My apologies if this has been discussed to death in Baltimore. We don't get anything but Redskins and Cowboys news in Richmond.
Anyways, in an interview with Sporting News Radio earlier this week, and then in an interview with media later in the week, Willis McGahee's me-first true colors shined through. Here are links:
Some of my favorite quotes:
McGahee said he "tried to be someone else's running back this year, and it didn't work out."
"I'm just going to go out there and play for me. I can't play for nobody else but me."
"Still, it's not like where I want to be at. I'm used to competing, but with the injuries and whatnot holding me back, I look at it as a loss." ... "See, I'm talking about my season, I'm not talking about the team's season," McGahee said. "I'm talking about my season as an individual. That's what I'm meaning: My season is over with."
All of this right before our first playoff game. What is this guy thinking? As far as I can tell, just about everybody else has bought into Harbaugh's team-first philosophy. Harbaugh himself seemed to downplay it in his response to the media, but I imagine he's none too happy about it behind closed doors. What confuses me is that I keep hearing about how much confidence the coaching staff has in this guy. You could see it in the Dallas game: he sucks it up the whole game until he finally breaks off a 77-yard (I think?) touchdown run. You'd think that'd justify the coaching staff's confidence in him, but to him it's still a "loss."
So, is this the final nail in the coffin? Is he gone next year? I don't know anything about the ramifications on the salary cap, but, personally, I could see our three-headed monster losing the head with a foot in its mouth and still doing pretty well. Thoughts?