Oh joy, the anonymous GM who first made news by trashing the Detroit Lions has returned. This time, his prerogative was to respond to Lions center Dominic Raiola, who correctly called out the anonymous GM for being a coward, not having balls and in general hiding behind anonymity. Raiola was 100 percent right in what he said about the anonymous GM, especially when he closed out his thoughts by saying "F 'em."
On Tuesday, the anonymous GM responded to Raiola's comments by telling this to ProFootballWeekly:
"I saw (Lions C) Dominic Raiola called me out, asking who the aimless, anonymous GM is who criticized the great Lions. ‘Who is this person?’ It’s the guy who rejects you everytime he watches your tape and thinks you are a complete fraud. It’s the guy who didn’t think you could play when you came out of college and still doesn’t think you can play now. … If he spent as much time working the other muscles in his body as he does his jaw, he might have had the chance to be an average backup. You can put that in print."
My favorite part of that pathetic paragraph is this: "You can put that in print." He says that like he's some tough guy. "Oh sure, you can print my disrespectful comments toward Raiola, but don't publish my name under any circumstances." Here's a thought to this anonymous GM: Maybe you should spend more time worrying about how small of a man you must be than criticizing somebody who isn't afraid to attach his name to his comments. Cowardly doesn't even begin to describe the kind of person you are for hiding behind anonymity like that.
As for what he said about Raiola, I have to take issue with it. It's no secret that Lions fans have had their issues with Raiola being the team's center over the years, but to say he is a "complete fraud" and not even an "average backup" is laughable. Raiola has started 164 career games in the NFL. Nobody has pretended that he is one of the top centers in all of football, but clearly he is doing something right. And besides, at the end of the day, Raiola will be more of a man than you can even dream about, Mr. Anonymous GM, as he isn't afraid to put his name next to what he says.