Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by jazzcat22, Aug 5, 2014.
coach jones says so
The terms of reinstatement is the real factor concerning Josh Brent right now. What happens to him in Dallas, outside of Dallas, or his football career is all secondary. People will continually predict what Goodell will do based upon personal perception of orderly punishment according to set circumstances.
May as well hang that up. Very little conformity exists between different punishments handed down by the league office. The NFL Personal Conduct policy does not demand it. It's unconventional and I love it. If the players even remotely react to the level of angst demonstrated by fans, it is well worth it in my book. It establishes a level of apprehension which the players may find palpable enough to second guess committing actions detrimental to themselves, their team and the league. I'm eager to see what Roger Goodell will hand down for Brent.
better then Hayden? Wow that is a high bar.
The dline depth is what it is.
he is not worth the crap we have to put up with
7th Round supplemental which would be higher in the regular draft, more like a 4th rounder. Not to mention that when he played for us he was always making plays and around the ball. I'd love to have Brent back, especially with the current DL that is just beyond terrible.
Well, now that I've said my piece on the football part of it, I'll offer my opinion on the less footballish aspect of it.
Leaving aside the fact that if any of us had the same history as Brent, and committed the same crime, we'd serve a hell of a lot longer sentences...I think the Cowboys have gone way, way, way above and beyond the call of duty in terms of supporting Brent. I think there should be a line, though. And I think, personally, that line is letting him back on the team. To me, the best thing to do would be to have the position that, "we've done all we can for you; we support your efforts to fix your life and make something of it; we want the best for you, but it's going to have to happen someplace else."
This isn't someone who had a one-off, unthinkable mistake. He had a history with alcohol. He knew it was an issue, as did the team. And yet somehow, he got behind the wheel of a car and ended up accidentally killing another human being - who happened to be a teammate and good friend. Let's also not forget he tested positive for the wacky tobaccy after this all happened. (I have nothing against that, but if you know you're not allowed to do it, and you're in the circumstances he was in...come ON, man). Accepting him back onto the team to me seems just way overboard. I'm sure even his most skeptical teammates wish him well at the end of the day, but can you imagine dressing next to this guy every day in the locker room? And how can anyone in their right mind not worry about it happening again?
You are not familiar with the vehicular homicide precedents in Tarrant and Dallas counties. I think you would be surprised.
You're right, I'm not, I live in NY. But if Brent's time served was actually in line with the norm down there...that makes it all okay? Personally, that doesn't change my opinion at all.
Bad press and negative attention is the last thing this team needs. Why would we waste a spot on this scumbag, who wasn't even that good anyways? Unbelievable.
Well Brent doesn't qualify for that either.
Not to come off snarky, but if anyone has ever had an addiction they would know how hard it is, and that line of thinking of hey that's great you want to get your life back together just not here will only send an addict into a deeper spiral. He has a little girl he now has to care for, and his support team is in Dallas, so I don't see what the harm is? Really outside of being there for him what has Dallas really done? They provided him the steps to help get his addiction under control, now he can repay that on the field and be better citizen off it.
Equal protection is a a right. Nothing is going to 'make it all okay' but you guys punitive nature is interesting to say the least.
Has he been pumping iron? How far away is he from being able to play? That's all I care about, I'm not going to pass judgement on the guy, let God and the court system do that.
The judicial court system has done what all it shall do. Now, the court of public opinion shall deliver the ultimate verdict of truth and hellfire.
Stand back. You may get burnt.
the corrupt media and popular opinion,,, two of the scariest things on Earth.
If nothing else, Brent's return to football represents an effective part of his rehab.
He's bearing an incredible burden of guilt, as well as other internal demons.
I wish him well.
Agree, I think Brent would have started over anyone we had at the 1 last year and maybe over McClain this year once he is in football shape. The roster decisions will probably be made by injuries (and after last year, I want all the options I can get) but if Brent is healthy I think the 1 depth chart is Hayden, Brent and Bishop with Coleman rotating through several positions and Hayden traded for a conditional 7th or something.
Intergrity? Do you really believe that anyone in our front office gives a damn about Josh Brent the human being? Or that we would even be considering doing this if our DL wasn't a disaster area?