Dear Ike, Ryan, Deshea and Bryant:
You know I love you right?Â I mean, it’s been a long year, but you still know I love you.Â Things haven’t changed.Â You are still underrated in my mind.Â I’ve never been the kind of girl who just loved the quarterback (ok, maybe once in college, but I was young).Â You know you mean more to me than anyone ever could, don’t you?
I mean, Ike, we’ve come a long way baby.Â You used to make me so angry.Â Remember when you wouldn’t look back at the quarterback and you’d get beat time and again?Â I know it was a long time ago, but that made me pick up the phone and call my Dad.Â He always understood my frustration with you but told me it’s the maturity thing.Â I know, I know…if I didn’t have a thing for younger guys, I wouldn’t be so frustrated.Â But Ike, you have really changed my mind.Â This year alone, you have 65 tackles and an interception.Â You keep your man covered and honey, you are really going to have to be on it for the Super Bowl.Â But I know you can keep Larry Fitzgerald on this toes, literally.Â
And I am sorry about the football crush.Â I mean, I know I said it, but it’s you I love.Â I won’t ever cheat on you or leave you.Â I promise.
Ryan, Ryan, Ryan.Â I know I haven’t paid much attention to you.Â I’m sorry.Â Troy takes a lot of my energy.Â It’s the hair.Â He’s just a lot more high maintenance than you think.Â But you are amazing.Â Really, you are.Â And while Troy is strong, you are free.Â I need a safety who is available to me, both mentally and emotionally.Â That “free” sums it all up.Â And baby, you have 87 tackles (Troy only has 73) I really don’t give you as much credit as I should.Â You even came up with an interception for me when we needed it.Â So this time, I know I ask a lot of you, but for me, can you help Ike with LF?Â I know he doesn’t really need help, but that Larry, he’s just all over the place.Â Would you do me a favor and help him out? I promise I won’t be all about Troy – I will show you some love too.Â You deserve it.Â You do.
Deshea and Bryant: Look, I know you’ve been hurt at times this year.Â I didn’t mean to hurt you.Â I love you too.Â Between the two of you, there are 61 tackles and 4 interceptions.Â I don’t mean to ignore you, really.Â I think you are very important to the defense that I love.Â This week, even if you are in zone or cover 2 defense, make sure you have your man.Â Afterall, Ryan and Troy are going to be busy.Â I know you guys can do it.Â I have faith in you.Â And Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston don’t mean shit to me.Â They don’t.Â That crush stuff, really, I didn’t mean it.Â Well, ok, maybe about Larry, but definitely NOT about Anquan or Steve.Â I know you are better than them.Â I would be kidding myself if I thought differently.Â
So, secondary, I believe in you.Â I love you and I am not going anywhere.
I’ll be right there with you on Super Bowl Sunday.Â Cheering you on, supporting you and giving you the love you deserve.