Hardest Question in Football: What Would You Do With Aqib Talib and Kenny Britt?
I know the lockout prevents players from being punished for off-the-field indiscretions, but Aqib Talib and Kenny Britt have to be in the on-deck circle for team/league imposed punishment after their respective off-seasons. Here are two of the most talented young players in the league who simply cannot find peace off the field. The easy answer is get rid of them. But, then you may have to play against them. They are both young enough to return to the game even if their indiscretions warrant a suspension and/or jail time. We have seen many players have run-ins with the law and return to stardom. (Mike Vick being the latest).
I think the teams actually likes when the league takes action. It allows the teams to support a punishment and the player at the same time. It really protects the relationship between team and player during a difficult time. If the teams has to suspend the player, bitter feelings follow.
Two young coaches will have to take the lead, Mike Munchak with Kenny Britt, and Raheem Morris with Aqib Talib. Obviously, Morris has the tougher call because of the more serious nature of the accusations against Talib, but Munchak is trying to show that he is going to set a new standard for his players as a first year head coach. What would you do in each situation?