EM31 Posted December 1, 2006 Share Posted December 1, 2006 Curtis gets the good guy rap for what he does off the field. Many people donate to charity. Curtis is simply a step above the rest in that regard. As far as him being a team first player I will offer this: -No Jet worked harder to get himself ready every off season -No Jet played through pain the way Curtis did consistently. Now Curtis gets blasted for the 2nd one. He should have stepped down. Told the coaches he can't play. He shouldn't have worried about the streak and sat out. Let me ask you this? What kind of player says I can't go this week coach? John Abraham did that exact thing and we had a witch hunt looking for him on the L.I.E. Don't put fault on Curtis for Herm's stupidity. The coach decides who plays. If Curtis at 70% isn't as good as Lamont at 100% the coach has to make that call. Not the player. Max I don't blame him for wanting to play. I do not understand how any of this makes him a "team first" player. "Team first" implies "player 2nd" and I simply do not see where that can be shown with Curtis. Many times the interests of the player and of the team coincide. Only in the cases where they do not coinicide is it possible to measure how much of a "team first" player anyone is. I think I have made the case in this thread that whenever the interests of Curtis diverged from the intersts of the Jets then Curtis took care of Curtis first and I have no problem with that. I have given examples of other players, stupidly or not, where they have truly made "team first" sacrifices. Just don't ask me to suck on the "Curtis is a team first player" milk cookie because it is a crock. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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