Originally Posted by Juke99
I've been impressed with Henson's abilities from day one in college....but GEEEEZZZZ, can these guys be MORE boring?
"I'm just going to do the best I can and I look forward to the competition"
"I'm just thankful for the opportunity"
"I'm going to take it a day at a time"
SOMEONE please shoot me!
When I was a kid, I rooted my butt off for Joe Pepitone. Why? Because he was funny .
Hit in the arm by a pitch one game, he takes his base. Next batter, single to right, Pepitone limps into third base.
After the game, the reporter asks about it.
Pepitone reponds, "I forgot and thought I had been hit in the leg."
OK...it's not George Carlin or Eddie Izzard...but it sure beats, "I'm just happy that I had a chance to get to third so I could be in a position to score a run."
Better safe than sorry. These players today realize that the media is always around them and that one false step means that you're public enemy #1 (see Parcells re: Jap Plays). So they practice their lines and cliches to make sure that they'll never stray too far out of where they want to be. Especially for a guy like Henson. An amazingly large group of people (here, around the nation, etc.) expect him to be the future leader of the Dallas Cowboys. Drew knows this and is just trying his best to not do anything early on (while he is still building his public image) that he'll have to pay for in the future.