A one time, live look when the first NFL player realized they could get themselves traded.
This headline couldn’t be more 2019 if it tried.
I hate to say that I support a team, the Dolphins, that have opened Pandora’s box when it comes to NFL players realizing that they may hold more power than they ever understood.
After players from the Dolphins had enough of how the organization was, and is, currently running the team, a few of the veteran, talented players decided that if they make a big enough fuss about their displeasure, then they can get shipped out. Minkah Fitzpatrick did it, which you can read all about here, and he probably won’t be the last Dolphins player to do it.
Antonio Brown also has a hand in this new philosophy.
Then yesterday, we had Jalen Ramsey, the same guy who arrived at training camp in a Brinks truck wanting to get traded because, apparently, that message wasn’t received by the Jaguars. It’s weird because I would have thought that showing up in a vehicle that houses tons of money would have done the trick.
As for Adams, who knows if this means anything? It may not, but in the social media-driven world we live in, not following your employer online might as well be you raising a flag in your yard that says, “I hate my boss and I think they suck.” Adams is a great football player and things will probably work out for him.
Mike Greenberg, on the other hand, must be beside himself, especially after passionately speaking about the power the NFL players have discovered.
Greenberg has been on a tear in the last few weeks doing everything he can to get folks to watch Get Up. I’m sure he’s shaking his head yearning for a time when players walked the line and honored what they agreed to do, like GMs and owners always do. Hopefully, Greenburg can see himself through these trying times.