How Ted Ginn Jr. Went from Draft Bust to Potential Super Bowl 50 X-Factor

January 29, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are few objects or humans capable of slowing Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. when he pins his personal throttle and buries the needle.
Just ask Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, who had about a five-yard head start on Ginn after an interception during Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Yet Ginn still made a touchdown-saving tackle.
Or go ahead and ask any Cardinals defender who tackled nothing but the air vacated by Ginn as he blazed by on his 22-yard touchdown run. He scored on a reverse, a play that puts the grass burner in space—his natural habitat.
But there may be one source of kryptonite that can slow the galloping 30-year-old who’s gone from draft bust to difference-maker and from castaway to core contributor. Unless he’s changed his sweet-toothed ways, his weakness is candy.
“I don’t know if he still does it, but he always had to have candy in his pants during practice,” Darrell Hazell, Ginn&rs...

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