Watching The Herd this morning. don't know if any of you like Colin Cowherd and I know some people around here don't like Trent Dilfer, but they made some good points about the "schism". To paraphrase, they both said, quite emphatically that it basically wasn't a popularity contest. A leader, in any locker room from the NFL down to high school football is going to alienate some other players. Not every player in pro football is, in fact, a professional. I think both of them actually made valid arguments that BF doesn't have to be popular. he has to be a leader. He has to get in the face of anyone else thats dogging on a play. In my humble opinion, leaders are present anywhere. when I played rugby in college, I was one of the few people that would get in anybody's face if they were screwing around or playing dirty. Not to say that I was a leader, per se, but I definitely didn't take any shit from guys that made the team look bad or that were sandbagging. As far as I'm concerned, it doesn't matter if BF is popular, it matters if he gets the job done and keeps some of the younger players in line. We wouldn't think a single thing if Jared Allen chewed someones ass for screwing around or wasn't all that popular with some of the other players, because he produces and he is a leader. If Trent D-bag thinks this whole thing is BS, everyone should.