Sunday, October 29, 2006
-A Sulking Drew Bledsoe
"So you walk the tightrope. You become a cheerleader who understands his chance of a lifetime always is one play away. The backup has to be a good guy... The one thing you can't do is what (Dallas') Drew Bledsoe did (last Monday against the New York Giants). You can't give the stink eye to the guy playing in front of you."
-Career backup and Ex-Patriot Hugh Millen
We respect Drew Bledsoe as a person (perhaps his best touch pass was on his full page Thank You he put the Globe when he left the Patriots) and as a tough football warrior, but we are disappointed in his whiny handling of this situation. More than ever, Drew needs the perfect offensive line in order to succeed, a situation that doesn't exist in Dallas, or perhaps any place else in the NFL. At 34, his career is at a crossroads, and he may have to accept a backup role somewhere else next season. In order to survive, he must unselfishly play the role of the enabler to a young quarterback, while staying poised enough in this backup role to step in and start if an opportunity presents itself due to a injury or a lack of success, a common scenario in today's NFL...just look at the current situation in Dallas. On second thought, Drew's best chance to start again may in fact be in Dallas...this season. Stay poised Drew.
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