Dan Orlovsky didn't exactly have the most productive NFL career although since then, he has become an analyst for ESPN and is featured on numerous shows. Orlovsky went on a bit of a tear today and he had none other than Damian Lillard in his sights. This was all because Lillard stated that he wouldn't want to play any games at a remote site if it meant his team had absolutely zero chance of making it to the NBA playoffs.
Orlovsky was very much against Lillard's line of thinking and stated that he thought Dame was being an "entitled and spoiled" brat. Lillard ended up becoming privy to these comments on unleashed on social media, telling Orlovsky that he should watch it and that he knows nothing about how Lillard got to his current position. Not to mention, Lillard made sure to throw in a shot at Orlovsky's suspect stats.
The former NFL quarterback immediately backed down upon witnessing Lillard's anger and issued a quick yet effective apology that had most fans laughing at him for backpedaling.
Either way, if there is anything we have learned here, it's that you don't disparage the good name of Damian Lillard just because he has some very valid health concerns about resuming the NBA season. It's a fight you're never going to win.
Stephen A. Smith Delivers Blasphemous Patrick Mahomes Take: Watch
Max Kellerman and Dan Orlovsky couldn't believe their ears.
Stephen A. Smith has some pretty out-there opinions sometimes. When it comes to shows like ESPN's First Take, a debate is the number one premise. This means there isn't much space for the co-hosts to agree with one another. This need for debate can manifest in some pretty interesting ways. Sometimes, it leads to some pretty bizarre statements that are backed up with a lot of mental gymnastics. Usually, it's Max Kellerman who is delivering these takes although yesterday, it was Smith's turn.
During a conversation about Patrick Mahomes, Smith revealed that he thinks Alex Smith could have gone to the Super Bowl with this Chiefs team. The First Take host thinks anyone could have succeeded with Mahomes' weapons and that we should pump the breaks on calling Mahomes the best in the world.
Kellerman and Orlovsky appeared genuinely shocked by the admission as they sat at their desks dumbfounded by what they had just heard. Kellerman jumped off the ledge and said Mahomes could be the greatest quarterback ever while Orlovsky said Mahomes is impossible to explain. Either way, it seems as though all three men can't agree on this subject and it made for an entertaining segment.
Do you think Smith is right or is he way off on this one?
Max Kellerman Destroyed By Dan Orlovsky For Carson Wentz Criticism
It isn't always Stephen A. having all of the fun.
Carson Wentz was one of the best up and coming quarterbacks in the NFL just a few short years ago until injuries derailed much of his progress. While he has shown flashes of brilliance at times, there have been other instances where he hasn't been so good. Mix his inconsistency with reports of leadership issues within the locker room and you're given a QB who is ripe for criticism from the media.
One of Wentz's biggest critics has been none other than Max Kellerman who sits across from Stephen A. Smith every day on First Take. Despite a huge win yesterday, Kellerman threw more shots at Wentz which led to a quick reaction from guest analyst Dan Orlovsky. As you can see from the clip below, the whole scene was quite combative as Orlovsky was clearly unamused with what Kellerman had to say.
Kellerman has been criticized quite a bit for being a contrarian when it comes to his sports opinions. Despite being a respected sports reporter, Kellerman can come across as quite dismissive of certain players which have led to some interesting debates with his co-hosts. Of course, Orlovsky is a quarterback so it's not surprising to see him stand up for a fellow player.
Who do you think won this round of the debate?
Antonio Brown Ripped Apart By Former NFL QB After Big Ben Debacle: Watch
Brown has been a polarizing player as of late.
Antonio Brown has been getting on the nerves of Pittsburgh Steelers and Oakland Raiders fans over the past few months thanks to some pretty incredulous antics. Brown was able to force his way out of Pittsburgh and as soon as he got to Oakland, things got a little weird. Over the past few weeks, Brown has been battling with the NFL over the new helmet rules and even filed two grievances, which were eventually shot down. This has led to speculation that Brown will be a nuisance for the Raiders this season and won't play like the superstar everyone knows he is.
In a recent interview, Brown's former quarterback in Pittsburgh Ben Roethlisberger spoke to the media about his relationship with Brown and how he wishes he handled it differently. Brown told Big Ben to shut up and now, former QB Dan Orlovsky is giving AB hell for it. The rant came during a recent episode of ESPN's Get Up!
Orlovsky makes the argument that Brown is an “attention-seeking drama queen” and that he shouldn't be speaking this way about his former teammates. It's not surprising to see a former quarterback stand up for his brethren like that, although it's hard to be on AB's side through all of this considering his recent antics.
Do you agree with Orlovsky or is he simply being too harsh here? Let us know in the comments.