Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Kansas City Chiefs Confront Increasing Marcus Peters Trade Talk
While NFL experts attempt to downplay this viable option for the team . . . Here's an eloquent and well developed analysis of a potential trade that many pro-football critics would welcome.
Arrowhead Pride: Why the Chiefs could feasibly trade Marcus Peters (they shouldn’t)
Money line . . .
The first, indisputable argument is that Marcus Peters loses his cool way too often on the football field. Officially, Peters has four career unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, in addition to one taunting call. If you watch the Chiefs every week either at Arrowhead Stadium or on television, we all know it could be much worse than that.
We’ve seen Peters scream obscenities at fans in the stands, referees and opponents alike.
This season, we saw the worst of Peters’ actions as a professional when he threw a referee’s flag into the stands after a defensive holding call he did not agree with. The referees only gave Peters an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but he jogged off the field, only to return (now infamously) without his socks.
It was later reported that Peters got into an argument with a Chiefs coach on the way to the airport, and after that, head coach Andy Reid had seen enough.
The NFL only fined Peters for the in-game incident, but Reid gave him a one-game suspension.
Then, there is the elephant in the room: the protest Peters takes part in during the national anthem . . .
Developing . . .