Is anyone else worried that all this Bush is the messiah, and Williams is a bust talk is effecting Williams? Since the draft, I, and I know everyone else, has heard about 10,000 reports about how great Bush will be and how stupid it was for the Texans to pass on him. I have heard analogies covering every sport, every decision, etc, etc. Heck, I was in the heat of the debate for a long time. I still don't know which decision was the best, and frankly, it will be impossible to EVER know if it was the right decision. Each player would have progressed differently on each team, so no matter what happens, we can never really look back and thing "This was the best decision to make, I'm glad or I'm not glad we made it or didn't make it" If both players are awesome, or if MW is awesome and RB is terrible, we still can't know, because who knows what it would have been like if the other had played in the other stadium? Anyway, I digress. What I'm most curious about is what people (especially ex or current athletes) think this is doing to the mental aspect of Williams game. If Bush goes out there and rushes 15 times for 35 yards, people gloss over it. If he breaks one long 25 yarder, people glorify him. If Williams on the other hand goes out there and plays a whole game, only to get 4 tackles or something, people jump all over him. If he goes out there and gets 2 sacks, people write it off as what they expected of him. Its a lose-lose situation for this guy. Could all this pressure be building on him? Every time he gets stood up, is he not thinking about what the media is going to say? Every time he gets pancaked, does it mess with his confidence because he knows the entire country will see it? I've heard there are some coaches who are completely in your face if you make a mistake. Being in Williams shoes must be like having an entire country of those coaches, all jumping on you the second something goes wrong. I'm actually very concerned for his playing confidence. I've seen what confidence, or the lack thereof, can do to a player. Look at B. Lidge. He has all the tools to be the best closer in the NL, but because of his confidence, has had a 5+ ERA and 1.6 WHIP all year long. One of the reasons I'm writing this, is that I hope people will cheer him loudly on that first game of the season. I hope people will support the crap out of him everywhere they go. I hope people will stand in line for hours waiting for autographs, if only to give something back to the guy who has had the whole world trying to take it away. If he gets a sack, I want the stadium to erupt.