Billsrhody, on 21 June 2012 - 03:17 PM, said:
Ben Roethlisberger, Ray Lewis, Santonio Holmes, James Harrison, Marvin Harrison. just to name a few.
Questionable character guys win championships ever year.
But santonio is the only "me guy" issue on that list and he got shipped out immediately after and has continued his spiral - were talking about me-first guys not criminals with Percy. It seems you think I'm hung up on the crime of assault or drug use, and not the underlying theme of not caring about his team - my list was guys that aren't known to get in line for a common goal unless its their own success (randy ratio woooo, TO and his storied past - neither would i consider thugs or criminals, or the like - just head cases). Most of those you named are the very image of what you want in work ethic and dedication to a team. Ben would be the only other one with any locker room/team issues on the whole list and those seem to be more along the lines of just not being a warm personality. Not that I particularly want criminals either.
But when you look at the patriot way, the steeler way and then the raider way, cowboy way, jets way- one side seeks those guys, the others avoid them. It's no coincidence that your looking at the biggest dynasties of the decade on one side and punch lines on the other. I know the patriots have been bending, but ill also say it hasnt been all that awesome for them either.
Edited by NoSaint, 21 June 2012 - 03:39 PM.