The timeless question ex-Ravens HC Brian Billick once axed an NFL hopeful while conducting an interview at the NFL combine.
That quote was taken from this article which goes on to detail a few of the current CB prospects, as well as some past success and failures. Note, the article only covered a few CBs, to detail every position would no doubt fill an entire magazine.
Unfortunately our society, little league, HS and college sport programs have really put the NFL in a pickle by pushing these unfortunate, uneducated, unmotivated, questionable characters through the school systems and beyond simply because of perceived athletic ability.
As much as I despise Josh McDaniels, his head was partially in the right place by wanting to bring good characters to the Denver Broncos. Which he did in some cases, except for P. Cox, DT and Cassius Vaughn of course. Unfortunately, most others were either not very good football players, wrong for his system or ass kissers meant to replace the talented young core of offensive players that he spitefully dismissed. Actually I think that Josh McDaniels may have confused character guys with good ass kissers too often due to his low self esteem and immaturity. Live and learn, right?
So where does the NFL draw the line? Where does the NFL go from here? Because it's going to get worse before it gets better. Does the NFL have to hold the hands of these mislead millionaire babies that grew up with nothing and never respected authority? These self proclaimed "Men". I always like the line...."I'm a man" and always wonder if those that say it are trying to convince someone else or are they trying to convince themselves.
The public perception, racism, stereotyping and pigeon holing really needs to be corrected at the little league levels for this mess to be cleaned up. Fortunately, we the readers (parents, siblings, teachers and coaches) actually have some power in this case to change society and the NFL for the better.
What does the future hold for the NFL?
It's too late for the NFL (25 votes)
There's still hope for the NFL (46 votes)
71 total votes