Thanks for posting this,. Chad.
I wont forget how Russell handled his post-game interview when he threw the game-losing interception against the Patriots.
He took the blame....Didnt blame his coach...or luck or anything
Didnt question the play call.
..Took it all on himself....like a leader should. I;m sure he hated to lose but he answered every question.
He represented his franchise well.
This letter does not surprise me but I didn't see it.
Thanks again for posting it.
Maybe its just me but i think Dwayne Allen should stay and be paid. I believe i would be a huge loss to the team in terms of leadership, on field production, and what i know what is he and will become.
Im not here to compare Allen and Fleener although I think they both should be retained at all costs but if they had to choose it should be Allen (All Stanford Connections Aside).
We always talk about how the game is won in trenches and he contributes there just as much as he can vertically admirely well. The man deserves to stay at all costs even if it means losing Fleener.
All injuries and injury bug aside he is still young and will continue to get better and is less likely to continue moving forward its not like he's had a major injury.
Dwayne Allen is a hard nosed tough player which we need more players like on this team he also brings physicality and toughness to balance out the finesse we have on offense. No other player gives us that on offense as well as present the mismathes that he does.
I would be disappointed to see him not retained and i don't believe that they will but I was hoping Pagano would retained when I also thought was unlikely at the time.
I just hope Irsay and Grigson can get something done.