Washington offensive tackle Cornelius Lucas is apparently very upset with certain members of the media for his perceived disrespect of his good name, and he took to his twitter platform to express that displeasure, using the emoji of a Clown to describe those “media personalities”.
Maybe just one day the s will start putting some respect on my name https://t.co/cT3rItTMGX— Luc (@larry_lovestein) May 10, 2021
This all stemmed from a tweet put out by Ian Rapoport about a visit yesterday by former Bears’ starting left tackle Charles Leno to DC. In that tweet, Rap mentioned a “big hole” on the left side, and how the potential signing of Leno could allow new rookie offensive tackle Samuel Cosmi the opportunity to sit and learn for a while, before being forced into action.
Now, I can see how this would upset Lucas, but the reality of the situation is lashing out on social media is probably not the best way to handle it. IF Leno is signed, there would likely be a competition at left tackle during training camp (which is what every coach desires), and if Lucas wins that competition, he would be afforded the opportunity to hold down left tackle in 2021.
Also, it’s hard to blame Rapoport for his tweet, as Lucas, who has been a career journeyman currently on his fifth team in seven years, has just 24 career starts - most of them coming when injury forced him to step into a starting role. Aside from that, he’s also played more right tackle and as a swing tackle, than he has on the left side.
Now, there is a positive to this situation, as one can only hope it will put a rather LARGE chip on the veteran’s shoulder entering camp - either with or without Leno on the roster, with the mission to prove his doubters wrong.