I do see that both sides are partially responsible, but I feel as though we will learn a lot about Russ this year. Behind the scenes stuff. He was the NFL darling when he entered the league, and he earned it, but things have been different for a handful of years. And I believe John saw it and tried to get out in front of it. The team relied and shaped to fit Russ, but Russ is not the same player he was 7-10 years ago.
I have no ill will towards Russ. He's arguably the greatest Hawk of all time, and helped us win a SB. He also for over a decade was a great ambassador for our team, city and did a lot of great things in the community.
How can you be mad about that?
But until he retires I will root against him. His ambitions every since he married Ciara changed from team oriented to Russell Wilson oriented. Which is fine, a LOT of players are like that, hyper focused on their bank account, brand, exposure and marketing opportunities.
Doesn't mean I'm going to be giving him some lame standing ovation when he walks out in a disgusting Broncos uniform. That makes it worse, the team I hated the most growing up.
So when he raises the 12th Man flag in 10 years and we put him into the Ring of Honor? Hell yeah, 30 minute standing ovation. But now? F that, boo his ass and hope he throws six picks a game.