Giants Brandon Jacobs and Titans Vince Young: Boneheads of the Week
I am starting up this new feature in my writing called, “Bonehead of the Week.”
I am giving it to one or two players each week. Heck, there maybe a whole bunch of boneheads I will bring up. All sports are game. During football season I may just focus in on the NFL. However, there could be others.
I am getting sick of the posturing, too. So someone who overdoes it may be a person of interest for Bonehead of the Week, too.
There have been so many boneheads this season that I have made a special place in my world for just them.
Last week I kind of started it off with Brett Favre, the week before that Chad Johnson (I refuse to call him by his new name. I could just call him Chad Ochosucko. However, I prefer his former name).
So here we go. This weeks Boneheads of the Week!
Brandon Jacobs Deserves To Be The Bonehead of The Week More Than Once This Year
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Bonehead of the Week No. 1, Brandon Jacobs.
This guy has deserved this honor more than one time this season.
This guy is a player who two seasons ago was running with Earth, Wind & Fire when he proudly proclaimed:
"I feel good about it," Jacobs said. "I feel so good about it. I knew it wasn't going to be a problem. We all know we can go out and contribute, but we don't play for ourselves. We play for our team."
Yeah, right! Thanks for that, Mr. Jacobs.
Jacobs said these words in 2008 when Derrick Ward was still playing for the Giants. But the question I have for Jacobs is, what has happened so dramatically that you are now known as the team head case? Bradshaw is still with you, and you have two-thirds of Earth, Wind & Fire. So what is up?
What is up is that Bradshaw now is the main focal point of the running game, more so then Jacobs. Times have changed. But here is the thing, if he used his head, his value could be through the roof. Yet his head isn’t the game.
First, the nonsense of him throwing his shoulder pads in the stands. Now his latest antics in Philly where EVERYONE, even players for the Eagles, is fair game to draw the ridicule of the fans on any given Sunday or Monday.
Ohhh yeah, flipping the bird, and yelling obscenities towards fans in the stands at the end of pregame warm-ups is going to help. Just wait until next time you are there, if there is a next time for you.
OK, so you aren't the No. 1 running back on the team. Your power in short-yardage and goal-line calls, however, can make you a lot of money in the NFL. You’re choosing to throw it all away with some stupid acts that—if you were not in the NFL—could have gotten you arrested before this latest nonsense in Philly.
Go back and look at life before the NFL, and think of how life would be without the NFL, and get it though your head, it is a team sport, as you ohhhh so proudly spoke up and said in 2008.
Bonehead of the Week, times two.
Vince Young Has Anger Issues
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Bonehead No. 2 is another guy who also could have had the award twice in the this same season.
Vince Young, although he didn’t know it at the time, has shown a big case of selfishness, the behavior of an adolescent and stupid excuse-making.
It seems Young got into it with Jeff Fisher, or not, depending on what story you believe. I believe Fisher's version. Young was hurt, and he didn’t come up to Fisher and say, “Hey I can play." He thought he was hurt, and as the game progressed Young did not talk to Fisher about coming back in.
He proceeds to pull a Brandon Jacobs and throw his shoulder pads into the stands. This is still a move I don’t get, whether it be Jacobs or Young.
He showers and leaves without talking to the press. Now this guy has never done well with the press. In reality, leaving was a good move because he could have said something to inflate the big ball of stupid he had already created.
There were also reports he texted Fisher with an apology. Not calling or meeting him face to face, but weaseling his way out of taking ownership for his stupidity in front of authority. Now he is on the IR.
Later in reports, Young blamed his “anger problems” on not having a father or father figure.
So the reason why he acts like a bonehead is because he feels sorry for himself?
Well, take note Mr. Young:
Boo Friggin’ Hoo!
Excuses after excuses, and we all know that excuses are like, and yours stinks, pal! Play that “Ohhhh, woe's me” act on someone who will listen. Most fans and most people won’t.
And even if I were to believe it. Young has had many chances to lay on a couch and talk about it with professionals. Yes, he has the money to do something like get help, unlike many millions who can’t get help with anger problems because of bad financial situations.
I guess you can say he has an anger problem. But does that make him immune to the consequences of his actions?
If it were you or me, we could have been arrested for some of the nonsense he has pulled in the past.
Getting a Second Chance
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Some players have made the most of their boneheaded mistakes of the past.
In a day in age when regular people don't get the second chance most players get when they screw up, they have to take notice of what they have. Take notice of how life would be doing something else. Players have to realize there are consequences to their actions.
Michael Vick is a player that has taken his second chance seriously. And as he hears all the jokes about him, he clearly doesn't let it bother him, showing his maturity on the field.
Brandon Jacobs and Vince Young, you two are Boneheads. Get it together, and get your heads on straight so we have some chance at respecting you for your professionalism in the game.