Originally Posted by AsthmaField
In order to make a determination about the guy, we'll have to have more than one account. He might have been a d*** to this guy because he was having a hard time dealing with not working with the team, or it could be because he's just a d***. We just don't know at this point.
I remember when Pete Hunter was coming out, there was an article written about how Hunter ran in some old sneakers with holes in them. He reportedly told the scout he'd run in anything just to have a chance to work out for the Dallas Cowboys. The article was all warm and fuzzy about Hunter and his desire to do anything to please.
"Great kid, I'm really pulling for him", said all the fans. "He has the right attitude to succeed." He was Ghandi in cleats.
Flash forward a couple of years, and there's an article about how Hunter said he won't play safety to help the team. That he wants to play corner or be traded.
[View Full Quote]"The guy would rather sit on the bench than play safety to help the team", said all the fans. "His attitude isn't right to be a team player. I won't be surprised when we cut him." He was suddenly the anti-Parcells player.
The truth about Hunter probably lies somewhere in between those two stories. He isn't run through a brick wall for the team... but he'll probably do what it takes to help the team out.
Take what you read from the media with a grain of salt and look at the big picture rather than the snapshot that Fish provided in his blog.
If Canty becomes a solid contributor then this incident will be swept under the rug.
If he's a bust fans will look back to this incident and go hmmmm
I just hope the cat can play. He is a physical freak. There are very few 6'7" 270lb plus athletic people and most are in the NBA. Julius Peppers is listed at 6'-6" 280lb. Canty is an inch taller and is within the 2-3lbs of Peppers weight range.
Rarely do you find DE that tower over Olinemen and only give up maybe 25-30LB in weight.
I hope Chris Canty is a stud. While I like the rest of the draft. I think Canty has the best chance to be a HOF player.