Analysts Push Back on ‘Asinine’ Criticism of Lamar Jackson: ‘Most Disrespected Great Player Ever’
NFL analysts proceed to clap again at an unnamed defensive coordinator’s preposterous feedback about Lamar Jackson in The Athletic’s annual quarterback tiers.
In case you missed it, the DC mentioned of Jackson, who was positioned in Tier 2 primarily based on voting by 50 NFL coaches and executives: “If he has to pass to win the game, they ain’t winning the game. He’s so unique as an athlete and he’s really a good football player, but I don’t (care) if he wins the league MVP 12 times, I don’t think he’ll ever be a 1 as a quarterback.”
ESPN’s Louis Riddick described the feedback as “asinine.”
“This sounded like someone who has an axe to grind. Someone who personally feels as though no matter what Lamar does he’s just not going to change his opinion on him,” Riddick mentioned on “Get Up.” “And then you’re doing it without ever being outed for it, meaning no one ever knows who it was who actually said it.
“That is cowardly, particularly whenever you go this tough on somebody and also you say, ‘I do not care what you do, you are by no means going to achieve this sure stage in my eyes.’ Look, I perceive anonymity in the case of reporting and sources and all that. This appears over the prime. No, it does not appear over the prime, it’s over the prime. This does not appear cowardly, it’s cowardly. And this does not appear private, it’s private.”