Martellus Bennett in the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 22, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

It all starts with a tweet, and on Tuesday night, NFL EVP Troy Vincent tweeted that the league would be developing an “educational training video” teaching players how to properly celebrate.

I have a couple of immediate thoughts.

  1. This is stupid.
  2. This is a waste of time.

Fortunately for me, I wasn’t alone in my thoughts.

Newly-signed Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett, one of the league’s most outspoken (and for that matter, thoughtful) players, spoke up in response to Vincent’s tweet and how inane the NFL’s thought process is.

Bennett also expanded upon his initial thoughts in a series of tweets, comparing the way the NFL and NBA promote themselves and their players. His main point was that the NFL promotes the teams rather than the players because of how much churn there is at most positions in the league.

Bennett isn’t wrong, though the sheer amount of players in the NFL (32 rosters of 53 players each, not counting players on IR or free agents) compared to the NBA (30 rosters of 15 players) makes it easier for fans to focus on singular players in the Association.

Just for the hell of it, Bennett went after the dumb celebration video once again.

So much for the death of the “no fun league,” I guess. Who really gives a shit about how players celebrate, anyway? The NFL has more important things to worry about, like those players not dying at shockingly young ages from concussion-related injuries.

About Joe Lucia

I hate your favorite team. I also sort of hate most of my favorite teams.