Originally posted by dwett:
Originally posted by buck:Man that is tough. As much as I would be proud of the niners organization for showing such commitment to winning with class, what if he went to Seattle. They don't care about class and Brooks with his talents and a chip on his shoulder would be a nightmare.
Originally posted by GNielsen:
I actually think there's an outside chance they're going to fire him. Threatening team mates? Attacking team mates? If the team really wants to continue to be seen as "winning with class," I'm really wondering how this fits with that image.
I think he's real good on the field so I'd be worried if they did, but I think there's a chance.
The winning with class idea is interesting, but I am not absolutely clear how it would play out.
The seriousness of what Brooks did can not be,and should not be, denied or ignored.
In the three years, Brooks has been with the 49ers, he has demonstrated a willingness to improve both on and off the field.
I do not think that this incident necessarily invalidates his efforts over the last three years.
This is, as far as we know, the first time Brooks has blown it with the 49ers.
There are many elements to consider, and I do not have the knowledge or information needed.
We will have to see what happens.
I am not convinced that letting Brooks go would be the correct thing to do.
As a 49er he has committed one major error--that error could have had, but didn't have any serious consequences
In my opinion, a class organization would not cut Brooks after he has done much to overcome his past.
The process of correcting our errors, of eliminating our weaknesses, often has its up and downs.
| think a class organization would insist that Brooks continue on the path of confronting his demons and would work with him to make sure he does.
[ Edited by buck on Jul 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM ]