Some guys should think before they open their mouths. And if Calvin Pace actually said the words he is quoted as saying in the New York Times Fifth Down blog, he obviously needs to take that advice.
After the Dolphins beat the Jets, 31-27, Monday night, a game in which Chad Henne completed 20 of 26 passes, showed out a 130.4 passer rating and authored his first career fourth-quarter comeback victory, Pace ripped Henne.
“Against a second-year clown quarterback, we didn’t affect him enough," Pace said, according to the blog. " I guess you have to give him credit. The defense lost the game today."
So Henne just lit you up and you call him a, "clown quarterback?"
Seems to me it is Pace wearing the big red nose and crawling out of a tiny car with the rest of his Jets friends.
And this confirms it as Pace discusses Miami's Wildcat package:
"I can't respect that stuff, all that Wildcat," he said, according to the blog. "We're in the NFL. Don't come here with that nonsense."
Excuse me while I laugh at this dude.
It occurs to me that perhaps Pace should question his offensive coaches about how nonsensical Wildcat is because the Jets also use a version of the look -- they call it Seminole, with Leon Washington as the triggerman.
And, in fact, the Jets were using a version of Wildcat before the Dolphins, back in 2007 when Brad Smith ran it. So they didn't think it was nonsense then.
Also, if you have no respect for the Wildcat, how about stopping it? The Dolphins ran Wildcat on 16 plays and gained 110 yards -- including 21 yard pass to tight end Anthony Fasano.
The Dolphins plowed the Jets using Wildcat, and everything else for that matter, and now Pace is ripping it?
Come on, man!
Now NFL players did some pretty stupid things this weekend. Some of those are below. But how do you weigh Pace's ridiculous remarks with those other dumb things?