Beat writer Jeff Darlington with a -- 957 game how you doing today Jeff. I don't think you know don't. I do you tell us what's going on here we appreciate your time the the NFL you think get a -- surprised by anything that came out of the wells reports are. I think they were a -- of what was happening throughout our social Europe -- -- -- long until this went down terms I mean relative perspective about four months for five months so. The NFL you know has been follow -- close personally -- -- -- for all the critical now to two months ago maybe even more. You know -- little package. -- you -- -- probably in the last few moments schedule and urged him to respect these the matter target that was needed you know they want to quit after the release which court. Mean Jeff Darlington NFL network -- this Jeff when you look at this situation and what the NFL may do an -- channel list. And you look it's banning gay is it fair to say that the commissioner. Is really happening here to change the accepted culture of football to make it more palatable and also to cover their behind us legally. I think it's very important balance because you know and controlled -- should not sought to aid and which are still barbaric sport spills or not. It's a very difficult. To. People to the year barbarians on the field view the type of people -- Who are you know. -- -- and -- in dirt and all the qualities that aren't accepted in jeopardy culture but then. Then in the next breath till that day when they're not on the field -- could be you know channel so. It's just not expected. These people. That they're basically. Enable. In Tribune. A group of people. It's accepted in fact applauded every Sunday that. Spoke. It's going to be very difficult which fly. To keep the sport as it is and also put into place said the rules that. That forbids such behavior -- -- -- on belt. But I'm not saying it's not one but they assured. Try to impose their significant fines and objective ways to maybe. -- just make sure that respect. I mean it and you don't have to be perfect gentleman in the Walker's. But but certainly still should be expected to be respectful. Just I know that we don't know exactly where this is headed in a -- or to what extent the league may become involved so let me just ask. Based on your conversations with. You know -- is GM's town about -- around the league if -- -- needles available to play in the coming season. How quickly as he contacted how quickly as he signed. Well I mean you're going to be important for or Richard right now to about retention. Twittering and should. Yeah -- I think that there's a perspective. The general public -- the mission you know -- -- characters does not. Well unfortunately explains everything that's going on in terms of the deal and the Richards and the talk on which. For the talk about it in -- -- and depression in the states and and the medication that helped them along the way on an obstacle partial that. I'm really -- to help getting in. Opera mobile behavioral standpoint a little bit more yield another challenge while the people who actually you're -- -- port should be. It's not a good person but they're good guys getting truck. This whole episode has really taken control. On on Portuguese so I think that what's gonna really need to happen first is that he's going to Pakistan. The next several months really getting himself to two a good place. So that. That it books when it means that day. You know you're going to be in action forum right now I don't know about -- protections are I don't I don't sit here and say. They want a free agency which is going to be -- routine market that. Eventually their chance you could -- -- -- a career but it's gonna take him some -- -- Bull didn't own the dominant -- and then also so the perception that it's about them. Jeff Darlington nfl.com NFL never giants the united five point seven the game Jeff how often -- home. Prevalent is mental health care around the NFL the league level also with the team level. Well you know more about. This situation myself. I've been that there are these. I've been in place and it. Essentially what liked the term without -- that it doesn't truck engine makes resources global. Two players with mental issues now. Well again we talked about it being -- top. You know we you do the top players. Sports talk and whether that -- physically mentally. You know oftentimes you expect people and -- only in the future job important move felt afraid. To admit that what exactly. Handle what you've been put through. The question also becomes urgent -- -- Monthly drop out of higher also a dual. Archer and -- -- -- -- start talking about people. The world we're dealing with. Mental illness. That a couple of triple side. On very different ends of the spectrum one who deals with anger management issues the other. Activity should. Jeff I expect both to -- get in the NFL especially given how challenge teams are along the offensive lines how likely do you think that is that both. Jonathan Martin and -- in cog -- eventually return to the field in the NFL. You know what I can refer to promote the only opinions about about -- general managers and terms of predict whether they play. My opinions shall fluid never change like 11 really thought atop the board would double digit. But but the more I think about it the more I think it you know -- into the opening tried to -- -- -- age and environment. An objective and -- that it will allow him to switch somewhere. I think that it's possible Richie. I thought it was very likely that he would go play again because of his skills at that. I can change you know -- -- -- really saying earlier also urgently resolved before -- -- get -- I think all of these players. Still the ability. And the personality. It was in both of them to shuffle. In the NFL. The question is whether applicable to consult a place where general manager form that. A different really appreciate your time for really to go I'm the so we kicked around I think right in the aftermath of the wells report. And I know you tweeted out am. Sort of in several sections. Over the weekend the comments of player if -- agent this is fascinating to me but essentially. When -- interim McDonald's so called player a in the wells report essentially has had his name thrown into the middle of this how upset was he how upset was an agent. At at him being sort of thrown into this says oh by the way another complainant essentially. It's -- -- definitely that's that's pretty flying under the ago and you're talking about -- knew who did not. Necessarily. Think that. What was happening once -- yeah. Accusations of harassment. It into that argument he was you know he was salt pork you know being what the public perception would think would be your raft. But the sort himself out but he'll let you would in fact being rushed for cabinda -- And it McDonald did not take occupations to Ted well and shelved but instead I think the accusations taken by another player. And and then was basically brought in. Choke. From -- perspective yet. Deep respect for urgent turned up one coach which again might -- people didn't trauma that the joke -- but were proper context. You know -- was not personally offended by the jobs that were taken place so. You know wallets on the first thing you bourses but -- -- -- He also did not feel like. Let you himself. Was a victim of a lot and so it's a very difficult situation for him to you know -- you do not want to be. Sort of lumped into -- -- clearly you know. -- -- Great coverage in all situation at nfl.com from Jeff Darlington Jeff thank you so much free time we appreciate it we ought to tucked against him. All right very welcomed by the way to people who.