that's just not who he is.
that's not a criticism, btw. that's just an observation. he's good at what he does, one of the best even.
he's a great player. he's not a leader. not every player needs to be or should be. being handed a buttload of money won't change that for him or anyone.
i don't fault him and don't think any less of him for not taking a cut in pay. the same with his lack of stepping up into some big leadership role on the team. it's just not a big deal. there are others. he's a leader in some ways on defense and on the DL, but as a forefront captain ray lewis type...nah.
he's here to do one job...wreak havoc on opposing offenses.
btw, being a leader doesn't mean taking a cut in pay to make the team better. not doing that doesn't make you less of a leader.
First off, I was not insinuating him not taking a paycut made him a bad teammate. Your own assumption.
Secondly. We are a perennial losing team, no debate. We will continue to be if this mindset does not change.
I'm glad we have Luke, I think he will step into a leadership role on defense well in the upcoming years.