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    Ton of respect for Torrey Smith

    In the lineup not even 24 hours after the loss of his brother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBIII View Post
    In the lineup not even 24 hours after the loss of his brother.
    Sometimes thats the best way to deal with a tragedy.

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    How about getting the camera out of his face?

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    How about getting the camera out of his face?
    my thought exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by SBIII View Post
    In the lineup not even 24 hours after the loss of his brother.
    As long as he doesnt give the BS crap answer everyone else does (Ed Reed) and say "he would have wanted me to play." No he f-in wouldnt. He would want you to grieve for him and not be a piece of s--- of a sibling.

    In all seriousness, kudos to him. Also happens to be a good receiver. But we dont need him because our wide receivers are stacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetglass View Post
    As long as he doesnt give the BS crap answer everyone else does (Ed Reed) and say "he would have wanted me to play." No he f-in wouldnt. He would want you to grieve for him and not be a piece of s--- of a sibling.

    In all seriousness, kudos to him. Also happens to be a good receiver. But we dont need him because our wide receivers are stacked.
    Makes sense.

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    why do you have respect for him playing in a meaningless game hours after his sibling died?

    is the nfl suddenly more important than life and death?

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    I fail to understand how this should garner respect.

    I mean...it shows that he is dedicated to a job that he is paid a lot of money to do. But I fail to see how people could lose respect for him if he had decided to NOT play.

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    Please... You must not watch the Irish

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    I respect his strength to be able to go out there when its totally acceptable to be grieving.

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    How did his brother pass away? I missed the first part of them talking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuler82 View Post
    why do you have respect for him playing in a meaningless game hours after his sibling died?

    is the nfl suddenly more important than life and death?
    Really?! Are you suddenly the guy who should judge how people grieve for loved ones? To spell it out for you, it's generally perceived as strength when someone is able to go on with their job when a loved one dies. He will almost certainly take a couple days to grieve after this game, but again, who are you to judge? Have you played professional football and had to make this kind of decision? Are you a grief counselor that is qualified to judge someone enough to ask the BS rhetorical question about football life and death?

    Get a clue man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iahawkeyejet View Post
    How did his brother pass away? I missed the first part of them talking about it.
    They said on TV motorcycle wreck.

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    He just caught a TD Good for him!!!!

    My condolences to him and his family

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    Hauls in a TD. Good for him It probably doesn't help much, but I'm sure it helps a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjsaus View Post
    Really?! Are you suddenly the guy who should judge how people grieve for loved ones? To spell it out for you, it's generally perceived as strength when someone is able to go on with their job when a loved one dies. He will almost certainly take a couple days to grieve after this game, but again, who are you to judge? Have you played professional football and had to make this kind of decision? Are you a grief counselor that is qualified to judge someone enough to ask the BS rhetorical question about football life and death?

    Get a clue man.
    i'm not judging in the least. again, i am asking why i should respect someone who put their 'job' first after the death of a sibling? good for him. but to 'respect' him for it? again.. why?

    it's a nice story, and yeah, i'm rooting for him.. but to respect him for that decision? should i NOT respect someone in a similar position who decides to sit out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shuler82 View Post
    i'm not judging in the least. again, i am asking why i should respect someone who put their 'job' first after the death of a sibling? good for him. but to 'respect' him for it? again.. why?

    it's a nice story, and yeah, i'm rooting for him.. but to respect him for that decision? should i NOT respect someone in a similar position who decides to sit out?
    You are right. I guess no respect should be given for those who go right back to work OR those who take time to grieve after the death of a loved one.

    You should respect both, which by your statements, you clearly do not. You are too hung up on being devils advocate to realize you make no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rextilleon View Post
    Sometimes thats the best way to deal with a tragedy.
    Absolutely right, people grieve in different ways some need to go to work to try to keep it together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetglass View Post
    As long as he doesnt give the BS crap answer everyone else does (Ed Reed) and say "he would have wanted me to play." No he f-in wouldnt. He would want you to grieve for him and not be a piece of s--- of a sibling.

    In all seriousness, kudos to him. Also happens to be a good receiver. But we dont need him because our wide receivers are stacked.
    really?

    i'm not religious at all, but maybe, just maybe, his brother is up above right now smiling down on the performance his brother put up tonight.

    and yes, every single person who has watched a family member do what they love would want them to continue doing so despite their passing. to say otherwise is just ****ing selfish on your part.

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    the stadium was realllly rockin' for him

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