Stephen A. Smith took to Twitter and blamed a “brain lock” for a serious of embarrassing gaffes as he broke down Thursday night’s Chiefs-Chargers tilt.
Social media had a field day at the ESPN star’s expense after he hyped the Hunter Henry-Derrick Johnson matchup for the AFC West showdown at Arrowhead Stadium.
“I’m keeping my eyes on this matchup right here,” Smith began. “I’m thinking Tyreke Hill. I’m thinking Patrick Mahomes. I’m also looking at the San Diego Chargers on offense and I’m thinking about Hunter Henry and the way he’s played this year and as effective as he’s been, he’s going up against Derrick Johnson and I’ve got to keep my eyes on that …”
Only one problem. OK, two problems.
First, Henry – the third-year tight end of the Chargers – suffered a torn ACL in a practice all the way back in May. Second, the Chiefs parted ways with Derrick Johnson back in February.
“My Brother, it’s called a MISTAKE because I was think (sic) of Virgil Green, but mentioned Hunter because I was multi-tasking,” the “First Take” host wrote.
“That’s what happens when you’re doing a thousand things. But I don’t blame you if you told me to “Stay Off The Weeeeeeedddddddd.!
“That was a brain-lock moment.”
Yes. Yes, it was.
But there was more.
Smith also said he had faith in Spencer Ware (“thinking he can do some things”) despite the fact the Chiefs running back is doubtful for the ‘TNF’ matchup with a hamstring injury.
At this point we hate to throw out there that the Chargers are now in L.A.
Smith took a lot of body blows from media circles for his 30 seconds of analysis.
“Should I start Jamaal Charles or LaDainian Tomlinson in fantasy tonight?” Bleacher Report NFL Draft guy Matt Miller asked Smith.
Bill Simmons’ podcast sidekick and Jimmy Kimmel writer, Cousin Sal, also took a shot.