I made the post you're referring to, I believe. And to be truthful, it's the kind of post that used to drive me crazy too.
But I've kind of gotten used to the concept that when someone around here says a player "sucks", I don't believe they mean it personally. It's pretty much about performance. Last year he sucked, massively.
I don't wish him any bad luck or ill will. He may be the nicest guy in the world. And it may well have been due to his knee injury, I don't know.
Likewise, when a player is playing "great", that doesn't necessarily mean he's a good guy. Barry Bonds, for instance.
Plus, in this life, there's something to be said for avoiding euphemisms.