Originally posted by Marvin49:Originally posted by cciowa:agree. if he misses the whole year i would not be shocked. some things are bigger than footballOriginally posted by jreff22:Agree on most points. Still think aldon sits a game or two.
This is bigger than football...and THAT'S why I think he'll be back soon.
The last thing they want is to sit Aldon and give him a ton of free time. If he disengages with the team he is more likely to relapse into his old behavior.
If he's around the team and the coaches every day he has to be accountable and will have more focus. Having him skip the season doesn't do him any good. People keep saying that he should stay away...and do what exactly?
He needs to be around the team. He needs to be engaged.
Sorry it took me so long to respond.
You say this is bigger than football, I agree. Life and health are bigger and shouldn't take a back seat to football. If we rush him back we don't know if he's better, all we're doing is distracting him. He still has the offseason to really act stupid, we need to know he's ok before we get to that point. What he should do is focus on getting healthy and cured to a level that he gets it. It's better for us to test him now so we can get him back in if he needs it. Once the offseason starts that support structure is thinned. Using football now as a means to temporarily fix him is only putting a bandaid on a bullet wound. I want him to be mentally clear and tested before we talk about him "working"...I want him to be a 10 year vet. While we all want him back now (and need him) this is about the long haul. Would you rather rush him and risk relapse, the next time will be prison for sure. Or give him some time to really see how he's doing?