Originally posted by tjd808185:
Another theory could be Incognito was mentoring him, which is by the a responsibility he takes on as OL captain, and Martin just couldn't handle his bullish personality. I'm not going to paint him as a bad teammate because he throws around meaningless trash talk about wanting to f*** his sister.
My point is less about Incognito than about the organization that would allow him to "mentor" a young player. Does his history really lead you to believe he has the judgement and mental stability to be a role model? I know that some try to turn a guy around by putting him in a leadership position, but wise management keeps a very close eye on these situations as they can blow up in your face. Sounds like the intent of the management was to change Martin and make him tougher, meaner or more physical. The best way to do that is not to subject him to racial slurs and family slams. They should have hired Singletary to run the nutcracker with the OLine.
Originally posted by Rubberneck36:
They shared over 1,100 text messages. Apparently he thought he was Martin's best friend. I'm not passing judgement anymore until I see Martin's account. This whole deal is blurred. Incognito obviously was crossing some line, but I don't think Martin knew where his own line was.
This seems to be a really good stand on the situation. I can't dismiss my feelings about Incognito and team management but there may be some extenuating circumstances that make Martin somewhat less a victim. It would not surprise me if both players are a bit unstable mentally...Incognito I have no doubt. Would be very curious to get Harbaugh's take on it...but that will never happen!
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Nov 10, 2013 at 10:29 AM ]