Stephen A. Smith Has Odd Take On Cowboys, Mike McCarthy
Stephen A. Smith had an odd take on the Cowboys and Mike McCarthy.
Smith, arguably ESPN’s most polarizing host, has been trolling all season long. As such, him reacting negatively to any hire the organization made was almost a given.
That being said, out of all the names mentioned, McCarthy seems like the most rationale choice Jerry Jones could have possibly made under the circumstances.
Despite that, Smith was not impressed.
Appearing on ESPN’s First Take on Monday, Smith took shot after shot at both the Cowboys and McCarthy.
— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) January 6, 2020
“From a resume perspective I have no problem with him. My problem is: How’d you leave?
“What did you do the last time I saw you? My point is: Aaron Rodgers, one of the greatest quarterbacks we’ve ever seen… said ‘this is archaic.’
“You’re going to bring in a guy who was accused of being a guy who time has passed him by? That is the guy that you hire? With Urban Meyer out there?”
While Smith is technically correct about Rodgers being displeased with McCarthy towards the end of their relationship, context is key.
Rodgers has had a lot of tiffs, including one with his new head coach Matt LaFleur – before the guy even started on the job. Literally, before LaFleur even started, Rodgers was taking little potshots at his offensive philosophy.
McCarthy no doubt deserved blame for how things ended with the Packers, but painting Rodgers as the victim is a bit disingenuous.