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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Football Mensa wrote:
Northland wrote:

Mensa I hear you on Ratliff being old and broken down. But I ask this question: Is it possible that if he is healthy that he could be a solid contributor in Kiffin's defense? I realize that Ratliff being healthy is a big if, but I think the guy could be solid in a four man front. His game has always been quickness, agility, penetration vs. stout, wide body who holds the point of attack.
If he is broken down I say get rid of him. But let's evaluate him first and see a) if there is a fit in the new scheme and b) if he can contribute.
I have no idea what Ratliff's salary is this year and the cap implications of keeping him vs cutting him are. This could be a contributing factor as well.

Northland if Rat is healthy he could be a beast in the 4-3. I have always thought his career was wasted in a 3-4. If he can stay healthy I would keep him because I don't care about the dwi stuff. He doesn't owe me an explanation. My biggest beef with Rat is his inability to remain healthy in correlation to what he cost against the cap. This draft is loaded with good dt's. Even if we keep him I still think we need to draft a dt.

I am all for drafting a DT. In a perfect scenario, Ratliff plays well in the 4-3, while a youngster learns the ropes. When the time comes for Ratliff to move on we have a productive player to fill his spot.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

plan9misfit wrote:
RatherBeHuntin' wrote:
In your opinion what role, if any, does social media play? I ask because I think things get blown out of proportion and sensationalized in a matter of hours at times.

Excellent question. I think it plays a big role with respect to public perception/opinion due to the onset of message boards, Facebook, Twitter, etc., but I don't think it has much (if any) influence on how Goodell handles his business. With the world getting smaller, information traveling faster, and multiple generations passionately accepting alternative media outlets, it probably amplifies and magnifies how quickly news travels from one place to the next, but I'm not sure that it creates any additional coverage, per se. It simply allows the information to be received sooner than in years' past...unless people are like Matts and are too busy "fapping" to midget clown porn.

I take offense to the negative connotation being attached to midget clown porn, they're people too and deserve to have depraved individuals fawn over them just like the rest of us.

My concern, in regards to social media, is that it accelerates reactions to misconduct and so forth. I don't know that this is the case for sure but I can see how the immediate public opinion and knowledge of misconduct can indirectly pressure people, such as Goodell, to feel that swift action is necessary. I worry that he might feel a need to "resolve" issues quickly due to public perception and in turn might not give a full thought process to what the appropriate response should be.
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