Chad Pennington went on The Dan LeBatard show yesterday and pretty much agrees with the rest of us that Jeff Ireland is an opportunistic little gingery weasel fuck. He also thinks Stephen Ross treated Sparano like an asshole:
Pennington was asked if Sparano was betrayed by Ireland this past year when Ireland and Ross flew to California to interview Jim Harbaugh, and Pennington agreed. Pennington said Ireland should have stood up to Ross and refused to get on the plane with him.
“I know Jeff probably doesn’t want to hear that, and I hate to say that, but I can only look at the actions,” Pennington said. “Jeff probably was put in a bad position by Stephen Ross when they went to go talk to Jim Harbaugh, but at some point in time as a man you got to look another man in the eyes and say, ‘I know you’re my boss, but I don’t agree with this and I’m not going through with it.’ And so I think from that point on there was certainly some tension between Jeff Ireland and Tony Sparano, and rightly so, because of the actions that took place.”
Pennington said that Ross had no excuse for going behind Sparano’s back last January.
“I don’t care if this is your first time being an NFL owner. You treat people a certain way,” Pennington said. “Stephen Ross was always nice to me, we always had great conversations. But when things like this happened like it happened in the offseason, that really frustrates me. Because I’m not a wealthy business owner, I’m not a billionaire, but there are certain ways that you treat people whether you have a dollar or 10 billion dollars, and I just didn’t agree, and I’m being totally honest.”
Good golly I'd forgotten how much I love Captain Balls. Dude just exudes awesome. And cuteness. I know scientists are super busy trying to find the unified theory of everything at the moment, but they need to cut that shit out and figure a way to surgically plant Chad Henne's right arm to Chad Pennington's shoulder already. Henne can still make air conditioner commercials with one arm.