People are worried that KW might have lost his confidence after the NFCCG but I'd point right to Brock and say him and Williams are polar opposites on how to handle adversity. They are both day 3 draftable / UDFA type players and I feel the comparison is very valid.
KW's mistakes were highlighted because he was replacing an injured pro bowl returner and had to incredibly bad mistakes but Brock's were much more subtle. He came in for an injured CB and was never effective. Immediately giving too much cushion to Manningham and allowing him inside leverage on a post route, the entire game was a disaster for Brock. One could even say that if Brock had never allowed that TD or Brown never been injured that Williams second fumble would've never mattered or possibly never even happened ( IIRC the 1st one happened before this TD??? )
KW has responded with strength and integrity to this challenge and he is determined to rebound from his mistakes. Brock's mistakes are less glaring because the defense was on the field with him but his mistakes in the NFCCG were just as damning as Williams'. Brock has lost his confidence, once he injured his hand he was never the same the rest of the season and his poor performance in the NFCCG seems to have spilled into his offseason and into this season.
Brock is responding to his mistakes the way people thought Williams would react to his, only difference is Williams is proving them wrong.
No that my rant is over, I like the points, all of them are things I agree with.
[ Edited by sfout on Aug 30, 2012 at 6:52 AM ]