Robby Anderson on shouting at Sam Darnold: I wear my heart on my sleeve

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Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold‘s three second half interceptions helped the Patriots to a win on Sunday afternoon and led to a heated exchange on the sideline.

After Darnold’s third interception, wide receiver Robby Anderson could be seen shouting in Darnold’s direction as he paced in the bench area and threw his helmet. Anderson said in his postgame press conference that “collectively we’re just not connecting” on offense and his frustration with that led to the outburst.

“That’s what comes with it,” Anderson said. “I know that they are most likely going to catch that so it’s not anything I’m hiding from them or nothing like that. I’m very passionate. This game means the world to me and I put my all in it just like everybody in this locker room does. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I know this game isn’t going to last forever, so when things don’t go in the right direction it hurts because you only get to live this dream one time.”

Darnold said all is well between him and Anderson after the game while adding that he didn’t need anyone to tell him that his play was not up to snuff in Sunday’s loss.

“Robby is a competitor just like all of us,” Darnold said. “I am fully aware that I didn’t play my best football today. Obviously, you want your teammates to be able to say, “Hey, let’s go. We have a lot of game left, let’s tighten up, let’s put some points on the board.” I mean it’s nothing more than that, me and Robby are cool, so I’m not worried about that.”

Panthers head coach Matt Rhule also downplayed the incident, but made it clear that “we can’t keep doing this” when asked about the offensive struggles that have led to losses in five of the last six games.

11 responses to “Robby Anderson on shouting at Sam Darnold: I wear my heart on my sleeve

  1. If you were a player on my team, you’d now be an ex-player on my team. What a low rent snowflake he is.

  2. I think “wearing your heart on your sleeve” is a nice way of saying that you have zero self-control.

  3. Dear Robby,

    When you catch something, then you have room to tear into a guy having a bad day(s). Do what they paid you to do and maybe things will improve between you and Sam. As it is, Sam has only 1 or 2 guys that can actually catch the ball. No wonder he has to force the issue and that creates turnovers…

    Sincerely,
    Most every Panthers fan

  4. i thought ‘wearing the heart on the sleeve’ means ’emotional, in a positive way’. anderson knows it isn’t positive to throw his helmet, and blame team members.

  5. “That’s what comes with it,” Anderson said. “I know that they are most likely going to catch that so it’s not anything I’m hiding from them or nothing like that. I’m very passionate. This game means the world to me and I put my all in it just like everybody in this locker room does. I wear my heart on my sleeve. I know this game isn’t going to last forever, so when things don’t go in the right direction it hurts because you only get to live this dream one time.”
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    Me Me Me Me Me… I I I I….

  6. As bad as Wilson has shown to be thus far, I’m still glad to be rid of Darnold. Nice guy I’m sure. There just never seems to be any fire in him. And that reflects in the offensive team’s play. Plus he’s so (umm) boring to (umm) listen to (umm)

  7. I don’t remember Darnold throwing a hissy fit when Robby Anderson dropped 5 balls against the Vikings a few weeks back.

  8. If someone yelled at Anderson for a bad play he would say that he is being disrespected. That’s how these guys roll.

  9. I never liked Robbie Anderson until yesterday when I saw him try to run down that pick six and make the tackle.

    Too many diva Receivers would never even try.

    He didn’t make the tackle but he earned my respect.

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