Originally Posted by KDWilliams85
Character issues are red flags indeed but Chris Henry being drafted by the Bengals this year was the biggest character flop of this year.
The scouting reports had him pegged with the talent of a top shelf receiver but the character of a Terrell Owens or Randy Moss. That would be more acceptable if he had established himself as a pro already but these players coming out of college with that kind of attitude is absurd. Granted that a little arrogance is necessary for success, but too much leads to a lack of success. Not necessarily failure, but a lack of success.
The bottom line is that you have to give respect to get respect. Guys like Randy Moss and Terrell Owens, despite their character flaws, dominate in the league. Once a player reaches superstardom based on talent instead of hype, like Kellen Winslow, then a rash of boasting may be in order.
I may be wrong but I fear Chris Henry will be worse than those mentioned above.
His problems stem from his lack of respect for authority, and a mean-spirited, spiteful, nasty attitude towards everything.
Moss, TO, and some others are immature, and love themselves too much.
Henry hates everything.
I watched him at WVU and his antics were disturbing.
Disrespectful of his coaches, no regard for teammates, or the game itself.
If he doesn't change, or grow up soon, it is hard to tell where he may end up.