Originally Posted by baja fan
Like Griese, Pryce is not a football player at heart. He is focused on other things. Al Willson and Rod Smith are football players at heart. See the difference?
i do believe this argument has some validity. Please recall Rod Smith is also a unique individual, even league wide.... he's a rare fighter, scrapper, wife wont listen type of guy. You have to figure, having the physical teleogy of trevor -- 6'3 280-290, athletic, etc. you're going to find your niche in a game like football. so i think people with the god given physique sometimes get forced into football and sometimes they develop an independent love. trevor almost always played very hard and definitely caused disruption... he also modified his lifestyle to make himself a better football player by slimming down and taking better care of himself. i dont think love of sport and love of money are mutually exclusive by nature -- some of the all time great participants in history were both passionate about their craft and their compensation. i dont blame trevor for not restructuring a 6 mil year, the balloon payment the likes of which he will likely never see again at his age, especially with a very iffy injury. pryce definitely carries some bad vibe with him... but does rod smith ever look happy? will he ever be happy? dude probably has spent less than any other player in his salary range, probably least money spent per year for wide receiver ever*. (not adjusted for consumer price index cuz don hutson wore nor desired bling and fancy lamont clothes.