He was a cancer to us, though. Marv certainly was not going to get much more out of him and did not want his negative presence on our team. It's kind of like addition by subtraction...like what happened with Nomar in Boston. People thought it was a bad deal, but the locker room morale improved tremendously after he left. Exact same thing with A-Rod in Texas. Great player? Yes, arguably the best in the game. But, the Texas team had a huge burden lifted off of them after he was traded and consequently made a largely unexpected playoff run.
I find it so laughable that everybody's praising CD for being a good guy now. He was nothing close to that in Cincy. Now they're saying that all he wanted to do was win. Well, guess what we were doing last year? We WERE in the playoff hunt, albeit the underdog vs. BAL in the AFC North race, yet Dillon still complained about not being "the man." And then he threw his pads into the stands after the last game...took cheap shots at Willie Anderson and teh rest of the team. What an ass. Another reason for me to dislike the Pats.
He's also getting up there in age. Getting awfully close to the age where RBs are shelved.
"The son of Bobby Bowden once again proved he's as predictable as a Julia Roberts' movie.
And upon further review, just as sappy, too."
-Naples Daily News