Former NFL huge receiver Steve Smith Sr. unleashed on Jerry Jeudy simply earlier than his Denver Broncos took the sector Thursday evening.
Denver confronted the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, and earlier than the sport, Jeudy and Smith crossed paths in a clumsy second that turned hostile.
Smith has been important of Jeudy up to now, utilizing the time period “JAG” — an acronym for “only a man” — to explain his common play. However Smith lately has been impressed with the 2020 first-round choose’s play.
Jeudy clearly remembered what Smith needed to say about him.
“After I noticed him, he is enjoying properly. I wished to say to him head to head, like, ‘Hey, I do know I stated some issues up to now I in all probability shouldn’t have, and I am sorry.’ That is what I wished to say to him,” Smith stated on the NFL Community earlier than Thursday’s recreation.
“His response was ‘ninja’ — I am utilizing the phrase ninja — ‘I do not mess with you.’ There was a curse phrase.”
So, after Jeudy’s reply, Smith unleashed.
“So, I will say it once more. I am sorry I stated that you just have been JAG — only a man — who’s a median huge receiver they used a first-round choose on that is not doing something,” Smith stated. “I hope as we speak that you just really present up in the best way you have not confirmed up within the final couple years since they drafted you.
“I am sorry for saying you are a median huge receiver that they finally will transfer on [from], and when groups name me and ask ought to they commerce for you, I’ll say, ‘No, don’t commerce for Jerry Jeudy. As a result of he’s mentally unable to deal with constructive criticism’ from individuals who watch particularly [if he can] be a large receiver. He is usually a huge receiver. He is a Tier 3.”
Jeudy was the fifteenth total choose three years in the past out of Alabama and was the second huge receiver chosen in a stacked class that featured Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb, Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins and Michael Pittman, all of whom he was chosen over.
However he has did not surpass 1,000 receiving yards in a season and has but to make a Professional Bowl.
In 4 video games this season, he has 17 receptions for 208 yards, and he is nonetheless ready on his first landing. His Broncos are 1-4 after dropping to the New York Jets Sunday, 31-21.