For me? Too much.
This is a cheap exploitive way for Joey Q and friends to turn around the teasing talk he's engaged in for the better part of a year about Speedball.
Heck, I'm not even sure its internally consistent, since Speedball was repeatedly shown not really having a sense of feeling responsible for the Stamford thing. So almost dying changed that? I'm not sure I get that. Or the lesson this character is supposed to teach us.
Makes you wonder what Joey has planned for his other big target--Mary-Jane?
Penance... Hurts so good! Only not!
What a waste of a fun character!!