Pretty much on the money Waspish - although Silvera's problem wasn't really ego - he just had the wrong people giving him an inflated opinion of his ability. He would've been a lot more successful had he come to CCM on a NYL contract and then earned his promotion to the senior team (like Kuol) and properly managed instead of getting ahead of himself and being hailed as the Messiah. Off the field he was fairly well liked but there was still the perception that he'd been given a bit of a free ride.I've been told by people who played with him that Silvera wasn't a big ego and a nice guy.
DRD did come back cocky from tournaments etc and didn't fit the 'all for one' culture that dominates at ccm now.
Again, as told to me by other players around them so perspective is a big part there and I can't be certain how fair either assessment is
Your comments on DRD are spot on - probably erring on the side of diplomacy!