“Nobody is covering Tyreek Hill”: JJ Watt highlights biggest problem All-White XI will face vs All-Black XI following Rashard Mendenhall’s racial tirade

In the star-studded galaxy of NFL greats, where names like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning illuminate the field, a former standout player, Rashard Mendenhall, once graced the gridiron with his own illustrious career. In the midst of a league where running backs often grapple with declining market value, Mendenhall finds himself at odds with the specter of race discrimination lingering within the NFL.

His discontent has manifested in a cryptic idea. As Mendenhall’s proposition reverberated across the NFL community, drawing diverse reactions, former Houston Texans star J.J. Watt, known for voicing his frustration with the league’s fines, injected a moment of light-heartedness into the discourse with a witty response.

JJ Watt reacts to Rashard Mendenhall’s bizarre demand

The Super Bowl champion running back Rashard Mendenhall took to social media to express his frustration with NFL analysts, particularly targeting what he referred to as “average white guys.” While it wasn’t explicitly clear whom Mendenhall was directing his criticism towards, it followed his comments on the Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin.

In the midst of this social media exchange, J.J. Watt added a touch of humor, joking about what an “All-Black vs. All-White bowl” would look like. Watt acknowledged the challenges they would face, notably in defending against players like Tyreek Hill.

“We’d get cooked at corner, not gonna lie. Nobody on our squad is covering Tyreek.”

The former Steelers star’s controversial proposal suggested replacing the Pro Bowl with an “All-Black vs. All-White bowl.” While the seriousness of this suggestion remains uncertain, the NFL community responded on social media, taking jabs at Mendenhall, particularly referencing his lost fumble in Super Bowl XLV.

“I’m sick of average white guys commenting on football. Y’all not even good at football. Can we please replace the Pro Bowl with an All-Black vs. All-White bowl so these cats can stop trying to teach me who’s good at football. I’m better than ur goat,” he said per Daily Mail.

The origin of Mendenhall’s provocative suggestion can be traced back to a defining play in Super Bowl XLV, where Clay Matthews, a white player, stripped the ball from Mendenhall’s possession, resulting in the Steelers’ defeat.

This incident appears to have left a lasting impact on Mendenhall, manifesting in continued frustration and an apparent inability to reconcile the outcome of that crucial play.

Will Compton pitches star-studded All-White XI

In the midst of ongoing discussions sparked by former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall’s suggestion for an All-Black vs. All-White bowl game in the NFL, former Washington Commanders linebacker Will Compton took a unique approach by crafting an entire lineup comprising only white players.

For the offensive lineup, Compton’s selections included notable names such as Joe Burrow, Josh Allen, Christian McCaffrey, Jason Kelce, Ryan Kelly, Zach Martin, Chris Lindstrom, Quentin Nelson, Lane Johnson, Colton Miller, Adam Thielen, Travis Kelce, T.J. Hockenson, Jake Ferguson, and others.

On the defensive front, Compton’s list featured standout players like T.J. Watt, Nick Bosa, Max Crosby, Logan Wilson, Alex Singleton, Harrison Smith, Riley Moss, Cooper DeJean, and once again, Christian McCaffrey. Compton expressed the unconventional idea that McCaffrey could play on both offense and defense to add versatility to the lineup.

While Rashard Mendenhall’s proposal stirred controversy and diverse reactions, Compton’s response added humor and a touch of absurdity to the conversation. 

What’s your take on the former NFL players’ absurd idea?

Shabiha Akter

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Shabiha, once a casual observer, has morphed into a die-hard NFL fan. She carefully dissects every play, trade, and strategy. Whether it's breaking down game highlights or predicting playoff outcomes, Shabiha is your go-to source for all things NFL.


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