As Jerry Maguire says in “Jerry Maguire” during the climatic scene when he finally confesses his love for Dorothy Boyd, “We live in a cynical world. A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors. I love you. You… complete me.”
Apparently some people don’t share that point of view, especially teammates, which is a little why it’s ironic that the film specifically made Rod Tidwell, an NFL wide receiver, Jerry Maguire’s only client.
And if you heard what anthem-kneeling Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid said about if his quarterback, Cam Newton, was seriously injured for the season then you’ll want to vomit over the disloyalty.
It’s amazing that Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid is still playing professional football because he continues to carry on disgraced former quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s legacy.
Reid and Kaepernick were co-plaintiffs in the collusion lawsuit against the NFL for trying to keep them out of the league. They settled for an undisclosed amount but it was estimated to be somewhere in the $3 million range.
But Reid is still in the NFL and Kaepernick is not. It doesn’t exactly take a genius to figure out that the NFL didn’t collude; it’s simply a matter of one being good enough to play in the league and the other wasn’t anymore.
Yet, the NFL players that support Kaepernick continue on this quest of shaming those that had a problem with his anti-American divisive anthem kneeling. It’s somehow our fault for not supporting his ludicrous cause.
But Eric Reid said something the other day that really put things into perspective about who he is as a person and the kind of agenda he’s trying to perpetuate.
On Thursday night, Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton limped off the field after being sacked during Carolina’s 10-3 preseason loss to New England. After the game, Newton was seen walking to the team bus in a walking boot. Newton’s injury sparked speculation about whether he would be available for the season opener.
Reid didn’t waste any time throwing his teammate under the bus.
Scott Fowler of The Charlotte Observer reported, “Eric Reid says IF Cam is hurt badly, Kaepernick could and should definitely “come in and help us.” Again, he stressed the IF and said he hoped Cam was fine.”
Eric Reid says IF Cam is hurt badly, Kaepernick could and should definitely “come in and help us.” Again, he stressed the IF and said he hoped Cam was fine.
— Scott Fowler (@scott_fowler) August 23, 2019
The operative word is not “IF” in this case. Clearly, Reid is projecting that he would rather play alongside Kaepernick than he would his own quarterback.
The bad news for Reid is that Newton’s injury is just a mild foot sprain and not a season-ender.
It’s simply mind-blowing to see someone make this kind of comment after the leader of the team is injured. It’s like he was ready to insist his friend Kaepernick should be the next man up when he hasn’t played in over three years.