Califan007

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  1. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    A. True. B. True. C. True, although you'd have them chiming in behind the scenes and beat reporters telling us what their sources are claiming they said...or you'd have Moses talking about it during his radio spots or just off the cuff to reporters or mentioning it in their tweets or "liking" some post by Trent that is a jab at the Skins... D. Would definitely have the Bruce subplot...that's ongoing no matter what. Just a simple "Next question" to any reporter when asked about his feelings towards the front office would keep it alive. And Trent would probably have a national writer do an interview with him for SI or ESPN, and we'd get to read all sorts of stuff to fuel the fire and keep it burning. Hell, we got that with Su'a Cravens lol...nice lengthy article a centered around his time with the Redskins. Think Trent Williams and his near-death cancer scare botched by the Redskins wouldn't garner a lengthy article as well? E. Who's to say we wouldn't have it with someone else coming up, though? Salary and contract debates are always ongoing, everywhere around the NFL. Plus, not a fan of trading a valuable player in order to not have a debate about salaries. F. True. It would be replaced with something else, but true. G. It would if he was unwilling to cooperate with the investigation and the NFLPA still felt the need to show its members that they have their backs by pontificating about the Redskins putting out false narratives against their player. H. That shouldn't bother anyone... But again, here is what I was responding to: the idea that trading Trent would have ended all the drama: "If he was on a different team or simply released by now he probably wouldn't have gone public like that. And even if he did, it would be an ex-player bashing his former team, which isn't really much of a story beyond Redskins' nation. His public statement would more be like, "Im ready to move on and win football games for the _________" And let me an an "I" to the list lol...does anyone think any player on the Skins' roster will consider holding out anytime in the near future? lol...so we avoid going through this again in a year or two, unless Bruce quits tomorrow and is replaced with Jim Zorn lol...
  2. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    I didn't read or see your post when I posted...I only read the one above mine lol... And I'm firm in the belief that when a player makes as serious an accusation as Trent did, it would in no way be one episode simply because he's on another team. He says what he said while on another team, and the investigation is still going forward, which means the Netflix series has been picked up for another season. If Trent can't play for his new team because of soreness on his head reasulting from something he's blaming on the Redskins, that nugget is gonna keep the drama alive no matter what.
  3. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    No matter what had been done with Trent he was gonna talk. Trading him wouldn't have kept this from becoming drama for the Redskins. When an elite player claims his old team almost lead to his death due to their neglectful actions or non-actions, there is no way in hell the media is gonna say "Oh, well, he's on another team now so not that big a deal." That claim by Trent trumps every single thing that either side has done or could have done. That is one massive proclamation to make about any organization or medical staff. Nothing else in this entire fiasco comes close. And the Skins would have still responded the way have now--by requesting a 3rd party conduct an investigation. And if Trent is willing to speak up while still on the team, how willing do you think he would be if he were with the Titans or Texans? Does anyone think nobody in the press would ask him to elaborate on why he held out and what were the medical issues he was having a problem with? Especially if word got out that he had soreness from trying on his helmet--everyone already knew he had surgery on his scalp to remove a cancerous mass. The helmet soreness issue alone would have propelled a ton of questions for both Trent and the Redskins, and if Trent has been feeling that his reputation was taking a hit while he remained silent with the team, imagine how he would feel once he determines he has more freedom to talk? There have been ex-players who have spoken out about the team over things that were far, FAR more insignificant. And by the way, where was all the HIPAA law concerns when report after report came out about Alex Smith's infections in his leg? His representative/agent/whoever even asked the public to respect his privacy when it came out...there wasn't balled-up fists by people claiming someone must have broken the law for this to have been known...I mean look at this **** here lol: "More on #Redskins QB Alex Smith: He’s had several procedures, sources say, and @MikeGarafolo adds they are removing tissue to clear the infection. Smith still approaches this with optimism about playing. Note: His hospital room was next to Colt McCoy’s during McCoy’s 1-night stay" "#Redskins QB Alex Smith is battling an infection related to the surgery he had on his broken fibula and tibia, sources say. It’s premature to say what this means for his playing future. But it is being handled with care and dealt with seriously by doctors." "My curiosity about Alex Smith's silence evoked a tip, which prompted some research, which yielded more info, which feels solid. I'm told Smith indeed still in hospital with post-op infection. Will likely require re-intervention, incl possibly "partial reconstruction." In comparison, Casserly only said Trent skipped his doctor appointments lol...where was all this talk of possible crimes back then? EDIT: Turns out it was the Redskins who requested everyone respect Smith's privacy in terms of his health lol...oh, the irony.
  4. Califan007

    The Official 2020 Draft Positioning Thread

    Since the league went to a 16-game season, only once has a team that finished 2-14 not ended up picking in the top 2 spots of the draft. Just something to keep in mind.
  5. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    For the part in bold...they absolutely are. Those are the 18 types of PHI that are protected. As for the NFL and employers in general...HIPAA doesn't ever everyone and every thing. It mostly applies to "covered entities" and 'business associates". In general, employers aren't usually considered either: "A National Football League franchise is neither a covered entity nor a business associate. With regard to its players, it is an employer, and employers are not subject to HIPAA’s privacy and security rules, at least not when they perform basic employment functions. Even hospitals are not treated as covered entities with regard to their own staff. In fact, the regulations make doubly sure that a covered entity will not be subject to HIPAA when acting as an employer, providing that the employment records of a covered entity will not be regarded as protected health information under HIPAA. HIPAA does not apply to everyone or everything. This does not get employers off the hook altogether. An employer generally needs to comply with HIPAA when it handles individually identifiable information from its health plans (in other words, when handling the 18 categories of PHI I posted above). A hospital or other health care provider that is subject to HIPAA needs to meet the privacy and security rules if it has to access patient records to address an employment issue. However, in the ordinary course of employee relations, HIPAA does not apply." The Skins' medical staff would most likely be a covered entity and would be subject to HIPAA laws. Bruce, Dan, Doug, the coaches, front office personnel and players would not. IF Deangelo Hall says Alex Smith needed another surgery, he's not in violation of any HIPAA laws. If Bruce tells Casserly that Trent missed appointments that the team doctors set up for him, Bruce isn't in violation of HIPAA laws either. Missing an appointment would not (or probably would not) fall under protected health information.
  6. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    He sure had a funny way of showing it by doing that initial interview lol... "They misdiagnosed me, overlooked that I had cancer, I almost died due to their neglect, nobody came to visit me, they put off doing anything about it for almost 6 years, I will never play for this team again, ever...but I don't want to drag anyone through the mud. Let's just forget it."
  7. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    I'm not so sure about that. "HIPAA laws protect all individually identifiable health information that is held by or transmitted by a HIPAA covered entity or business associate. According to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights there are 18 identifiers that make health information personally identifiable." Here are the 18: Names Addresses (including subdivisions smaller than state such as street, city, county, and zip code) Dates (except years) directly related to an individual, such as birthdays, admission/discharge dates, death dates, and exact ages of individuals older than 89 Telephone numbers Fax numbers Email addresses Social Security numbers Medical record numbers Health plan beneficiary numbers Account numbers Certificate and license numbers Vehicle identifiers Device identifiers and serial numbers Website URLs IP addresses Biometric identifiers, including fingerprints, voice prints, iris and retina scans Full-face photos and other photos that could allow a patient to be identified Any other unique identifying numbers, characteristics, or codes Did Casserly mention any of those 18 other than name?...And I don't think the HIPAA laws mean you can never say a person's name lol...I would imagine it would have to be in connection to EHRs. Talking about missing a doctor's appt may not fall within HIPAA laws and guidelines as it doesn't fall under the 18 listed identifiers and doesn't discuss an individual's health records.
  8. Califan007

    Redskins vs Bills Prediction Thread: Fate Is The Weight Of Circumstances

    Yeah, I don't think it's that:
  9. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    And in case anyone else has as limited a vocabulary as Peregrine lol: Expect: [transitive] to demand that somebody will do something because it is their duty or responsibility The word can be used without any connection to a level of confidence.
  10. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Your boss says to you "I expect this work to be done by tomorrow"... You walk away from that telling yourself "Wow, he really has confidence in me that I'll get it done"..? If so, I bet you have a resume chock full of a wide variety of jobs you've held over the years lol...
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    Redskins vs Bills Prediction Thread: Fate Is The Weight Of Circumstances

    If you go off of stats, the running game. scoring defense, and sacks have all improved as well. Rushing yards per attempt: First 5 games - 3.91 (22nd) Last 3 games - 4.45 (8th) Scoring Defense: First 5 games - 151 (30th) - 30.2 ppg Last 3 games - 44 (9th) - 14.6 ppg Sacks: First 5 games - 9 (27th) Last 3 games - 10 (8th)
  12. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Unless this is what you're referring to: "Players are reporting tonight, and we expect him," Bruce Allen said. "We expect everybody." If so, that's not being "confident" Trent was gonna show up for camp. that's little more than saying "until he's not here, we expect him to be here." It's basically a non-answer to the question of whether or not Trent will hold out.
  13. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    1) Why should a player's talent level dictate his trustworthiness? 2) I don't remember Allen saying Trent would be in training camp. He may have, but I don't recall him saying it. I remember Allen saying this, though: “I know what Trent told me so I know what the truth is," Allen said Friday. "I’ll leave my conversation with Trent between the two of us.”
  14. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    I personally think Trent made a decision based mostly on the emotion of the moment. There were sooooo many other ways he could have handled this and still reached his goal of being off the team, if not this year then next, AND he could have brought attention to any medical staff issues at the same time. he may have also felt that by being traded he could work out a new deal with his new team in which there are guarantees over the next 2 years, something he knew (or believed) wouldn't happen with Bruce. I'm not of the belief that not talking about anything until now in order to not make Snyder look bad was all that smart of a move, either lol...with all the criticism heaped on the Skins during his hold out--and a ****load more heaped on now after ending his holdout and giving an interview--he definitely did not achieve that goal.
  15. Califan007

    Redskins vs Bills Prediction Thread: Fate Is The Weight Of Circumstances

    Bills 20 - Skins 17 Haskins looks promising. AP gets another TD to add to his career total.
  16. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Here's another blurb about what happened about 3 yrs ago--Ii think it's the same timeframe that Casserly was talking about, but this (if accurate) fills in things a little more: "As retold by Williams, Redskins medical staff downplayed the condition as “something minor” and just a “cyst.” His comments also suggest that the team’s medical staff declined to order tests that would have revealed the seriousness of the condition. Williams went on to explain that team medical personnel eventually had the excess skin removed. When the skin was examined, the team learned that the cyst had a cancerous growth. The Redskins then sent Williams to see a specialist. By that point, the growth was “far more advanced.” "...Williams would need to prove that he was harmed in a legal sense. Even if Williams could establish that the Redskins acted unreasonably, he would not prevail in a lawsuit unless he also proved that he suffered damages. He might argue, for instance, that the delay in diagnosing him led to an expansion of the growth and greater nerve damage in its subsequent removal. Williams could also maintain that the delay makes him more susceptible to a recurrence of cancer in the future (he would need expert testimony to establish that kind of point). Alternatively, he might claim that the experience has caused him psychological distress and that such distress has negatively impacted his NFL career. His holdout, which Williams says reflected distrust of the Redskins, cost him about $7 million. On the other hand, there is no allegation (yet) that the Redskins refused to pay for any health care expenses related to Williams. Likewise, there is no reason to believe the team failed to handle costs in retaining a specialist or denied Williams a chance to obtain a second opinion. Also, the team has not released William and has been willing to pay him his contract so long as he reports to work (if the team cuts Williams, that could trigger a separate grievance procedure under Article 44 of the CBA). The Redskins can also maintain that a decision to holdout is one made by the player, not the team. Along those lines, Williams and the NFLPA could have filed a grievance against the Redskins months ago to address his concerns, long before he held out and lost money." https://www.si.com/nfl/2019/11/01/trent-williams-redskins-victim-medical-malpractice?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=themmqb&utm_medium=social
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    The Official 2020 Draft Positioning Thread

    Seriously what?...That I asked a hypothetical in order to get some discussion going that had zero to do with Trent's head? lol...
  18. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    While that remains true (the part in bold lol), the point I was wanting to convey was that this whole shebang didn't start when Bruce decided not to trade Trent in the summer, and it wouldn't have ended there, either. So lemme rephrase it a bit more accurately: I wish Trent had done more in terms of follow-up on health--including keeping appointments the team made for him, if true. Because if what he's saying now (or yesterday) is also true about not trusting the team anymore, doing so probably wouldn't have eroded the trust to this degree and holding out probably wouldn't have crossed his mind. Naaah, I like the first way I wrote it better lol
  19. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Is psychoanalyzing him based on a video on the innnernets any better, though? lol...
  20. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    I wish Trent had kept the appointments the team made for him so that he wouldn't have wanted to hold out to begin with. Or at least if he did hold out it would be obvious that it was about money and not "almost dying' due to team neglect.
  21. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    They didn't set him up...right now, it looks like they just left the door closed lol...
  22. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    Regardless of what happened, Trent should have approached this a bit differently. Seems like there are gonna be more takes like this on the horizon.
  23. Califan007

    The Official 2020 Draft Positioning Thread

    I'm thinking of the people who fear ending up 4-12 because "we may not even end up picking in the top 10!" lol...mind you, they fully want Haskins to ball out, they just want the Skins to keep losing while he does.
  24. Califan007

    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    It would be easier and quicker for me to show you the people on my twitter timeline and even in this thread who were not doing that lol..