News: Whitlock: Players with 'edge' necessary to succeed (Dez mention)

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  1. kmd24

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    Players with 'edge' necessary to succeed
    Jason Whitlock

    During a foolish and honest radio interview, Allen Pinkett, the former Notre Dame All-American, unwittingly exposed the cancer bubbling just beneath the surface of America’s national pastime.

    “I’ve always felt like, to have a successful team, you’ve got to have a few bad citizens on the team,” Pinkett told WSCR-AM 670. “That’s how Ohio State used to win all the time. They would have two or three guys that were criminals and that just adds to the chemistry of the team. So I think Notre Dame is growing because maybe they have some guys that are doing something worthy of suspension, which creates edge on the football team.”


    Why do you think the Dallas Cowboys won’t let Dez Bryant go? Why do you think Dez Bryant volunteered to be treated like a paroled criminal by his football employer?

    Jerry Jones wants that “edge” Pinkett was talking about on radio. The edge is the ridiculous skill and fearlessness Bryant brings to the field because his life has been dedicated to the development of his body and his chaotic, dysfunctional upbringing has made a violent, controlled football field seem like a sanctuary.

  2. Sportsbabe

    Sportsbabe Well-Known Member

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    That's not almost it ... that's pretty much it ... (in relation to the subject at hand). Good read.
  3. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps if an SAT score above Josh Hamilton's batting average was required for a college football player, much of this would go away.

    Pinkett is right. Bigtime universities are littered with illiterate criminals and n'er-do-wells.

    Dexter Manley played four years of college football without being able to read. Have you ever heard Jamaal Charles speak? Please.
  4. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    This has come up pretty recently with Arian Foster. He reportedly fell in the draft because the University of Tennesee coaches slammed his character because he was a free thinker who asked too many questions and it rubbed the coaching staff the wrong way. I also remember Robert Smith had a bit of the same reputation.
  5. kmd24

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    IIRC, Smith wanted to skip one day of practice a week so he could attend a chemistry lab for his degree, and he got a bad rep as a result.

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