I’m Chuck Wilson with an ESPN Radio Extra Point.
In a world where pointing fingers and blaming others has become an art form, kudos go out to Trey Junkin, who came out of retirement for the New York Giants only to make a poor snap on the game-winning field goal attempt at San Francisco.
He blamed himself for the loss, though the league later said off-setting penalties should have given the Giants another chance.
Cleveland Browns receiver Dennis Northcutt offered no excuses for letting a potential game-clinching pass go threw his hands late in Cleveland’s loss at Pittsburgh.
And Colts quarterback Peyton Manning didn’t lament the lack of a running game or the half dozen drops by his receivers in his teams’ loss to the Jets.
He took responsibility for his own poor play.
It’s what you do when you’re a leader.
That brings us to Giants “look at me” tight end Jeremy Shockey, who fires up the opposition as much as he does his own team.
For all his skill and toughness, he’d better understand that his continual taunting of opponents comes with a price tag…a higher level of personal accountability and a lower level of tolerance for dropped passes.
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