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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Superfluous wrote:
plan9misfit wrote:
TheGame316 wrote:
plan9misfit wrote:
Justin Hoover82 wrote:
Runaway Jim wrote:
Nick Eatman is speculating that this move is to open a roster spot for Josh Brent. Mad


I sure hope so! Brent is still young enough to where after a full season he could get back up to speed and into playing shape. By start of the 2015 season he could be ready to make a push for the starting 1 tech spot. Brent was on his way to being a very good quality starter remember. I'm all for the move if it's a cheap signing. Low risk/ high reward.

As far as Kyle Orton goes good riddance neck beard! We don't need ya, we don't want ya!


So, you want a guy who killed his own teammate due to a DUI - a habitual problem that he's has since college - hasn't played in 2 years, is fat and totally out of shape, an average player when he did play, and knowing that he'll make zero contribution this season, on the hope that he'll be something decent a year from now? Why on Earth would we waste both the money and a roster spot on a guy like that?


Guy killed himself by knowingly getting into a vehicle with a drunk driver

Josh Brent was just the mechanism - Brown could have just as easily hailed a cab for himself...


And how does this support bringing Brent back onto the team again? It's not as if he didn't kill his teammate. Whether Brown was stupid enough to get into the car with Brent or not, Brent was still stupid enough to drive the car.


Not defending anyone, but wasn't Jerry not wearing a seat belt too? Also, driving drunk is driving drunk, so to say Ron is okay but Brent is not is poor. Just because Leary happened to be better at driving drunk than Brent and not get in an accident with someone not wearing a seat belt, doesn't make it better.


Where did I make a statement that one DUI offense was "better" than another? Where did I make a statement supporting one and damning the other? Where did I make a statement rating one higher than the other? I never made those statements. In fact, I never commented on Leary's DUI in any capacity. A reasonable a prudent person would recognize that both offenses are egregious and irresponsible, but one should also recognize that when one results in the death of another human being, it needs to be judged more critically. The courts certainly do.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

[quote="DaBoys"]
Rtnldave wrote:
Superfluous wrote:
plan9misfit wrote:
TheGame316 wrote:
plan9misfit wrote:
Justin Hoover82 wrote:
Runaway Jim wrote:
Nick Eatman is speculating that this move is to open a roster spot for Josh Brent. Mad


I sure hope so! Brent is still young enough to where after a full season he could get back up to speed and into playing shape. By start of the 2015 season he could be ready to make a push for the starting 1 tech spot. Brent was on his way to being a very good quality starter remember. I'm all for the move if it's a cheap signing. Low risk/ high reward.

As far as Kyle Orton goes good riddance neck beard! We don't need ya, we don't want ya!


So, you want a guy who killed his own teammate due to a DUI - a habitual problem that he's has since college - hasn't played in 2 years, is fat and totally out of shape, an average player when he did play, and knowing that he'll make zero contribution this season, on the hope that he'll be something decent a year from now? Why on Earth would we waste both the money and a roster spot on a guy like that?


Guy killed himself by knowingly getting into a vehicle with a drunk driver

Josh Brent was just the mechanism - Brown could have just as easily hailed a cab for himself...


And how does this support bringing Brent back onto the team again? It's not as if he didn't kill his teammate. Whether Brown was stupid enough to get into the car with Brent or not, Brent was still stupid enough to drive the car.


Not defending anyone, but wasn't Jerry not wearing a seat belt too? Also, driving drunk is driving drunk, so to say Ron is okay but Brent is not is poor. Just because Leary happened to be better at driving drunk than Brent and not get in an accident with someone not wearing a seat belt, doesn't make it better.[/quote]

I think there may be a misunderstanding here. I was not saying Leary was a better drunk driver than Brent. On the contrary, I was pointing out that no one seems to have a problem keeping a guy on the team that ALSO has pleaded guilty to drunk driving. I also stated that he hasn't killed anyone yet just to nip that point in the bud. But I agree, drunk driving is a crime and a sign of carelessness and irresponsibility. And the fact that a former teammate, Josh-Brent, has already accidentally killed someone as a direct result of it, it seems all the more stupid that another team member put himself in that position.



I actually agree with... ...Dave. Shocked


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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