Hey, Jets! Aaron Rodgers? Measure Twice, Cut Once.

Are you a football fan?

Do you think Aaron Rodgers should go to the Jets?

Do you think the Jets should go after Aaron Rodgers?

The consensus amongst the delusional is that he should.

Obviously I do not agree.

Currently, Mike Greenberg and Rich Eisen are on pins and needles hoping that the Jets take Aaron Rodgers. That should tell you all you need to know that the Jets should not take Aaron Rodgers – at least not without thinking first.

I’m going to tell you why.

Teams that are always reaching for the brass ring never get the brass ring.

Just in case you are too young to know, the brass ring was what you reached for as you went around a merry-go-round. The goal was to reach out for the brass ring and grab it.

I have no doubt that Aaron Rodgers is a great quarterback.

He is a great quarterback.

He would help the Jets immensely.

The problem is that Aaron Rodgers is 39 years old.

The other problem may be whether Aaron Rodgers fits into the Jets long-term goal that will work for the Jets.

It’s not a matter of getting into the playoffs for one or two years.

What a team wants is a consistent identity that can prosecute a football program that will continually put them in a position to win for decades into the future.

To accomplish that, a team must first sit down and take a counter-intuitive approach to football.

The first thing that the Jets need to do is consult average New Yorkers, historians, sociologists, and ask them the following: What is the essence of a New Yorker?

What makes New York tick?

How do we define New York?

What are the hopes and aspirations of your average New Yorker?

What does he or she expect out of life?

What motivates the New Yorker?

What gives the New Yorker an erection?

What do you New Yorkers not like?

What are the values of a New Yorker?

What makes a New Yorker distinct?

Then, someone on the Jets needs to compile all this information and write a one page essay on the essence of a New Yorker.

Once that is done, the Jets then need to gather together their board of fathers who are responsible for the caretaking of the Jets.

These people would include former players, former coaches, and other prominent people who are emotionally tied to the New York area. It may even include sportscasters who cover the New York area.

These people then, from that one page essay, need to define the type of team that the Jets should have predicated upon that sociological context that was defined on that one page essay.

In other words, this board of fathers will ask what identity do we want the Jets to prosecute into the future for the next 20 years?

What kind of team do we want them to be?

Do we want a clever team?

Do we want a dirty team?

Do we want an intellectual team?

Do we want a rough and ready, beat the shit out of them team?

What will be our trademark?

What will be our brand?

Then someone on the Jets needs to write a one page essay based upon the discussions of this board of fathers.

This one page essay will be the guiding force of what kind of offense you’ll run, what kind of defense you’ll run, the types of coaches that you will hire, the types of players that you will employ.

The draft choices, and the trades that the Jets engage in will be predicated upon that one page essay.

And it will make drafting and trading so much easier. It will make them easier because you will be able to immediately see who fits into your sociological context and who does not.

After this is done, the general manager, his administrative staff, and the coaches who are to be selected must conform to this one page essay.

Everybody on the Jets team, including the front office, must buy into this identity. They must be coached into this identity.

It’s not just the players who must be coached. The coaches must be coached. The general manager must be coached. The general managers assistance must be coached.

All promotions must occur from within the organization.

The days are over when the California huckster rolls into town on his Conestoga wagon selling his pots and pans and liniments.

There will be no West Coast offense.

There will be no Tampa 2 defense.

What there will be is a Jets offense and a Jets defense that is 100% unique – uncopiable.

The players naturally will be totally indoctrinated into the Jets culture.

When this is accomplished, the Jets will be far better off than reaching for a brass ring that will never come.

Yes, the going will be a little bit slower in the beginning, but in time generous dividends will be received.

Now, it may very well come to pass that Aaron Rodgers does come to the Jets.

If so, let it be because you measured twice before cutting.


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The Dallas Cowboys: What To Do?

I’m going to throw in my own two cents about what the Dallas Cowboys should do this off-season.

I’ve been hearing from a lot of Dallas Cowboy fans because I live near a lot of Dallas Cowboy fans.

This is all part of God’s punishment.

I can be more objective because I grew up a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

I’m not easily snowed by Cowboys propaganda, nor am I depressed when the Cowboys lose.

Indeed, I am elated because the Cowboys deserve it. They deserve it because they and their fans are spoiled little babies who delusionally believe that the Cowboys are America’s team. They believe that it’s the duty of the Philadelphia Eagles, the New York Giants, the Washington Commanders, and, yes, the San Francisco 49ers to lay down and die before them.

Currently almost every Cowboys fan is calling for Dak Prescott to be traded or fired. They also want to move on from Zeke Elliott.

They share the mentality of most sportscasters who fervently believe that someone has to go, that someone has to be fired.

It’s a given, right?

I don’t agree.

You can’t blame this loss or any loss on any one individual Cowboy.

The reason the Cowboys lost is because the San Francisco 49ers were and are a better team.

The truth hurts, but it’s true.

I’ll repeat it for the Cowboys fans. The San Francisco 49ers were and are a better team.

Once you the Cowboys fam understand that, then you are able to stop blaming any one particular individual.

You start focusing on the team.

Let me state a simple truth for you.

It is the team’s responsibility to overcome all obstacles, internal and external, that are presented to it in its quest score more points than the opposition. Any failure to do so is the responsibility of the team.

Burn it into your memory.

If the team loses, it’s because the team lost.

You can’t blame it on the referees.

You can’t blame it on the weather.

You can’t blame it on blue uniforms.

You can’t blame it on some arcane statistic from the past.

You can’t blame it on a bad bounce.

You can’t blame it on the quarterback.

You can’t blame it on the coach.

I repeat what I said before so that it will sink in.

It is the team’s responsibility to overcome all obstacles, internal and external, that are presented to it in its quest score more points than the opposition. Any failure to do so is the responsibility of the team.

It does no good to point fingers.

It does no good to cast blame.

Whatever the team is, its players are stuck with each other. It’s a marriage. Sometimes it’s a bad marriage, but it is a marriage.

Whatever the faults of the team are, those players are chained at the hip, and they’re going to have to figure it out together.

It’s not a matter of drafting a new quarterback.

It’s not a matter of getting a new coach.

The players that the Cowboys currently have are plenty good enough to win a Super Bowl.

The coach is plenty good enough to win a Super Bowl.

They’re just going to have to figure it out.

Now, your married life can be a dream if you choose to support each other, recognize each other’s weaknesses, and work together to overcome them.

Or, your marriage can be miserable if you choose to knock each other down, beat each other up, and tear each other apart.

It’s your choice.


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The NFL Must Change

The NFL must change.

The recent concussion of Tua Tagovailoa proves it.

The concussion protocols are a joke.

Of course they are.

Why would we permit a player who had suffered a concussion to go back out after one to two weeks when we know that a player with a bad sprain or fracture requires four to eight weeks?

What’s going on with a concussion?

The brain is striking the inside of the skull.

Normally you have tissue that suspends the brain and prevents it from striking the skull during normal activity.

When the brain hits the skull the tissue is stretched and weakened. That is why when you suffer one concussion you are more likely to suffer another.

This tissue will repair but it may never repair to the effectiveness it had previously.

Thus there is the need for rest.

In my practice, ideally, I recommend a minimum of six weeks reprieve from sports.

My experience has taught me that the healthy human body repairs itself at a rate of 50% every two weeks. Thus at six weeks of rest the tissues generally achieve a repair effectiveness of 87.5%.

This isn’t perfect, but it’s better than the silly concussion protocol that now exists.

Of course a patients memory and cognition should be tested but only within the context of six weeks rest.

Naturally the NFL doesn’t want that.

It wants its stars to keep playing.

If the stars don’t play, the fans will walk away.

Too bad.

What the NFL needs to do is change its way of play.

Tackling must be banned.

The game must transform itself into some hybrid between soccer, rugby and Irish football.

Concussions must be minimized.

Here’s the thing. It’s not just traumatic encephalopathy that must be prevented but other trauma related injuries as well.

What the NFL is not looking at are the number of dissecting aortic aneurysms that NFL players may be suffering.

You see, the human body is not made for football. It’s not made for two men running into each other at 15 miles per hour.

The additive force of 15 miles per hour is equal to 30 miles per hour on a direct hit.

Yes, the pads cushion some of that blow, but repetitive stress at a combined cushioned force of 15 miles per hour can do a lot of damage over time.

Let’s look at what happens when you fall off a building keeping in mind that each foot of drop equals 1 MPH.

If each story equals 10 feet, then a one story drop yields 10 MPH, two story 20 MPH, and three story 30 MPH.

What happens if you fall one story. Assuming you don’t hit your head, you’ll probably get a bad sprain. You may break a bone.

How about two stories? You’ll break a bone.

How about three stories? You’ll not only break a bone there’s a good chance you’ll die.

How about four stories? I’m sorry, but you are going to die.

Why do we die?

What’s the reason? What’s going on?

We die because the connective tissues that maintain the integrity of our blood vessels fracture.

We don’t die of broken bones. We die because blood vessels rupture. When the blood vessels rupture, we can’t get blood to the vital organs. The blood pools in areas it’s not supposed to pool. Blood pressure drops. Consciousness is lost to the brain. The body dies.

I am arguing that the repetitive trauma that football players suffer is doing damage to the aorta and other vital blood vessels in the body.

Football players are dying early not just because of traumatic brain encephalopathy.

They are dying early for other reasons as well.

The human body is not made for football.

It’s one thing for eight year old boys to run at each other. They can’t run very fast, and they don’t weigh a lot.

It’s a different ballgame with adults. 250 to 300 pound football players do weigh a lot, and they can run fast.


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The Super Bowl Traitors

Am I just an old guy who can’t deal with young people’s music?

I’m sure that’s what many will think as I comment on the Super Bowl halftime show.

It’s true, I am an older guy.

Nevertheless I’m a firm believer that young people should have their own music.

Quite frankly I can’t even stand listening to the music of my generation on the radio anymore.

We had our day, and I’m happy we had it.

In spite of that, I think the Super Bowl halftime show was a disgrace, and I’m going to tell you why.

I don’t expect you to admit it in front of my face.

I understand that losing an argument is painful and shaming.

It’s okay if you want to save face and admit later that I’m right when nobody’s looking.


Here’s why you should be opposed to the halftime show.

Let’s get one thing out-of-the-way first.

I don’t criticize the professionalism and skills of the participants.

Obviously, they are talented musicians and dancers who know their craft very well.

That’s not my beef.

My beef with these hip-hop and rap stars is that they make tens of millions of dollars per year on record deals and endorsements while just a few miles away from where they live (in Beverly Hills) their fans, the poor and destitute, sit in a quagmire of poverty and destruction.

Hip-hop and rap music feed into the gangster culture that is killing poor black people in the inner city.

The gangster culture feeds into the corporate prison racket.

It keeps people in the poor neighborhoods poor.

There is nothing uplifting about the music.

It is corporate music to keep the corporate culture going.

The goal is to keep selling tennis shoes, caps, expensive Nike clothing while encouraging followers to rage against the system.

During the show, Kendrick Lamar performed his song Alright which is apparently the unofficial anthem of Black Lives Matter.

The song sings of police brutality.

His dancers moved with him in blind machine-like monotony.

March together, black folk, the dancers convey. Rage against the system. Don’t be an individual. Just rage.

A co-performer, Eminem, in a separate riff, kneeled in apparent homage to Colin Kaepernick.

Snoop Dogg was there, dressed up in gangster wear.

I don’t give a damn what he sang. It’s the fact that he was there at all. He’s a symbol of the anti-police movement.

So is his buddy, Dr Dre, who sang the lyric: “Still not loving the police.”

All of this feeds into rage in the black community.

All of this feeds into the corporate prison racket and in turn the welfare plantation scam.

This has been going on for sometime now.

When I was a boy, black singers sang of love.

Barry White was the Godfather of Love.

Now, hip hoppers and rappers speak of guns, bitches, and you-know-whattas.

It’s killing the black community.

Which is exactly what the racists who own Corporate America want.

Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J Blige are the kind of black people that Malcolm X was trying to warn black people about.

Of course, Malcolm was talking about politicians.

He probably couldn’t envision the day when music would be used against his own people.

But these rappers and hip hoppers are just as traitorous to the black community as were those Uncle Toms who sold out the black community years ago.

They work for Corporate America.

Last week Brian Flores filed a lawsuit against the NFL for its racist hiring practices.

Where were Dr. Dre and his Super Bowl buddies living when Flores filed his lawsuit?

Were they living in Siberia?

If they are outraged about police brutality, shouldn’t they be outraged against racist hiring practices in the NFL?

If they are, then why are they performing at the NFL halftime show? Why didn’t they boycott the show?

They didn’t boycott the show because they work for Corporate America, and the NFL has become the chief propaganda arm of Corporate America.

These rappers and singers are the new Uncle Toms, and they do what Corporate America tells them to do.

And what Corporate America needs is for there to be plenty of black prisoners for the corporate prison system.

They need the black community in the inner city poor and destitute – and ridden with gangsters and drugs.

It’s even better for Corporate America if there are plenty of rioters to burn down the city – and black owned businesses which are a threat to Corporate America’s prison racket – when a George Floyd event occurs.

And that’s why the music exists.

Make no mistake about it. Music isn’t chosen by the masses. That’s an illusion. It’s forced upon the people from the top down through social influencers.

The music is intended to keep black people down.

And it does.

It keeps black folk marching together, like those dancers at the Super Bowl halftime show, united in rage against the system.

It’s a bad deal for black folk.

And that’s why you should denounce it.

For sure, I am in the minority.

I’m not blind.

I see a lot of young people out there who think it’s the most awesome thing they’ve ever seen.

I was there at the bar yesterday.

I could see them cheering along as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg rapped their lyrics.

So what?

I’m older, I’m wiser, and I’m right.

Truth isn’t a popularity contest.


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Enjoy the Game

Are you going to watch the Super Nothing this Sunday?

Who are you going to root for?

Who will prevail?

Who will be proclaimed the best in the league?

It doesn’t matter. The best in the league has already been decided.

The winner in the NFL this year was the Green Bay Packers.

They had the best record in the league during the regular season.

If we aren’t going to accept the efforts of the players during the regular season, then what’s the whole point of playing it? Why don’t we just start off with the playoffs?

Oh, I see, we have the regular season to decide who will get in the playoffs.

Then we use the results of three games to decide what has already been decided over 17 games?

That’s the tail wagging the dog.

I reject that.

The postseason favors the streaky team.

Moreover, it defies the American way.

In America, we don’t take things away from people who have earned it.

Not in my book.

In addition to that, the postseason opens itself up to manipulation that does not exist in the regular season.

Let’s face it, the postseason exists for one purpose, to make some extra money.

Because the owners of our NFL teams – and the puppet of a commissioner that they control – are money obsessed, the postseason is manipulated to maximize profits.

The players know it.

They won’t talk, but you can read it on their faces.

A few brave ones who have retired have spoken up.

Naturally their voices have been marginalized.

It’s a reality that more people will watch the Super Bowl when big market teams are in the contest.

Do you think it’s an accident that Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees kept getting fucked out of Super Bowl appearances?

Do you think it’s an accident that the electricity went off in New Orleans just a few years ago when Baltimore began blowing San Francisco out of the game?

Do you honestly believe that the dynasty of the New England Patriots really and truly exists?

Think again.

Dynasties bring in the bucks. Supermen draw in the casual viewer.

The Super Bowl is a dog and pony show which is there to make money and money alone.

It decides nothing.

The true winner of the NFL has already been decided.

I understand how you feel though,

You’ve been indoctrinated, as I have, into accepting the playoffs as such a normal thing that you can’t conceive of not having them.

Why not?

Why can’t we get rid of them?

Why do we need to have a definitive winner in the first place?

What law says that we have to have a winner?

We don’t have a winner in Pediatrics.

We don’t have a winner in cardiology.

We don’t have a winner in bricklaying.

We don’t have a winner in cooking.

Why don’t we have it vague so that everyone can be a winner?

Why must there be a winner?

The Super Nothing isn’t the definitive game.

As Dwayne Thomas, a running back for the Washington Redskins said to Tom Brookshire many years ago as to how he felt playing in the ultimate game: “If it’s the ultimate game how come they’re playing it again next year.”

Enjoy the game.


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No Guts

What do you think will happen with Brian Flores, the former coach of the Miami Dolphins, who filed a suit against the NFL for its racist hiring practices.

I will tell you what I think will happen.

I don’t think Brian Flores will coach in the NFL again.

He will be blackballed.

Very few people will stick up for him in a substantive way.

The players and future coaches who will benefit most from his lawsuit will flee for the hills.

I don’t care what happy talk comes out of their mouths; they will run away from him faster than Dennis Miller can quip a metaphor.

You can already see it now.

The ESPN broadcasters are bending over backwards to find fairness in the NFL.

Ultimately these broadcasters will applaud the NFL‘s efforts even though those efforts will fall short.

Brian Flores will be out.

I hope he wins, because the NFL is a racist league.

He deserves to win.

Unfortunately I fear he will be fighting this battle alone.

The NFL will move on, and the puppets of the NFL will say: the NFL has made great strides, but more needs to be done.

In fact, the NFL already has made a couple of moves by hiring Mike McDaniel, a biracial candidate, and Lovie Smith, who should’ve been hired five years ago.

It’s fair to say that Lovie Smith would still be wallowing in purgatory without Brian Flores and his lawsuit.

The NFL loves to respond quickly to make sure that the public knows that it’s not racist.

But it is. And many people will use these NFL overtures as an excuse not to protest the NFL too vociferously.

It’s a sad reality in this world that many people don’t have the guts to put their careers on the line in any meaningful way when it comes to doing the right thing.

After all, there’s often too much money at stake.

You know, the players can easily go on strike.

It’s a simple thing to do.

70% of the league’s players are black.

What’s the problem?

Isn’t this the time to step up?

It seems logical to me.

Why not strike while the iron is hot?

They won’t.

They won’t rock the boat.

They saw what happened to Colin Kaepernick.

Hey, by the way, where is Colin Kaepernick? And where are all the people who claim to support him?

I didn’t like what Colin Kaepernick did by kneeling for the national anthem, but I don’t think he should’ve been blackballed either.

He was blackballed.

He’s being blackballed today.

Do you see any movement by the NFL players to stick up for him?

Not at all.

They won’t stick up for Brian Flores either.

Not in the way they should.


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Brian Flores

Brian Flores is suing the NFL because they discriminate against black folk.

What took him so long?

The NFL is a totally bigoted league and has been for a long time.

It’s not hard to see.

First you need to open your eyes.

If you’re white Ben Roethlisberger and you whore it up in a bar, you get a pat on the wrist.

If you’re white Tom Brady and you deflate footballs, you get a pat on the wrist.

If you’re white Peyton Manning and you jack yourself up with human growth hormone and steroids while hiding behind your wife Ashley’s skirt, you get a pat on the wrist.

BUT, if you’re black Adrian Peterson and you discipline your child a little too harshly, you get a year suspension.

A year!

If you’re Pac-Man Jones and you’re in a bar when someone else shoots someone, you get a year suspension.

Remember, Pac-Man didn’t do the shooting.

It’s about time someone sued the NFL.

Brian Flores never should’ve been fired in the first place.

Who fires a coach after a second half of the season like he had?

No sane person.

White coaches who do what Brian Flores do are given extensions.

Thank you, Brian Flores, for stepping up and having the courage to put your career in jeopardy by doing the right thing.

I’m not sure that you will win.

I hope so, but you are going up against Corporate America.

It’s Corporate America that is your real enemy.

The NFL is just part of a bigger force anymore.

The NFL isn’t some select group of semi-autistic football aficionados who stick to themselves.

Oh,no, your modern NFL is totally integrated within the Harvard Cabal that runs Corporate America.

Indeed, the NFL is now a tool of the Harvard Cabal.

The Harvard Cabal figured out that sports, in particular the NFL, is a great way to indoctrinate the American people.

And so they do.

One of Corporate America’s goals is to keep their corporate prison racket going.

That can’t happen if black people ascend and prosper in society.

To make sure that they don’t, the NFL sat back and allowed black athletes to kneel before the national anthem just a few years ago.

Don’t think for one second that the NFL didn’t know or couldn’t figure out that this kneeling would have a backlash against the black community.

The NFL’s goal was to rally black people around the cry of racism.

The NFL is happy when black people are raging against the system. If people are raging against the system, they aren’t in school studying.

The immediate goal is to force black people into a siege mentality where they isolate themselves even further from white people.

It’s a sneaky method of segregation.

Denying coaching and general manager jobs to blacks is part of that agenda.

If blacks are denied opportunities within the NFL, black folk who watch the NFL get the impression that they are second class citizens who will never be given an opportunity in the white man’s world.

What the NFL is hoping for is that the majority of black folk become dispirited, give up, and settle back into a state of fuming rage which ultimately manifests itself into further destruction of the black community.

Make no mistake about it, the NFL is a bigoted league run by a bigoted Corporate America.

It is Corporate America that makes a fortune off the corporate prison racket.

It is Corporate America that supported Black Lives Matter which works against black people. It works against Black people by promoting a Marxist, we are all in this together mentality which works against an individualism that can make lives better for black folk in the inner city.

It is Corporate America that makes a fortune off the welfare plantation racket.

What Corporate America wants is for black people to go away. They don’t want black people to enter the white man’s workforce.

That’s why your lawsuit is important., Brian Flores.

I can assure you of this: They weren’t expecting you to sue them.

Keep fighting.

Kick the door down.


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Skills, Baby

Here’s one of the more moronic things I’ve heard this weekend.

There’s this thinking going around that because an NFL team is loosey-goosey and has nothing to lose, then they have a chance of beating a top caliber team.


I am listening.

I am listening.

I am rejecting you.

Let me see if I can get this straight now.

I’m going to go back in time and play Bobby Fischer in chess. Bobby Fischer is of course not alive anymore; that’s why I have to go back in time.

I haven’t played chess since eighth grade, over fifty years ago.

I was a good player back then, but I was certainly no child prodigy who became a grandmaster.

Nevertheless I’m going to go back in time and play Bobby Fischer in chess.

I feel loosey-goosey, and I feel great.

I’m totally relaxed.

I have nothing to lose.

So what are my chances of beating Bobby Fischer?


Absolute zero.

Yet, according to the morons on television this weekend, I stand a pretty good chance of beating Bobby Fischer.

That’s what they’re saying about the Pittsburgh Steelers facing the Kansas City Chiefs.

Why, Pittsburgh has nothing to lose. They’re loosey-goosey. They stand a good chance of winning.

They are saying the same thing about the Philadelphia Eagles going up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Why, the Eagles have nothing to lose.

I don’t care if they only stand to lose a bottle of Coke, neither Philadelphia or Pittsburgh is going to win.

Sure, I guess the stadium could blow up.

I suppose that a jumbo airliner could land on the Kansas City Chiefs.

I suppose that every member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could have a heart attack.

But I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

Nevertheless Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are loosey-goosey and have nothing to lose.

Just like me when I go up against Bobby Fischer.

In reality, never discussed on television, what wins football games are skills.

What wins chess games are skills.

The Pittsburgh Steelers do not have the same level of skills as the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Philadelphia Eagles do not have the same level of skills as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

I do not have the same skills in chess as Bobby Fisher.

Skills win the day.

Being loosey-goosey and totally relaxed don’t mean diddly if you don’t have the skills.


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The Super Toxin

Here is something I wrote almost two years ago. I found it buried within the bowels of my computer, down deep. I’m not sure if I published it or not, but when I read it I was amused. Do I really believe this stuff? Of course I do.

“Today at the Super Bowl, the CIA puppet-master did the halftime show.  Standing on the grave of JFK, he placed his two puppets, Shakira and J Lo, dressed in sequins and black leather, on the Altar of Zeus before you and did a beguiling sexual dance to entertain you, to entrance you, to numb you, to intoxicate you, to distract you from the death and suffering he causes millions around the globe.”

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Baker Mayfield

Is Baker Mayfield a lousy quarterback?

I don’t think so.

I think he’s a good quarterback.

I think he’s good enough to win a Super Bowl.

Let me ask you a question: Is Baker Mayfield worse than Nickie Foles?

How about Carson Wentz?

It’s important to ask these questions because both of these quarterbacks were trashed last season.

Moreover, both of these quarterbacks won a Super Bowl.

In fact, there are plenty of quarterbacks of Baker Mayfield‘s caliber who have won Super Bowls.

You don’t have to be Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees to win a Super Bowl.

You can be a good quarterback and win a Super Bowl.

The Cleveland Brown’s fans should STFU and be thankful that they have Baker Mayfield.

Let’s not forget that he’s playing hurt.

Let’s also not forget that he’s playing in the toughest division in the NFL.

There isn’t one lousy team in the Brown’s division.

The Ravens lead the division at 7-3. The Browns are in last place at 6-5.

OMG! Call out the fire department.

Newsflash: The other teams want to win also.

It’s not their job to lay down and die before Baker Mayfield. They’re going to go all out to beat him and the Browns.

So let’s give the guy a break.

Let’s also not hold it against him because he flips off the media.

He’s a young guy.

Those of us who are older forget what we were like when we were young.

We’re old now.

We don’t even blink now when someone trashes us.

But we were much different forty years ago.

Speaking for myself, I was ten times worse than Baker Mayfield at his current age.

If Baker Mayfield has a chip on his shoulder, I had a fucking sequoia.

I still do.

So I am willing to give Baker Mayfield a chance.

I don’t think Cleveland should trade him at all.

I think they should nurture him and allow him to grow.

That’s one of the big problems in the NFL.

Teams no longer want to give quarterbacks the time to grow. They give them a window of three years (maybe) and then throw them under the bus if they’re not the second coming of Aaron Rodgers

At the same time though, I think the Browns should give Case Keenum more playing time.

I think the days are gone when you can afford to have one quarterback play every minute of every game.

I think teams need better redundancy at the quarterback position. They need two good quarterbacks in case one of them goes down.

It’s not workable to sit a quarterback for the entire season and then ask him to come in and play when the primary quarterback gets hurt.

This should not be interpreted as an indictment of Baker Mayfield.

He’s a good quarterback who should be part of the final solution in delivering a Super Bowl to Cleveland.

The media of course will interpret this as a benching.

So be it.

The media is a front runner and has no use for anything short of what they perceive to be perfection.

Baker Mayfield isn’t the first quarterback who has had to walk into the wilderness, and he won’t be the last.

He’s a good quarterback, as was Kurt Warner, as was Jim Plunkett.

Let’s not forget that the football elites had given up on those two guys. And they proved the football elites wrong.

Baker Mayfield can do the same.


Archer Crosley

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