Yeah, I try not to put too much stock in the 'Draftniks' evaluations, If they really knew their ass from a hole in the ground they would be working in player personnel for an NFL team. That being said, it's hard not to get swayed when the same crap gets pumped into your head over and over during the months of no real football news.
As far as Irvin's past goes, I am on his side 100%. I can relate to some, not all of, his path and the struggles one has to face after making some stupid decisions in youth. No matter what the guy does, that shit is going to follow him around for a long time. If he screws up ten years down the road some Deuchebag will be there ready to say "see, I told you so". What the fuck ever!
To that I say people should, "get a life, live it themselves, and keep their nose out of other people's"!
I made many mistakes, I ran with the wrong crowd,I spent much time in the pokie for violent behavior, I lived with dependence and a chronic case of the 'who gives a shits' for years.
Now I am sober, I am out of the system, I am almost to my double B.S. in environmental studies and renewable resources engineering, My lady and I had the grand opening of our new dance studio yesterday, and I have two beautiful little girls that adore me. None of that would have been possible without second chances, hell third's in some cases!
So to Bruce Irvin, I say good on you my man, you are truly blessed and I wish the greatest of things for you. Now take this opportunity and run with it, preferably right to the grill of our opposing Quarterbacks. Yee hah
Rant over, that is all.
Greatness is not a given, you have to rise up, work to the bone, and become it!