Tim Hasselbeck had a funny comment on Saturday night about an awful pass attempt by DJ Uiagalelei.
Uiagalelei’s Clemson Tigers narrowly escaped Boston College 19-13. Uiagalelei went 13/28 for 207 yards, while adding 50 rushing yards.
Late in the third quarter, Clemson had the ball in BC territory with the game tied at 13. BC was called for a defensive holding penalty, giving Clemson a first down.
Uiagalelei’s pass attempt on the play sailed incomplete and nowhere near his receiver, which Hasselbeck noted in humorous fashion.
“Look how far away that football is, if it was a grenade nobody would’ve died, the ball is not close”.
That’s harsh. But he was also trying to illustrate how irrelevant the holding call was.
Clemson ended up with a field goal on the possession and won the game. The Tigers’ offense has been lackluster all season, and Uiagalelei’s performance has fallen below expectations.
One note to keep in mind is that Hasselbeck, like his brother Matt, is a former BC quarterback. Maybe a slight bit of bias was showing.
ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck was brutally honest Tuesday when asked to assess how his brother Matt would hold up as Indianapolis’s starting quarterback.
“They have a 40-year-old backup that maybe has to play for six weeks, get you all the way to Week 16 of the NFL season before you potentially get Andrew Luck back,” Hasselbeck said on ESPN, via Pro Football Talk. “I know my brother played well in the two games he started this season, but I think anyone can attest, it’s one thing when it’s a shorter injury and you have a backup that’s going to play one week, two weeks, three weeks maybe. We’re in a situation where they have a 40-year-old quarterback that’s potentially going to play half of their football games this year. Half of them!”
Tim Hasselbeck’s honesty is appreciated here, and frankly, he’s right. It’s hard to hold up at 40 as a quarterback, and with Andrew Luck out for a while, the Colts will have to hold their breath with Hasselbeck.
Someone may have been having some fun with ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter on Monday, and it looks like Tim Hasselbeck was responsible.
Sandwiched between tweets about Brandon Meriweather likely being suspended by the league, Lance Briggs’ shoulder injury, and the news of Bud Adams’ death, were what appeared to be some prank tweets.
It looks like some interaction over fantasy football was the impetus for the series of tweets.