You’re disappointed but not surprised because, at the end of the day, the league is all about money, it’s a business, Smith said. But to try to silence guys when they’re trying to do the right thing for our country, I mean, I really don’t know what to say about it.
Smith thinks the new policy could stir things up, which is the problem because you’re stirring things up because you’ve been told to be quiet.
The real question is whether the NFL would ever be willing to admit that it dropped the ball last week, and then to once again change the policy. This time with real input from the players and a true compromise — not one among those who run the sport but one among those who own the teams and those who are the sport.
Stribling started 18 games in Ann Arbor and left school with 68 tackles, four tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and six interceptions in 47 overall appearances.
Cirino signed with the Colts this month after trying out for the team at rookie minicamp. He played his college ball at Adams State.
But it was tough. It was a tough feeling just knowing that I had reached my peak of playing, you know, starting as a freshman, after not playing high school football. Two games [in], I break my leg and had to do this all over again. It was tough.
Perez didn’t start the first game at Southwestern his sophomore year, but eventually got in the game and largely took over from there. Both quarterbacks played thanks to their different styles — Perez being a pocket passer, his counterpart, Isaraelu Paopao, being more of a running quarterback — and Perez was on the field enough to catch the attention of A&M Commerce.
Jared May didn’t realize Perez hadn’t played high school football until after the quarterback hopeful got to campus.