What NOT To Say If You’re A Wide Receiver


Why Are The Best Better Than The Rest? Because they don’t make excuses. Period. And they know what NOT to say.

Lynn Swann caught just about everything that Terry Bradshaw threw his way. He was the MVP of Super Bowl X when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Dallas Cowboys.  Swann’s catch has become one of the most memorable acrobatic catches in Super Bowl history. The Steelers would go on to win Super Bowl X, 21-17.

The same accolades will NEVER catch up with the Eagles Nelson Agholor.

Nelson Agholor is not a great receiver. He’s barely a good receiver. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and say that he’s an elementary, pedestrian receiver, at best. And here’s why. Here’s what Mr. Agholor had to say after the Eagles lost to the Dallas Cowboys in overtime Sunday Night:

“No one is perfect. I don’t look at no drops, or that type of [stuff]. I’m tired of hearing that [stuff]. It’s just stupid.”

“You just have to make the next one. Everybody runs routes. Sometimes they are contested. Sometimes you drop them. If you make as many as you possibly can that come your way, you’ll put yourself in a good position. No one is perfect. I don’t look at no drops, or that type of [stuff]. I’m tired of hearing that [stuff]. It’s just stupid.

The Eagles receivers tied a season high with four drops in the loss, and Agholor’s drop was costly. He failed to hold on to a third-down Carson Wentz pass early in the contest that would have given the Eagles a first-and-goal. Instead, they had to settle for a Caleb Sturgis field goal.

So here’s why the best are better than the rest. They work hard. They work smart. And they don’t make excuses. Period.  And they don’t say that “you just have to catch the next one.” That may be true, but you don’t SAY that. Do you? And you absolutely don’t say this:

“I don’t give a damn, man, that [stuff] is nothing,” Agholor said when asked about the drops and whether plays were left on the field.

Pitiful. Just plain pitiful.

So I hope that the Eagles cut Agholor or that Agholor wakes up and smells the coffee. Because his job is to catch footballs. In other words, your job is to catch the football. Period. And if you can’t catch the football, you not doing your job, and you don’t deserve that job.

The spiritual tie in is clear. Christians are to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth. And if we can’t do that, we aren’t doing our job. Period. 

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