Originally Posted by Daravenator
Well, some of us have careers, family, and a Super Bowl parade to attend.
Irritate you? I thought it a legimate and serious question. Here's a guy basically run out of Houston on a rail, a guy many labeled a bust, a flop, a loser....and another team picks him up, dusts him off, and he winds up in the Pro Bowl, makes a game-tying late-second TD in a Divisional playoff, and scores two big TD's in a Super Bowl victory. And why did that happen? Why did he perform so much better in Baltimore than he did for the Texans?
Was it simply a change of scenery? Was it playing for a coach with a strong background in special teams, who saw something in him Kubiak did not? Was it mentoring by veteran players?
Seriously, how often does a guy get vilified and kicked out of town as a bum, and wind up a Pro Bowler, setting these NFL records in one year?
Longest kickoff return (108, tied)
Longest kickoff return in a Super Bowl (108)
Longest play in a Super Bowl (108)
Most all-purpose yards in a Super Bowl (289)
I do not think you have proven me wrong in any way, shape or form. The above speaks for itself.
No, he was the exact same player he was in Houston. His receiving stats in Baltimore this year were his lowest since 2008. His return ability has never changed, he still can be an explosive player in the return game, and he was for us. He had quite a bit of his good returns nullified here because of our horrible ST unit and coach. He did NOT perform better in Baltimore than he did here. He had a great SB, no one is going to deny that, but it won't change the fact that he did not magically get better when going to Baltimore. Kubiak/Marciano trained him to focus more on not making mistakes, Harbaugh I definitely think believed in him more and just told him to just GO. Still does not change that he did not get better in Baltimore.
Yes, it does seem like you were trying to irritate us. Posting a question in the wrong section of the forum the day after he was a big factor in you winning the Super Bowl, and then thanking us for letting him go(maybe that was not you). Do you expect us to not be bitter about that? And congrats on the SB parade you got to attend, you still disappeared after some people proved that he didn't just have a magical turnaround.