Malcolm Jenkins: "Football is a nonessential business and so we don't need to do it" (2 Viewers)

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The question is, if the NFL does decide to move forward with this season, will some players refuse to play?
It might be looking that way.
 

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He should just retire from the NFL at this point, and become a full-time Activist / Guest Speaker...

I can't see how he can bring anything positive to the team this year - either ON or OFF the field...

He's past his football prime, he will be a constant team distraction, and is more likely to divide the locker room than to be a team leader that can galvanize it...

On top of all that, he's a proven "words louder than actions" - documented sell out - that now has a track record of publicly throwing his HOF QB Team Leader with an unquestionable track record of integrity, empathy, and charity... under the bus in a social media setting, rather than a private meeting with benefit of the doubt, just to gain exposure.

What a disaster of a signing... Geez

(For the Politically Sensitive Posters that just can't seem to read between the forums - I'm not judging him on his take or activism - He has a valid point - I am commenting from simply a Football Performance and Team Chemistry point of view - Which is what this forum is for)
 
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All we've heard through the media is what the NFL wants to do. You knew the NFLPA would eventually come back with something. Which is fair. The players association should be involved with all talks about a potential season.

So far, all I've seen is Austin Carr's interview where the NFL asked him to sign a waiver to play.
 

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He should just retire from the NFL at this point, and become a full-time Activist / Guest Speaker...

I can't see how he can bring anything positive to the team this year - either ON or OFF the field...

He's past his football prime, he will be a constant team distraction, and is more likely to divide the locker room than to be a team leader that can galvanize it...

On top of all that, he's a proven "words louder than actions" - documented sell out - that now has a track record of publicly throwing his HOF QB Team Leader with an unquestionable track record of integrity, empathy, and charity... under the bus in a social media setting, rather than a private meeting, just to gain exposure.

What a disaster of a signing... Geez

(For the Politically Sensitive Posters that just can't seem to read between the forums - I'm not judging him on his take or activism - He has a valid point - I am commenting from simply a Football Performance and Team Chemistry point of view - Which is what this forum is for)
I agree. I was actually excited that we re-signed him, but it’s starting to look like Payton got rid of him at the wrong time and brought him back at the wrong time.
 

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I was certainly NOT sad when the Saints parted ways with Jenkins before, although he seemed like he was better with Philly. Saints just didn't replace him with anyone that was better. Regardless, it appears he has bigger things to do than play football, which doesn't fit what the team is trying to accomplish.
 

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I'm not judging him on his take or activism - He has a valid point - I am commenting from simply a Football Performance and Team Chemistry point of view - Which is what this forum is for)
I know there will be those who see it very differently, but leadership isn't just about quietly agreeing with the 'party line' on things. It's about challenging as well as championing team culture. Jenkins is going to speak out and that aspect of his character is inextricably part of the man that the team chose to sign, which I personally prefer to a football playing automaton.

Having a world view is not incompatible with being a football player.
 

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