Crowder Blames The Fans


Channing Averages 3.5 Tackles A Game...Please Don't Boo Him

Channing Crowder is a lot of things.  Outspoken would be one of them.  He talks smack and made last years off-season entertaining when he took to a verbal sparring with Jets HC Rex Ryan.  On the field, Crowder is serviceable at best.

35 total tackles in ten games means that he averages 3.5 a game.  In other words, he is not a game changer.   So when he takes exception to the Miami fan base that shelled out thousands of dollars to attend the game/s it only goes to further explain why Channing Crowder should pack his ass up and leave town.

“Fair weather fans” he called Dolphins stadium attendees after Sunday’s fourth quarter meltdown. “We don’t need fans like that” he remarked. “To boo the players on the field who are out there trying their best…is silly” You get the picture.

This all comes from a player, a team, that should be used to playing while getting booed.   The Dolphins have won more games on the road than any other team in the NFL.  Is Channing trying to tell us that Miami fans are more brutal?  Booing from the home crowd should make you feel more like your on the road.

It was also Channing Crowder who said earlier in the season that the team felt more relaxed on the road.  When asked to expound, he simply said that many players were distracted at home and often found themselves looking into the stands.  At what he didn’t clarify.  Back then the fans weren’t booing…they were still “howling”.

According to Omar Kelly in this article, Crowder is not the only players who feels this way, just the only one to step up to the mic and say something.

It’s frustrating as a player, imagine what it was like when you got booed by the fans in your HS stadium on a Friday night and then multiply that by 70,000.  Yeah, it’s worse.  That still does not bode well for a player to open his mouth when his play on the field is as microscoped as much if not more than anyone else.  Sans Chad Henne of course.

Which brings us to the entire reason Crowder opened his mouth about this at all.  Chad Henne.

Henne was not simply booed, he was berated with chants of “Henne Sucks” as he walked off the field.  So I will give Crowder that…at least he is sticking up for one of his own.

The reality is that Dolphins fans simply have nothing to cheer about.  How are they supposed to express their displeasure to the owner sitting in that box above and below them without booing the game on the field, send an Email?  The message to the owner is as much a point of the booing as it is to a player that the fans can’t get behind…or a coach they are not pleased with.  More likely it’s not the players they are booing as much as the system in place.

The “Chad Henne Sucks” chants excluded of course.  Maybe it will thicken his skin a bit.  I would have been much more happy to hear Chad Henne step up to the mic and tell the fans to “go screw themselves”.  It would have shown emotion, dedication, and for once an attitude.  I would be raving in this article if Chad had done that.  Instead, I get Channing’s big mouth.

Anthony Fasano spoke out about the chant as well…and he made his point valid, clear, and without pointing the finger at those responsible for the booing, directly.

“It’s not a good situation and it’s tough for Chad,” Fasano said. “It’s tough for Chad because everyone on the offense and everyone on this team had a hand in it, and he takes the brunt of it. It’s the way the position is, the way the game is today and it’s a shame, but if anybody can handle it, he can handle it.”

Channing Crowder has never learned when to shut up and the frustration of Dolphins fans towards him is that he simply doesn’t “walk the walk” after he “talks the talk”.    Crowder is a mediocre player for all the chest pumping he does.  He is not an impact player and likely never will be.  He is paid a lot of money to make 35 tackles in a a season and that doesn’t seem to bother him all that much.

Not when you can find him on a Friday night at a local strip club tossing money to the ladies.  Yes, I have heard that he can be found at one in the Miami area.

So while Channing wants to walk off the field taking exception to the fans booing his play, maybe he should take a long l0ok in the mirror and ask himself if he truly is giving 100 percent on the field.  If he is, then then NFL is not for him.  Not with an average of 3.5 tackles a game…which I am sure none of which are for losses.  Fear not there Channing, the fans do cheer you.  I have seen it first hand.  It goes like this, “Yeeeahhh, Channing Crowder finally made a tackle for a loss”!

See all’s not bad.  Care to comment on that?

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  • Randy c

    So CC you talk smack about the fans,really classy!
    strip club=No game on or off the field?

  • chris

    “Booing from the home crowd should make you feel more like your on the road.”

    Are you on something?

  • John

    Let me get this straight, the Phins have finished all their home games and they have matched the number of home wins 2007 season, 1. That also happens to be the only win that season and Crowder doesn’t like the fans booing?

    Here’s a deal for you Crowder, win some home games and the fans won’t boo the team.

  • nb

    For 6 long years I have watched you get pushed around, stick to blocks, lose RBs out of the backfield, and trail TEs, and misdiagnose plays. And to think you were mentored by one of the best (54) who averaged close to 3.5 tackles a game IN THE OPPOSING TEAM’S BACKFIELD! I thought the addition of Dansby would free you up to make more plays? He’s held up his end of the bargain. So has Dobbins when he’s played next to you. Yet you continue to be a non-factor game after game after game. Please get on with your stand-up career, (by the way you’re not that funny just bombastic which I understand how a reporter would find that appealing after listening to say…..Henne speak)but whatever you do please don’t come back here next year or be prepared for more boos.

  • Jimbo111

    Yep, the fans don’t like what’s going on, too bad the QB doesn’t get more fired up about it. Remember how hot Marino use to get when he lost a game… That’s what it takes to be a winner, they just can’t stand being a looser. Look at Breese yesterday, he just refused to loose, something Henne never does. I hear UPS has openings…

  • dansama

    Fair weather fans?!?! I have been a fan since I was a kid and every year I hope they get it together, but Wannstedt set the team back 5 years.

    Henne didn’t come from behind this year he threw, what was it 4 interceptions that cost them a chance to tie or win? He has the skills but cant read defenses or refuses to and this is with Pennington holding his hand for two years.

    When you look at QB ratings one other statistics is come from behind wins. Marino was great but he had his share of interceptions in the 4th quarter and I think that is what kept him from getting to the Superbowl, that and no running game. Sounds familiar yes?

  • dodgeguy

    crowder ain’t nuttin’but a mout chompin’gator.i can’t believe this guy yac yac yac but no input on the D’.make a play,our D’ is great and he just rides for free.don’t get me wrong i’m a gator fan and was excited when we drafted him ’cause we never draft in the s.e.c.and i thought he had playmakin’ ability…that bein’ said it ain’t coachin’ on the D’side of the ball,give me a pick an’a sack against the pat’s and i’ll rethink my decision.but if he packed his bags i wouldn’t lose any sleep.henne don’t have anyone like a josh mcdaniels or mike martz too help him….but he still needs to take it more personally and play with some hatred and refuse to lose…..anyone remember his second start in the n.f.l.monday nighter against da’friggin’ jets!!!took the lead goin’into the 4th qtr.than sanchize took it back,then he took it back again,then one more time for the win!!!good coachin’keeps him goin’in the right direction,i believe that with all my heart.but just like the rest of the O’ya’gotta want it bad!!!real bad!!!

    • dodgeguy

      one more thing the game fell apart after yet another o-line injury.we waited forever for murtha to get back and he goes down again and tha puts a double move instead of one move….they put richie back at guard and second stringer berger back at center and that moves mcquistan back to right side.if we gotta suffer wit’ berger on the field shouldn’t we just stick him at right guard?one move? it can’t be worse ’cause you move tree guys and i believe that,that throws the line off momentum wise as anything else….anyone agree?or not?i’m just sayin’

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