Tennessean.Com: Pacman deserves decision

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  1. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Pacman deserves decision

    Commentary by DAVID CLIMER • Staff Writer • April 2, 2008

    He didn't say "club."

    He didn't limit it to "Dallas."

    No, Goodell went plural in his reference to NFL teams that have inquired about the timetable for Jones' possible reinstatement.

    This is good news for the Titans. It creates the perception that the Cowboys are not the only team with an interest — serious or fleeting — in Jones.

    Just as we suspected, there is indeed a secondary market for malcontents.

    Goodell didn't identify any teams but you can round up the usual suspects.

    Denver is always looking for talented players, regardless of any off-field issues. Rap sheets don't bother Oakland owner Al Davis. Cincinnati remains a halfway house for troubled players.

    There are other teams that would take the plunge. The NFL is full of coaches and owners who believe they can reform anybody this side of Hannibal Lecter.
    Upping the ante

    According to various reports, the Cowboys have balked at the Titans' trade demand of mid-range picks in each of the next two drafts. But if other teams are in the hunt, Dallas might be forced to pay the Titans' asking price.

    There is another matter to consider: Pacman has made it clear that Dallas is his dream team, right? After what he has put the Titans organization through, why should he be allowed to pick and choose his next football port-o-call?

    Whether it is Dallas or a team to be named later, no deal is going to come together until there is a definitive statement on Jones' NFL future. And the only person who can lift the suspension is the man who imposed it — Goodell.

    The commissioner says he will make a decision "prior to training camp." This could stretch out until July, three months after the draft.

    This is imprudent action by Goodell. We are approaching the one-year anniversary of Jones' suspension. He already has missed one season. He hasn't cashed an NFL paycheck in a year.
    Quit stalling, commish

    I'm not defending anything Pacman has done, but it's time for Goodell to reinstate him. One year is long enough.

    In the greater scheme of things, the actions of the New England Patriots and Bill Belichick have done more harm to the integrity of the NFL than any of Jones' indiscretions. Pacman may have acted like a fool off the field — and occasionally on the field — but he didn't do anything to cast doubt on how a game was won or lost.

    Yet, Goodell handed down his punishment on Spygate in short order, destroyed the evidence and closed the book. He deemed that the entire matter was over, even if it isn't.

    Meanwhile, Pacman is left to twist on the stripper's pole.

    In fairness to all involved — the Titans, Jones and the misguided teams that covet him — it's high time for the commissioner to reinstate Pacman.

    The sooner he does it, the sooner the Titans can get rid of Pacman — once and for all.

  2. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    very good article.....and in fairness.....pacman has done his punishment.

    THUMPER Papa

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    The Titans don't have to wait until Jones is reinstated to trade him, they can do it right now if they are willing to let him go cheap. They are delaying his departure because they want to get something more for him than what is being offered.

    The reality is, no one is in a hurry to make this happen. Dallas doesn't NEED him, the Titans already know that he isn't going to be part of the team in 2008 so they will draft accordingly, so why the rush? Oh yeah, it is the MEDIA who is wanting something to happen soon so that they will have a story during this dead time of the year.

    What was I thinking? :bang2:
  4. CrazyCowboy

    CrazyCowboy Well-Known Member

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    good morning CBz....hope your coffee is hot.

    THUMPER Papa

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    No he hasn't, he should have been banned from the NFL for life (Belichick too).

    He has yet to actually take any responsibility for anything he has done and has instead made excuses for everything and blamed everyone else for his problems. He has given lip service to taking responsibility but if you listen to what he says he really isn't.

    "I'm sorry for what has happened and I take full responsibility... but none of it was my fault." :rolleyes:

    The commissioner is far from convinced that Jones has changed or taken responsibility and has said so on numerous occasions. The dude was in a strip club two months ago! Nothing has changed except that he wants to play for the Cowboys now so he is saying what he thinks (or what his agent is telling him) he is supposed to say.

    If it were the Eagles who were interested in him then you wouldn't be saying that about him.
  6. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    Morning CC.....It is.:)
  7. CaptainAmerica

    CaptainAmerica Active Member

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    It should have occured to the writer that when Goodell said "clubs", (plural) he could have been talking about the Titans and Dallas. The comment by Goodell didn't necessarily mean that any other teams were involved with PacMan. :)
  8. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    He is definitely pro Titans which he should be. I think its more about get him reinstated so the Titans can unload him than any benevolence towards Pac.
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    I really doubt that there are any other teams that are serious about Pacman. That by itself should tell you how the rest of the NFL view him. If there were other teams really interested the price would be a lot higher.
  10. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong

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    Good Lord man, the guy put a stripper pole in his house to stay out of trouble. That just bleeds remorse, how much more do you want from the guy? :)
  11. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Imagine the threads if the iggles outbid the Cowboys for Pacman.

  12. Deep_Freeze

    Deep_Freeze Well-Known Member

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    Actually the Titans should be in a hurry to make it happen, if they want Pacman traded for some picks in the draft this year. They must get it done before the draft for that to happen.

    We are really the ones that shouldn't be in a hurry, cause if we wait til after the draft, we don't have to worry about giving up picks this year. Of course that could make it harder to get him later, especially if another suitor comes up with a better deal.

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Its been well established that the Eagles dont know how to treat or handle their players.. let alone a troubled player.

    T.O. Holla!
  14. Vtwin

    Vtwin Power and Performance

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    As opposed to Belichick who owned up to everything and threw himself at the feet of the league and the fans begging for forgiveness?

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    He did? when? got a video or link to that one? I must have ripvanwinkled that day away.................

    All I remember from Belichek is:
    • I misinterpreted the rules
    • Its a league matter
    • I cant say anymore at this time
    • I just want whats best for the team

    THUMPER Papa

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    Well, he could have at least invited me over. :D

    THUMPER Papa

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    I'm sorry, did you miss where I said (Belichick too)? You quoted me saying it. He should have been banned for life for cheating.
  18. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I hear this all the time. The Eagles could sign Champ Bailey and we would find a way to bash them. they are a hated rival. If it was the jets that tried to get him then no one would care.
  19. Rockytop6

    Rockytop6 Well-Known Member

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    Exactly, and how can he use it fully without an NFL paycheck? Strippers don't grow on trees, uh poles.
  20. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    He forgot the sarcasm smilie. :D

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