I like many of you was upset by VY's td last week. We can play woulda, coulda, shoulda, but the fact of the matter is we didn't draft VY or Reggie Bush. We should give props to those who said that those two would have an impact (which they have). But I am sick and tired of people comparing Mario Williams to Sam Bowie. MW wasn't like a no-name kid who came out of nowhere. He was largely regarded as the best defensive player in the draft. This past week, I was thinking if he was drafted number 3 overall instead of 1, would he have faced as much criticism. I doubt it. I think it's all a matter of perspective. I was on the fire kubiak team earlier this week because I was angry. I now realize that he needs some time to prove himself. While a part of me remains skeptical, he has done a pretty good overall with this draft. We may even take a cue from our neighbors to north. Jerry Jones fired a Texas legend in Tom Landry and hired a college coach. That first year they stumbled to a 1-15 record, but they laid the foundation for championship teams in the future. Mario has done nothing to endure our hate except not be VY or Reggie Bush. He seems to be a man of high character (he was about to quit football in college to support his sister, whose husband was killed in Iraq). He's played through pain. And at times this year he has appeared dominant. He also is one of the youngest rookies (he may be the youngest?) in his class, so he may still be growing into his body. Almost all rookies hit rough patches in their first year. VY and Reggie Bush both started off really slow, before coming on as of late. Colston was setting the world on fire until he got injured. I think it's a part of the process of going from playing 12 or 13 games in college, most of which you can coast through because you are more talented than everyone else to 16 games against top flight competition every week. Let's put this past week behind us and support Mario. I'll leave the discussion about Carr for another thread.