- Jul 2, 2015
He's a 2021 player, but this sounds like he's pretty damn good.How many stars?
Kids got good genes. There are handful of football players who are heads and shoulders above everyone else I've watched play football with my own two eyes... Herschel, Bo, Deion, etc. I'll never forget his first NFL game. First punt return: fumbled. Wait – penalty! Do it over. Second chance: 15 yd return. Eh. Second punt return: fails to fair catch, rolls for 15 yds. Wait – penalty! Do it over. Second chance: fumbles it again, gets tackled – no wait! He breaks free of the tackle, runs it up the sideline, high steps into the endzone – and a legend is born.Any issues one might have with his Dad are not his fault. I say yes.
Rumor at the time was they pretty much begged him to come back as he was the only one that would take the job. The period after Leeman Bennett and before Glanville was probably the low point of the Franchise history - and that's saying something. From making the playoffs 3 out of 5 years after never even being in the playoffs before to "we've plateaued", fire the franchise's winningest coach after a playoff year - the result was that they didn't even sniff the playoffs for a decade. Anyone who bitches about Arthur Blank should really be forced to go back and live these years with the Smiths for all of eternity.Looking back...the Smiths hired Marion Campbell not once...but TWICE as head coach.
I watched Deion play from his first year at N. Ft. Myers High School on and any issue that could ever be had with him would have to do solely with his very focused self-promotion, plain and simple. He doesn't drink, smoke or do drugs and his arrest record is comprised of fishing on an enormous pond bordering the local SWFL airport over two decades ago.Why would anyone have any issues with Deion? I dont recall any arrests or failed drug tests.
Ya know when a 1st baseman fields a grounder, the pitcher comes over to cover the bag and the 1st baseman may or may not wave him off? Well Deion hit a hot grounder to 1st base, the 1st baseman waves off the pitcher...and Deion beats him to the bag. Yeah, he was fast. What made him so effective as a base runner is he hit full speed in a stride or two.I don't think I've ever seen a faster base runner than Sanders.