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#1 draft pick Bryant McKinney ... Gone. Released ... compensation
Zero! Bernard Berrian ... Gone. How many millions of dollars were
paid per catch or TD? He was supposed to stretch the field ... the only
thing he stretched was his wallet. Now Chris Cook ... our top draft pick
of 2010! Regardless of what you might believe ... championships are won
& lost through the draft. Before we allow our management team
the opportunity to sharpen that battle axe once again we need to identify a key
Regardless of the pending upcoming decisions by our Viking organization in
regard to Chris Cook, be it positive or negative, Mr. Cook will carry a stigma
for the remainder of his career & his public life. The one & only
question is, was this event caused by a person better described as Jekyll &
Hyde or was this event simply a matter of immaturity. My concern is that
not one of us believes that our management team is capable of discerning the
answer to that question, where it has become much easier to throw the baby out
with the bath water.
If Chris Cook suffers from Schizophrenia (a dual personality), then he needs
help and he's not going to get that help from the NFL. If his event was
caused by immaturity, regardless of what you might think, we are all capable of
change. Let us never forget that not so long ago Adrian Peterson was known
as a fumbler. AD's approach ... his maturity changed that forever.
Most would see this
analogy as a stretch, and some would be insulted, but they are for all purposes
the same and I simply don't care what you might think. The difference is,
in Cook's public life, it will be treated as if he murdered someone.
Throughout his life he will be known for this event just as some consider Ray
Lewis as someone who got away with murder. Too often things are decided in
the court of public opinion where the demand is always one or all of three
things ... power, control and/or money. To be direct, THIS COURT OF
PUBLIC OPINION MAKES ME SICK. It is the basis of all politics and it
is the cause of all things evil.
There is good news however ... there is no event is a mans life that cannot be
overcome. A man of genuine heart was recognized & forgiven by our
savior. People do learn from their mistakes. Most people cast
off their immature ways. It all
happens when you pick up that burden and you carry it, with all your life's
mistakes like a man, for the remainder of your life. To make that burden
your life's guide ... your sounding board ... for the remainder of your
days. If Chris Cook understands this concept then he is no Jekyll &
Hyde. He just a man caught up in an immature act ... nothing
thing. If Chris Cook tries to skirt this thing ... it will haunt him for
the remainder of his days. It is the brave that taste the blade but once.
As men ... we all carry that burden until our final breath.
A wise man once said, before we evaluate the spec embedded within ones eye, we
should first consider the plank lodged within our own (eye).
The Viking Ghost
Date: November 3, 2011