I happened to catch a round table discussion on Fox News (no less) about Baby Martin and his leaving the team because he was being bullied. If that is really the reason he left, good riddance. We want tough men who get popped in the mouth and come right back to fight fight fight. This is a mental thing. Only people who let fear get the better of them allow someone else's words or actions get in the way of your core belief in yourself. Say I was trying to protect my (team) family or friends - I don't care if Mike Tyson at his peak knocked me around, I would have gotten back up to beat that dude. He would have had to knock me out if I was trying to protect my family or friends from him - because nothing would have stopped me from going back for more. It is just the way I am wired. All football players need to be wired that way as well.
And, Philbin, STFU about bullying. Who gives a crap about that. This is a gladiator sport. If you can't take some mental or physical crap at this level, you are in the wrong profession.
So, if it turns out that Jonathan Martin is weak minded - let him move onto his medical career, because we don't want mamby-pamby weak-ass players on this team. Good Luck and goodbye. I personally hope it was something else and he comes back strong and ready to kick ass!
That was a nice win Thursday night. I kept telling my friends all game long we would win. I never doubted them. And, to be honest, the backup O-Lineman were pretty good. They continued to make holes to run through. AND, they did "okay" in pass protection. I mean another 4 sacks, but hey... we won. ...And the defense withstood 93 plays to win. That is just amazing! Great Job D! Those last couple stops after being worn to a nub was flat-out astonishing. It was a team win yes, but I tip my cap to the D.
Okay, the officiating is just horrible. The NFL better figure out why we are being targeted by these officials. This week was almost as bad as last week. I don't get it. This group of professional football players do not deserve to be targeted with such blatantly biased flag (and non-flag) throwing. Get your act together NFL.