Former Chicago Bears wide receiver David Terrell was labeled a bust by RedEye and he wasn’t too pleased about it. Terrell actually emailed RedEye and told them to call him so they could discuss why he wasn’t a bust and so on. There are a few interesting quotes from the piece and it is definitely worth a read.
His argument for why he isn’t a bust you ask?
My opinion? I don’t have an opinion. I just have facts, you know? Factually, my first year with the Bears–my first and my last year–those were like my best years here. My first year was the best team I ever played on besides my Michigan teams, you see what I’m saying. But my first year we was one game from the Super Bowl, and I think I was a big, big piece in a lot of those wins. I think I may have won four, five games for my team. I mean, hey, maybe I didn’t win ‘em all by myself, but I sure played a big part. The next year I went to Bourbonnais and I kicked the season of with what? Like four touchdowns in three games? Then I broke my foot. Then I was done for the whole year. Then my third year I couldn’t play ‘cuz my foot was just broke and they had my time limited. Shit, then the last year, I led the league for like the first four games with Rex Grossman at quarterback. Until Rex Grossman breaks his foot against Minnesota. Did you forget that? I think you musta’ forgot about that. Man, I led the league in like every category basically until Rex broke his foot. When Rex broke his foot, after that, the season was over. I caught, I mean, I had nine different quarterbacks after Rex Grossman. I caught a ball from nine different quarterbacks in one year. Did you forget that?
And what might he have done to play with Jay Cutler during his career?
I would have cut off both my balls. I’d give those up, no problem. You could have neutered me. I woulda been neutered with a smile. Shit, man, for real.
The former Michigan star wide receiver would have given up a lot more than most would have to play with Jay Cutler. What would he have done to play with Peyton Manning?