Originally Posted by 76Texan
Fine if you guys think that he sucked.
It wasn't just the fans that thought KJ wasn't good.
The current defensive coaching staff pretty much acknowledged that when they came in, but they felt like they could help him get better.
It's really ridiculous for you to act like Kareem has been a good player all along. His technique was lacking (according to his own coaches) and he was not great covering the long ball (according to his own coaches).
KJ has gotten much better. Last game he got beat some. It happens. It's the nature of being an athlete, more importantly an NFL corner. Kareem is a more complete player now than he has ever been. Instead of not having players around him to make him look better, he is the player that is making others look better.
You are really selling Kareem short by not acknowledging how much he's improved. That's part of his story. Took major flak...people wanted to run him out of town...he didn't listen...he just worked...and then worked some more....
Major props to Kareem for not losing confidence even when he was splitting time with Allen and just continuing to work. He's a legit starting corner now.