We’ve got an interesting take on the 24-hour rule and some thoughts on the Malcolm Jenkins fine in this edition of ‘Philadelphia Eagles Roundup’.
One might say blaming the officials for a loss is reason enough to throw someone in the ‘Bush League’ category, but to be honest, something’s been on the minds of the ITI staff. Bear with us for a sec. We have to take you back to the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles game. Yes, we know it was a week ago, but it’s necessary for this story. Then, we need to discuss Malcolm Jenkins.
We start with the 24-hour rule.
There’s been some debate.
To some, the 24-hour rule can be summed up one way. ‘Take the loss, and move on. Stop talking about it.’ The Eagles face the Los Angeles Rams tonight, and no one cares about the Cowboys loss anymore. That is except for the fact that Malcolm Jenkins made some comments about the refs.
According to multiple reports, including one by Tim McManus, Malcolm Jenkins has been fined $12,500 by the league for some post game comments about the officials following the loss in Arlington.
He responded, and some teammates came to his defense, including one Rasul Douglas. Take a look at some of the highlights:
Jenkins has responded to the cry of some of his fans (who asked to pay some of the money back) by asking that they, in turn, help Jenkins do something that he always does, help someone else. He asks that any contributions be made to his charity.
That brings us to the 24-hour rule again. In an information age, we want quotes and something to talk about, but we have a tendency to get angry or uncomfortable when someone says something we don’t want to hear.
We’ve all been guilty of saying something the wrong way. Perhaps we should take into account that these NFL games make us emotional. Can we sometimes admit that there’s a possibility that if we shove a microphone in someone’s face just moments after an emotional win (or loss) that there’s a possibility you might get an emotional response?
Remember Richard Sherman?
"Well I’m the best corner in the game! When you try me with a sorry receiver like (Michael) Crabtree, that’s the result you gonna get. DON’T YOU EVER TALK ABOUT ME! …Don’t you open your mouth about the best or I’m a shut it for you real quick. LOB!"
Perhaps the 24-hour rule should be amended to include allowing NFL players 24 hours to calm down. It’s just a thought.