In five years, as Wilson continues to be his steady and consistently great self, the naysayer noise will only elevate Wilson inside public opinion. It will take that long to have enough history in the league that the statistics alone will overrule the likes of Skip Bayless. In five years, the Hawks offense will have gone through enough changes, carry a contract with Wilson that puts the money on Wilson - therefore less big spending on the weapons around him...
Seriously Wilson defies convention and its not an unbelief in Wilson that makes people detract from giving him props. Its the convention, read historical data, the past, that makes these conclusions necessary from these people.
Let me make an example of what it means to hold convention higher than the current reality using HBO as an example. Last year, HBO co-president Eric Kessler has said he thinks the move away from traditional television to an internet-based model is just a fad that will pass – a “temporary phenomenon” tied to the down economy.
Talk about a disconnect from reality, right?
I don't care if its Skip Bayless or Jaws, or whomever it is that once played or did not play in the NFL, these people, no matter experience or inexperience, are sitting front and center in the media side of this business drawing from "empirical" data that is going to be used to explain their point of view all day long. Even when Wilson continues to make plays, defy convention, it will be conventional explanations that these people will draw from to make their professional opinions. Its not Wilson, its the great team built around him, its Lynch and the respect for the run, its going to be something conventional according to the way things were that will be used to explain Wilson, as much as possible to NOT give him props for his very real ability.
I hope you guys grasp the comparison I am making in the analogy above with the statement from HBO.