In Search of a Kicker
The initiation of the league's highest paid coach, Dan Collier, did not go as planned when they lost to the San Jose Sabercats by a score of 9-20. Coach Collier put no doubt where he laid the blame for the loss, squarely on the shoulders, .... or leg if you may, on #16 Kicker James Peeler
"With the recent distraction thru out the league from the protests of if "I's"
should be dotted and "T's"
should be crossed," Collier began, "I believe Peeler has become distracted with his recent actions of doing the favorite form of protest, the Worm, when Our QB is sacked in favor of the protests. Although I believe Peeler is unintentionally attempting to bring attention to himself and to a cause, he has accomplished the feat. And with missing 2 FG's from his "Comfort Zone" of within the 35 yard line, and an ETA, in our home stadium....WHERE THERE IS NO CHANCE OF WIND VARIENCE.........He definitely now has our attention. After going 57% in FGA in preseason, and now this screwed up performance from a person with a limited playbook because of his limited intellect, he better like being under the microscope. If he misses one more kick, be it a FG or PTA, his next check will be from the unemployment line.
We brought in a rookie during the offseason to challenge Peeler, and he stepped up to the challenge so he could keep his job, so he can definitely step up to any threat. "
Gambler's Owner, Booger926, had this to say. "Although I realize that Peeler is a local Fan Favorite, and I truly support the Freedom of Speech thru Expression , even though at times I am offended by this Right, I can understand his concerns and appreciate his attempts to bring these concerns to light. However, what one does not realize, is that even though one has the guaranteed Right of Freedom of Speech
as proclaimed by this Country's Constitution and Bill of Rights, one does not have the Right from Freedom from Consequences.
Free speech is a right and that right especially includes the right to offend. Without the right to offend you have no free speech rights. Peeler is offending the fans when he does the Worm, which is his Right.
There is no right to be protected from hurt feelings or from being offended. Nothing in the constitution or bill of rights guarantees that you can go through life without getting your feelings hurt or being offended and nothing requires the government to protect you from hurt feelings. The constitution DOES specifically guarantee you the right to speak freely and it is the government's obligation to protect that right.
However, no where does it say anyone is free from consequences. You may choose to not pay Income Taxes as a form of protest, but that does not guarantee that you might be imprisoned for your form of protest because paying Taxes is required by National Law.
I understand that Peeler would like "I's"
dotted with umlauts and "T's"
crossed with tildes, but he also has to understand that the majority of the people, our fans, the people who pay our bills, do not.
I truly hope that he appreciates all the negative attention he has brought upon himself. However, I pay him well to perform a particular job. If he is unable to perform that job, no matter how loud and how many times he protests a right he believes in, and he cannot perform to standards set forth by his job description as per legal documents signed by him and reviewed his legal team, then by I have every right to release him, or anyone else, from his contract. Documentation is the key, and stats are the documentation.
I truly support Coach Collier's decision and will back it 1000% if he feels it is best for the team."