Jackson situation shows how bad it is

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Buffalo Bills running back Fred Jackson for the last several years has proven to be the Bills top running back. Howver, that isn’t the case and Jackson’s situation shows how bad it is inside the Bills.

According to WGR 550, Jackson is upset with the team over the fact that he hasn’t been told anything about who is the starter right now.

“I’ve been saying it, I feel like a number one back and I should be treated like one.” Jackson said. “I should know what’s going on and know where I stand and what the situation is.”

Jackson feels disrespected, because he feels he has proven to the Bills that he is the clear cut starter and the team has yet to treat him like one.

Jackson is spot on as he has been one of the Bills most productive offensive players running and catching the football. Fellow Bills running back C.J. Spiller had a chance at the starting position last year, but failed to keep it and shouldn’t be given one until he proves other wise with the limited amount of plays he gets.

In the end, Bills head coach Chan Gailey better resolve this issue quickly, because if he doesn’t  it will tear his team up.

 

This is why I only do commentary

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BuffaloSportsDaily.com reported Thursday that Buffalo Bills linebacker Shawne Merriman tried to enter the country with steroid on July 28th.

It is because situations like this I only do commentary.

They teach you in college when it comes to reporting a story you better have two sources. That way the story is accurate and the possibility of it being false is reduced to a minimum.

In regards to the Merriman story, that was flawed from the get go.

When I first read the story two thoughts popped in my head. Them being Merriman either got preferential treatment or the story is completely false.

It is not uncommon for NFL players to get preferential treatment. After all they are stars in society today.

However, in this case we are probably talking about something completely false.

Merriman did admit that he did go to a massage in Canada and had his bags searched at the border. Merriman went and had a massage in Canada and afterwards was on his way to Bills training camp. That means Merriman had a lot of bags on him.

Obviously, with Merriman entering the country with a lot of bags agents searched them according to proceedure.

What most likely happened is that some of the guys joked around that he must of had steroids on him and as the word spread through the employees it eventually turned into Merriman actually indeed have steroid.

In the end, reporters need concentrate more on the validity of a story instead being the person to break it.