He didn't even allow the question to be finished.
"My rookie season was not a disappointment," he interjected. "To everybody else it might have been, but to me, it was a learning experience. And I've learned what I've learned.
"Now I'm here ... to be 20 times better than I was my rookie season."
The Detroit Lions tight end caught just 25 passes for 248 yards last season. That has been characterized as a disappointment by most, including people within the organization, particularly considering the way he approached the game.
Which is to say, he approached the game poorly.
Ebron, by his own admission, underestimated the college-to-NFL transition, and just how much it would require of him. He was immature. He was ill-prepared for what he was about to face, the story said. Ebron, in his first remarks to reporters during training camp, now says part of the reason he did not produce was he played hurt all season. Ebron is just 28th on our TE list.