Everybody has somebody of their life like Eli Apple, the dude who flexes after profitable one thing by default, or at greatest having a really minor function in a hit.
Let’s be actual for a sec: The one apple that will get cooked extra usually than Eli is a pie earlier than the Fourth of July, and but he loves speaking trash after being carried to the AFC Championship by the staff round him.
Now look, I are likely to suppose Apple will get a contact an excessive amount of hate — after which simply once I begin feeling that method he goes and does one thing like this and pulls me again in. That is mainly the NFL equal of Patrick Beverly, a dude who talks a lot undeserved trash for what he’s bringing to the desk.
If this was Joe Burrow or Ja’Marr Chase making enjoyable of Stefon Diggs it might be one thing, however Apple has been objectively mediocre this season. He ranks properly under most starters within the NFL at cornerback, and his 52.9 participant ranking from Professional Soccer Focus is dangerous.
Clearly he’s nonetheless taking part in, so he and the Bengals deserve some props — however trolling notably Damar Hamlin, who wasn’t even on the sector, it’s simply so rattling pointless for a man who most of the time will get burned like incense at a holistic therapeutic conference.
Apple greatest be prepared for Kansas Metropolis this weekend as a result of he completely set the tone. Once you speak this a lot shit it’s essential be able to again it up, and historical past tells us which may not occur. Hell, lest we neglect that Apple was one of many largest causes the Bengals misplaced the Tremendous Bowl lower than a 12 months in the past.
Cooper Kupp did most of his work as a receiver when aligned on the appropriate aspect of the formation:
Proper: 6 rec, 71 yds, 2 TD
Left: 2 rec, 21 yds
— Subsequent Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) February 14, 2022
Daring transfer speaking trash once more, Eli. We’ll see how this one pans out.