By Calvin Palmer
In a rare moment in NFL history, the Jacksonville Jaguars became the first team to change its name during the half-time interval at Seattle.
Trailing 20-0 after one of the most inept first-half displays ever witnessed in the NFL, Jacksonville emerged for the second half bearing the name Jacksonville Pussies.
If the cap fits, wear it. And that cap certainly fits Rashean Mathis. Is there any other player on a NFL roster who tackles like a girl? He seems to think a gentle tap on the back of an opposing player with the palms of his hands will stop them in their tracks. Wrong!
What this big girl’s blouse is doing playing pro football escapes me. I would be reluctant to have him serving on a stadium hot dog concession stand. I doubt he would have the strength to split open a bun.
Quite what Jack Del Rio will say at half-time is anyone’s guess but he did not seem particularly concerned as he left the field.
It would now appear Jacksonville sports two jokes – The Florida Times-Union newspaper and now its football team.
Having suffered further humiliation is the second half, it would be appropriate if every player of the Jacksonville Pussies who took the field at Seattle donated their weekly wage to a charity of their choice. They certainly did not earn this money this afternoon.
Inquiries about the kick-off time of next week’s game against the St Louis Rams are likely to be met with, “What time can you get here?”