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Old 12-26-2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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Really good (sad/humbling) article on Reed Doughty

Proof that all players aren't coddled millionaires -- this one actually makes me feel bad for calling for the heads of everybody on our defense now.

A Season of Triumph and Trial - washingtonpost.com

I'm so rooting for Reed Doughty now.
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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guess it would make the redskins look real bad if they cut him this spring...hope not he's been playing pretty well on special teams
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Old 12-26-2006, 11:57 AM   #3
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Well, if we're willing to bench the highest paid DB in the history of the NFL and then cut him and eat a $9m cap hit, we damn sure better be able to keep a 2nd year special teams guy making league minimum who is giving everything he's got every week.

At least that would send the right message to guys... nothing is guaranteed, and if you work hard you will be rewarded.
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wow. that's a great article. i'm rooting like hell for the kid. he has been balling on teams. we need more guys like him. draft picks that are hungry.
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guess it would make the redskins look real bad if they cut him this spring...hope not he's been playing pretty well on special teams
Whether we like it or not, football is business, and if Reed can't play, then we need to replace him. It sounds harsh, but you don't win games with warm and fuzzy feelings.
If the man can play, then sign him. A league min guy won't hit your cap numbers. But let's not fool ourselves into signing someone that can't do it.
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It does make you understand that being pissed off because the Christmas X-box bit the dust is a............petty
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Whether we like it or not, football is business, and if Reed can't play, then we need to replace him. It sounds harsh, but you don't win games with warm and fuzzy feelings.
If the man can play, then sign him. A league min guy won't hit your cap numbers. But let's not fool ourselves into signing someone that can't do it.
Perhaps. but I'd rather have Daughty on special teams than AA. In addition to the "feel-good" bonus, Daughty is hungry, and is going to play every down like it's his last. AA seems like he has a sense of entitlement. He doesn't even seem pissed that he isn't playing.
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Perhaps. but I'd rather have Daughty on special teams than AA. In addition to the "feel-good" bonus, Daughty is hungry, and is going to play every down like it's his last. AA seems like he has a sense of entitlement. He doesn't even seem pissed that he isn't playing.

Very true.
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Perhaps. but I'd rather have Daughty on special teams than AA. In addition to the "feel-good" bonus, Daughty is hungry, and is going to play every down like it's his last. AA seems like he has a sense of entitlement. He doesn't even seem pissed that he isn't playing.

I agree. Also why does AA bother bringing in the mouth gard to game? The only thing he seems to be doing with the mouthpiece is chewing the thing as the camera passes him when the announcers are talking about him.
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Definitely feel for the guy. And anyone, famous or not, going through a similar experience.

But, is it just me or does this remind of you last year around this time when the Post had that heartwrenching story about Antonio Brown and his painful childhood. And where is he now?
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Definitely feel for the guy. And anyone, famous or not, going through a similar experience.

But, is it just me or does this remind of you last year around this time when the Post had that heartwrenching story about Antonio Brown and his painful childhood. And where is he now?
Does anyone know where Brown is now? I forgot about him until you brought him up.
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Definitely feel for the guy. And anyone, famous or not, going through a similar experience.

But, is it just me or does this remind of you last year around this time when the Post had that heartwrenching story about Antonio Brown and his painful childhood. And where is he now?
Maybe. However, I don't think what Doughty is going through with his son is really in the same league as someone's painful childhood that is in the past. A lot of pro athletes have the "rags to riches" story, overcame hardships, etc.

But as a parent, hearing about a guy with a non-guaranteed contract who has a premature baby in need of dialysis and an eventual kidney transplant, then the guy's already minimum salary gets docked for some BS "making contact with an official" in the preseason... it's pretty tough to swallow.

I would participate in some kind of fundraiser for the guy, frankly... considering how terrible the defense has been, and you only have to look at a guy like Reed who is just out there playing his heart out, I think he's a great example of the kind of guys you want on your squad right alongside the experienced vets.

IMO, high-priced free agency deals don't generate that kind of work ethic, passion, and fire.
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Perhaps. but I'd rather have Daughty on special teams than AA. In addition to the "feel-good" bonus, Daughty is hungry, and is going to play every down like it's his last. AA seems like he has a sense of entitlement. He doesn't even seem pissed that he isn't playing.
I remember a little blurb from LaCanfora's blog where he said AA is pretty pissed and almost unloaded to him but held it in because he 'thought better of it'. I wouldn't mistake lack of bitching as a sense of entitlement. In fact we'd all be bashing him if he was bitching so we can't fault him for staying quiet about it.
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Old 12-27-2006, 02:29 AM   #14
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I really feel for him and his wife and son. I remember an article earlier this season about this also. You know it really pisses me off at the amount of that fine. I mean cmon, hes not a dirty player and would not have purposely hit a ref. I wonder if anyone could find that footage from that preseason game. Im real curious to see what kind of contact called for a $14000 fine.
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I remember a little blurb from LaCanfora's blog where he said AA is pretty pissed and almost unloaded to him but held it in because he 'thought better of it'. I wouldn't mistake lack of bitching as a sense of entitlement. In fact we'd all be bashing him if he was bitching so we can't fault him for staying quiet about it.
I'm not talking about bitching - I'm talking about anything that indicates he wants his job back. You never hear "AA is staying late to study films, practice, etc." I haven't heard anything positive about his work ethic or his playing (even in coach-speak). There are plenty of ways AA can make known that he wants his job back without "bitching". He hasn't done it, though.
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