Oct 11 2011
When I first heard that Peyton Hillis was going to miss the Cleveland Browns week 3 game vs the Miami Dolphins because of strep throat I thought there was either a spelling error somewhere or I had started to drink a little too early. But it was true…. the white boy bitch running back actually missed a game because he had a sore throat. The big Madden cover boy with the python arms/ 1,000 yard full back turned running back was actually sitting out a game because of strep friggin’ throat.
But when I continued to read into why he didn’t play….I lost more respect for him. Hillis, who has been looking for a contract extension since his breakout season last year, was advised NOT to play in that Sunday’s game, by his agent Kennard McGuire. SHOCKER.
“He was just looking out for me,” said Hillis of agent Kennard McGuire. “That’s what he’s there for, so I have to give him thanks, too. Because I’m stubborn and hardheaded and I like to go out there and play even though I was probably not up for it. By the way I was feeling, I just needed somebody elses opinion,” said Hillis. “If he’d have said, ‘Peyton, you probably can do your thing,’ I’d have listened to that. But he is my agent and he does help me out and I think we made the right choice, because I was definitely not healthy enough to play.”
Hillis stressed that “it was ultimately my choice in the end. We both knew how sick I was and how bad it could be for the team and for myself if I had tried to play so it wasn’t just my agent’s decision. It was mine also.”[Cleveland.com]
Hillis actually showed up to the stadium hours before the game but claims his agent Kennard McGuire ” had his best interest” in mind and told Hillis to leave. Now I don’t know why Hillis trusts a guy who has only represented Hillis for a few months (Hillis left his original agent Jimmy Sexton during the spring). If you mean best interest by screwing your team over for an extra million in that contract you want, then yeah….he’s got your interests in mind.
It seems like the agent just didn’t want Hillis to go out there and play badly, which would effect Hillis getting that $$$. But McGuire, who is almost as dumb as Hillis, didn’t realize that when you play through sickness teams just might reward. And you guys were playing the Miami Dolphins. Hillis could have broke the rushing record that game.
So far in 2011 Hillis has rushed 54 times for 197 yards and two touchdowns, and has 15 receptions for 76 more yards. He’s not putting up the numbers he did a year ago, so Hillis seeking that Adrian Peterson/Chris Johnson-type money is a joke and won’t happen. They both signed deals worth more than $13 million a year. If you ask me, Hillis should be making about $5-8 million per…not sure I’d pay a guy who sits out a game with a scratchy throat and a hot head. Then again you ARE the Cleveland Browns. Just do it Cleveland.