By Danny Cox
When things happen in the NFL, there are truly not a lot of players that take blame upon themselves and own up to what has happened with their careers or what they need to improve. Two players have recently pointed fingers and placed blame elsewhere while another player is putting full responsibility on himself for a problematic matter.
Ed Reed says Wade Phillips is the reason he was waived
Ed Reed is now playing for the New York Jets after starting the season with the Houston Texans. Injuries and poor play ended up leading to his release from the Texans, but he is now saying that defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is the true reason he was let go.
“Wade said something to me. He basically just made sure I was leaving,” Reed said in a conference call with Baltimore reporters Wednesday. “He was probably the guy, the reason I’m not there. But it’s all good, man. I’m not worried about it.”
Reed said the Texans defense is “not a good fit for a lot of people” still in Houston. He is saying that it wasn’t all about him and he wants people to know that a lot of the blame falls on the playcaller, Phillips.
Santana Moss wants RG3 to take more responsibility for the Redskins bad season
Veteran wide receiver Santana Moss of the Washington Redskins recently said that quarterback Robert Griffin III needed to accept blame for the botched final play rather than try to explain what actually happened. With those comments, there was a lot of talk of dissension in the Redskins locker room, but Moss says that isn’t the case.
Moss attempted to clarify what he meant by his statement and he said that he and RG3 are “cool.”
The Redskins wide receiver spoke a lot about the situation before clarifying and it led to a number of players making sure that everyone realizes Washington is a unified team.
Reggie Bush vows not to fumble again this season
Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush has lost two fumbles in the past three games, and he is taking full responsibility for the problems he’s having. He has come out and made a guarantee that he won’t fumble again for the rest of this season.
Throughout his career, he has never had more than two lost fumbles or four total in a season. Now, he has had three fumbles this season and lost two of them.
Bush knows that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will attempt to strip him of the ball early in Sunday’s upcoming game. He knows that it’s “part of the job,” but he went on record to guarantee that he will not fumble again this season. As he affirmatively said, “…it won’t happen again.”
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Danny Cox knows a little something about the NFL, whether it means letting you know what penalty will come from the flag just thrown on the field or quickly spouting off who the Chicago Bears drafted in the first round of the 1987 draft (Jim Harbaugh). He plans on bringing you the best news, previews, recaps, and anything else that may come along with the exciting world of the National Football League. Danny is a freelance writer covering all things NFL. His work can be found on Examiner.com.