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Today, former Oklahoma QB Landry Jones said of the "Belldozer," a package OU used in short-yardage situations where they would bring in 6-6, 260 lb backup QB Blake Bell to do mostly designed runs:
"It sucks. You're glad your team is winning, but it sucks coming out of the game."
What do you think of his comments? Is he just an ultra-competitive athlete who wants to have every opportunity he can to help his team? Or are his comments selfish?
This post was edited by thejumper5 12 months ago
I agree with him. If i was the starter and got [ulled on every short yardage situation i'd start to question my coaches confidence in me.
It also reminds me of the 1985 Chicago Bears when they kept pulling Walter Payton and letting William Perry score. Even cost him a super bowl TD. Yes that's at RB, not QB, but same thing. I have always hated the Bears, but respected Payton so much that it STILL angers me they did it
If you don't like my opinion, at least you can enjoy the view
All 3 times?
As to the original question, I think every athlete competing on that level thinks the same thing in such a circumstance. The difference is most will give the PC answer. I don't think Landry's comments were over the top selfish, but he could have used a tad more grace in his answer.
The will is not here, the will is at my office next to the hot plate with the frayed wires.
Yep, everytime. Even on first downs. They took out one of the greatest RB ever so a sideshow event could take place. Payton was the whole team most of his career, and they reward him by sitting him and letting that tub of lard score in the Super Bowl.
This post was edited by Bloodrazor 12 months ago
I agree with this. We don't know exactly how the question was phrased, but he probably should have given the more PC answer. But I think the vast majority of athletes would say the same exact thing off the record.
I for one am glad he said it the way he did. If Bell were a better QB he would be in there all the time. Getting pulled for gimmick plays would stick in my craw too. No sense in being politically correct, his career is over, why pull punches? And its not like he said Bell sucked...just him getting pulled after driving the team 79 yards, only to be pulled for that last yard is what sucked.
Political correctness is for weenies.
Can't say I disagree with you in theory. The only thing is that it might rub a few NFL people the wrong way that he didn't handle that question better, so it probably would have been smarter to be more PC since he hasn't been drafted yet.
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