Originally Posted by mc18641
The FO did fine in the selection and his issues aren't a secret but his talent which brought him to Boise State and then ultimately to Detroit was phenomenal at the time of the draft and, shockingly, yes you do convince yourself you can change behavior as long as the play on the field is stellar and now that's the issue in Detroit, he's not producing.
As for bringing up the Packers, Donald Driver slung drugs and stole cars as a youth. What trouble has he been in now? Troubled pasts should worry, but not scare teams away from players because you never know what side they'll end up on. You only can judge what the play is on the field. The only reason we all hate his attitude now is because we're losing. Almost no one had an issue with him last year when we were winning and he did display this same behavior then.
His brief history, suspended from high school for numerous infractions, but returned in time to show coaches he was humbled by the suspention at the time, produced for his HS team, made it to Boise State under the false pretense that he was 'changed'.
Boise State-Same issues, wouldn't crack playbook, wouldn't listen to coaches advice, missed meetings, ultimately suspended indefinitely. Came back much counciling from his minster parents, stayed out of trouble, turned in the performance that graded him a 2nd round pick.
Detroit-all the same issues are coming back up...two indefinite suspentions turned him around once. I'm personally not willing to wait and see if it works again, but who knows.
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