Wednesday, March 23, 2005
Don't EVER Push Me In The Back Again!
Whatever happened to "The Code"?
OK, we all know Romo went overboard on Williams' face and it cost him 340,000 large but, I can see why Romo snapped... anyone who has played will tell you about "The Code" in the football fraternity... Who did Marcus Williams think he was?... a fringe player trying to make a name by pushing the seasoned Vet down from behind... in my opinion Williams well deserved a shot in the head, and what a shot he got!... Yes Romo took it way too far, but at the same time, a TE pushing a LB in the back after a training camp drill play? Again, a Fringe Player takes a shot at a Vet, a Leader?
You might be reading this thinking "what about Romo flattening out Jerry Rice in a 49er training camp?" Yes, another mistake which Romo has admitted to, but it doesn't make him a criminal...
Another point about "The Code": Williams is an ass for suing Romo... the worst part was trying to get millions, purporting to be on the verge of a breakthrough NFL career... and this wasn't about money? BS!!! it was all about money, Williams trying hit the lottery... he should have at least admitted in court to being a fringe player who was about to be cut, who really had no future in the NFL, other than going from practice squad to practice squad - if he was lucky. At least the jury saw it that way too and only gave him what would have amounted to a year's or so salary...
The point I want to make is this: what happens on the field (especially in training camp) should stay on the field... when players start suing eachother for assault in the game of football... whatever happened to "The Code?".
Remember the story of Greg Beikert knocking out Scott Davis with one punch? Davis was being an ass and Beikert "showed him the door". Davis immediately retired from pro-football, why? After Beikert one-punched him he knew he didn't belong... it was part of "The Code". Williams should have done what Davis did... I have alot more respect for Scott Davis than I do for Marcus Williams.