To follow up a bit on my story yesterday on Steve Breaston, everything about him seems to scream overachiever, including the way he was born. Long-time readers of this blog know my affinity for the story behind the Miracle Baby and he’s been overcoming things ever since. QB Kurt Warner and WR Larry Fitzgerald marvel at the way Breaston seems to get the job done even when he doesn’t necessarily look, in Warner’s words, “orthodox.”
Veteran cornerback Ralph Brown, a sage of the locker room who seems to be able to sit in his corner and have a true perspective of the goings-on, talked a little about Breaston’s emergence from then (rookie in 2007) to now. “I saw the potential his rookie year: the speed, the eagerness to learn. I knew he had the potential to get to where he is, but I didn’t know how fast he was going to be able to get there, for him to be as confident and aggressive and as important to this team as he is now. It’s amazing and I am proud of what he has done. You can see it in his eyes, when he works on and off the field.”
Brown also noted how Breaston is playing through his knee injury. “We know he’s not 100 percent, but on the field (in Seattle), he looked 100 percent.”
That can’t be discounted. As I mentioned in my story, his ability to quietly do his job — well — while meshing with everyone else has been impressive. When you see him up close and hear him talk, he’s not a guy you’d immediately peg as tough and fearless. But that’s exactly what Breaston is. Some of that rubbed off from Anquan Boldin, who was a big influence on Breaston when he first arrived, but some of that is just inherent.
Tags: Kurt Warner, Larry Fitzgerald, Miracle Baby, Ralph Brown, Steve Breaston
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