Hey... What's goin' with my good-old Chicago Family? I thought I'd drop by, say "hi," and take a minute to share a few thoughts about my good friend, Julius Peppers.
Quite simply… Julius is one of the most dominant players in the league. He'll get double and triple-teamed, and still be able to brush everyone off him. But, even with that being true, he still tends to get a bad rap from people who say he's sometimes out there half-ass'n things, and I promise you that's not true. Sure... Julius doesn't get to the quarterback aaaaaaaaaall the time (Who does?), but that doesn't mean he's slackin'. Some fans and analysts need to understand that you shouldn't equate being a hard-worker by the number of sacks you get - that's simply not a fair way to gauge a player's efforts.
Here's the truth of the matter...
Julius is a FREAKISH talent. The reason someone might watch him play and think he's not giving it his all is because he makes playing the game of football look so damn easy. The last thing he's doing is slacking - he's just out there being the beast that he is in such a graceful way that he makes his gig look effortless. So don't confuse things - the man is definitely getting the job done. ...And with authority, might I add.
When I put in a good word for Julius as he was scouting the marketplace, I told anyone who wanted to know my opinion about him everything I just ran by you. And even though I hated that he might not be a Panther anymore, I had to be honest and say that Julius would most certainly boost the defense of whichever team brought him on. It's not everyday a player of his caliber comes along, and the Bears are going to be a better team for being the lucky ones who landed him.
Good luck next year!
P.S. Thanks for having me, over here on Windy City Gridiron. Letting me do this is too cool of you. Oh, and it would be cool if we could reconnect, so look me up on my Google Profile …alright? The link to it is on my Facebook page.