Originally Posted by IDEXAN
Or maybe sounds like an athlete who's ill equipped to deal with the macho mentality of the NFL, atleast that's what some other league vets are wondering ?
The other vets and their "code" are all part of a systemic disease that helps breed and nurture horrible human beings like Incognito.
There are a number of successful programs in the NFL and strong head coaches who ban hazing from their team and somehow they manage to do quite well and win Superbowls.
There's something inherently dysfunctional in the social structure and mores of a culture that relies on brutish behavior to force others to get in line with everyone else. Other teams have built cultures around brotherhood without using a stick to do so...Miami seems to have encouraged a culture of trying to prod a kid to be like everyone else while making no attempt to understand why he might not be
like everyone else.
This kid needed a mentor and a brother, and instead he got "Hulk smash!" from one of the least respected players in the game who has been kicked out of every organization he's been with.