By now you may or may not have heard the news that New Orleans Saints linebacker Dan Morgan has retired...again. Of course this comes from the real source for football news - Twitter! - and not from our local newspaper.
Dan Morgan has informed the Saints that he has decided to retire due continued injuries. Dan would like to thank the Saints for the chance to come back this year, but injuries would not let him continue his career. His decision is final and he will be moving on to focus on his restaraunt business in Charlotte. Dan also wants to be able to spend more time with his wife and children.
Let's just ignore the fact that Rosenhaus misspelled the word "restaurant." Let's also ignore the fact that it took Rosenhaus three separate tweets for this message. Drew, there is a reason Twitter put a 140 character limit to the length of each tweet; I'm sure the good people of Twitter figured any message longer than that would be best suited for another means of communication. Try Facebook next time. I digress. The Times-Pic has also confirmed the story.
To start, I wish Morgan nothing but the best. Obviously we never really got to know him well enough during his two brief stints with the team but we can only assume he is doing what's best for him.
That being said...WTF!?!?!?!? Are we allowed to be pissed about this? The dude only had a strained calf. How serious was it? Perhaps Morgan just realized he could only spend five minutes on the field before something inevitably goes awry. I can't help but feel a little angry about this. Looking at it purely from a business perspective isn't this kind of a crappy maneuver to pull? Morgan claimed to be in the best shape and condition of his entire NFL career when he returned to the Saints earlier this off-season and the Saints took him back with open arms. This whole retirement thing surely must screw up some planning that the team may have had. Morgan is, yet again, leaving them in the lurch.
We can only hope that the organization knew better of Morgan's real intentions to return to the game of football because from this outsiders perspective, it would seem Morgan takes retirement about as seriously as, well, Brett Favre.
The most important question of all still remains, however: What the hell do the Saints have to do to get rid of Scott "freakin'" Shanle!?!?!?
2009 continues to feel eerily like 2008.