Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by TheGodInAGreyHoodie, May 4, 2008.
Well the scouting reports said he was a "sleeper pick"
That is not showing much respect for your team or organization.
His third day? And he's not just late, but misses the practice and has to have the team track him down?
Guess he was still on west coast time......
If that had been Belichick, would the kid be on a plane paying his own way home?
LOL. That is NOT how you make a good impression!
Whatever. Kid was nervous before his performance at this first minicamp, wakes up frequently during the night, falls to sleep late and doesn't wake up on time.
You see similar behavior on the field all the time, when receivers look to run before catching the ball.
No excuse. He wasn't just a no show, he apparantly doesn't know what a phone is.
Nightmare start. Taxi for Fred Davis..
This is the kind of situation that give the lie to all the platitudes about how "it doesn't matter where you were drafted, we're all starting from the same place here trying to make the team." If Davis were a UDFA rather than a 2nd rounder, don't you think he would have been shown the door to make a point? (And I'm sure this holds for the Patriots too. I can't see them cutting Wheatley just because he set his alarm clock wrong for minicamp.)
Great thread title, :eat3:
I feel bad for this guy... waking up late for something important and feeling that panic and OH S$%^ moment are pretty much very terrible.
I never understood that exactly. People oversleep all the time. Even for big things. It just happens, it's not a character flaw or a sign that he doesn't give a horse's rear end.
Sometimes you need to give people a break.
The patriots handle it thusly...players get fined by other players if they are late to meetings. Or miss them. I believe that's right. If someone skipped a whole meeting, maybe they wouldn't play or start, or get a fine from the Pats.
I don't think he'd be on the way home if he were on the Pats. A second round pick? Even an UDFA would be given another chance, I'd believe.
I'm sure no prominent patriot has ever made a big mistakee . The kid overslept, big deal. Maybe he was really nervous and he didn't get to sleep until very late. I mean honestly, your not going to cut a kid some slack ONE TIME.
News flash, Rodney Harrison was caught doing HGH, and he was not sent packing. Faulk was caught with WEED and he was not sent packing.
So I guess none of you have never overslept and been late for a job before? I know, I know: "WELL HE GETS PAID MORE LOL WTF". Give the kid the benefit of the doubt. As someone already said, he was probably nervous and couldn't get to sleep until late. Plus, he probably ran A LOT of laps/gassers that day. If you don't know what a gasser is, I'm not going to explain it to you because, chances are, you've never played football. Just take it at my word: they're deadly.
Not to mention it isn't hard to hit the snooze button or answer the wake up call and fall back to sleep when your body tell you it is 4 AM. The kid goes to college on the West Coast.
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