The aftermath of Stephen A. Smith’s brutal blunder on live television while talking about the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs is being felt across the sports world. Players, coaches, fans, and even teams are going out of their way to troll the ESPN analyst for his previous comments, and we can now add a new name to the list.
Oakland Raiders head coach Jon Gruden.
As Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group revealed, Gruden threw some shade at Smith when talking about the team’s upcoming game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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“Jon Gruden channeling his inner-Stephen A. Smith when talking Bengals: ‘We’ve got to get ready for Dan Ross and Booby Clark. We’ve got to watch out for Isaac Curtis down the middle. We’ve got to get Tim Brown and all of our receivers ready to play.’” McDonald tweeted.
Bruins Wrap: Boston’s Comeback Falls Short In 5-3 Loss To Penguins
Saturday December 15, 2018
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For those who missed the moment, Gruden’s reference of former players goes off Smith’s brutal pregame evaluation of the Chargers vs. Chiefs matchup on Thursday night. It featured an in-depth breakdown of players who weren’t playing in the game. Including a mention of the play of Chargers tight end Hunter Henry, who’s missed the entire season with an ACL injury.
Stephen A. Smith’s Confusing Comments
Aside from mentioning Henry, Smith began the segment on ESPN’s show First Take by referencing Spencer Ware, who Max Kellerman quickly pointed out was not playing. That was innocent enough but following that, the analyst proceeded to reference the road team as the “San Diego Chargers” and mention Derrick Johnson.
“I’m also looking at the San Diego Chargers on offense and I’m thinking about Hunter Henry and the way that he’s played this year and as effective as he’s been. He’s going up against Derrick Johnson and I’ve got to keep my eyes on that.” Smith states.
Obviously, Gruden is well aware of the fact that Johnson is no longer on the Chiefs, considering he was a member of the Raiders for a few weeks earlier this season. After the comments had wrapped up, the internet trolling began, as the Chargers Twitter account even got in on the action.
UPDATE: LaDainian Tomlinson, Dan Fouts and Lance Alworth are all OUT for tonight. #LACvsKC https://t.co/0nw4diFKB0
— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) December 13, 2018
Poll: Should The Bulls Be Looking To Trade Jabari Parker?
Friday December 14, 2018
The Chicago Bulls are reportedly “engaged in talks” with multiple teams on a potential trade that would ship Jabari Parker out of town before he’s even completed a half of a season with the team he signed a two-year $40 million deal with in the offseason. Bulls have engaged in talks with several teams regarding […]
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