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L.A. Rams G.M. breaks silence on Stetson Bennett, beneficial time away from football

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,675 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    No two people are alike. THey can experience the same pressure, trauma, circumstances and handle and process it(or not) completely differently. None of us can write from our computers that player A should behave or respond to stimuli just like player(s) B. If we do, what are we trying to accomplish or prove? We all got to where we are traveling down different paths. WHo can say, "I went to Vietnam and I didn't get PTSD so you shouldn't either", or "I grew up in a dysfunctional house and look at how I turned out, you have no excuse!" Which seems to me to be the argument one person is making.

    I haven't seen anyone on here say that SB "handled" his business exactly how he should have. I don't think he did. WIth that said, there can be no doubt that everything SB went through(I won't rehash) to make it to the top was drenched by skepticism and doubt along the way at almost every turn. It's one thing to be a poster boy for the NFL at 18 and everyone believes in you than it is to be a walk-on trying to rise above 4 scholarshipped QB's , who oh yeh, fit the classic QB look. Yes, some shorter guys have had success in college, but they did so just like SB inspite of their height and not because of it.

    Becoming the starting QB for any major college is a tough row to hoe under any conditions, and I would imagine when you are the golden boy there is pressure to deliver. But again, everyone handles pressure differently. For Trevor LAwrence becoming the starting QB was never in question. He never had to beg the coaches to be given the chance as SB did. He never had to pull himself up by his bootstraps, he had coaches putting those boots on for him and tying them up. Not to say that's a bad thing, just different.

    SB may or may not rise to the top in the NFL like he did at UGA, but I would never bet against the man. He's already overcome incredible odds. HIs story needs to be made into a movie, it's almost unbelievable! Maybe some Hollywood writer is just waiting for the final chapter to play out. If they do, and I'm still around, I'll pay the asking price to watch it and to say, I got to see it play out, albeit from a distance!

    Go Dawgs and go SB!

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    UGADad20UGADad20 Posts: 1,794 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @randomsportsfan "Personally, I think that (nearly) every rookie NFL QB should be "given the year off." (The NFL should create an exemption for young QBs that allows a team to carry as many as they want, and they wouldn't count towards the salary cap and also would be protected so other teams couldn't sign them - they could trade for them though - but that QB would be ineligible to play that year, and the contracts that the QBs signed as rookies would automatically roll over.)"

    Really? You think the players union would agree to that blatant restraint of trade? This arrangement would restrict QB's ability to land on a team where they could play, and inhibit their careers and future earning potential. Not gonna happen.

    Within the current NFL rules you can actually do that now (w/o the restraint of trade). It is called the practice squad. If you wanted you could keep 8 extra QB's on your practice squad. Those players would not be constrained arbitrarily from moving to any team that would put them on the active roster.

    Trevor Lawrence, CJ Stroud, Bo Nix, and AR15 all had as much pressure (or more considering they were on worse teams than '21-'22 UGA) and less success at the CFB level than SBIV yet all of them are fine and SBIV cracked? Okay.

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