Is AJ McCarron Hurting His NFL Chances with His Complaining?

Published on 28-Feb-2014 by Stacey Mickles

Football - NCAA    NCAA Football Daily Review

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Is AJ McCarron Hurting His NFL Chances with His Complaining?

After all his workouts last week, AJ McCarron had a lot to say.

In fact, too much to say in some cases.

Even though his career at Alabama ended months ago, McCarron continues to whine about being disrespected while he was at Alabama, and it's starting to get old.

McCarron, for the most part, was highly thought of by most college football experts. Hell, he even finished second in the Heisman voting, but for some reason, he still carries that chip on his shoulder as if no one took him seriously. 

"I feel like I've been disrespected my whole college career because I won. That's usually the knock on me: the deep ball and that I won," McCarron said. "And I won behind NFL talent. Which is crazy. It's not like we didn't play anybody. We played in the SEC. To me it's the best conference in college football. I played against 40-something guys that have been drafted that are still playing in the NFL.

"I definitely have a chip on my shoulder. I'm ready to get out there and prove people wrong."

That's fine, great, and wonderful, AJ, but people are starting to get tired of the whining.

You won three national championships, an SEC title, and finished second in the Heisman voting this year. If that's not  respect, i don't know what is. 

Believe it or not, McCarron could learn from Johnny Manziel and act more like a professional. Manziel has impressed NFL scouts with his preparedness and his professionalism. In other words, he needs to sound more like he did in this interview:

The only way McCarron will shut up his critics for good is to play and act like he belongs there.

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