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Kirby Smart: Atlanta Falcons feature 2 examples of players drafted who considered leaving Georgia

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edited June 2022 in Article commenting
imageKirby Smart: Atlanta Falcons feature 2 examples of players drafted who considered leaving Georgia

ATHENS — Kirby Smart has made it a point this offseason to emphasize the importance of players being willing to stick it out amid challenging circumstances rather than exit a program via the transfer portal.

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    Nickelsonx1Nickelsonx1 Posts: 75 ✭✭✭ Junior

    The Falcons will continue to **** until Blank steps back and allows football people to make the football decisions. The Cowgirls have the same issue, the owner sticking his nose into something he has no idea about.

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    Nickelsonx1Nickelsonx1 Posts: 75 ✭✭✭ Junior

    S U C K is a bad word?

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    KBPKBP Posts: 384 ✭✭✭✭ Senior

    Climbing up an athletic depth chart and climbing up a corporate ladder is nowhere near the same thing. You have a 2–4-year window to climb a depth chart if you're fortunate.

    If you're 22 and your boss is 55, you can ride it out until he/she retires and still have multiple decades of income producing years ahead. It's just not much of a life lesson to teach an athlete about sticking it out when comparing it to a non-athletic workspace. Sometimes transferring is best for the kid, like it was for Jermaine Johnson and many others across different sports AND sometimes transferring is a TERRIBLE decision.

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    BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,451 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    It's exactly the same. Are you suggesting that a 22 yr old knows as much, or is as good at their job as their 55 yr old boss? LOL. Only a millennial thinks that way.

    You do have to work your way up the ladder in ANYTHING you do. No education in the world replaces experience. The only people that have position, power and money handed to them, are heirs. That's just reality and a lesson all kids need to learn. Moving around from job to job or team to team, won't get you to the top any faster. In fact, in many cases it winds up being a setback.

    To put somebody at the top of the heap, before they are ready, is setting them up for failure. Once you fail at that position, it's a thousand times harder to regain it. That's the time for a fresh start.

    Patience and work ethic will pay off in the end. There's a good possibility that Jermaine Johnson would've been selected #1 or #2 overall, if he had stayed at UGA. Instead, he slid all the way down to the bottom 10 and lost out on a huge initial payday. He was not as physically prepared for the Combine as all of the UGA players. Just sayin'. Good things come with hard work and patient aggression.

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