Broncos quarterback Joe Flacco made nationwide waves Monday when he advised the media that it wasn’t a part of his job description to mentor rookie Drew Lock.
“I’m not nervous about creating guys or any of that,” Flacco mentioned. “I hope he does develop, however I don’t take a look at it as my job. My job is to win soccer video games.”
Whether or not or not what he mentioned was blown out of portion, it acquired everybody speaking. Right here’s a take a look at what three former NFL stars needed to say:
Former Chargers working again LaDainian Tomlinson on the NFL Community: “Even when that’s actually the best way he feels, don’t say it. He seems to be like a foul teammate. Our job as veteran gamers is to mentor youthful gamers. That’s the way you move in your data. As Joe Flacco will get older, he needs a type of younger guys. If Drew Lock turns into an all-star quarterback, doesn’t he need Drew Lock to say, ‘Man, I discovered so much from Joe Flacco, he taught me so much.’ … I’m telling you it’s a foul reflection on Joe and your teammates lose respect for you.”
Former Panthers huge receiver Steve Smith mentioned Tuesday on WFNZ in Charlotte, N.C.: “Is he going to show him? After all. They’re going to be in conferences for six and a half, seven hours a day for the subsequent six, seven months. He might not look as himself as a mentor, however he’s going to show him issues. They’re going to have dialogue, they’re going to have conversations. … He might not see himself as that, however that’s what he’s going to be.”
Corridor of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner on “The Rich Eisen Show”: “I don’t perceive that mentality in any respect. Not simply Joe Flacco, we’ve heard quite a lot of guys say that not too long ago. … I imagine your function is to assist your staff be pretty much as good because it presumably could be. That’s your function when you’re the starter to be ready and be able to go. That’s to assist your whole teammates, together with the man that’s backing you up or the man that they need to take your job in some unspecified time in the future, to be the very best professional participant that he could be.”
What concerning the Broncos’ rookie? Lock advised TMZ: “Me and Joe, he’s taught me so much up to now. … We’re in the identical quarterback room. He’s been nice to me.”
— Joe Nguyen, The Denver Publish
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