kareem hunt to the browns were curious. not simple the pr ramifications which makes the pairing o' browns and hunt odd, but rb didn't appear to be a serious need in any event. chubb averaged 5.2 yds per carry in 9 starts last year and looked to be a nice rnd 2 pickup resulting in a legit workhorse rb for the browns. duke johnson also averaged 5.0 yds per carry as a change-o'-pace back.
am probable gonna take some heat for admitting we don't believe hunt deserves an auto ban-for-life 'cause o' the incident. am not making excuse for hunt neither. hitting a woman is generally frowned 'pon by society, but is less meaningful to us personal. on the other hand, hit folks who cannot reasonable defend themselves offends our sensibilities. if kareem, a 200lb trained athlete, had struck some random teenage male who were mouthy and physical frail individual weighing ~100lbs, we would be no less disappointed with mr. hunt than when he struck the woman in the vid. am only marginal caring what were said to hunt which got him so angry. doesn't much matter to us as violence cannot be the appropriate response. and sure, we got a presumption o' relative helplessness when comparing men and women, but such is resulting from simple biological realities related to muscle mass and upper body strength. regardless, while the brutality o' the ray rice video were particular disturbing, the kareem hunt vid didn't shock us to the same degree. kareem hunt's actions were, in our mind, deplorable, but not necessarily deserving o' career end.
however, am not certain what mr. hunt has said or done to convince the browns he has earned redemption. is not up to mr. hunt to prove to Gromnir he deserves another shot at a nfl career, but am hopeful there were more than a simple mea culpa and promise to do better. some kinda successful completion o' anger management and perhaps continued enrollment in an aa program? community service at a battered women's shelter? dunno.
as an aside, am pretty sure we mentioned how we worked at a juvenile hall in the increasing distant past. we worked, for the most part, in the high security unit. the "kids" in our unit were typical incarcerated awaiting trial for serious offenses including murders and particular heinous sexual crimes.
am recalling an occasion when one resident threatened our sister. we never shared personal details with residents, but is likely a fellow counselor mentioned something to either a resident or fellow counselor in earshot o' residents... musta' mentioned how we not only had a sister, but that she lived with us due to her medical issues. regardless, this resident threatened our sister in graphic details am unwilling to repeat, and he suggested his fellow gang members "on the outs" would follow us home from work one night to find out where we lived, and then they would do unspeakable things to our sister once we were no longer present. could tell he were not making an idle threat. we knew from reading his file, such a threat were plausible.
is closest we have ever come to losing temper and physical assaulting somebody as a result o' anger. am not counting consensual fights, which we were involved in far too frequent as a youth, but as an adult, have never hit anybody 'cause o' something said to us. the juvenile hall incident were a close call.
am having shared the anecdote from our past to illustrate how we were sore tempted to resort to violence in response to verbal threats and provocation. am understanding how is possible to hear words so antagonistic that a physical retort feels justified. as such, am not complete unsympathetic to folks who indulge such whims in the heat o' the moment. if we had beat on _______ after he threatened our sister, what punishment would we have deserved? should we have lost our job? we were simultaneous going to law school at time, so if we struck the 6' 190 lb kid, should such a mistake on our part have resulted in the kinda stain which woulda' prevented us from being admitted to the bar? would it have made a difference if the kid we hit had, instead o' being man-sized, were 5'7" and 140 lbs? am a smidge under 5'9", though when we played football, we were typical listed as 5'10" or even 5'11". weighed +215 at the time we worked at the hall and were stronger (but slower) than we were in college when we were third strongest (bench+military+squat total) guy on a pac 10 team, regardless o' position. as an adult with the kinda weight and strength advantage we possessed, were _______ functional defenseless?
am recognizing a physical response to verbal or insignificant physical antagonism, is not always as a simple right v. wrong situation as we would wish it to be. is not an excuse. violence is not the right response to verbal provocation, period. however, what is correct response to such a wrong is a "depends" kinda scenario. am not thinking nfl punishments for such transgressions is simple and obvious. is not a legal question neither.
more important, giants might be the big story for the 2019 draft. dolphins, broncos, redskins, jaguars and giants is teams most likely to choose a qb early in the draft. unless something happens during workouts and combine, none o' the qb options got consensus franchise qb grades. nevertheless, same as bears choosing trubisky a couple years ago, in 2019 some team (teams) is gonna trade up for a guy who got ify kinda projections insofar as ever being The Guy under center. dwayne haskins, daniel jones, drew lock and kyler murray all got high potential to go in the first round, and am suspecting at least one o' those guys goes top 5. giants pick 6. does giants pay to move up to guarantee they get their firstest choice, and if so, how far? is giants content to sit and wait at 6 for whichever qb might be available? does giants skip qb altogether and choose other needs if their first qb choice ain't available? etc. giants own the draft, right until one o' those other qb poor teams moves ahead o' the giants.
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