"Solder is just as reliable in uniform. He has missed only 55 snaps in two seasons – all last month against the Jets, when he suffered a concussion in the first half - while playing arguably the most demanding position on the line. He has twice been selected a captain in a team vote.
“I think anything that I’m asked to do, I want to do it with the best of my ability,” Solder said. “That’s something I always try to do, and I do have a huge responsibility. There is an accountability to each other. We have accountability as teammates. We have accountability to Christ as we serve others. I think it’s everything that we do.”
Read the article. Anyone who bashes him in any capacity was born without a heart. And this is coming from me..
“It’s certainly humbling, because every year, there are so many fantastic candidates from every team,” Solder said. “Over the years, there have been so many tremendous people that have won it. I just want to be a part of the momentum for every guy. I don’t want to win it for myself. I want everyone to be successful with their organizations, what they’re doing and just bring awareness to what guys are doing in the NFL.”
I’m critical of his play on the field. But I have the utmost respect for him as a person and a man. Sounds like a guy who puts others first (like defensive ends) had to do it. But just an overall great guy.
I got a whole lot of vengeance deep inside of every sentence.
John Mara is a good man and a terrible NFL CEO. Solder is a good man and a terrible LT.
I really couldn't care less about a one or two year player earning this honor. It is silly really. "Let's make a guy the highest paid LT in the league and although he sucks at LT, we are consoled that he is nominated for NFL man of the year?"
I would love him as a neighbor but honestly it is all about the NFL doing their PC best. For a longtime Giant I would feel differently but for a newby, overpaid, underperforming player, I could care less.