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It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

Posted on: September 17, 2010 1:40 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2010 1:41 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

The Ravens don’t expect second-round rookie Sergio Kindle to play football in 2010, writes Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun. Kindle cracked his skull in a fall shortly before training camp. The Ravens recently received Kindle’s test results from earlier this month.
S. Kindle
“He’s got some serious issues that he’s dealing with,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “The chances of him playing this year are slim. We’re going to be very, very careful. The doctors are going to very careful. Sergio is going to be very careful with that type of an injury.”

The tricky task is for GM Ozzie Newsome and company to figure out what to pay the rookie. Kindle had not yet signed with the Ravens when his accident occurred. The Ravens halted contract talks until the situation became clearer. Now more than six weeks later, the only thing that is clear is that Kindle’s future remains, well, unclear. It’s possible he’ll play in 2011. But it’s also possible he’ll never play again.

“There’s no way to predict these things,” Harbaugh said. “You don’t know how the brain heals. It’s different in everybody. We’ll just see how it goes.”

The Ravens are trying to draft a contract that gives Kindle an opportunity to succeed, but that also accurately portrays the current circumstances.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 31, 2012 10:02 pm
 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 9:04 am
 

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Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2010 10:41 pm
 

It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

Sonic:  Yes, it absolutely, positively should...no question.

Get your dictionary, son.  You'll need it.  After reading that rambling glob of mindlessness, I was tempted to open an epic can on you and make you wither and wilt in the searing heat of a patented linguistic smackdown, because I most certainly have that capability.  Instead, I'll be munificently benevolent, save my time and effort and your hypersensitive eyes, and forgive your ignorance and heartlessness here.   There's a difference between what is the fiscally prudent move (the Wall Street way), and what's the right thing to do (the Main Street way).  Some of us actually were taught this by our parents, but obviously not all. 

I insist, without reservation or hesitation, that the right thing to do is to give Kindle the incentive-laden contract with what, for Baltimore, is chump change in guaranteed money. $2 mil in the NFL?  That's a Snickers bar for you or me.  And don't forget:  The kid his amazing skills.  If he can play again, which is distinctly possible, the Ravens will not regret such an investment.

For the chap who wonders what sort of life lessons Sergio can learn fron this, let's start with the value of life itself.  Clearly he wasn't engrossed in that line of thought durign this incident:
http://www.40acressports.com/2007/0

7/30/sergio-kindle-arrested-charged

-with-dwi/

I'll explain in the simplest way possible.  Busting his skull, while a horrible event, may turn out to be a blessing in disguise for this kid.  Let's all hope so anyway.



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: September 18, 2010 2:33 pm
 

It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

No, The Ravens, NFL, etc.... have no justification to pay anyone that does not suit up for a game.  This is no different than any other career ending type injury.  He is not even a member of the the NFLPA without a contract in hand.

At this point, everyone should care less that he is paid or at a stage to play football. They should wish him the best. Hope to see him live a full healthy life that is without pain and without limitations as the result of his condition or any injuries as a result of his fall.



Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 12:13 pm
 

It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

If Ozzie Newsome is a decent human being, which I believe to be the case, he will make sure Sergio gets a heavily incentive-laden contract which also has couple mil in guaranteed money just in case he isn't able to play again, so that the kid has a chance to invest that for his own future and move on to another career.

WHAT?

You expect the Ravens and Ozzie to give this kid a "couple million dollars" so if he DOESN'T EVER play football so he has a patsy life?

Excuse me, but that has to be the most idiotic thing I have seen on this forum in sometime.

Sergio went the University of Texas on a schloarship and you think he deserves a payday from a team that he might never even suit up for.... His life after football should have been planned for in the 4 years of college he received, not by the Ravens because they drafted him.

Take your blinders off dude - that isn't ever going to happen NOR SHOULD IT.



Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: September 18, 2010 11:42 am
 

It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

You gotta feel bad for the guy. You know Sergio wants to play this year, but you can't rush it. Hopefully, he receives a contract to help him play for some of his treatments and rehab.



Since: Nov 3, 2008
Posted on: September 18, 2010 8:52 am
 

It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

"Maybe this will teach him a lesson, too, about the value of life, given some of his own knuckleheaded off-field actions while at UT."
What? Teach him a lesson? How do you get taught a lesson in this situation? Where is the lesson in not being impaired in any way, walking down stairs, and having narcolepsy -- which just happened to show itself at that moment? Will it teach him the value of life? Absolutely. Will he play again? I suspect so.



Since: Nov 21, 2006
Posted on: September 18, 2010 8:22 am
 

It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

If Ozzie Newsome is a decent human being, which I believe to be the case, he will make sure Sergio gets a heavily incentive-laden contract which also has couple mil in guaranteed money just in case he isn't able to play again, so that the kid has a chance to invest that for his own future and move on to another career.  If Sergio blows that, at least he can't say he wasn't given a fair shake.  And if he does recover fully, the Ravens will have themselves one he|| of a linebacker in a few years.  In general, bones tend to heal back stronger than they were at the point of injury, the question being how much (if any) brain damage happened.  I may be a Sooner man, but Sergio went to my high school, and I'm rooting for him to succeed.  Maybe this will teach him a lesson, too, about the value of life, given some of his own knuckleheaded off-field actions while at UT. 



Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2010 7:31 pm
 

It's all but official: Kindle won't play in 2010

I know that agents are out to do the best for their clients but sometimes they forget that anything can happen between the draft and contract signing.  If I were an agent I would advise my client to sign as soon as reasonable.  

NFL draft picks are slotted by where they are picked so waiting for the best $$ offer seems reasonable - this could change under a new Labor contract whereby NFL Rookies are slotted toward draft position and playing position similar as to what happens when a team puts the franchise tag on a player.

Under such a system two things happen - less holdouts thus more rookies in camp during the off season.  In the end the rookies get good money and can contribute to their team much sooner.


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