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BENCH WARRANTED

Full Nelson, Half Nelson, NO Nelson – Many ex-trojans have bench warrants issued for their arrests, but for former u$c Wide Receiver and current NFL Bust Nelson Agholor, his benching was warranted, because he has sucked so hard lately

Can you say “over-rated?”  Ex-trojan Wide Receiver Nelson Agholor was selected by Philadelphia in the First Round of the 2015 NFL Draft.  He was the 20th pick overall… and now, is probably one of the least-productive draftees of the year, compared to expectations.

His Rookie year was thoroughly forgettable.  In 13 games, he caught only ONE Touchdown.  He caught less than 2 passes a game, for less than 22 yards a game.  That’s practically the definition of an NFL BUST.  But the Eagles had a lot of money vested in him, so they kept him, touting him to have a breakout Sophomore campaign.  The Eagles won their first five games this season, as new QB Carson Wentz was becoming a huge star.  But now, after 11 games, Agholor is still a complete non-factor.  He has caught only ONE Touchdown again this season.  In Week 10, he had a total of 2 Receptions for a measly total of 7 yards.  Then in Week 11, he got ZERO Catches, for ZERO yards, in a loss to the Seahawks.  Agholor has been so pathetic, that he saw a Sports Psychologist to try to figure out why he is choking this year.

After their Week 11 loss to Seattle, the Philly Coach was thinking about pulling the plug on Agholor, but said that if Nelson had a good week of practice, he would still play on Monday Night against the Packers.  But then Monday Night rolled around, and Agholor was declared inactive.  Apparently, Nelson didn’t light it up in practice.  So the Coach decided to sit Nelson’s ass on the pine, to see if any of the reserves could possibly be that non-productive, and to give Agholor something to think about.  The Coach said it’s time for Agholor to see the game through CALMER EYES, and get a different perspective on it.  Only time will tell if it makes any difference, or if Agholor just doesn’t have the work ethic, or Football IQ, or TALENT, or intangibles, to make it in the Pro’s.

Also inactive this week was ex-trojan QB Cody Kessler, who was out with an injury.  Even with Kessler out of the way, the Browns still couldn’t win, going down to the Giants.  Kessler’s Browns are now 0-and-12.  2 other former trojan QB’s started on Sunday, and both lost, as Carson Palmer’s Cardinals got killed by Atlanta, and Matt Barkley, in his first start, threw 2 Interceptions in a Chicago loss to Tennessee.  In Barkley’s defense, he brought the team back from a big deficit, and in the closing minutes, threw what should have been the game-winning TD pass, but the Receiver flat-out DROPPED the ball, as if he were a Receiver on this year’s Bruin team.


Speaking of UCLA, congratulations to the Bruin Basketball Team, for defeating a very tough Texas A&M team to win the Championship Game of the Wooden Legacy Tournament.  As usual, almost every Bruin who played made key contributions to the tight 74-67 victory, which wasn’t anywhere close to being DECIDED until the final minute.  In crunchtime, Lonzo Ball sank a huge three to give the Bruins the lead, and then Bryce Alford hit another one, and some Free Throws, to clinch the game.  And it should also be noted that Isaac Hamilton carried the team scoring-wise in the first half.  At Intermission, Alford and Aaron Holiday were scoreless, while Hamilton had scored 17 of the Bruins’ 35 Points!  But Hamilton was shut out in the second half, so Alford, Holiday, and Ball had to carry the load, which, with the help of T.J. Leaf, Thomas Welsh, and Ike Anigbogu, they did, holding off the Aggies.  Isaac Hamilton and Lonzo Ball were named to the All-Tournament Team, with Lonzo getting honored as the Tournament Most Valuable Player… and it was definitely WARRANTED.

"BENCH WARRANTED" was published on November 29th, 2016 and is listed in Blue & Gold News, News from the Dark Side.

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