JuJu Smith-Schuster, New England Patriots (Week 1)
February was weird. There was a Super Bowl that ended badly. Then came Valentine's Day, and on the 14th, JuJu Smith-Schuster actually went so far as to create a greeting card that took a shot at James Bradberry.
This immediately prompted A.J. Brown to call JuJu “Tik-Tok boy,”. Things seem to have calmed, but nothing has been forgotten. The insults will be hot and heavy during the days leading up to Week 1's game against the New England Patriots... from the fans of course. You can best believe Bradberry's teammates have his back.
JuJu slapped Bradberry in the face. A.J. saw that, and retaliated by shooting JuJu in the crotch with a rocket launcher. It was a masterclass presented by Number 11.
Five days later, JuJu released a TikTok that looked like a low-budget, family-friendly Snuff Film in a poorly communicated attempt to dump on the Eagles. This is an excellent example of why you don't surround yourself with 'Yes-men.' They're going to tell you that skits like these are pure gold when, in reality, it seems like one of Antonio Brown's fever dreams. There are an infinite number of reasons not to like JuJu. Everything he does is the worst.
Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers (Week 13)
There are two ways to handle yourself after a playoff loss. You can take the high road, say nothing, work hard, and do better next time. OR, you can take the low road through the Mines of Moria, drag everyone (including your own team) down there with you, blame other teams, and delude yourself into thinking you got personally bullied. San Francisco 49ers star Deebo Samuel opted for the latter option.
One of the best (read: worst) parts of his lunacy was when he complained about the trash talk from the Eagles’ fans AND players. Okay, well he literally was asking for it from the fans, so no harm, no foul there. But, complaining about trash talk from the players? Hmm.
We must have forgotten about the time when James Bradberry, one of Philly's quieter stars, called Deebo “trash”. No, wait, that never happened. It was the other way around. Deebo is one of the faces of the Niners' franchise (read: Wah Francisco Dorky Whiners) and he's the human embodiment of the 'Crying Jordan' meme.
Jalen Reagor, New England Patriots (Even on the practice squad, he's public enemy number one).
While it’s not Jalen Reagor's fault that he's a villain, it’s absolutely his fault that he’s a villain. Reagor didn’t draft himself to the Eagles one spot before the Minnesota Vikings selected Justin Jefferson, so maybe we should have treated him better. Still, you do yourself no favors by failing conditioning tests ahead of your second training camp after posting a horrible rookie season.
If you give effort, Birds fans will love you. If you don’t, you'll be flamed. It’s as simple as that. Our favorite memory of Jalen Reagor will always be the one that follows.
Here's the thing. Jalen Reagor won't be playing in Week 1. He's on New England's practice squad. Most times, tilts like these are considered to be 'revenge games', but for Reag, the ceiling might be as a guy that has one foot in the door and one foot standing on the outside of an NFL roster
He is already making his third stop. He never seems to be good enough, Sure, he'll be arrested on sight the moment he steps foot in the City of Brotherly Love, but come game time, Darius Slay and James Bradberry will be asked to shut down JuJu Smith-Schuster and DeVante Parker.