[QUOTE=OCCH;4493944]He already said it got to him when he read how everyone was trashing him all season long, barely acknowledging when he did anything right. You want to say he should have thicker skin? Fine, but he apparently doesn't.
Personally, I'm GLAD he doesn't care what "dwellers" think. All I want is for him to play at a consistent level, and whatever mindset helps him do that is fine with me.
You want to say you have "objective concerns"? Totally understandable, and he's admitted as much. But how many fans have already written him off? Called him the worst RT in the history of the NFL? Said they'd rather have the local high school RT play the position than him? Given him the initials "WFH"?
Again, I'm GLAD he shuts those people out -- wish I could find a way to do it . . .[/QUOTE]
You simply shouldn't say publicly that the fans of your team "have a problem" for being critical when they have every reason to be so.
I've personally never read where anyone said they'd rather have a HS player.
A player has to earn respect. Not expect it. And you certainly aren't going to get the respect of your fans when you are suggesting that they, and not you, have a problem. So far he hasn't earned it.