apuszczalowski, on 19 December 2012 - 04:32 PM, said:
The kid is only a legend here because he was a local boy playing for the Bills. He struggled to stay on this team and people were blindly rooting for him cause he played locally for UB. If he was from any other place no one would mention his name here
there are literally dozens of him around the league.
honestly the guys that tend to fill slots 6-7 on any given roster, the practice squad, and the first call ups for late season injuries are all VERY close in talent and skill at WR. they will shuffle around quite a bit during their careers. typically being familiar with a coach on the staff from either a previous NFL team, or college is the quickest way they find a job come december as you want to know that this is a guy that can pick up your system quick.
if this amounts to more than a quick bandaid role for him with the pats, congrats for sure though.
PromoTheRobot, on 19 December 2012 - 04:37 PM, said:
You say it like it's a bad thing.
Why shouldn't we root for him. His entire football career, from high school to the pros, was in Buffalo. How often does that happen?
it makes for a cool story but ultimately, unless hes the best player for the job, its not the right reason to keep him. Root all day. what i think he was saying was some act like hes the next GREAT wr that is going to turn the league upside down, but everyone on our staff has missed it, and somehow also kept him a secret from the rest of the league.
sidenote: is this actually confirmed? i dont know anything about this source and see many asking him where he got it.