Probably one of the most ridiculous penalties in football at any level (college or pro) is the excessive celebration call. Having said that, it should be obvious to anybody who watches Boise States Titus Young that of all the players on the Broncos team it will be Titus who will get called for the celebration penalty.
Why? Is Titus a showboat? No! Not any more so than anybody else playing the game, he just gets excited when he scores (a whole lot excited). Titus Young is a nice kid.
It would not be unlike Titus to parade around the endzone after a touchdown, heck he has done it before; adrenaline pumping through him like a chicken with his head cut off. In reality Titus does not do anything any more irritating than any body else celebrating.
What’s with all the body bumps after great plays and scores? It is the same ole thing for every team in the league (even 40-year-old Brett Farve) is beginning to do it, but that is allowed. A few other things are allowed as well. So what?
The call needs to be done away with, especially if it is going to get a coach so worked up that he parades toward the player yelling and cursing out of control twice (the camera caught Brent Pease; coach Pete’s assistant head coach and wide receivers coach and furthermore Pease didn’t care who heard him or viewed his action).
Following that display Titus was benched. You don’t bench a kid as talented as Titus over something that ridiculous. It is amazing for a coach to act that way. Personally, it seems wrong that any coach should act that way and not be punished for it?
It was the same type of out of control behavior that ended coach Bobby Knights career at Indiana. A coach needs to have control over himself, does he not? Is the coach saying that a player needs to control his actions when it comes to the celebration?
Well than, show the kids a way they can vent after doing something great and by all means the coach should show a little restraint himself?
Pease is fortunate that he is not my assistant and I think the Young’s need to talk about Pease actions to Titus’s head coach Chris Petersen quickly and that’s another story. Go Titus