Damn Jemele, all about that subtweet life, huh? You guys are both in the public eye. You can throw all the jabs that you want, but at least @ him though! It's one thing to make a short joke. Literally every single person on the internet did that during the coin flip. It was the low hanging fruit. Ripe for the picking. Her biggest mistake was including that speed comment and making it personal. Not only calling into question Mark Ingram's physical attributes, but even worse, comparing it to that of someone far less accomplished at this stage in his career? Got to give Mark a free pass here. That was an open ended insult that was begging for a punchline, and Ingram always finishes strong.
Jemele Hill is a sports television personality, no? She's on the air nearly every single day of the week. You would think she would realize that - regardless of his height - Mark Ingram has likely already had a better career than Derrick Henry ever will. They both have National Championships, National Championship MVP's, and Heisman Trophies. The difference is that Mark Ingram has a successful NFL career complete with a Pro Bowl appearance. The difference is that he has been the only Alabama running back of recent memory to shed the stigma of being a product of the players around him. Until further notice, Derrick Henry is just the next Bama bruiser to join a long line of disappointments. Unless he proves otherwise he's just a great collegiate halfback whose success can't translate to the pros (Also See: Trent Richardson, Eddie Lacy).
The ironic thing about it is that the biggest knock on Henry during the scouting process will be his upright running style, which is a direct result of his height. So take all the jabs you want Jemele, because the fact that Mark Ingram is still relevant enough to be on the receiving end of them means that their content isn't all that topical. Mark Ingram has a lot more than a fresh haircut, and that's more than can be said for that subpar weave of yours. How's that for "Parting Shots"...