Thursday, January 3, 2008
Quick hits on a couple of guys that are either already gone or about to be gone.
First up, Matty Lepsis. I hope I don't get crucified for this, but I was never much of a fan of Lepsis. To me it always seemed, early in his career anyway, that whenever there was a holding penalty that negated a TD or a false start penalty in a big situation, it was on #78. I know that wasn't the case, but it just seemed like it. From '99-'03, the most frequent words out of my mouth during games was "Fuckin Leper." And of course, the enduring image of Lepsis is him rolling over on TD's knee and essentially ending his career. Of course it wasn't Lepsis' fault, you could blame Grease-pit for that as much as Lepsis (he did throw the pick after all), but I cant get the image of an out-of-control #78 flopping to the ground and rolling up on TD's knee. I'm sorry, but that's how it was for me.
Anyway, he developed into a pretty decent tackle, but his play has slipped considerably over the last couple of years. He knew it, Shanny knew it, shit even an idiot like me knew it. It was time for him to hang 'em up. I'm not sad to see him go. Feel free to kill me for this in the comments.
Next up is Javon Walker. You know what? Fuck Javon Walker right in the pants. Who does this preening, dipshit fuckstick think he is? Take a look at this quote:
"I just take what's really coming, and it's not that they don't want me here, but I don't think it's the best fit for me...This isn't an offense where I agreed to come here. I never agreed to say, 'Hey, this is Javon, this is the offense I want to come to.' It had to come, the situation where it was a trade. It boils down to a point where I have to go where best fits for me. Whatever Javon's talents can be used at, I have to go where best fits for me."
Jesu fucking' Christo. Guy gets hurt the first week of the season, has to sit out 8 straight games or whatever, some newspaper hacks theorize that the team will ask him to take a pay cut next year and he responds with "I never wanted to be here in the first place"? Man, that takes some fucking balls. Personally, I think he cant stomach being second banana to Brandon Marshall. He's due a shitload of cash next year, but they're never going to pay the fucker. No one in their right mind will ever give him that kind of money again. Two significant knee injuries in three years? No thanks. Good riddance, Javon. We'll enjoy that 5th round pick we get for your ass.