They say that NFL cornerbacks need to have short memories. As it turns out, Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey simply has a bad one.
In a recent interview with KNBR in San Francisco, Heyward-Bey talked about his experiences as an NFL rookie.
“I think the best thing that happened to me as a rookie was playing every game and starting every game,” Heyward-Bey said. “That was something that a lot of rookies don’t get to do.”
He’s right. Not a lot of rookies get to play every game and start every game. And, as it turns out, Heyward-Bey didn’t, either.
As the guys at SportsRadioInterviews.com have pointed out, Heyward-Bey played in only 11 games last year. Heyward-Bey missed the final five games of the season.
In his defense, maybe he thinks that, like college football, the NFL only plays 11 games.