Assuming you live in Seattle, that is.
The ex-Seahawks offensive lineman was introduced as the newest member of the Detroit Lions today, and he had some choice words for his former city:
“This (Detroit) is a football town. Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Detroit. I mean, that’s football. Football and cars. This is more of what I’m accustomed to. Out there (in Seattle) the stars are Bill Gates and Paul Allen and the people that run Boeing. This here is what being in the NFL is supposed to be about, (standing) up here at the mic talking to reporters and stuff. In Seattle, it’s not like that. It’s drinking coffee, sittin’ down and chit-chatting. This is a change, but it’s a change that I’ve been looking forward to.”
Now clearly Sims is bitter about his divorce with the Seahawks. But why take it out on the fans who supported his useless fat ass over the past three years?
Look here, Robbie. Is it our fault you can’t hold a block? Is it our fault you can’t stay healthy? Is it our fault you haven’t put forth the effort to be the best player you can be? Because let’s be honest with ourselves here. I would wager that if you’re upset with the Seahawks, it’s because you didn’t give 100% of yourself to the team. Did you, Rob? The answer, of course, is no.
I will agree with you on one thing. There are a ton of people in and around Seattle who enjoy their coffee and like to chit-chat. Those are the same people who didn’t care when the Sonics left and continue to vote the same politicians into office simply because they have the letter “D” next to their name.
But you and I both know that those people aren’t sports fans, Rob. They’re not part of the 12th Man that supported you unconditionally in spite of your inconsistencies. They’re part of that sad faction of cynics who hate the world because they didn’t get picked for teams on the playground at recess.
Fact is, Rob, had you never said anything bad about Seattle, we’d remember you as a good guy who got hurt and couldn’t put it all together during his time here.
But you did say bad things about Seattle, and unfortunately that changes everything.
Instead, we’ll only recall your parting verbal shots and the fact that you weren’t just inconsistent, you were lazy, unwilling, and incapable of getting the job done.
It’s a sad reality when your old team doesn’t want you, Rob. But this is a business, and if you can’t handle that, then maybe you should give up your enormous salary and get a real job, like the rest of us. No need to sabotage your reputation because you’re a little upset.