Re: Mr Johnson, Ocho, And The Number 85
posted at 9/17/2011 9:39 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Mr Johnson, Ocho, And The Number 85
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Mr Johnson, Ocho, And The Number 85 : Absolutely! People should take responsibility for their actions. There's way too little of that going on. I just can't figure out what you think he did that's so wrong. Sure his antics in Cincy may have been what caused this but I just don't see what he's done wrong here. Sure he only caught one measly ball Monday (it was a nice one) but so did Slater, whose been in the system for years. Now Slater is on a pedestal and Ocho is a bum. Why? Cuz Bruschi said so? Not buying it. Hey, I want him to bust out too and am a little weary about that. I just don't think his tweet, or his number, or his name has anything to do with it.
Posted by pezz4pats[/QUOTE]
Show me where I said he's a bum. Show me where I quoted Bruschi. Slater is on a pedestal? Who said that. Have you actually read what I wrote? Don't put words in my mouth, so to speak. I know he wasn't thrown to much in the last game. Yes, that was a beautiful catch that he made. I know he is working hard to learn the system and I have every confidence that he will. I'm not talking about his abilities as a football player. I'm talking about his unwillingness or worse, his inability to let go of some of his ego, his childish need to always be the center of attention, and to simply be one member of a team. You say that Belichick traded for the whole package and knew what he was getting. On the flip side Johnson knew where he was going and knew that he would be expected to conform to a standard. He should have known that in coming to New England it would be football first, second, tenth, fiftieth, eighty-fifth... you get the picture and so should he. If it's more important for him to be THE STAR
, then it might have been best if he sought another destination because it just ain't gonna be that way here. You say it's not his number or his name. I say it is. You say it's not his one tweet and with that I agree. It's his whole twitter addiction. You say he is not and has not been a distraction. I say that is highly debatable. You want to see me as alone in thinking this way. I am not. I know quite a few long time Patriot fans who feel much as I do. They just don't post here.
Lastly, you seem to want to believe that I hate the man. Nothing could be farther from the truth. It's just that at this point I question whether his commitment is to being a member of a winning organization, or to himself and the image he has created.
I mistakenly posted before I had finished and apologize for the edit.