Jets third-string QB Matt Simms created a funny moment when he celebrated a touchdown pass in last week’s Giants-Jets preseason game by breaking out some Victor Cruz-style salsa dance moves.
Unfortunately Matt’s QB coach David Lee wasn’t laughing. And Lee has a warning for Simms if he ever pulls that stuff again (via NJ.com):
“He did his little salsa dance, and I got him on the phone,” Lee, the Jets’ quarterbacks coach, said with a smile. “Told him if he ever did that again I was going to castrate him.”
Castration sounds a tad Game of Thronesian for a mere salsa dance, but Simms says he understands where Lee is coming from:
“Coach Lee was just trying to make sure I’m focused and doing the right things and not making a show out of it,” Simms said. “He found it funny, but at the same time wanted me to make sure I wasn’t crossing a line.”
Nothing will focus a man faster than threatening to slice off his dong. It got my attention and I’m not even the one being threatened with having my junk snipped.
Though I think we all understand the need for focus in football, you have to wonder about David Lee and his motivational tactics. I guess if it works, it works.
I personally would be a little uncomfortable if coaches were talking about castration, but that’s just me. Locker room culture can sometimes be a little bit bewildering.
Just be careful who you threaten with castration, David Lee. There could be a Chris Kluwe on your team who takes that totally the wrong way.