49ers receiver Ted Ginn has been subjected to a lot of criticism in print and on the internet. And unlike many players, he admits to reading it.
Ginn told ESPN’s Mike Sando sometimes Ginn will just google his name to see what’s out there.
“You never know what you are going to find,” Ginn said. “You got the guys who love their team.
You can’t get mad at a fan who loves Miami that has been down there
for 40 years and understands the tradition, just like you can’t get mad
at a fan who knows San Francisco. They want something out of you that
they expect that you should do. It means I have to go out and give it
It’s a mature attitude for a player that wants to mature on the field despite his struggles. Ginn has been taken to task for his drops and his toughness, but no one has ever criticized Ginn’s approach. In fact, you get the sense he may care too much.
“There are a lot of things on there when you type Ted Ginn Jr . . . And you see what some people think
about you and what some people don’t think about it,” Ginn said. “‘Inconsistent’
is one of the words that is out here about me and I don’t like that.
So I just try to go out every day and just try to get better.”
Ted: If you read this, you’ve just gained one person rooting for you to improve in San Francisco. (We can’t promise our commenters will feel the same.)