Everyone remembers Kris Jenkins playing nose tackle for the Jets. For a couple of years after he came over from the Carolina Panthers, he was a major cog in the middle of the defense, occupying two guys along the defensive line. At the end, he had two knee injuries that kept him from playing the balance of two seasons before he retired from the game.
Well, he has taken to the airwaves, as a correspondent for the SNY network. He was on set yesterday, sitting in for former Jets great Joe Klecko. He took the Jets to task, appropriately so, for the terrible game they played. The Jets were awful, especially on offense yesterday, and to his credit, Jenkins let them have it.
The issue was when he took it too far on the criticism of Mark Sanchez. He had a terrible game, but as a professional broadcaster, you never can wish a guy injured. But that is exactly what Kris Jenkins did, when he said that a defensive end should have knocked Sanchez out of the game. That is highly inappropriate.
When he was taken to task for it, Jenkins showed his true colors with this gem of a tweet:
LAST TIME I CHECKED I DIDN”T WISH HIM INJURED> I SAID KNOCKED OUT THE GAME! =’ PUT OUT HIS MISERY!!!
Ummm, let’s think about this for a minute. How can you get “knocked out the game”, if you aren’t injured? Benched, and knocked out, are two different things. Saying someone should be “put out his misery”, is the same thing as saying you want him injured. I mean I am aware that most football players aren’t geniuses, but seriously? You don’t have to like a guy for how he played, but don’t wish him injured.
Stay classy, Kris. If you can’t, stay off the airwaves.