2009 out of Alabama, Coffee had 83 carries for 226 yards in 14 appearances as a rookie, with two starts.

    The 49ers are left with Frank Gore, Michael Robinson, and Anthony Dixon at running back. We've got a feeling that they'll be making a move to replace Coffee, soon.

    The team will be able to recover the balance of his $828,000 signing bonus on a four-year deal.

    It works out to $621,000.
  2. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    dumb. he should have made the team cut him. he'd be able to keep his money
  3. Dawgs0916

    Dawgs0916 Will the Thrill

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    I agree with this. As horrible as it sounds.
  4. tomson75

    tomson75 Brain Dead Shill

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    Ian Rappaport form the Boston Herald seems to believe this may be due to "a higher calling". He thinks he may be heading to the ministry.?
  5. Avery

    Avery The Dog that Saved Charleston

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    I don't think it's football that's taking him away from the game.
  6. Little_Roloff

    Little_Roloff New Member

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    That's what the NFL Network was just saying. He's highly religious and that he may go off in that direction.

    I was stunned to see he retired but I guess it's not all about money to some people. Tough loss for the 49'ers though.
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Is God paying back all that cash? No? Then stupid call.
  8. 1fisher

    1fisher Active Member

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    :rolleyes:
  9. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Good luck Glenn. I wish you nothing but success because you will be mocked for your decision.
  10. 1fisher

    1fisher Active Member

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    and that's very unfortunate...
  11. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    We both know a book that predicts that reaction. It is not surprising, Pat Tillman was mocked for retiring to be a soldier.

    Money drives so many, that they cannot grasp when someone else is not driven by it. Same book discusses that too.
  12. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    The stupid call was you making that post.

    Which is extremely sad.


    Yes it is.

    I wasn't on the internet forums back when Tillman left to be a soldier but if people mocked him for that then they're the ones who are absolutely pathetic.
  13. Alumni2k11

    Alumni2k11 Old Dominion University (Class of 2011)

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    Got to do what makes you happy.
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    No, the stupid call was a guy giving up nearly a million dollars. You have all your life to be a minister or whatever, yet you put yourself in a position for a certain career where a team made an investment. You can give the money back but you cannot give the team the pick they invested back. You go into the draft and you need to commit. Now he's screwed the 49ers out of a high pick.

    You can call that his "calling" but others might call it shortsighted or even selfish.
  15. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    probably also discusses honoring commitments. you can spin that **** 100 ways.
  16. BraveHeartFan

    BraveHeartFan We got a hat. I want a ring.

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    Yeah. It's way less 'selfish' to just stay around doing something you don't want to be doing anymore just so some fans or a company, who will dump you in a heart beat and won't honor their commitment to you either if it suits them, aren't feeling cheated out of a draft pick.

    Get out of town.

    That whole argument, and not just in this particular case but all cases in sports, is nonsense.

    These players don't owe it to the fans, the owners of the teams, or anyone to just stay and play there, or play for their contract when they've out played the terms of them, or to even stay in the game when they don't want to anymore.

    You think if the 49ers found some running backs this year that they liked better, and believed would help them more, that they'd say "Gosh darn it. We like these other two backs better but, well, we better only keep one so we can keep that Coffee kid. I mean afterall we did make a commitment to him and all so we'd better honor it."

    They'd cut his but and unemployee him quicker than you can blink an eye.

    They guy doesn't want to play anymore, has something he'd rather be doing, and thats what he should be doing. Playing for the sake of playing cause someone drafted you is cheating yourself, them, and the game of football.
  17. Hostile

    Hostile Peace Zone Supporter

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    Actually if I remember right a whole group of fishermen actually dropped their nets to go into the Priesthood when they were invited to. So you're wrong.
  18. tyke1doe

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    If God calls you to the ministry, then it's an active call, one that needs to be obeyed immediately.

    However, just because one is called doesn't mean one doesn't act honorably in informing others about one's decision.

    I hope, if Coffee resigned because he was called to the ministry, that he probably informed the team and coach of his decision.
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