"Gunther Cunningham offered effusive praise for his rookie defensive end.
'He reminds me of some of the great players I’ve seen. With Ziggy,
you really don’t notice it until you look at the tapes how many plays
he’s made that are almost the side of impossible … People said he
didn’t have football instincts. Well, I guess if you grow up in Africa you
get some instincts. I don’t know what he has, but he finds the ball really
quickly.'"Sports writers, coaches and fans all like to talk
about athletes and their "instincts."Birds that fly south
for the winter and return in the spring have instincts.Humans
don't have instincts; they have reflexes and intelligence enabling them to
repeat behaviors that produces desired results over and over again.An instinct is an inborn pattern of behavior that is characteristic of a
species and is often a response to specific environmental stimuli, not a
There is a big difference between Provo and Detroit. While Ansah seems to be
holding his own quite well, I would invite porterblogwell to" walk the Motor
City streets at night alone" if he doesn't believe it would be
@ Porterblogwell: Picky, picky, picky!!! Don't you're jumping to a
conclusion? I didn't see the word "dangerous" in the story.
I thought the cheap shot about the dangerous streets of Detroit was uncalled for
VanNoy will be making headlines in the NFL next year as well, best of luck to
Ansah and VanNoy!
As one reporter said early in Ziggy's career, "Ziggy is really an
'Ansah' to Detroit's prayers. Hope he keeps his standards strong
and doesn't let the NFL break him in any way.
Kudos to Call for writing an excellent article, even after getting passed over
for the interview.