Patrick Mahomes Criticizes Receivers And Linemen For Super Bowl Performance And Twitter Cannot Handle The Truth

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The irony in life is that the goal is often to reach a big levels of success so others can find small reasons to hate you.

It’s the old build ’em up to knock ’em down methodology. Remember when Ellen DeGeneres was just the philanthropic dancing talk show host instead of the ruthless dictator worth destroying? All it took was a long-standing emotional terrorism campaign of a few measly interns WHAT OF IT.

Patrick Mahomes is still very much in the Build ‘Em Up stage of fame, we are still rightfully marveling at his abilities *insert horizontal throw GIF here*. But once the people get a sense that he is over-staying his welcome atop the mountain, something as trivial as a hat in his locker can be fodder for damning Deadspin editorials for the next decade. 

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While Mahomes is still in that Universal Admiration sweet spot, he should do everything he can to not expedite his demise.

Criticizing wide receivers for not being in their right spots is one thing, but taking aim at your linemen—who may have the most thankless position in all of professional sports—is too far for my sensitive self.

“I just think we weren’t on the same page as an offense,” Mahomes said. “I wasn’t getting the ball out on time. The receivers were running routes not exactly where I thought they were going to be at. The offensive line, they were good sometimes and sometimes they let guys through. When you play a good defense like that, you’ve got to be on the same page as an offense, and we weren’t today and that’s why we played so bad.”

  1. He’s 100% right on all accounts.
  2. Honestly doesn’t get you anywhere in this business.
  3. When in doubt, fall on the sword.

Or face the wrath of People You’ll Never Meet.

“With great power comes big responsibility.”

Take all of the blame or none of it.


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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.