Jalen Reagor celebrates victory with dumb Twitter post
Jalen Reagor has one good game and all of sudden he thinks he can tell us whether or not we can boo?
In a hastily deleted tweet, Jalen Reagor appeared to wholeheartedly endorse Miles Sanders’ proclamation that fans shouldn’t be allowed to boo players.
Of course Jalen Reagor is no stranger to twitter controversy.
This barely registers as offensive compared to what’s gone on in the past. He has a history of being thin-skinned online. This time we should all be grateful he didn’t try to beat anyone up.
It’s one thing for Miles Sanders to tell fans not to boo. I’m not crazy about players’ policing fan behavior in general, but at least Sanders has had back-to-back games with over 100 rushing yards. You’ve earned the right to puff out your chest a bit.
Jalen Reagor on the other hand has given fans plenty of reasons to boo recently.
Specifically, I can think of one very big reason fans may want to boo him.
Actually, there are many reasons that come to mind.
Tuesday night Jalen Reagor was able to put up a solid performance.
Reagor notched three catches for 57 yards. He definitely did his part to expose Washington’s undermanned secondary. But let’s not get carried away here. He played like a professional wide receiver. Greg Ward still had more touchdowns, and I didn’t see him on Twitter telling me not to boo.
He still made puzzling decisions while returning punts. Seeming intent to run every way but forwards after catching the ball, on three return attempts, Reagor totaled just 22 yards.
That’s what makes his Twitter outbursts so frustrating. How can he reasonably expect fans to only laud him with praise? He has to look at his stat sheet and game film and know he isn’t producing. No fan base is going to praise you just for showing up.
We get it, Jalen. You practice hard. You made an impressive one-handed grab in the preseason. But you’re also a big reason why this team is fighting for a seventh seed in the playoffs and not controlling their own destiny. A little self-awareness goes a long way.
In conclusion: BOO!
Mandatory Credit: Tim Hawk | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com