Originally posted by cciowa:
Originally posted by buck:
good thoughts as always buck. i am just thinking when our combined catches for wideouts in three games , excluding boldin and vernon, amounts to something like 10 or so,, we would have nothing to lose by putting jon in. as you said, maybe he is dogging it and has not deserved the chance to start. jenkins sucks to and what is frightening, if your theory is true,, the chiefs could have gotten the best part of that deal
Originally posted by cciowa:
the bottom line,,, what do we have to lose by playing him? no one else is stepping up. i just do not understand this at all. you stand still , you lose ground and thats how you can lose a job,, coach
Baldwin came to the team with a history of having head problems.
Baldwin clearly has had more success than AJ Jenkins in the league, and yet Andy Reid was willing to make a straight up trade at a drop of the hat.
If we stop and think for a minute we have to wonder why Reid was willing to dump Baldwin so quickly.
In my estimation, Reid was willing to get rid of him, because Baldwin was not dealing with his off the field issues, his head issues, all that well.
One methodological approach to dealing with people with head problems is make them demonstrate that they are taking the required steps--make them earn what they get.
I feel this is a reasonable approach, but it takes time. The problem is that we need a wide receiver to step up right now.
Putting Baldwin on the field too soon could constitute an enabling act--an act that enables him to continue thinking the problems lies elsewhere.
Not putting Baldwin on the field soon could hurt the team's chances of winning.
I think the team has a dilemma. I am no Solomon. I do not what the correct thing to do is.
I really do not know what we should do with Baldwin.
Even if I had all the information required to make a good decision, I do nog know if I am capable of making the correct decision.
But, I do have experience working with and trying to influence the actions of workers with problems.
I was a shop steward for a little more than four years. I had to, by law, defend the inexcusable and I did so quite well. p
What I do know, what I learned from my experience as the front line defender of the muck up is these problems are not simple.
When I felt one of my co-workers was not being defended correctly, I defied the world and did my job as I saw fit.
I did this in a world that was starkly real. If I did my job poorly, a co-worker could lose his job.
I defended a man that ran a string of whores, that dealt coke, weed, and meth, and I won the damn case.
I did my job well, he was not fired. But, make no mistake he was a problem, and I do mean a serious problem.
The real world just is not the same as the internet world.
[ Edited by buck on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:44 AM ]