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Dinx81   
1 hour ago, BaddKarma said:

I can tell what we will say after Simmons knocks Luck out...

Well the Titans have already done it once, no reason they can’t do it again. 

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pamo9   
1 hour ago, Mythos27 said:

I hate how it went down and was upset at the time but i don't fault ESPN or NFLN for doing it. The Ray Rice thing changed everything. Since then, anything that even hints towards violence against women is going to get this treatment. The NFL has to do this to get ahead of the twitter mobs that will likely call them woman beaters anyways. 

Naw, not really, they didn't say much of anything while letting Browns give Hunt a second chance or when covering Tyreek Hill initailly before the audio tape came out last night.

 

ESPN should be ashamed of how they maligned Simmons last night. They sent creww to cover him when he was selected AND showede none of the footage or highlights. I hope he balls out......

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4 minutes ago, pamo9 said:

Naw, not really, they didn't say much of anything while letting Browns give Hunt a second chance or when covering Tyreek Hill initailly before the audio tape came out last night.

Hunt waa blasted previously and the Hill situation was an ongoing investigation. The tape was definitive proof which is why the timing. 

 

Btw, neither Hunt or Hill have been charged....yet. Simmons was. 

4 minutes ago, pamo9 said:

 

ESPN should be ashamed of how they maligned Simmons last night. They sent creww to cover him when he was selected AND showede none of the footage or highlights. I hope he balls out......

Oh gee wiz. Poor fella. What a victim. 

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3 hours ago, BudAdams said:

I feel bad for the young man.  This clearly was not the same thing as these Domestic Violence, child abuse, or violent crime situations we have seen in the past. 

 

I like the pick and think he'll be a stud.

 

 

 

 

 

One thing is for damn sure. #1 He's going to come in here with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove and #2 he's going to give everything he's got to a Titans team that did their due diligence and went against what ESPN was selling and took him in the first round anyway. The audacity of ESPN and some of the self righteous hypocrites on this website is disgusting.  That incident was far removed from the domestic violence perpetrated by some other NFL star athletes that have gotten way more leeway. Comparing Ray Rice to this situation is borderline moronic. 

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22 minutes ago, WG53 said:

Simple Jake lives up to his name yet again.

A fool is only a fool when he opens his mouth to confirm the facts.

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Mythos27   
1 hour ago, pamo9 said:

Naw, not really, they didn't say much of anything while letting Browns give Hunt a second chance or when covering Tyreek Hill initailly before the audio tape came out last night.

 

ESPN should be ashamed of how they maligned Simmons last night. They sent creww to cover him when he was selected AND showede none of the footage or highlights. I hope he balls out......

I understand where you are coming from but this is different because it's draft night. Draft night has become prime time and one of the marquee events on the NFL calendar. They couldn't try glossing over this like they have with other incidents. When the Bengals took Joe Mixon he got a similar treatment. Now I'm not saying that what Simmons did is comparable to Mixon (Mixon was much worse) but there are a lot of people who will not draw any distinctions between the two and as a massive corporate entity that has to please many different people, I understand why they handled things the way they did. I do however wish they had at least found the time to show the kid's highlights because he is such a special talent but they were too busy rambling about the character stuff which is frustrating but like I said, I get it. 

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rns90   
1 hour ago, Mythos27 said:

I understand where you are coming from but this is different because it's draft night. Draft night has become prime time and one of the marquee events on the NFL calendar. They couldn't try glossing over this like they have with other incidents. When the Bengals took Joe Mixon he got a similar treatment. Now I'm not saying that what Simmons did is comparable to Mixon (Mixon was much worse) but there are a lot of people who will not draw any distinctions between the two and as a massive corporate entity that has to please many different people, I understand why they handled things the way they did. I do however wish they had at least found the time to show the kid's highlights because he is such a special talent but they were too busy rambling about the character stuff which is frustrating but like I said, I get it. 

I know WHY they had to cover it but NFL Network was nowhere near as bad as ESPN in the way they handled it.

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Jake, remind me why you associate as a Titans fan again?

 

No doubt that as a fan of the team we are likely going to give him a pass.


That wasn't my point.

 

ESPN built their coverage around him as 'DRAMA". They precast the segment to seek out social justice warriors and touch all the right feelies.

 

In this case, I was neither excusing nor accusing the kid. I was pointing out the inherent bias in the coverage.

 

 

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2 hours ago, Mythos27 said:

I understand where you are coming from but this is different because it's draft night. Draft night has become prime time and one of the marquee events on the NFL calendar. They couldn't try glossing over this like they have with other incidents. When the Bengals took Joe Mixon he got a similar treatment. Now I'm not saying that what Simmons did is comparable to Mixon (Mixon was much worse) but there are a lot of people who will not draw any distinctions between the two and as a massive corporate entity that has to please many different people, I understand why they handled things the way they did. I do however wish they had at least found the time to show the kid's highlights because he is such a special talent but they were too busy rambling about the character stuff which is frustrating but like I said, I get it. 

Strangely enough, ABC actually gave his side of the story then showed several highlites. Go figure.

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OzTitan   

Well I guess this is how ESPN is going to coverage every offender going forward? So, like, instead of showing any Hunt highlights in Cleveland, they'll cut to the video?

 

I'm cool if they and the NFL want to take a hard line on this, but maybe he shouldn't have been allowed in the league at all? why let him play?

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I'm pretty liberal, but even I am a little outraged at failing to differentiate between spousal/gf abuse where a woman has allowed a man into her life and let her guard down and a public altercation involving family members. One is a gross betrayal of a vulnerable person's trust that is often repeated and can even turn deadly in a horrific downward cycle, the other is angry people shouting things they shouldn't and it getting out of control.

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6 minutes ago, No1TitansFan said:

I'm pretty liberal, but even I am a little outraged at failing to differentiate between spousal/gf abuse where a woman has allowed a man into her life and let her guard down and a public altercation involving family members. One is a gross betrayal of a vulnerable person's trust that is often repeated and can even turn deadly in a horrific downward cycle, the other is angry people shouting things they shouldn't and it getting out of control.

What would you say if he jumped on one of your crack whore female relatives and started beating the shit out of her while she was on he ground?

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Number9   
11 hours ago, Titans279 said:

Let me start off with I think it's fine to draft him if, and this seems to be the case, he just made a horrible mistake and it's not some indication of a trend.

 

 To me this, and others on here, seem to be borderline downplaying how bad the video is. You're not going to tell me this isn't disturbing, are you?

 

I didn't watch the draft so I can't say if they were fair or not. Were they saying he shouldn't be drafted?

I saw this video during the combine.  It's not like Tunsil where the video came out to sabotage him.  This is old news, a 17-18 year old faced the wrath of the sporting world and paid the price.  He hasn't had any issues since, so why bust it out like 60 Minutes during the draft.  It's just gotcha media.  But they didn't gotcha Kraft.  When the Pats picked, they didn't run a short story about a grown man owner doing something illegal.  I also don't think the viewing public even wanted to see it.

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