Video: Chris Spielman goes off on Jets WR Robby Anderson during broadcast
New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson met some pretty harsh criticism from FOX broadcaster Chris Spielman during Sunday’s Week 12 matchup with the Carolina Panthers.
Anderson has 5 catches for 118 yards and 2 touchdowns with just under 10 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and decided to use a closeup from a FOX cameraman to campaign for the Pro Bowl. The only problem is that the Jets are losing to the Panthers 32-20 and Spielman made sure to point that out quickly.
Nobody campaigns for the Pro Bowl on Chris Spielman's timepic.twitter.com/75fCOpRItf
— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) November 26, 2017
Anderson now has 40 catches for 686 yards and 7 touchdowns on the season. Those numbers probably aren’t Pro Bowl worthy in their own right, but considering the 6 touchdown receptions he has in the last 5 games, he could play his way into the All-Star contest if he keeps up that pace.
Still, Spielman is right. The Jets are fighting for a victory and are actually still clinging to playoff life in the miserable AFC, so Anderson should probably be focused on the task at hand.
Anderson is still on his rookie deal, so he doesn’t have any Pro Bowl incentive written into his contract other than the bonus that all participants receiver, so he doesn’t really have the excuse of using the TV time to attempt to earn some life-changing money, either.