How does A.J. Brown’s recent outburst rate? How do we rate some of the other sideline gems?
By now, you have all heard the story and have taken an opportunity to share your opinions. During the Philadelphia Eagles Week 2 affair versus the Minnesota Vikings, we all saw wide receiver A.J. Brown get a bit testy as Brian Johnson had huddled his offense together, so much so that quarterback Jalen Hurts and head coach Nick Sirianni had to calm him down. Much has been made of the conversation but to different degrees. The feedback has been constant and ranging.
Internet lip-readers are making it seem like the Yellowstone Supervolcano is erupting and we should all call our loved ones to prepare for an inevitable grizzly death. Other people with a basic knowledge of human emotions are noting that it’s just an elite competitor and athlete wanting the ball so he can be an elite competitor and athlete.
The answer probably lies somewhere in the middle (leaning towards the basic human emotion side). We don’t know the full context of the heated conversation, but it’s certainly not ideal.
Some people have issues with this sort of thing. Others move on quickly. Whatever the case may be, we’ve seen much MUCH worse examples of players getting upset on the sidelines. Let’s see where Brown’s actions fall on our scale and do the same with a few other recent outbursts by other players. Our proprietary rating scale is going to be based on Anger Points.