I’ve gotten a fair amount of correspondence over the past few days about Cornelius Washington’s Facebook blow up and the offended response of a random fan that the Red and Black saw fit to publish for some reason (well, okay, for the usual reason). Anyway, I think the latter, as well as the online commentary that it engendered, missed the bigger picture.
It really doesn’t matter whether Washington was justified in being pissed off. It just matters that he was. And that he’s probably not the only player on the team who got angry in the wake of Crowell’s dismissal. Which means that Mark Richt has a potential problem on his hand with regard to managing team chemistry.
So this post over at Bernie’s place about Washington’s apology comes as a relief, quite frankly. I don’t know if cooler and wiser heads prevailed by sitting him down and explaining things to him, or if he settled down and figured it out on his own, but in either case, this is what common sense sounds like:
… Although everyone is entitled to their own opinions (even all the people who had negative things to say), I am at fault because no matter how I felt I should never have let those feeling get control of my better judgment. I should have kept it to myself and let the entire situation die down. My biggest regret about the whole thing is that it has cause so much disruption amongst the team…
Hopefully that puts the anger over the anger in the much ado about nothing drawer. Move on, folks.