Former Falcons running back Warrick Dunn is considered one of the nicest guys in the league. He's probably known more for his generosity off the field than his football exploits, even though, at one time, he was one of the league's best backs. (That said, the Bucs were crazy to give him all that dough, at least from an economic standpoint; but as a genuinely solid guy, good for him.)
Which makes it all the more surprising that he laid waste to Bobby Petrino, the dude who coached the Falcons for 13 weeks last season before quitting to take the Arkansas job.
You can listen to Dunn's comments here, but if you're too lazy to click the link, I'll give you the highlights:
"He didn't want to treat us like men, he wanted to treat us like kids who came out of high school ... It wasn't a friendly environment... This guy was calling plays we hadn't even practiced; he wanted everyone to talk at a whisper whenever there was a team dinner, he didn't like a lot of noise on the plane... The way he went as a coward and the people in Arkansas have to worry about that..."So on and so forth -- you get the point. Petrino gets everything he deserves, but Marshall Faulk made an interesting point: Petrino didn't sign up for all the Ron Mexico drama when he took the Falcons job, but he basically spent his first four months dealing primarily with it.
That didn't give him the right to lie to his boss and quit on his team, but if he had resigned after the season -- and not immediately after a Week 14 Monday night beatdown -- I'm guessing people would've been more understanding.
Of course, that doesn't change the fact that Petrino was an a-hole, but at least it might've earned him some sympathy, whatever that's worth (which certainly is less than the $3 million per year he received from Arkansas).