Marquette King was minimize by the Oakland Raiders on Friday, and the transfer was reportedly made on the behest of Jon Gruden.
Oh, message acquired Jon. We get it, you clearly hate something enjoyable.
King is likely one of the NFL’s greatest punters. There’s zero doubt about that. The 29-yr-previous was Second-workforce All-Professional in 2016 and his persistently been among the many league’s greatest statistically. He was third in internet yards per punt (forty two.7) in 2017, and completed sixth in common yards per punt (forty seven.four). Of his sixty nine punts, 28 ended up contained in the 20, and returners averaged simply 6.four yards an try on him. He’s stellar at his job.
The issue Gruden clearly has is that King typically dances after his punts and he’s very lively on social media.
Some “old fashioned” morons will whine about King “drawing consideration to himself” by dancing after pinning opponents, however that’s ridiculous. Guys, it’s not 1960, athletes are allowed to have slightly enjoyable these days.
King is entertaining as hell. He’s enjoyable and he makes video games extra satisfying to observe.
Gruden didn’t even have the center to satisfy with King face-to-face and inform him of the choice:
The Raiders will, in fact, attempt to cowl this by saying King was making an excessive amount of cash, however the $2.9 million he was due this season is the going price for a prime punter lately.
Make no mistake, that is about Gruden sending a message to his new staff. That message is crystal clear: Don’t have a character and even attempt to take pleasure in your self whereas enjoying for my staff.