He looked wide eyed and overtaken on the podium, and it was fantastic.
Earlier, Desmond Bishop had talked about the criticism the Bush had gotten from Packer fans.
“…it got to him… you could see the fire in his eyes.“
When he got to the podium, you couldn’t help but notice the weight off his shoulders. He couldn’t help but see the whole thing in his face.
I’ve spent a lot of my life not living up to the expectations of others, so I can understand how he feels. It really brought back some hard and tough memories.
Jarrett Bush has taken a lot in his career, probably more than any Packer player next to Ahmad Carroll.
Unlike Carroll however, he chose to use that criticism to his advantage and become a better player, and automatically a better person.
I admire that.
We often wonder if our words ever get to a player, and obviously they do. I sometimes forget that fact, and perhaps of all the people in the world, Jarrett Bush was the one to remind me of that.
Jarrett Bush deserves a standing ovation right now. I’ll be happy to lead.
I’m sure Packer fans will have no problem. As Bush says:
“Packers fans are the greatest in the world.”
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