September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jonathan Dwyer (27) carries the ball as New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace pursues during the second quarter at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Calvin Pace Backs Off Statement Regarding Reggie Bush

Calvin Pace decided to wise up. Good move.

As we reported yesterday, Calvin Pace made a curious statement regarding Reggie Bush and his injury. He said that after Bush had played well in the first half, “We had to take him out.” Not really a smart thing to say, considering the league has gone through a Bounty scandal. His statement certainly could have been construed that way.

I guess someone got a hold of Pace’s ear yesterday, because he backtracked from that statement when meeting with the media yesterday. Here is what he had to say:

(Before I) answer any question about any game stuff, apparently, I said something about Reggie Bush trying to get him out of the game. I wasn’t trying to say it as if we were trying to hurt him. I’m sad to see him get hurt. We aren’t running any kind of bounty system or anything like that, and actually, looking at the play, somebody just fell on his knee. That’s all I have to say. I guess I need to say things in a different manner, and I’ll do a better job of it next time.

Football players, in large part, are not that smart, we know this. But his statement about “taking him out”, was about the stupidest thing he could possibly have said. Why would you make a statement like that? Why not just say, “We went out there looking for his knees, and we got em!” Good thing he backtracked from it, because that statement was one that just begs to be investigated.

And by the way, tough talk from a guy that hasn’t made an impact on a football game in a million years or so.

Sometimes I wonder if they all should be checked for head injuries. Pace isn’t exactly on his way to Mensa meetings after the game, is he? Oh well.

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