Barry Richardson’s Sideline Adventure
After Barry Richardson’s misadventures on the offensive line got him sent to the bench, he responded in a manner that makes for great blog fodder: Pushing an assistant coach and, well, whoever else got close to him. He followed that up by trying to run back on the field, rejoining the offensive line. Um, about that, Barry.
There’s video of these good times over at Shutdown Corner, and since the NFL is removing other videos from YouTube — Sigh, still with that? Really? — here are a couple of animated images, allowing you to keep these memories forever.
After the game, head coach Todd Haley supported his emotional lineman:
“Coach (Bill) Muir and our offensive staff wanted to calm him down a little bit and let him regroup. He’s a prideful guy who didn’t want to be out and was upset at himself, and that’s a good thing. These guys care. And that is such a refreshing, positive thing out of this group that makes it so much fun to go to work everyday. This is an emotional game, and they are laying it on the line, and that’s all I ask.”
I doubt, however, Richardson pushes another coach while he’s a Chief. While you want your players to give a damn about their performance, you certainly don’t want them putting their hands on other members of the team, coaches or otherwise.