Bards continues to blame the bulk of his struggles on a lack of confidence by his coaches and a perceived inconsistency about his role. This despite the sox repeatedly saying he would be a starter. And if memory serves me correct he wasn't that great in spring training, and there was legit debate about whether he should start, before bailey went down. Personally I think Bard bounces back and again is an effective middle inning reliever, but it doesn't seem as if he has the ba...gumption to be a dominant player, in any important role. Love them or hate them, elite athletes usually have extreme self confidence and rarely ever make excuses. But the next question is, why do so many think he's completely lost it?