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[News] Sergio Kindle Cut From Practice Squad

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The top pick of the 2010 draft class was let go after three years.

[url=http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Sergio-Kindle-Cut-From-Practice-Squad/5cd54903-b1bf-46a9-b53d-19cf5b0e8bcf]View the full article[/url]
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Toughest part about this is looking back at the draft in 2010 and looking at a few of the players that were taking shortly after Kindle that could be helping us right now. Daryl Washington, Carlos Dunlap, Sean Lee. Then later in the next round were players like Navorro Bowman, Eric Decker and Jimmy Graham. Its easy to say that now, but it sucks because there are 3 very good young talents at linebacker on that list, which will be a position of need when Ray is gone after this season. Imagine our team with either Bowman, Washington or Lee next to Ellerbe. Its painful to think about. With that being said Sergio had all the talent and potential in the world as a pass rusher and a football player, it just sucks he had such a big set back to start his career. I wish him the best but please dont become the next James Harrison so us Ravens fans have to have that one hurt us for the next 8 years. Other than that, good luck Sergio.
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Sergio.. we hardly knew ye. Next time they draft someone, high or otherwise, make sure they don't suffer from Narcolepsy.
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I want to feel bad for the guy. I swear I do. But after seeing this guy out multiple times drunk on saturday nites before games I just didnt feel that he really wanted this opportunity. I could be wrong but any guy in that position should be doing whatever it takes to get back. Sergio wasnt doing that .He was known to be a party animal. I wish him the best and hope he gets his act together. I hope he really understands what the Ravens did for him even though he never got to where they wanted him to be. They really went out on a limb for him.
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@ I ROLL WITH PURPLE N BLACK- You are absolutley right. I have a few friends on the ravens roster(keeping names out) that say for Kindle to have a ton of talent to waste it. They say he is still talented and could have been a starter if he tried. He was at scores 3 times a week getting drunk and acting like a 18 yr old kid. Sad waste of talent. Another note more upbeat is those same friends say that A.Hamilton is also very talented and will be a contributor next yr.
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Sorry Sergio. Maybe next time you're at a party you'll think twice before getting drunk and falling down. It cost you your NFL career, don't let it cost you your life.
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Posted · Hidden by Grapple Raven, January 8, 2013 - Off topic, article is on Kindle, not J. Smith · Report post

Next up Jimmy Smith. Taking all bets!
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You know it's a true shame he had a great story but just couldn't put the physical and mental parts together I hophe succeeds in the future whatever he may be doing
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We gave him every opportunity humanly possible. Hope he's got enough money to hold him over till his next gig, whatever that may be. Best regards Serg.
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How unfortunate, not just talking football, but for him as a man. I hope he's been smart with this money, because an opportunity in the NFL is not a guarentee. One doesn't get many second chances. Best of luck to you Sergio.
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[quote name='Tommy_Play_like_a_Raven' timestamp='1357598047' post='1297179']
@ I ROLL WITH PURPLE N BLACK- You are absolutley right. I have a few friends on the ravens roster(keeping names out) that say for Kindle to have a ton of talent to waste it. They say he is still talented and could have been a starter if he tried. He was at scores 3 times a week getting drunk and acting like a 18 yr old kid. Sad waste of talent. Another note more upbeat is those same friends say that A.Hamilton is also very talented and will be a contributor next yr.
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The crazy part is that I still want him to be successful as a man. I know most of you guys feel the same. If we learned anything from Ray its how to be a man first in your craft. Football, success, money, etc dont mean jack squat if you dont truly learn how to appreciate your opportunities and blessings. Sergio had more chances and opportunities than any other player ive ever known on any pro level. But he just couldnt see that. He he didnt see Il never understand though. Maybe its his age, immaturity, brain injury or all of the above. Hopefully this opportunity along with time will help him grow up.n Sergio we really want the best for you but what do you want for your self at this point?
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If you come into the ravens organization especially the defense and you don't have the desire to make yourself a starter, then you wont be a raven long.I hope the young guys learn from Kindles mistakes.
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It was time to let him go but I have a bad feeling he might go to another AFC team and have production. I'd hate to see him become a solid pass rusher on another team.
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I wanted so badly for him to succeed. The natural talent he has is hard to find. Maybe he can come up to Canada and play in the CFL.
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My question is why did it take so long? It should have been obvious that this fellow wasn't going to make it and was using up valuable space on the roster and $$. While I feel for his plight there are other places for rehab other then the Ravens team. From what I've read I'm not sure the man himself isn't somewhat responsible for his own demise. nuff said. Now on Denver. GO RAVENS!!!!
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I also had high hopes for Kindle too but something went wrong, and he never got his act together but i really hope he can make a come back somewhere else.
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Who proofread this? This has to be one of the grammatically worst articles I have read. Looks like it was written by a 4th grader. The article's contents are fine but with this kind of grammar coming out of a supposedly professional writing staff, it looks very bad.
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Well, this just made me sad to be honest. It's easy to sit in judgement on this kid but no one was there and we don't know what happened. So I'm left having to take the word of Kindle, the doctors and the Ravens FO that it was his narcolepsy that caused his fall. That is a devastating blow to a young guy with so much promise. I applaud the Ravens for sticking with him for the last three years. "Mutually agreed upon" seems like maybe Kindle has some idea of something else to either help (certain type of rehab or something) or different direction to take his life. I wish him the best.
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[quote name='Grisbane' timestamp='1357608792' post='1297461']
Who proofread this? This has to be one of the grammatically worst articles I have read. Looks like it was written by a 4th grader. The article's contents are fine but with this kind of grammar coming out of a supposedly professional writing staff, it looks very bad.
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I'm an editor by trade and reading this just made my brain hurt. I've offered my editing services for a quite reasonable fee before. Oh well.
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