Jason Peters got arrested. That’s the bad news. The good news is that he wasn’t beating his wife and there weren’t drugs involved. Peters was busted for drag racing and then fleeing police.
I have no idea if this will lead to any kind of suspension. I certainly hope not. Peters doesn’t have a troublesome past so I don’t know that the Commissioner will feel the need to come down hard on him.
It’s funny, on the most recent H2H podcast I told Jimmy that any news between now and the start of camp was likely to be bad news. Very little that is good takes place in June or early July. Rookies signing contracts is about as good as it gets. The problem for players is that they go home. They hang out with buddies or try to cut loose during the final break between now and February. Sometimes knucklehead behavior isn’t a big deal, other times it sure as heck is.
I hope somebody reminds Peters about what happened to Jerome Brown. There is just no reason for him to get in a car and go as fast as he can. I’ve walked away from multiple car accidents where I could have died. Cars are no joke.
I’m just happy Jason is in trouble and not in the hospital.
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“I haven’t been evaluating our quarterbacks because I’m focused on the offensive line, but I really don’t see the point of Chip Kelly naming a starting QB before camp,” Mathis told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
“This is an entirely new coaching staff with an entirely new offense, which isn’t even fully installed yet. It’s not rocket science; whoever the coaches feel will help the team the most will win the job after proving himself in training camp and preseason.”
We’d all love to know who the QB is from a curiosity standpoint, but this is a huge decision for Kelly and the franchise. I would much rather the decision be right than fast.