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Discussion in 'Buffalo Bills' started by Truthteller, Jul 10, 2013.
That is interesting. I love Cole's bold stance and outspokenness. Really good to see.
Wish more players were outspoken like he is. Honestly if the majority of players just said a big collective NO, I WILL NOT COMPLY this whole thing would be over. Same for the rest of us put in society. Unfortunately the majority of people will walk off a cliff if they were told to by “authority” figures.
I especially like this from the article: “Just to be clear COVID is not keeping me out of this game. The rules are,” he wrote. “Vaxxed players are playing with Covid every week now because they don’t test. One of my vaxxed teammates is in the hospital missing games. I’m sure he didn’t get this same energy. Thank you for those who support. Everyone else, if you don’t get what’s happening then there is nothing anybody can do for you.”
Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver Cole Beasley Accumulated $100,000 in Fines for Breaking Coronavirus Protocols
"Protocols". Hmmm. "Protocols". Hmmm. I'm trying to think of something...from somewhere...I can't quite recall. Its in a title of some document some time back... Oh well, I'm sure there's no connection even if I could remember it.
Bills giving Beasley permission to seek a trade.
Damn didn't realize he was unhappy there! Green Bay needs a slot WR.
I really want Cole to stay with Josh there in Buffalo as they are right on the cusp of the AFC Title, but obviously he wants to test the market. I get that. GB would be good (not great) but ONLY if Rodgers stays there. Otherwise I hope he gets a satisfactory contract that will make him happy enough and stays put.
Cole sees the writing on the wall after being used less last season and reading about the Bills being interested in signing Gronk to team with Knox. Also, Gabriel Davis's 4 TDs in the playoff game against KC instantly turns him into a valuable commodity in the Caste NFL. (Reminds me of the time Don Beebe caught 4 TDs for the Bills in a game, against the Steelers no less, but he never did become a starter as he played during the Ricky Proehl Era when Ricky was the only White receiver allowed to start.) But Beasley may find a cold market, especially given his age.
Beasley may find a cold market because of his vaxx status (negative). Plenty of coaches and GMs overtly proclaimed that this would “play a factor” in their roster decisions last year, back when this sort of discrimination was particularly encouraged. It’s one thing for a veteran vaxx holdout to stick with his team, but it’s another thing for him to go out job-hunting. Can Newton folded fast (or at least bought a fake card) to re-sign in the league; Beasley has much less leverage than even a replacement starting quarterback.
It only takes one local hack journalist to make national headlines by writing some blather about how Cole is a danger to the public and a clubhouse distraction. No one remembers the name of the fat slob who declared he wouldn’t vote Aaron Rodgers for MVP, but his article became a multi-week story. Plenty of franchises would shy away from that attention, all the more so if one of their decision-makers is high on his morale horse over vaxx mandates.
Of course, age and “declining production” will be accepted as the rationale.
The NFL the other day became the first pro sports league to drop all of its Covid protocols. I was just watching Tucker Carlson's show (guest-hosted tonight by Will Cain who may be the best on-air talent on Fox after Tucker) and there was a segment about how Lord Fauci hasn't been on a network TV show since Feb. 17 after being ubiquitous for two endless years. Polling has finally convinced the Dems that Fauci's sell-by-date has arrived. Barring the eruption of some new "variant" Beasley's vax status is a non-issue at least for now.
I was extremely pessimistic in my prediction that Beasley would be blackballed from the league and left unsigned. I did a news search for him and was pleasantly surprised. Seems like there are many teams with interest in him. Hopefully he gets added to a team in need right now. My top 3 destinations for him to succeed would be Denver, GB and Houston. They all desperately need WR help and he could slot in as a starter on day 1.
Fingers crossed we get some positive news soon.