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I pity the idiots who are dumb enough to think that newspapers don't take things out of context to generate clicks, that Maxwell doesn't really care about winning, and the notion that an MSU loss hurts them more than it would him.
See the OP.
read the f'ing article.
I love the blowers who just want to deny deny deny. Nothing was taken out of context , he volunteered that info. Even if it was taken out of context, he should know to never say anything like what he did.
He should know not to say he feels blessed to be a college quarterback at a B1G school? Would you have rather he said, "No. This season was a waste. We didn't live up to expectations, and all the work we put in was for nothing." What good would that have done, especially with two games to play in the regular season?
Amen brother. Jesus is doing his work through Andrew, and we should just be grateful for that .
Maxwell saying this is a fucking joke. Bottom line. It shows on the field.
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
Cannot believe people are defending this.
I don't think Maxwell would argue that this season has been a success in terms of wins and losses, but read his quotes (not what the writer says). The kid took it as an opportunity to say he feels blessed to be playing football this level, and that he knows he and his teammates played their hardest. This isn't life or death. It's freakin' football.
Like I already said, I don't know how taking a negative approach with two regular season games left at the time he made the comments would have made things any better.
I reread it and his quote about sleeping well still feels like an unacceptable attitude for someone who is supposed to lead the team.
No one on any team sport should ever feel content with losing. Yes, everyone loses at some point in their life, but it's this lack of a defiant attitude -- a lack of fire that I am extremely critical about.
It wreaks of unacceptable complacency.
I agree with you on the lack of fire thing. Maxwell seems too happy go lucky a lot of the time. Cousins was a positive guy, but he also visibly took losses hard. Maxwell too often has this "Oh well, we'll get 'em next week" attitude. For a guy who only has so many more opportunities left, I don't get that.
At the same time, if he feels he put it all out there every week, then fine. I'm sure the losing bothers him, but he also has a firm grasp on reality. He just needs to find a happy medium.
you screen name says it all troll boy.
You are an ass. A gutless one who loves to rip college athletes under the comfortable guise of anonymity.
Agree with much of this.
I would say he's NOT at that "happy medium" - he's too far over into "oh well, easy come, easy go. Another close loss. But I'm blessed. I'm also tired. I'm gonna sleep well tonight"
That's not the attitude you want for someone on the front lines leading your troops into battle.
Wow. Until now, I defended Maxwell. Not so sure anymore.
Yes, Michigan State is the big stage. It is true that you have to be good just to take the field, but the goal is to play well and win the game.
It is a team sport and the team wants to win. I doubt Bullough is satisfied with the fact that he has "come a long way"!
Dantonio is going to jump from the upper deck unless these guys get it together.
I have no problem with what Maxwell said. He said that as long as he and the team have given their all he can be content. That doesn't mean he's content with losing or happy with how the season has gone.
football is not war.
The starting QB is not a general.
Expressing doubt about the season outcome is not defeatism.
We shouldn't let our minds get warped over a cliche metaphor.
The only thing wrong with Maxwell is his O line and Roushar.
As a Spartan fan do you really care how he presents himself during press conferences?
I mean, does it really effect how you feel about the team?
You've got to understand what he's doing out there, what any of these guys are doing when they talk to the media. They're trying to not let the naysayers (and until last year that was just about everybody in the media) drive the narrative about Michigan State. Their narrative is that we're inconsistent, thuggish, going to pieces, and without talent. Their narrative is basically: "why would anybody want to be a Michigan State fan?" Those are the kinds of articles their editors want in the paper.
Never mind journalism is practically dead in America precisely because journalists have become just like the stereotype of the police--so confident they know what happened at a crime scene that all they have to do is find the evidence. These are people who think they're very smart (especially sports writers) but all they do is write for the newspaper. Few of them even played football in high school, I bet.
Anyway, Maxwell has been selected by the coaches and athletics department to go out there, win or lose, good or bad, and defend the product on the field--because everybody knows what the media thinks and somebody has to present facts to the contrary. Five losses later his job is getting tougher by the minute.
True Spartan fans should not be making Maxwell's press conferences an issue, imo.
I hate fans like you. Please choose a new team to "cheer" for and never come back here.
If Maxwell really feels this way, that's pathetic. MSU really needs to open the QB position to competition next year.
Mateen Cleaves, Draymond Green or Drew Neitzel never would have said the season would have been a success if they missed the NCAA tournament. Ever. Nothing even close to that. Those guys were winners and leaders. Two qualities this year's football team is sorely lacking.
I suppose it hasn't occurred to you that the basketball equivalent of national champions and BCS bowl winners are not on this team...?
We've been to a few New Years day Bowls but that doesn't mean the two programs are on parody.
Bottom line - he's a quarterback who's performance has ranged from mediocre to less than mediocre. He SHOULD feel fortunate to be thrust into a high profile position on a team whose last three quarterbacks made NFL rosters. Obviously, no matter what he does after college, being the starting quarterback for MSU will prove to be a great career boost. As a fan I look forward to next season, If we are a just a little better on both sides of the ball we could have a much better record. The caveat is that just like this year we will start off with quarterback play being a question mark. I didn't think it would be that way.
Holy God. Now I want Cook. And I think Cook is not good, but at least maybe he gives a shit about winning.
Vim -- noun: robust energy and enthusiasm : VITALITY
I've come to this side of the fence too, re Maxwell.
I had given him the benefit of the doubt all year & put the brunt of the blame for this anemic offense elsewhere,,,,,,,Roushar & WR's specifically. So much of what I saw Saturday from him is what has changed my opinion & these things on the field seem to be reflective of his statement.
He does throw a good deep ball. But so many pass plays that he still seems to give up early on & throw the ball out of bounds. The field is wide open in front of him & he's still reluctant to run with the ball. Has he ever actually put his head down & tried to gain an extra yard when the team needed it from him ? Linemen are missing blocks & WR's are still dropping passes,,,,has he ever gotten in the face of any of "his" guys & demanded more from them ?
He's obviously a good kid & has talent. He's had 12 weeks to show/develop leadership skills but we're not seeing it. This is concerning for next year,,,if he's going to be the starter again.
This post was edited by spartanjt77 17 months ago
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