Rashard Mendenhall's conspiracy theories

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Rashard Mendenhall's conspiracy theories

By Justin Aucoin
WickedGoodSports.com

When Rashard Medenhall isnt fumbling footballs or dishing out err. love advice to the ladies of the world, hes on twitter just like you and me. But unlike you and me hes preaching some crackpot conspiracy theories.

And then wait for it

Boom!

Not to turn WickedGoodSports into a political forum, but theres so much wrong in that one tweet.

Apparently Rashard doesnt read or watch the news well at all. Otherwise he wouldve known that bin Laden and Al Qaeda proudly took full responsibility the attack on the World Trade Center. He wouldve also heard and seen the man speak. Also, not sure what part of a plane exploding into a building defies the logic and the laws of physics that hes created in his brain.

To celebrate or not to celebrate has been the center of debate over the past two days, but everything else? Cmon, Rashard. Youre not really that nave are you?

I'm not convinced he was even behind the attacks we have really seen no evidence to prove it other than the gov telling us Rashard, deleted tweet (The Pitt Stop)

Oh boy.

To be fair to Rashard, he deleted that second and third tweet. Maybe someone finally showed him the horrific video that everyone else has seen and explained to him what was so wrong about everything he tweeted. Or maybe the Steelers chided him like a kid. Either way, we hope someone gave him a good kick in the pants, while they were at it.

But since Rashard is so into conspiracy theories, we decided to come up with a few others he might enjoy.
The moon really is made of cheese

Dont listen to what NASA or those pesky scientists say. Rashard thinks, therefore he knows the truth.

Hitler wasnt a monster; he was just understood

Like bin Laden, Hitler just needed a hug, but the world decided to hate him for his crappy little moustache. But unlike with bin Laden, Mendenhall has seen at least one Hitler video and cant see how everyone hated him so much.

The government is controlling your brain

Best to get that tinfoil hat ready to fend off the waves penetrating your brain

The NBA is rigged

Ummm moving on.

The New England Patriots spied

Crap.

OK, those last two arent the best examples.

Anyways, its fun seeing what goes on in athletes minds. We just wish they actually thought things through more before posting it on the web for all to see.

As ol Abe Lincoln said: It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.

Will the Harris signing mean more time on the edge for Hightower?

Will the Harris signing mean more time on the edge for Hightower?

David Harris is expected to be a savvy middle linebacker who will line up his teammates when they help. He's expected to provide some level of leadership, even in his first year in New England, as an accomplished-but-hungry 33-year-old who has not yet reached a Super Bowl. 

What Harris is not expected to do is improve the Patriots pass-rush. He was in on one sack in 900 snaps last season.  

But in a roundabout way he might. 

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There are dominos to fall now that Harris has been added to Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia's defense. How much will Harris play, and whose playing time will he cut into? Those questions don't yet have answers, but one of the more intriguing elements of the Harris acquisition is how he will benefit Dont'a Hightower's game.

If Harris can pick up the Patriots defense quickly -- and all indications are that there should be few issues there -- he could take some of the all-important communication responsibilities off of Hightower's shoulders. 

Ever since taking the reins from Jerod Mayo as the team's signal-caller, Hightower has had to be on top of all requisite pre-snap checks and last-second alignment changes. It's a critical role, and one that Hightower performs well, but those duties place some added stress on the player wearing the green dot. Perhaps if part of that load can be heaped onto Harris' plate, that might allow Hightower to feel as though he's been freed up to focus on his individual assignments.

Harris' presence might also impact where on the field Hightower is used. Hightower may be the most versatile piece on a Patriots defense loaded with them, but with Harris in the middle, Hightower could end up playing more on the edge, where he's proven he can make a major impact (see: Super Bowl LI).

For Belichick and his staff, having the ability to use one of their best pass-rushers -- and one of the most efficient rushers league-wide, per Pro Football Focus -- on the edge more frequently has to be an enticing byproduct of the move to sign Harris. Especially since there are some question marks among the team's end-of-the-line defenders behind Trey Flowers and Rob Ninkovich. 

We'll have to wait for training camp before we have an idea of how exactly Harris fits in with the Patriots defense. But the effect he'll have on his new teammates, and Hightower in particular, will be fascinating to track.