10 NFL Meathead Gaffes Even Worse Than Andy Reid’s ‘Mozart’ Blunder

Journalist:
Travis Pulver @FatManWriting
October 1, 2019

Football players and coaches like Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid say dumb stuff all the time–and that’s okay.

They’re not paid millions to be eloquent speakers and give speeches. But they do get paid to win football games.

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All humans, even geniuses, say dumb things from time to time. But since nuclear physicists don’t have every one of their statements dissected by millions of people, no one hears their gaffes.

However, the world has heard the gaffe Andy Reid made following the Chiefs win over the Detroit Lions:

“Not all of Mozart’s paintings were perfect!” Reid roared. “The end result, though, is that sucker’s gonna sell for a million dollars!”

Mozart, revered as one of history’s greatest composers, was not known for his paintings.

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That one will be a classic that Reid will likely hear about for years to come. But where does it rank among other notable blunders?

While it was impressive, it doesn’t crack the top ten:

10. Former Redskins quarterback-turned-ESPN announcer Joe Theisman

The all-time-great Redskins QB will never be allowed to forget about Albert Einstein’s twin, Norman–because he doesn’t exist:

“Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”

He later tried to defend the gaffe claiming he was referring to an old high school friend.

9. Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens:

“Don’t say I don’t get along with my teammates. I just don’t get along with some of the guys on my team.”

But are they not teammates, T.O.?

8. Geno Smith, former New York Jets quarterback:

So, you are happy the team sucks?

7. President Gerald Ford:

“I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football, the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.”

Yes, Mr. President. Whatever you say, Mr. President.

6. Former Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones:

Jones probably wasn’t the only college athlete thinking it, but he might have been the only one dumb enough to say it:

“Why should we have to go to class if we came here to play FOOTBALL, we ain’t come to play SCHOOL, classes are POINTLESS.”

While it didn’t seem like it then, he hasn’t done half-bad for himself. And believe it or not, he did graduate from Ohio State.

5. NFL legend Lawrence Taylor

Taylor, describing the autobiography he was going to write, said:

“It’s going to be about me.”

Giggle at your own expense because making fun of L.T. may be hazardous to your health.

4. Former University of Houston wide receiver Torrin Polk

Polk had this to say in praise of former coach John Jenkins:

“He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings.”

It may be common now, but back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, it wasn’t a common thing.

3. Lee Corso, college football analyst:

“Hawaii doesn’t win many games in the United States.”

But where is Hawaii, Mr. Corso?

2. Former NFL running back Cadillac Williams

Williams had this to say after Auburn teammate Ronnie Brown got picked before him in the 2005 NFL Draft:

“He might’ve won the war, but the battle’s not over.”

Yes, he did Cadillac. Yes, he did.

1. 4x-NFL Pro Bowler Michael Vick

“I have two weapons; my arms, my legs, and my brain.”

Just shake your head because it’s all you can do.

We will call this one an honorable mention since some claim it didn’t happen–former Redskins quarterback Doug Williams was supposedly asked before the Super Bowl in 1988:

“So, Doug, how long have you been a black quarterback?”

So, don’t sweat it, Andy Reid, because a lot of guys have said a whole lot worse.

This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.

Last modified (UTC): October 3, 2019 11:17

Travis Pulver @FatManWriting

Travis graduated from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana with a masters in Political Science. Prior to that, he attended IU Purdue in Indianapolis, Indiana where he earned his Bachelors degree in Political Science and earned his first degree at Texas A & M in Galveston, TX, a BS in Maritime Administration. Over the last few years, Travis has worked for several news-oriented sites that focused on sports, especially football, baseball, basketball, and to a lesser extent boxing and MMA. Having grown up in the football-crazed state of Texas football is his first love. According to his mother, he was more excited to watch NFL and college games as a baby than Sesame Street or Mickey Mouse. His passion for sports quickly spread to baseball (favorite team is the Houston Astros), basketball, and track and field as a kid. It wasn’t until his college years that he discovered the tremendous game of rugby. He currently lives in the United States in Indiana, (is a basketball fan but hates going to the Indy 500) with his wife and two adorable kids.