Shutdown Corner

Connor Barwin thanks ex-teammates, cleaning lady, and … Blaine Gabbert?

Jay Busbee
Shutdown Corner

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Linebacker Connor Barwin is leaving Houston for the Philadelphia Eagles, and, as is the custom, took a moment to thank the team which gave him his first shot at an NFL career. But Barwin went a step further than the traditional blanket thank-you newspaper ad, thanking everyone from the city of Houston and his teammates all the way down to Shaun Cody, whoever he is, way down at the bottom.

This looks, as pegged it, like one of those huge festival posters, with big names at the top and here-today-gone-later-today flashes down at the very bottom. Still, there are some gems in here, from media and doctors that Barwin respected to restaurants ("my delivery guy Tim from Bombay Pizza") and other important individuals ("my cleaning lady Vilma"). Best of all? Blaine Gabbert, whom Barwin absolutely owned during one game in 2011 in which he sacked the Jaguars QB four times.

Nice job there, Connor. Hopefully someone can fill Tim and Vilma's shoes in Philly.

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