April 4, 2012
“I didn’t ask to be here. I got traded, I didn’t come here being a free agent. This is the first time that I’m a free agent in my career.”
Derron Williams is the perfect stereotype of a professional athlete. When the team is doing bad, the star player on the team immediately blames the others around him. If he is a “star” of a player as many think he is, including himself. He wouldn’t need to tell management, without actually saying it, get me Dwight Howard or I am leaving.
Williams said that he probably would’ve stayed with the Nets if they acquired Dwight Howard.
“Oh yeah, it defiantly would have changed things. I’ve already made it known that if he would have come I probably would’ve stayed.”
I can’t begin on how much this angers me as a sports fan. If I was a Nets fan, I would not want this guy on my team. Sure he gives the fans the attraction to come and buy ticket, but he is not a team player and is not loyal to the team.
A so-called leader and “star” player doesn’t start lobbying for the team to go and trade for another player mid-season. If this player is as good as everyone says he is, he would have the ability to lead the team on his own and make the other players around him better. It’s not like the Nets have no one around him, they have a top 5 center in Brook Lopez and a great forward in Gerald Wallace along with, up and coming rookie MarShon Brooks.
Deron go to Dallas, where you want to go, play along another super star. Go and play assistant to Dirk Nowitzki and take the easy way out like LeBron did. It once again shows that a star is not a star if he needs help from someone else in order to achieve an NBA title. The 99′ 03′ 05′ 07′ Spurs and the 04′ Pistons showed you don’t need multiple stars to win in the league. But I guess some of these current NBA “stars” now need help in order to succeed.
UPDATE: D-Will eventually decided to stay with the Nets. This was only after they got Joe Johnson though. My post still stands true!
April 3, 2012
It is Tebow time. When the Jets were about to have an under the radar off-season for the first time in forever. They still somehow manage to land the biggest name in, well if not in football, but of all of sports.
The Jets acquired Tim Tebow for a 4th and 6th round pick in the 2012 NFL draft. A low risk move for a former playoff quarterback and a proven winner.
So what does this all mean, was it a good trade or was it a trade just to stir up some headlines.
Let’s look at it like this, as a Jets fan I am content with what Mark Sanchez has done, but am not satisfied. He has taken the Jets to two AFC title games, but has lost them both. Outside fans and analysis all say that Sanchez is young and Jet fans should be grateful for him to have taken them that far. But what about Ben Rothlisberger for example, he won the Superbowl in his second year in the league. So there is no justice when someone says be grateful for what Mark Sanchez has done. When your last Superbowl win was over 60 years ago, there is nothing to be grateful for.
Let’s talk about Tebow. There is no denying that he is as genuine and as hard-working as they come. I would have to imagine what coach would not want someone like that on their team. What I don’t get that people say is, oh Tebow he’s a nice guy, but he doesn’t have the mechanics or the by the book type delivery in order to be successful. All that matters in the NFL is winning, it doesn’t matter how you do it, but as Herm Edwards said, “You play to win the game.”
Many argue that Tebow should just switch to a different position because he is obviously not able to be a quarterback. Tebow won both the National Championship and the Heisman as a quarterback, it is obvious that the kid has some kind of talent.
Was it all worth it.
I think it is a win, win for the Jets. If Mark Sanchez struggles for another year in a row then he deserves to get replaced, the NFL is a competition. If someone is incapable of leading your team to anything short of a Championship then they should be replaced, simple as that. Last time I checked, the Jets haven’t been in the Superbowl since 1969, the good Joe Willy Namath days.
Will Tebow be stating at some point this season, who knows. I think if Sanchez struggles, without a doubt number 15 deserves to be under center. We will all just have wait and see and see how the Tebow story unfolds.
Update: Tim Tebow was released from the Jets. We will never know how it would’ve played out!