flotsamnjetsam wrote:Flux wrote:flotsamnjetsam wrote:Great job Joey! Congratulations on throwing away your only opportunity at starting in the NFL. Hope you enjoy holding a clipboard since the only way you'll be a starter is if the Arena League comes a calling.
1) he wasnt guaranteed to start this year
2) hand me a clipboard anytime and ill take home backup QB money
3) the players in DET pretty much hated him and blamed him for their poor performance.
Id want out of their too
Send the man to ARI to backup Warner and possibly compete for the job when Warner is done or gets hurt
True competitors aren't happy being 2nd string. True competitors are humble and willing to learn from anyone and everyone to try and improve. True competitors don't care if their team doesn't like them. They allow their performance to speak for itself. If Joey was a true competitor he would have done everything possible to try and improve. Once he started winning games the same players who hated him would be loving him.
Mike Martz quickly saw that Joey wasn't willing to do any of these things and kicked his non-competitor ass to the curb.
Uh, he probably would be at least 2nd string on the lions. Why stay in a place that doesnt want you there to be a 2nd string player if you can go to a new team and be in the same position.
You (nor I nor anyone at the cafe) really dont know 99% of the happenings in DET for him. He more than likely was on his way out b/c of his contract anyway. He spoke up, got out before the draft and positions himself better than if they cut him in June.
This "true competitor" stuff doesnt hold much weight with me. He wouldnt have made it this far if he werent some sort of a competitor