sadhappy wrote: Sgt. Largent wrote:
sadhappy wrote:When sc85 speaks to pete's thoughts, I'm pretty confident they are on the money. It's kinda obvious isn't it? Stop thinking about what to say next for a moment and you might learn a thing or two.
Sorry, I thought I was allowed to have my own opinion. Can you write me a list of people I'm suppose to agree with on here so I don't make the same mistake again? Thanks in advance.
Of course you can have your own opinion. I can also tell you that in my opinion your opinion is wrong while trying be helpful and point something obvious out for you. You are free to accept or ignore my input. No need to take it personally.
I appreciate the vote of confidence. However, I will say that while I feel like I have a pretty good sense of Pete from having chatted (very briefly) with him a couple of times, as well as reading extensively and following him at both USC and in Seattle, this does not mean that I'm a mind reader. LOL
I do believe that Pete was doing what he felt was in Mark's best interest as well as USC's. He was very consistent over the years of telling guys they generally should not leave early unless they were pretty much guaranteed to be drafted #1 at their position. Knowing that, combined with what Pete said about Mark at the time, has lead me to feel that he really was concerned that Mark wasn't making the best decision for himself if he wanted to have a long-term successful NFL career.
Obviously Pete would also have preferred to have his starting QB back for another year. But I've never had the sense that that is the only reason for his reaction--in spite of what some in the media stated at the time.