http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/99411 ... smith-says
I am finding it hard to accept this as a hazing, bullying or racist issue. All of these are done to intentionally hurt someone. It seems to me this is a situation where a team (players and coaches) did everything they could think of to motivate a player to take over the left tackle position, and did it very aggressively.
No one benefits from JMart failing when the collective team goal is to win a super bowl and get paid. Left tackle is arguably the most important position on the team next to quarterback. You want your left tackle to be in peek mental and physical condition. I find it very unlikely that they didn't resign Jake Long and gave JMart the position while allowing other team members to pick on him for two years for the fun of it. If that ends up being the situation well shame on them.
Jmart just seems like the kinda guy who couldn't handle it for whatever the reason. Incogninto's tactics, losing the left tackle Job (a few days before this happened which no one is talking about) negative comments on fan boards, thrashing's by coaches (I would be shocked if the coaches weren't tearing him apart every monday about his performance over the weekend). It all added up.
I am not excusing the tactics to motivate him, people will lose their jobs because of it, nor am I willing to comment on whether it is right or wrong because I do not know personally what goes on inside an NFL locker room. But the media needs to stop turning this into a witch hunt and stop proclaiming this a racial or bullying issue before we get all the facts. And Adam Schefter needs to lose his job....
And for you Dolphin fans who are calling for coaches to lose their jobs, pull back the reigns and settle down a bit. You do not know the full story, stop acting like Jet fans!!! Your better than that!!