Incognito Must Play by Definition and "Not Reveal True Identity"

Luke TaylorCorrespondent IIMarch 17, 2010

ST. LOUIS, MO - DECEMBER 21:  Richie Incognito #68 of the St. Louis Rams looks on during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2008 in St. Louis, Missouri. The 49ers won 17-16. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
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Last year, Richie Incognito himself conceded he has a reputation for being "a less than model citizen."

Having twice committed more than one personal foul, Incognito was benched by the St. Louis Rams, before subsequently being released.

To add to his list of undesirable actions, he has criticized his own team's fanbase while in St. Louis, made an obscene gesture at a TV cameraman, and encouraged hecklers following a loss.

Yet Miami has twice made moves to sign him —and on the second attempt has been successful.

But will Incognito be a success?

Tony Sparano's decision to add depth to his offensive line could backfire. He cannot afford his new signing to constantly give away personal fouls. However, if he can control him, then the Dolphins have signed a big, nasty, and effective guard.

If he can't be controlled, then the Tuna should give him three chances. If Incognito has three lapses in judgement and returns to his previous form, then his contract should be ripped up. Simple as that.

Incognito needs to learn to play by his name. The definition of incognito is "a person who does not reveal their true identity."

Miami's new addition must learn to control his nasty streak, and then he could be a success.


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