Michael Irvin is one of the best wide receivers of all time. The former Dallas Cowboys wideout has a bust in Canton to prove it. His ability to coach offensive linemen, though, is questionable at best.
Irvin doesn’t have a ton of respect for the job responsibilities for offensive linemen. On Sunday’s edition of NFL GameDay, Irvin minimized the difficulty of being an O-lineman.
“These are fat men standing in front of each other doing a fat man’s dance,” Irvin said on NFL GameDay on NFL Network.
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) November 19, 2017
Nobody will ever accuse offensive linemen to be the most in shape or athletic people on the football field but Irvin knows better than this. The job responsibilities for offensive linemen are not simple. Pass and run blocking aren’t easy. Irvin’s words are a perfect example of easier said than done.
The Cowboys’ failure to protect quarterback Dak Prescott in Week 10 obviously provoked Irvin’s message. Without left tackle Tyron Smith, Prescott was sacked a career high 8 times last week against the Atlanta Falcons.
Eyeballs will be on the Smith-less Cowboys’ offensive line this week, including Irvin’s.