TJ Lang folks! Just pancake blocking by day and gettin' his Seinfeld on via Twitter at night. This is honestly a hilarious response to all the DUI arrests in the NFL during this past offseason. And I realize this tweet might be old news. I just happened upon it while I was Google-imaging a picture of Lang for this blog. I'm acutally not even on Twitter or I might have known about it sooner. For whatever reason though I just can't take the dip. Maybe it's the German in me who hates new things. Maybe it's that I can't say anything in under 140 characters. But between blogging, facebook and instagramming I think I'm at my social media limit. I'm like Seinfeld in the cock fighting episode where George is about to explain to him the benefits of dating a convict; 'George this is a little too much for me, escaped convicts, fugitive sex, I've got a cockfight to focus on.'
But aside from his Twitter escapades I dig this signing. And this falls way more in line with Ted Thompson's M.O. Like signing Cedric Benson was a little outside the box, but signing a solid offensive lineman he drafted and watched develop to an extention is Ted Thompson 101. The thing you love about Lang too is that he is versatile. Guy can play either guard position and has helped at tackle if (read:when) we need him. He's like a Swiss Army Knife. Except instead of knives and corkscrews he can play different positons and instead of being sleek and shiny he's a big white guy. Semantics. Not to mention I hardly ever swear in front of his name during the year. Like I know it's not technically an NFL.com stat or anything but I think that quantifies an offensive lineman's worth more than anything. There's no yards or cathes or touchdowns to mesure their success with. I essentially say 'how many times did I use a swear in front of your name' during the course of a season. TJ Lang, not many swears. Daryn Colledge; speaking in tongues. So it's not an exact science but in a different way it is.
Now the next project is Greg Jennings. Guy's going to command Scrooge McDuck bucks. But he's also a top 10, maybe top 5, wideout in the league. Plus he played that game of Madden with a broken (bleeping) leg. So he's tough. But choices are certainly going to have to be made because after next year A-Rod is up as is the Claymaker. Do I smell another $250 parchment paper sale at 1265 Lombardi Ave?!
PS: Another way you can tell I'm in over my head at this point with social media is that I'm still rocking the old Facebook profile. No timeline here. Every time I log in it wants me to change and every time I decline. Meanwhile everyone else on the planet including my mom is on timeline. I'm like the U.S. clinging to the Standard system while the rest of the world goes Metric. Can't change me Zuckerberg!