It is frustrating as hell being a New York Giants fan these past few years and it seems to get more embarrassing by the week. This week’s embarrassment isn’t Pat Shurmur’s awful play calling or Eli Manning’s new face meme or Odell jacking off onto a kicking net.
Cornerback, Janoris Jenkins, called a fan a retard on Twitter.
I only can do my job.. retard https://t.co/hYDVcbk9sd
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 11, 2019
Let’s break this down for a second.
Janoris Jenkins is the no. 1 corner for the Giants and has been complaining for the past couple of weeks that he should be shadowing opposing team’s No. 1 receivers instead of just occupying one side of the field all game long.
In his defense, he’s the best corner on the team by miles. Giants GM, Dave Gettleman, traded up in the first round to select DeAndre Baker and he is TRASH. If I were Jenkins comparing myself to the other corners on the roster, I too would question why I’m not defending the opposing team’s best receivers because if Jenkins doesn’t then who will? Baker? Laugh out loud.
According to Pro Football Focus, Jenkins is the best corner on the team. We all know this.
That being said, his inability to put his phone down and stop responding to criticism led him to one of the dumbest tweets of 2019.
You can’t get burned on defense every single week and then be mad at the fans for being mad at you after seeing you get burned on defense every single week.
And you certainly can’t call them a retard. In what reality is that still a fire insult. Jenkins sent that tweet off like ‘yea, I just roasted this guy’ when in actuality, it made him look like a barbaric petty moron with no self awareness or understanding of social norms.
Dear everyone, you can’t use that word anymore. It’s almost as if you need to expand your vocabulary and discover new ways to get your point across without alienating an entire group of people who did not choose to be born with a mental illness and would prefer you didn’t belittle them in order to release your frustrations on a fan that simply wishes his team performs better.
Janoris Jenkins is a bitch.
Here’s Jenkins’s bullshit explanation for using the r-word:
— Mackarot🇸🇱 (@kid_krio) December 14, 2019
“Where I’m from, we use all kind of words for slang. If it offends anybody, I’m sorry. It’s a culture that I grew up in where I’m from, you know what I’m saying. We use all kinds of words for all kinds of slang. If you don’t know, it’s a ‘hood thing. Whatever. I’m not calling nobody no name or pick at nobody. It’s just something we use in the hood back at home.”
“I never said it was right. I said that was a slang I use back at home. I never said it was right. It’s just something I use at home.
“I regret it. But at the end of the day, it’s my slang. So if you take it how you’re going to take it, it’s on you. I don’t mean to offend nobody. My dad always told me, ‘Speak freely and own up to what you say.’ So I always speak freely as a man, and I speak how I want to speak.”
Fuuuuuuck OUT of here.
Don’t attempt to turn this into some cultural misunderstanding. Oh, you and the boys use this word all the time? So then you all should fucking stop. The fact that you use it freely with your friends does not suddenly make it okay.
That’s like a white guy calling someone a nigger on Twitter and then explaining “oh, that’s just slang me and my friends use back in our hood. It’s my slang so if you take it how you’re going to take it, it’s on you”.
This is not a case of forgetting to code switch publically. Nah, you’re just an asshole still living in 2002 where you feel like you can say any word you want without consequence.
Fuck Janoris Jenkins and his refusal to simply recognize he’s wrong and apologize.
The #Giants waive Janoris Jenkins.
From Pat Shurmur: “Obviously, what happened this week, and the refusal to acknowledge the inappropriate and offensive language, was the determining factor.”
Would’ve saved $11.25M cutting him this offseason. He wasn’t in their 2020 plans anyway.
— Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL) December 13, 2019
I want to give the Giants points for releasing Jenkins after this disastrous Twitter meltdown but all it does it put a microscope on the Giants AWFUL front office decisions.
Dave Gettleman traded away all of the talented assets on this team in an attempt to change the ‘culture’ of the locker room. He got rid of Odell Beckham, Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Olivier Vernon and Landon Collins because they were bad for the team’s morale or some shit.
Not only did Gettleman not got any great assets in exchange for giving away ODB, Snacks, Apple and Vernon, he let Landon Collins walk in free agency at the end of the season instead of trading him at the deadline knowing damn well he was never going to offer him a contract.
Which is interesting to remember when looking at this Janoris Jenkins situation.
The Giants were trash all year long. Instead of trading away probably the one player outside of maybe Evan Engram, that would have brought back a decent draft pick in return, Gettleman acquired Leonard Williams and gave away draft picks. To a 2 win team.
And now he’s cutting Janoris Jenkins. And getting nothing back. Instead of trading him. Like he should’ve. For the last two trade deadlines.
Everyone involved here is dumb as hell. I hate it here.