The Bills GM Doesn’t Think Humans Should Play Football
ESPN — Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley might be in charge of a roster of 90 men who play football, but he doesn’t feel the game is something his players’ bodies are designed to play.
“This is the game of football,” he told WGR 550 radio. “Injuries are part of it. It’s a violent game that I personally don’t think humans are supposed to play.”
Whaley’s thoughts came as part of a larger response to a question about whether top receiver Sammy Watkins is injury-prone.
“I wouldn’t say [he’s injury-prone]. If you look at his game log, he’s only missed three games. So is he injury-prone? I wouldn’t say that. Are things going to come up with a guy like this? We hope that gets limited in the future,” Whaley said, before stating his broader thoughts on football.
Watkins, who underwent surgery this offseason to repair a broken foot, was on crutches and had his left foot in a walking boot during the Bills’ OTA practice Tuesday.
I’m going to shred Doug Whaley for these comments, but the more I think about it, the more I can’t help but to agree with him. Obviously, we are not designed to sprint full speed at another human and try to tackle/end their life, with or without padding.
The problem I have with Doug’s comments is that he is the actual GENERAL MANAGER OF A PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL TEAM. You had one job, Doug! You simply cannot be making comments like this, especially when you’re a part of an organization as blue collar as Buffalo. You literally have fans butt chugging Natty Light and lighting themselves on fire in the parking lot before games.
I don’t think most of these people are worried about whether the game of football is dangerous or not. Most other companies/organizations would fire someone immediately for saying something so blatantly obvious AND dumb.
For example, if a higher-up at Burger King came out and said, “This is the game of fast food. Food poisoning is a part of it. It’s a disgusting food that I personally don’t think humans should eat,” about the new Burger King Hot Dog, he’d be fired before he could even finish speaking. So, yeah, I just compared the Bills GM to the BK Dog, not sure how I managed to do that.
Side note: seriously Burger King… what the fuck? Nobody goes to a fast food restaurant for a hot dog. If you want a hot dog you throw it in the microwave for 20 seconds longer than it needs to be cooked and you eat it in shame in the dark like an American… but I digress. Anybody who doesn’t enjoy to see someone get lit up across the middle running a cross route is a loser. Shame on you, Douglas. Btw, are the Bills hiring a GM?