docdhc Posted March 16, 2019 Share Posted March 16, 2019 1 hour ago, Warfish said: To be clear, I like the player and trade for him just fine. He should be a major upgrade should he return to form, to a position I've been screaming about needing to fix for years now. My issue here is specifically one of "oh, this guy said a thing, he must be a "great friggin human being" and because he said a thing he must be an amazing player!". The reason this happens every year is silly fans do this every year. What pro athletes say is mostly irrelevant, no matter what the twitter obsessed millennial crowd thinks. It has no bearing on his play. It's nice if he says the right things (and he DID say the right things) but it's fluff, it'll always be fluff, and no amount of homer objection will change it. PLAY ON THE FIELD IS WHAT MATTERS. Second, no one here knows this player personally, and we sure as hell don't know he is a "great friggin human being". How many Bill Cosby's does our society need to have before people finally stop projecting onto famous people and athletes? Seriously, none of us know him, what he said doesn't make him a "great friggin human being" lol, nor is that what he was hired to be. He was hired to block and protect Darnold and Bell. That's what I want him to do and what I care about. Words don't block pass rushers. Look, it's not about trying to kill excitement, we all should be excited when our team tries to get better, and so far our team has on paper gotten much better. But for crying out loud, the hyperbole is just ridiculous. Half of you people really do deserve Fatcessa and the NEw Yawk media market, because you're JUST LIKE HIM. Everything is taken to a massive over the top extreme and you're wrong 99% of the time when you do it. Reel it in man, that's all I'm saying, stop being caricatures ffs and taking everything to the nth degree over a few fluff words in a first interview. Certainly play on the field is what matters. I disagree, though, that interviews are completely meaningless. You can tell something from what they say about how intelligent, motivated, or into winning they might be. He sounds smart, doesn't seem like a me first type of guy, and seems really motivated to make the team and Darnold better. It may not be worth that much, but since there aren't any games being played now anyway, I'll take it as a positive. 2 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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