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I simply think that if a guy is good enough to be drafted he should be allowed to enter the draft so he can benefit from his own value in the free market. Why should a player be forced to play for minimum wage when he could legitimately be making millions? It makes no sense.
I guess after further thought:
WTF is to stop a player now from doing this? hire an agent, quit your team, and train for a year. You know the agent will put your up for a year. Probably buy you a Bentley too.
WTF is the point of this article? Any player could do it RIGHT NOW!
I don't get the fuss over this either. The guy is writing it from an NFL perspective and saying its bad that no doubt NFL talent has to risk their health every Saturday to get to the NFL. Sure it's dumb to say someone like Clowney needs to quit until April 2014 bc he is putting future earnings at risk but I think the board is over reacting here. Lots of NFL people feel this way.
"People always ask me if I wish I were bigger. I tell them no. I always wanted to be a miniature badass." Dustin Pedroia
That is the single dumbest article I've ever read.
In other words, don't recruit 5 stars...What a dumbass.
Of course it's stupid and here's why. College football is an audition for the pros. They aren't going to just draft you because you were a phenom in high school weighing 220 pounds running a 4.4 forty. No, they want to see how you play against competition, whether you are tough, whether you take off plays, whether you can actually perform against high-level competition, etc. Heck, let's take it further, If you are going to sit someone for their entire college career, why are they even bothering to play HS football?
The whole premise is so silly I'm surprised that it has a single defender.
I agree that the athletes should be receiving some more benefits for playing college football. Not going to debate you on that. But the idea that they should just shut it down and hope for an NFL future makes no sense.
I guess this thread is dead but where did you read me say that Lattimore should sit? I think he established beyond a shadow of a doubt that he was NFL quality after his freshman year. If he had been allowed to attend the NFL combine and get an assessment for his draft status for the draft that year he might well have elected to move up. I think college players should have that option. See my initial post for the why on that.
So, if you want to argue with me, please make it relevant. I don't even know what you're talking about.
CFN has become such a joke that it honestly doesn't surprise me, even as classless as the article is. They are a bunch of clowns.
By encouraging a player to sit out and not risk himself in HS/College, you're basically telling him to not work his @$$ off. Just sit back and your milliions will come to you, don't overexert yourself.
That's exactly how primadonna's in the recruiting game are created. Bryce Brown ring a bell? Isiah Crowell? I seriously doubt you're going to be able to convince a guy like Lattimore, the ultimate competitor, that he should just sit things out and avoid harm. That's not what leaders do.
This post was edited by MethodLief 18 months ago
that sums it up. He is sitting at home with a tub of lotion reading threads like this pounding his f5 button. No better time to troll than on the back of tragedy. He has been waiting for something like this to come along since the last time he got so much attention saying the same thing. Sad what some will do for attention these days.
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