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By dannydommy on Oct 8, 2013 | Reply
I love Peterson’s playing, but his ‘look at me, aren’t I great!’ attitude really gets old.
Can you think of any of the really true greats of the game that have ever felt the need to do that? I can’t. It’s always the ‘wanna-be greats’ that feel the need to beat their chest for attention.
Baseball players after making a great play simply act like there’s nothing to it , while wanna-be-great football players run for open space to do their little ‘look at me’ dance.
Keep playing hard and let others proclaim how great you are Patrick, that way they can add the words ‘class act’.
By australianbirdgang on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply
I don’t care if he does the Cha Cha after every play. He’s a leader, arguably the best corner in the game, and backs up what he says.
It’s something I’ve noticed about a section of the cardinals fan base, always finding fault in something that’s good.
Maybe that’s why we’ve sucked for 100 odd years.
By NickyPinks on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply
And he is a great mentor to high school kids. He’s been involved in the community since day 1. He holds mini-practices and camps for high school kids and was even a sideline reporter on Friday Game Night. Oh, not to mention he was the most important part of us getting the Honey Badger to straighten up and come to the desert.
Your attack on him giving love back to the fans on the sideline is weak. You need to look a little deeper into his character before judging him by one GIF.
Equate this to a baseball player coming out of the dugout and tipping his hat to the crowd after a big play…
By dannydommy on Oct 9, 2013 | Reply
The thing is Patrick doesn’t need to act like a wanna-be-great because he IS great. But apparently he has an insecurity about being noticed.
We don’t need a Chad Johnson type do we?
Equate this to a baseball player coming out of the dugout to tip his cap? Really?
First off, baseball players do that when prompted by the fans and teammates to do it. Hardly the case here – the only prompting here was his own. Secondly, the humble tipping of a cap is a far cry from this display which the title of this article nails right on the head “ALL HAIL PATRICK PETERSON”
But this display is only the last in a long chain of “I’m the best” proclamations for Patrick – and he probably is the best too! But once again, the true greats of the game know inside they’re the best (quiet confidence) but don’t feel the need to seek out whoever will listen to make sure they know.
Remember last year when he went out of his way to remind the press he was ‘the best’ the week before the prime-time game with the 49ers? Well he got the attention he wanted, and then proceeded to go out totally stink up the field. I was hoping he learned a lesson there – apparently not.
Kudo’s for him for what he does on and off the field, and thankfully his posturing hasn’t rubbed off on the Honey Badger (who you will notice has acted very humble indeed).
The point is, he doesn’t need to proclaim his greatness, his play does that all by itself. “Play great and let others proclaim your greatness” Much classier.
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