Marques Valdes-Scantling (pictured) doesn’t deserve death threats. No one does regardless what they do.
The Green Bay Packers young wide receiver shows improvement each week, but is still way too inconsistent. Yes, you must protect the football at all times.
Actually, I thought MVS played a pretty solid game despite the Packers’ 34-31 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday.
MVS had a 47-yard clutch catch on third-and 10 from the Green Bay 6-yard line that helped set the stage for Mason Crosby’s field goal that pushed the game into overtime.
Remember it was MVS drawing a 51-yard pass interference call late in the first half that led to another one of four Green Bay touchdowns and a 28-14 halftime lead. Let’s not forget his improved blocking, especially downfield blocking, which sprang teammates for extra yardage.
Yet, the dagger was his fumble on the second play of overtime that everyone is talking about. I wasn’t happy either, but death threats? Come on!
My question is, why did the game go into overtime to begin with?
Rather than death threats to MVS, why not look at the team as a whole? Offense, defense and special teams all contributed to the defeat. Plus you don’t win too many games when you lose the turnover battle. Let’s not forget the other two Green Bay lost fumbles and one interception.
You win as a team. You lose as a team. It’s not one play.
I haven’t been an MVS cheerleader in the past. But death threats changed that. His teammates aren’t the only ones who have his back.