The whole topic of quarterbacks wearing their hats backwards or forwards was a hot topic when Colin Kaepernick wore a backwards hat to a press conference. It was correctly pointed out that many of the younger QB’s black, white, and avatar all do this but it somewhat fell on deaf ears. Now Mike Ditka knows what hold Matthew Stafford back from truly being elite. His backwards hat:
“I think he can make all the throws,” Ditka, an ESPN analyst, told the Free Press. “He’s a smart kid. I wish he’d put the baseball cap on frontwards instead of backwards all the time.”
“If you’re the leader of the football team, I think you’ve got to stand up and be that leader, assume that role. A lot of it is what you do on the field, certainly. But I think a little of it has to do with appearance, too,” Stafford told the Free Press. “You know, respect the game respect your team. That’s all.
“I’m not knocking him. I’m just saying that’s the first thing I would tell him if I inherited him. When you’re going to go do an interview, put it on like it’s supposed to be on, not backwards, sidewards, whatever way they put them on anymore.”
This is the first thing Ditka would tell him if he was coaching him? Come on Coach. How Stafford wears his hat has zero to do with how he is a turnover machine.
Perhaps Ditka should worry about more pressing things like not falling asleep on live tv.