23.Aug.2015 Seth Collins, Head Case?
I’m starting to get tired of this guy’s attitude, and he hasn’t even played a game yet. If you want to cop an attitude that you’re great, then you need to back it up. This guy can’t beat out MM, yet he’s talking like he’s Johnny U.
You still gotta compete,” Collins said after being notified of Baldwin’s announcement following the scrimmage. “You still gotta go out there. You still gotta play. For me, it’s whatever. His decision is his decision. I’m still me. I can’t let nothing faze me. I just gotta go out there and play.”
Highly disturbing stuff.
“For me, it’s whatever.” Really? The starting job is whatever? A coach acknowledging you’re not good enough to win the job is whatever? I haven’t read any MM quotes, but my guess is they’re polar opposite, probably talking about doing what is best for the team, etc. Being a real leader and sportsman. Collins, meanwhile, is moping here with “whatevers”.
“His decision is his decision.” — This seems like dissing the coach. He shows no respect. He doesn’t call Baldwin by name, and there’s disdain in the tone. You can tell Collins thinks he is entitled to the job. Again, do we have any MM quotes? I bet they are the opposite.
“I’m still me.” — No shit, Einstein? Of course you’re still you. Or does he mean he is still SethTheGreat, despite his inability to win the job? Narcissism much? Comes off as extremely selfish.
It’s not just these quotes. I was getting this vibe from the media day interviews and said it then. But people said to give him a chance, etc. I’ve been trying, but I’m just about done with this guy’s shtick.
Silverstream, who was at practice, confirmed my hunch:
I agree. Collins comes off as immature and me-first. Two confirming observations from yesterday’s scrimmage. On one play, late in the scrimmage, Collins was running towards the end zone, when the whistle blew (to prevent contact with the QB). Collins continued to run, and then vaulted high into the end zone (over no defender — it was a pure showboat vault). On another occasion, Collins overthrew a received, and then stared downfield towards the receiver, with his hands stretched out (more or less calling out his receiver, despite the problem being his own overthrow). Yes, Collins has a lot of talent. But these kinds of shenanigans are going to get old fast, and he’s going to lose the support of his teammates and coaches if he keeps it up. I think Andersen knows that Collins is a bit of a head-case, and he’s trying to be careful, to change Collins’ attitude without losing him. But at some point Andersen is going to say “enough is enough” if this keeps up.
I’m starting to get tired of this guy rapidly. I don’t care if he’s a good running threat (his only real talent, despite this misconception that he’s highly talented — again, I think this comes from him hurdling and jumping). Last I checked, none of the Super Bowl QBs ever hurdled a guy. A great QB has a consistent release point, performs in the clutch, cool under pressure, minimizes mistakes, controls the offense and takes what is given, etc etc. They don’t try to make “me” plays, “wow” plays, etc.