Originally posted by OnTheClock:
Just like Alex never deserved the level of hate he got, CK doesn't deserve hate either. He has played terrible in some stretches, but when you handicap/weigh his performance with consideration for certain factors -- experience and the NFL adapting to the read-option are the big ones -- you can see there is an underlying cause for his problems and it's not 100% his fault.
There is no way around the fact that he has displayed some downright abysmal moments out there. I mean, I've been utterly disgusted at times, and I HATE that he has had HORRENDOUS performances. But I am forced to except that the problem stretches far, far beyond CK himself, so I understand deep down that he does not deserve to be blasted with some of the hate he is getting or has gotten.
I agree with you here as well. I expected him to be calmer under pressure and make decent decisions but he has been erratic in the extreme. It's important for him to take responsibility, step to the mike and say something like, "I've got a lot to learn and this has been a humbling experience!"
[ Edited by dtg_9er on Nov 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM ]