I don't normally do this, but I was instigated and perturbed too much by a recent Direct Message via Twitter from one Stanford Bermond Routt to let this go......
Let's talk Routt.
Remember something Stanford, your talk should be on the field. You call yourself one of the best in the league? Well, let me give you some stats of the best in the league:
Charles Woodson - 7 INT's 62 tackles
Eric Weddle - 7 INT's 70 tackles
Kyle Arrington - 7 INT's 66 tackles
Carlos Rodgers - 6 INT's 41 tackles
Corey Webster - 6 INT's 43 tackles
Brandon Browner - 6 INT's 51 tackles
Hell, even Matt Giordiano had 5 INT's and 55 tackles
You call yourself a leader? Let me give you the definition of a leader.... Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. What was your leadership trait? To win games for us this year or to give them to the other teams?
Oh yeah, here are YOUR "LEADERSHIP" stats for this year....
Week 1 - 1 tackle. MIA
Week 2 - 3 tackles and 1 Interception. You may have earned your paycheck.
Week 3 - 1 tackle MIA
Week 4 - 1 tackle MIA
Week 5 - 4 tackles, wow you showed up again.
Week 6 - 3 tackles. Mediocre
Week 7 - 10 tackles in a "ROUTT" by KC.
Week 8 - 3 tackles. MIA again.
Week 9 - 4 tackles.
Week 10 - 2 tackles and an INT. Against Minnesota? LOL. May have earned your paycheck.
Week 11 - 1 tackle 1 Int. Yeah, a backup fed you your paycheck this week.
Week 12 - 3 tackles. MIA
Week 13 - 2 tackles. MIA
Week 14 - 6 tackles and only because Detroit throws the ball a lot.
Week 15 - 1 tackle, 1 INT.
Week 16 -3 tackles.
WOW. You had a career year didn't you? Oh wait, let us not forget one important stat.... YOU led the entire NFL with 17 penalties as an individual. In fact, YOUR 17 flags were one more than the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers ENTIRE defense. YOU had EIGHT penalties in the last two weeks. When the season was on the line, playoffs were at our reach, what were YOU doing? Committing PENALTIES!
So I figured, maybe you need a refresher on what a Penalty is.... I am thinking this could help....
Pass Interference (PI) is a penalty that occurs when a player interferes with an eligible receiver's ability to make a fair attempt to catch a forward pass. Pass interference may include tripping, pushing, pulling, or cutting in front of the receiver or pulling on the receiver's arms.
Holding is the illegal restraining of another player who is not in possession of the ball. Holding is banned in most football leagues because it does not allow fair play of the game and increases the risk for injury.
Illegal Contact is making significant contact with a receiver after the receiver has advanced five yards beyond the line of scrimmage. The illegal contact is called only if the quarterback is still in pocket and the ball is still in his hands.
As a matter of fact, Mr. Routt, why don't you just refer to Wiki for a list of penalties and what they are and how they affect the team. I have googled it for you. Just click the hyperlink.
The results speak for themselves. You are an overpaid hype. You are a liability on defense and untrustworthy. I hope that once Reggie McKenzie and the new coach get their hands on the tape of your PISS POOR PLAY, they make a decision to either cut you or trade you to Arizona or Minnesota so you can end your career in mediocrity where you belong.
There. That's my opinion Stanford. Whether you like it or not, the stats don't lie.