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Is the mainstream media controlling how you think about the NFL?

Every day I fight to balance the mainstream narratives. It is like playing that old childhood game, “Simon Says,” whatever spills out from the major outlets automatically becomes the thinking of the masses.

If a major sports media outlet says something, it becomes like something that was said in the Bible and anyone who dares to disagree gets verbally shredded on social media. 

Social media has become the Roman Coliseum of our day. 

If the collective mainstream media says Zach Wilson is a ‘generational talent’, then by God he is. Overnight, people who have never even studied him on game film, are ready to fight to the verbal death to defend this narrative. It is like this narrative magically morphs into the masses thought process. 

It does not even matter when Wilson comes out and plays like crap, the masses will still defend the mainstream narratives like they would defend their own mothers. 

If Chris Simms or Dan Orlovsky says something, it is like when Forrest Gump stops running and someone in the crowd who is following him across the country yells, “Quiet, he’s going to say something.” 

Forrest Gump

It’s funny because every single struggle Zach Wilson is having right now, I put in my pre-draft scouting report. I predicted all of it in my articles ahead of time right up to offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur being thrown under the bus way before it started to happen . 

How have the masses responded to my scouting reports and articles about Zach Willson that are different than the mainstream narrative on him?

By telling me I am crazy, out of my mind, no wonder why I got fired from the Jets and worse, way worse. I have been called every name in the book and the masses have thrown every verbal stone of insult they can get their hands on.

All because I have a different opinion about Zach Wilson based on game film study. 

Welcome to the America we now live in – – and don’t forget the UK.

On Saturday, I was informed by a moderator on the largest NFL UK platform, that I am being limited to one post per week because my articles “are generating too much controversy.”

In the past few weeks when I have posted my articles about different NFL players and popular topics, I have been told by fans in between the swear words that my thinking is “too dangerous,” and “too threatening.”


Because I have a different opinion based on how I see things?

Think about that. 

This is the world we are living in and creating for ourselves and for our children and for our children’s children to live in. A world where any kind of thought outside of the popular mainstream narratives is a problem – – and it is not just limited to the NFL either.

Try posting something about being against the masks or the vaccine. Try posting something about President Trump. You’ll see. 

The NFL controls the narratives because they hold the credentials. Money controls the narratives – – money and agendas. If they can control how you think, they can control how you spend your money. 

Maybe you want to think twice about the narrative you believe in? 

Can you really afford to believe in money-driven narratives?

P.S. I do not get paid by Draft Diamonds. 

Daniel Kelly is a former NFL scout with the New York Jets. He was hired on the regime which featured Bill Parcells, Bill Belichick, Scott Pioli, Mike Tannenbaum, and Dick Haley. He currently writes for Sports Illustrated Detroit Lions and he is a contributing evaluator for Draft Diamonds. For more information about him visit his website at He can be followed on Twitter @danielkellybook and his Facebook page is WHATEVER IT TAKES NFL TALK. 


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