In light of the newest "strip-club-scandal".....I'm sad to say....that at the detriment of this teams' talent level, we need to clean house of the "bad apples" in this group if the team would like to remain in the fans' good graces. It isn't New York, it isn't LA, it's Indianapolis.....and I would argue that the city would get behind, and go see a team of "good guys" that is 49-49 more than they would a Police Blotter squad at 55-43. I realize that winning cures all when it comes to team issues, but I think even if we get 10-15% less talent than we shp off to get rid of these guys, we'll be better off in the long run.
Don't get me wrong. I get the fact that most athletes will frequent a strip club now and then, and I'd say 99% go out drinking and clubbing at least occasionally. Nothing wrong innately with either of those things in my mind. But think about that...if 99% go out drinking/clubbing and proabably 60-70% hit the strip clubs occasionally...then why is it that our guys have talked to the cops twice in the last 6 months? Obviously one of a few things is occuring. Either...
-they are getting too drunk to make smart decisions - not good
-they just aren't making smart decisions in general - not good
-they aren't thinking about the consequences, and are instead "defending their ego" - not good
-and clearly they don't give a damn what certain decisions could do to their team, it's success and it's image - not good
So I say....goodbye Mr. Tinsley, occasionally you were great, more often you were lazy, hurt and apathetic and you clearly don't make decisions in the game or in life based on the good of the team. Mr. Daniels, loved your potential, but you were in two inccidents in 6 months, and my guess is you just picked the wrong guys on the team to hang out with. Or possibly, a few drinks and the site of a thong somehow wakes you from your "laid back" personality and bring out the ego beast.