That doesn't explain all the dumb "he let the team and fans down" kind comments.
Just an excuse. Most won't admit that his draft status was a big reason for the hate. They were expecting to brag about 3-4 potential 1st round picks. If he would have gone in the 1st round most people wouldn't be bitching. It's childish and stupid but people get mad at shite like that.
"He let the team down" doesn't make sense. Nobody would have known if he didn't make the comment. Kubiak said that watching his film you would never know he took plays off. It was never even in question by scouts or coaches. Because 90%+ of the time he gave it his all.
I still think his combine numbers were a bigger reason than the comments.