View Full Version : Ex-Pitt Panther Jon Baldwin hurts wrist in Locker room fight
08-19-2011, 01:28 PM
...Jesus. I thought the guy would straighten up and fly right. But maybe his Bad Rep at Pitt was deserved.
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08-20-2011, 01:20 AM
sure am glad the Chefs took Baldwin before we could be tempted to take him, Colbert was reportedly very high on Baldwin's ability and potential to be that big WR Ben has been wanting.
Baldwin has cracked thumb, not broken wrist
Posted by Mike Florio on August 19, 2011
When we first caught wind, via Nick Wright of 610 Sports, that Chiefs rookie receiver Jonathan Baldwin missed practice Wednesday due to some sort of an unusual issue, Baldwin’s agent, Rick Smith, said there was nothing to it.
“I guess the guy was bored,” Smith said via text.
Smith likely isn’t bored now as he deals with the aftermath of a guy who was regarded as another pass-catching problem child getting injured in a fight with veteran running back Thomas Jones, a man who commands respect and admiration in the locker room for his work ethic and dedication.
Kevin Kietzman of 810 WHB in Kansas City reports that Baldwin actually has a cracked thumb, not a broken wrist. Kietzman also reports that the trouble started a day before the Jones-Baldwin fight, when Baldwin got into a heated exchange with running back Jamaal Charles.
The problem apparently is Baldwin; Kietzman reports that “some vets indicate they can’t stand Baldwin’s sense of entitlement.”
That’s bad news for Baldwin and for the Chiefs, who presumably concluded that Baldwin’s character concerns weren’t truly cause for concern, even though Mike Mayock said that Baldwin has a “well-earned reputation as a diva.” Baldwin adopted a far more sheepish posture in the weeks preceding the draft, as evidenced by his visit to PFT Live.
The steep reduction in pay for first-round draft picks was supposed to undercut the sense of entitlement. We can only imagine how badly Baldwin may have been behaving if the rookie wage scale hadn’t been adopted.
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08-20-2011, 07:54 AM
I guess it really depends what type of culture your work environment is but we had a guy that acted like this and he simply did not last long. Had zero respect for the guys who worked there 30 years and was disgustingly condenscending.
Chemistry in the long run is going to win out over individual talent every time in my opinion.
He is young enough to change buy I think Antonio Bryant never did.
08-20-2011, 02:44 PM
he's a tall, big WR who will never max his potential because he is a selfish player. not a big fan, especially after his debacle season last year, and his comments he made after the season. newsflash baldwin: you ain't fitz.
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