Didn’t we learn anything from the New Orleans Saints bountygate fiasco?
At least Brian Baldinger didn’t.
A NFL Network analyst and former player for the Cowboys and Eagles, Baldinger told 97.5 The Fanatic, a Philadelphia sports talk station, that Philadelphia should put a bounty on Dallas rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott.
“They’ve got this running back Ezekiel Elliott, the fourth pick in the draft. He shows up at the draft in New York with a belly shirt on, a tuxedo collar, just arrogance. Just screams arrogance. The powder blue shirt. He’s got 703 yards. He leads the league in rushing. Everybody talks about how good the offensive line is. He’s the difference maker.
“Well he hasn’t been hit by an Eagle yet. He hasn’t been tattooed into that pretty little turf that Jerry built down there. This is the guy that we gotta hurt. This is the guy that we gotta take out of the game. There’s gotta be 10 guys that want to hurt him every single play. In fact, we may even put a little bounty on Ezekiel Elliott. Let’s get to Alfred Morris.
“I’m sick of hearing everybody talk about how good the offensive line is, and how good this guy is. This is the guy that makes them go. This is the guy we’ve gotta take out.”
Shock jock bravado? Likely. But it’s still something to keep an eye on.