Originally posted by Canadian9erfan:
I hate to agree with Sherman, but I kind of agree with him on this one. Cutting D-Jax for "possible gang ties" or what not isnt a good reason. If it was to do with big contract, bad personality, bad locker room guy then fine. And no punishment for COoper + new contract doesnt really send the right message either. Although he played his way into a new contract this past season. This was an easy topic for Sherman to Bit$h about.
Do you really think this had to do with alleged gang ties?
Jackson has been a cancer since he entered the league. He lobbied against the will of the coach almost habitually. He was constantly unhappy despite the fact he was making top 10 money. His own teammates took to twitter to express their joy when he left.
"Ding dong the witch is dead"
Cooper said a single word. A word that I hear 500 times during every game. It was at a rock concert during the offseason. It's in no way comparable to the degenerative personality Jackson was to that locker room.
I'm not justifying what Cooper did or trying to absolve but notice how generally the locker room supported Cooper after his blunder.
Notice people rejoiced when Jackson left.
Justice was served and a bad teammate was cut.