Methinks your camaraderie disallows honest.
I’m done with Darnold too, but that’s the thing: I’m done with him. I’m not anti-him. There are posters who go out of their way to absolutely trash him, make fun of serious diseases, start threads rooting for him to be bad, and have rageposted for months and years about how he will never be good. People did similarly things for each of the QBs listed here. Those people can claim they’re rooting for them, but they’re simply being disingenuous on a message board.
I was over Pennington by ‘05, hated the Sanchez pick, hated the geno pick, and wanted someone else when Darnold was picked. Its all on record here and on JI. I got buttfumbled to oblivion on draft day because of the thread I started where I simply asked posters to sell me on Darnold cuz I wanted Rosen (yikes- talk about being wrong).
Still, I rooted for all of them and genuinely hoped they’d succeed, and was stoked when I thought I was finally proven wrong near the end of 2018. My self worth has never been tied to being validated on online forums. Then you’ve got others who need their stances to be right on message boards because they tie intelligence into their fandom as some sort of weird self validation: