StallingsBaldSpot, on 02 January 2013 - 03:09 PM, said:
should there be a waiver process to allow a player of his caliber to declare early?
I think there should be. Because what happens if he gets not only injured, but injured to a point where he never returns to his previous form. It could cost him millions. I know South Carolina fans want him for his full 4 years but this kid is already an NFL player.
to answer your question, i say no. as far as injuries go, most players obtain huge insurance policies to guard against this!
M2J, on 02 January 2013 - 05:34 PM, said:
didn't say out of HS. My original post says I'm completely against that and the reasons why. That's unfair to everybody, because every HS player is a project. I'm even cool with 2 years, full support of it. That 3rd year though, is just taking advantage. Most players you may not even know about until they've been in a system for 3 years or even more. But like I said, for guys like Lee and Clowney, you know all you need to know. They're not going to get any better in college than what they'll get in a NFL facility, and they're locks for the first round, and they've proven for 2 years that they can dominate at this level.
really? in the couple years clowney has been on campus, he has gotten a lot better at using his hands to shed blockers as well as adding a lot of weight to his frame. those are things that simply cant be developed that quickly in the nfl. the nfl isnt a training ground, its a spot for players who have already established themselves as superstars.
HobnailedBoots, on 02 January 2013 - 05:49 PM, said:
Lol.... "taking advantage." Right. Because coaching those guys, housing them, feeding them and teaching them to develop their game is "taking advantage" of them. You sound ridiculous. They could easily get hurt in their first or second year as well. There's no logic to your argumen.t
Booger, on 02 January 2013 - 06:23 PM, said:
there was nothing spectacular about his hit. Everyone is raving about it, but he wasn't touched. That hit was the result of nothing more than the DC calling a slant at the perfect time. He was in full sprint untouched when he crushed that RB. Average speed and strength would produce the exact same result. If anyone here outside of @Hoganknows
and @Zartaint was the DE on that play, you'd be a superstar today.
wow, really? so i guess you know more than every analyst in the nation right? excuse me if i take their word instead of yours!
UKat, on 02 January 2013 - 06:54 PM, said:
I have no problem with the three year rule, in fact it should be four years for every major sport in college. I hate it for the athletes in a way, but they are getting an education in return if they stay 4 yrs. I'm old school and believe if you commit to play for 4 yrs in return for an education, I believe you should honor your word. We've taught young people that you don't have to honor your word anymore........I know, I'm going to get slammed for my views on this but when I commit to something or sign a contract, I honor it.
My handshake is my word and I honor what I say I'm going to do. The coaches do it to by not honoring their contracts to leave for a better job, so how can we expect young athletes to honor their contract (LOI). I just think if you commit, then you honor your commitment.
AGREED! GREAT POST!