You can have all the talent in the world. You can be built like a beast. You can be rated consensus #1. You can show bursts of elite ability. But, if you are immature, lazy, and lack passion and/or a mean streak...you are destined for mediocrity in the NFL.
Lloyd, I was wondering how you know this?Quote:
Adams lacks a fire in the belly.
How can you tell by watching a guy play a few games on TV, specifically Adams?
Adams will be the starting tackle on either side for the next ten years, our O-line is going to better than what fans project them to be and the team will be better too, especially the offense.
If I was Steeler player, I couldn't wait for camp and the regular season especially, so I could rip someones head off.
There should be plenty of motivation for this team in 2013.
Despite the boneheadedness of the Combine drug test, it showed a bit of courage, humility & yes- desire (or fire in the belly, if you like), to head over to the Steelers & admit his mistakes, plead for a chance, and then hit all the targets set by the Steelers, even though he was given no guarentee he'd get picked regardless.
He might be dumb, he might be over rated, he might never succeed- but to say he lacks the 'want' is to overlook what he did when faced with adversity.
Chadman, you know I like a feel good story of courage and triumph. But, lets not make tail tucking after one more bone headed move an act of courage. He owned an act everyone already knew about to save millions of dollars. Take tattoo gate, numerous reports about lack of desire on the field and in the weight room (which was on display during the combine), getting abused by Kerrigan, Clayborn, and topping it all off with inconsistent career play and ganja smoking before the combine. It pains me that he is on this Steelers team.
Not at all.
But it shows that bit of desire that many seem to think he lacks.