Originally Posted by Kilyin
But you'd have never seen it, since it woulda been in practice. All I'm saying is Ware is the type of player you can plug into any team, from pretty much any era, and he's going to be a perennial all-pro.
I will never understand the people that hate him. Ever.
It's not that people hate him. I think fans are looking for leaders. But all players - even great players - aren't leaders. They do what they can, but they can't seem to inspire others like great leaders can.
Ray Lewis is a great player and
a leader. DeMarcus Ware is a great player. Leader? I don't know.
Now someone may say, "He leads by example." Well, not everyone is going to follow one who "leads by example." Sometimes, you need a leader who sets the example but also demands accountability of you, a leader who forces you to get the most out of your talent - not his.
Having said that, I think we can have a frank discussion about Ware without it being perceived or interpreted as "Haterism." I think he's a great player. I just think something is missing. What it is, I don't know. But I know it when I see LT or Reggie White or Ray Lewis. I just don't see it in Ware. I may be wrong. But that's my perception.
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