Originally posted by buck:
Baalke was asked about Brooks.
Here is what was asked and what Baalke had to say.
What if any possible discipline does the team have for linebacker Ahmad Brooks?
"There's nothing to add with Ahmad. All the things we discuss with our players, relative to discipline, remains one-on-one with that player only."
Will you suspend him?
"The discussions we have with Ahmad our any players stays within the team or the building."
Are there concerns the league may suspend him?
"You'd have to ask the league."
Why can't you say? "You can ask me the question 50 different ways, and I'll give you the same response. Anything that we do, if in fact that transpires, you'll know when everybody else knows."
I don't get what this post is supposed to imply buck.
3 days ago management said they would say nothing and are moving on.
That went over like a lead balloon. A lot of people felt the same way I did, and requested maturity and responsibility from the teams leadership -- both management and personnel. That's what championship organizations do.
Now Baalke is implying that any issues relating to discipline are continuing to be discussed. And the results of those discussions, if any, will be announced at an appropriate time.
That's great. That's a positive step. I'm gratified -- not because there will be a "punishment" but because additional processing is required from the principals involved. I have no idea how to characterize the original incident. So it's hard to assign blame without actual information.
However, it's a sign of maturity to have the principals deliver that characterization personally, accurately, objectively. It's a sign of maturity to consider if any reasonable consequences are warranted. That could be anything from an apology to neighbors, to enrolling in AA, to a simple statement that no criminal behavior occurred but a lot of poor judgement did.
I'm hoping that Baalke's statements are an indication that things are moving in the right direction, the direction of personal responsibility.
First step on the road to the super bowl begins here.
Brooks is a 91.