Re: Mr Johnson, Ocho, And The Number 85
posted at 9/18/2011 12:44 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Mr Johnson, Ocho, And The Number 85
In Response to Re: Mr Johnson, Ocho, And The Number 85 : Points well taken. That's why I have repeatedly stated that these are my opinions. I understand that opinions are like a**holes (and I'm certainly more than capable of being one of those), and admittedly I'm just spouting off. Isn't that what these boards are all about? Realistically neither one of us knows what goes on in that locker room or what the relationships between Belichick and any of his players might be. Good analogy about the horses. I'm no trainer, but I've been around enough horses to know, if you have a high spirited horse you don't want to completely break him down. On the other hand, if he goes to go kicking the crap out of the other horses because he thinks he's better, he will have to be separated. The jury is still out on Mr. Johnson. Time will tell. I sincerely hope my a**hole opinions are wrong and that he will be around for a long time.
Posted by antibody
It's all good, bro. We're all rooting for the same thing. I'm just trying to figure out what all the hooplah is about.
But, since you like the horse analogies, here's a couple more.
If I had given up on every horse that didn't win their first race, I would have exactly ONE winner in about 30 years of trying. He was truly special ( Gronk special) and there was no way to deny him. But he was very much the exception.
I had one filly who was by far the fastest and most well bred horse in my stable.
She lost her first 5 races. Her breeding suggested she was a closer and I didn't want to change her running style and she was just that. She absolutely blew away every opponent in match races but when in with company, she looked like she just gave up. I put her in with lesser competition and still the same result.
My first thought was that she just didn't have the heart. One day, while watching her race I noticed a very slight side step. It then occurred to me, she just doesn't like the dirt from other horses being thrown in her face.
So, I took her and put her in a pen and then proceeded to throw dirt at her until she stopped running away. She won her next 3 races in better company.
Things just take time and sometimes it's just a simple problem and solution.
Sometimes nothing works. We just have to let it play out.