I am sad to see the talent leave, but ultimately it was the right move to trade Slay here’s why. Slay as you know is a very outspoken person and a respected veteran in the locker room. Slay might have turned into a locker room “cancer” in the eyes of management. It’s not good business to have arguably your best player not like playing for the club, as other players i.e rookies will follow suit.
I feel like now the coaches have a chance to get new leadership and fully install their vision in the eyes of the players without a high caliber veteran disagreeing with coaching staff. I hope Slay continues to have a fantastic career and remember lions fans Slay was not god like he thinks he is, he had flaws.
I look forward to seeing who steps up in the locker room and takes a leadership role other than Davis.
I feel like this was more about money to Slay, he did not want to be here. I feel like if we paid him, he would have just played sub-par in a city that he did not want to play in anymore. I want players that are motivated and excited to play for us. I feel like since Slay did not like the coaching change from the start(personally because I think he was pushed harder at practices as opposed to Caldwell), he constantly rebelled against coaching staff behind closed doors with players in personal convos. The coaching staff has a chance to reset the locker room and that will be a positive.