Breaking down the hate: Argument #1
“He doesn’t fit the culture!”
This one makes me chuckle a little bit. What exactly is the culture anyway; hard working guys who keep their nose clean?
Well, Ramon Humber and newly signed Trent Murphy have been suspended for PED use and Zay Jones just got arrested. Plus, one of our veteran captains, Richie Incognito, hasn’t been known as a choir boy. Yet, all are on the team…
People change and deserve second chances. Using the culture as the main argument is a bit of a cop out. This will all be a humbling experience for the superstar. I’m sure he’ll fit the culture once he feels appreciated.
Beckham Jr. in Buffalo would not get the same attention as he would in New York. Being drafted to the Big Apple brings immense pressure and fame. Eli Manning and Ben McAdoo rarely demonstrated the leadership needed to control the receiver.
If he settles in Buffalo, he will be surrounded by veteran leadership that wasn’t present in New York. He will be humbled by the trade and feel he owes Buffalo for taking a chance on him. He will be surrounded by young, hungry players fighting to get back to the playoffs. If he does get out of line, I’m sure McDermott and Kyle Williams can chat with him.