LA Rams Andrew Whitworth: Revenge is best served after a playoff victory
Life is far too important of a matter to be taken seriously. So it’s important for ourselves and one another to look for humor in events. So with a bit of tongue-in-cheek, I share this one with you.
The 3-0 Arizona Cardinals traveled to face the 3-0 LA Rams in Week 4, in a game that would set the pecking order in the very competitive NFC West Division. Of course, we know how that one turned out. The Rams lost that game by a score of 37-20. When the Rams lose, opposing teams’ players act as though they have never been there before, and mercilessly troll the Rams on social media after the fact.
The LA Rams have been taking notes along the way. After a loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, the Cardinals’ defensive end J.J. Watt trolled the LA Rams with a premature image of Chandler Jones and J.J. Watt shown in a picture with the caption that read:
1st place in the NFC West.
Of course, he who laughs last laughs best.
So it was especially sweet and savory to find that the oldest starting offensive lineman in the NFL, LA Rams offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, took notes, and was ready with his reply. The moment for that replay arrived. It was after the LA Rams demolished the Arizona Cardinals in the Wildcard Round of the NFL Playoffs. And both J.J. Watt and Chandler Jones played in that game.
Whitworth added his own touch on events in his commentary (which can be viewed on his Instagram message)
“It was all a dream!
Good night! It’s bedtime! 👋🏼
Great Team W!
While the original post was an emotional reaction to the Cardinals ending their losing streak to the LA Rams, it proves the point that trolling an opponent after a victory is never wise.
Since Head Coach Sean McVay has taken over the reins of the LA Rams organization, the team has enjoyed a 10-1 record against the Arizona Cardinals. And perhaps no victory has been as sweet as the win over the Cardinals despite the return of J.J. Watt to the active roster.
Was it a cheap shot? No. Watt invited the social media salvo after playing the premature success celebration at the expense of the LA Rams. I think that the NFL should be fun, and if the players want to play those antics, why not let them? We know that there will come a day when San Francisco 49ers Deebo Samuel will get his comeuppance too.
Now, the question is: Which of the LA Rams players will let him have it on social media when that happens?