Originally posted by MC9BEAT:I am starting to feel a bit snake bit. Two years ago we lose a Superbowl trip because Kyle Williams can't field a couple of punts. Last year we lose the Superbowl because Aldon and Justin Smith were injured and ineffective playing hurt. This past season we lose a trip to the Superbowl in Seattle with a bunch of bad calls and a failed last drive and if we hadn't lost Crabtree in preseason and Aldon during the season we probably would have been playing at home anyway.
Now we have to deal with all this crap. What the hell is wrong with these guys? The rest of us could only dream of getting to play the game we love and make Millions of dollars a year to do it. They have no appreciation for how lucky they are. Aldon makes almost $10 million this year. That's way more than most of us see in a lifetime and he couldn't care less. There is nothing I wouldn't give up except breathing for $10 Million. He can't give up being a thug and an idiot.
Everything looked real sweet going into this draft. Now we have an extra need at CB because of Culliver and we have to worry about our pass rush because of Smith.
CB and Pass rush are where you need good depth anyway, so it might actually have been a good thing. Having said that, yeah I share your sentiments. This usually doesn't happen to super bowl bound teams until *after* they've won the super bowl. I guess it's not as easy winning the 6th super bowl as it is winning the first 5.
The lack of discipline and mental smarts is disturbing, but again - none of the players accused have killed anybody or abused animals or have been involved in a homicide investigation etc... Aldon looks like he was pissed at the TSA and was joking, Culliver looks like he didn't hurt the bicyclist significantly and the brass knuckles are nowhere equivalent to an uzi, and Kaep and Patton haven't even been charged or been talked to by the police yet. So far, in my estimation, these look like they are very low grade felonies that can be pled down to misdemeanors or infractions, which usually don't result in jail time. *usually.*