MRMADD Posted March 7, 2006 Share Posted March 7, 2006 I'm not talking about building model railroads here. Years ago, Riggins greeted Joe Gibbs at 9am, beer in hand, and Joe got him back in uniform. Joe knows how to deal with characters. Everyone talks about how Joe Gibbs only wants his kind of players -- players with character. A lot of the media and fans are confused about that. They think that Joe Gibbs wants Girl Scouts. He doesn't. He wants tough-minded, physical, coachable team players who are willing to work to succeed. But Joe, historically speaking, has NOT gone out and found those types of players. He'st taken regular players -- and wild cards like Riggins -- and turned them into those kinds of players. Remember, Riggins once laid in the locker room, drunk, pissing in the air. Gibbs ignored him. Now that Joe has handed over most of his day job to Gregg and Al, I think it's time he picked up a new hobby: a player like Riggins who needs guidance. I'm thinking someone like TO. Sign him to a cap-friendly contract with little money up front but with fat bonuses for performance -- and a character clause. I know that just collecting big-time receivers is no recipe for success, which is why I think all the collective hand-wringing over finding a complementary receiver is dumb. The Raiders tried it. The Lions tried it. So I'm not interested in TO just because he's talented. I think it would be incredibly interesting to see if Joe can turn a troubled guy like TO into a team player. Is there anyone else out there who would make a good hobby? Marcus Vick, naturally, is a thug scumbag and doesn't fit the model. David Boston is one piss test away from a year suspension, so he's out too. Anyone else out there? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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