You are misunderstanding what I mean completely and reinforced my point actually. He was never able to grow from his rookie year and in fact I'd say his mental state going into the season had to be worse than that of a rookie due to all of the different things he had to go through. He was never allowed to GROW. Now he will be for the first time. Obviously he isn't actually a rookie, my point is that as far as development goes it never was allowed to happen.