Originally Posted by DocBar
76 nailed it on KJ. When all others would've ran him out of town on a rail, 76 stood behind him and took much criticism for it.
I'm not going to go down the whole KJ thing again, but I still don't agree with his analysis from back then that KJ was being failed by the defenders around him.
My argument was never that he wouldn't get better. In fact I loved the KJ pick when it was made. I thought he was a good player.
But whether it was coaching, being thrown out too soon, or whatever...Kareem made a lot of mistakes as a rookie and was not a good player being made to look bad because his safeties weren't good.
Both of those safeties were fine the year before and one of them just started the whole year for a superbowl team.
Kareem has improved. He was not always this good of a player.