James Almost Quit On Team

Bob McManaman, of The Arizona Republic, reports Arizona Cardinals RB Edgerrin James admitted that had he not received some carries at the tail end of the season after being benched he would have quit on the team and walked away. James didn’t play in three games and in four others, had only seven total carries. Until responding with 173 yards his past two games, including a 73-yard effort in the team’s playoff game, James has spent much of the season on the sideline. “It was a different world, but you’ve got to take the good with the bad,” James said Tuesday, Jan. 6. “Throughout my career, everything’s been easy and finally you get some adversity. Did I deserve that adversity? No, I’ll never agree with that. But this is where I’m at and when you sign up to play in the NFL, you’ve got to take the good with the bad. If it got to the point where I couldn’t play, I would have just went home, I would have said ‘(expletive) it, I ain’t going to play then.’ But, it never got to that point.”