A parent getting upset over seeing their son or daughter not getting
enough playing time is nothing new. Still, when the parent in question is a former NFL player and the son happens to play
wide receiver at USC, where the team’s passing game has too often sputtered this season, it raises eyebrows.
Michael Pittman Sr. took to twitter to express his feelings about Michael Pittman Jr’s role in the Trojan offense.
The 6-foot-4 inch, 215-pound sophomore wide receiver, who was a highly-ranked recruit coming out of Woodland Hills, CA
has three receptions for 41 yards (long of 17 yards) and no touchdowns on the season for the Trojans (6-2, 4-1), who suffered
a 49-14 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday. Pittman Jr finished with freshman season with six receptions for 81 yards without
USC quarterback Sam Darnold entered the season with expectations that he would possibly compete for a Heisman trophy and
perhaps be taken first overall in next spring’s NFL draft but he has struggled as has the Trojan passing game in general.
Pittman Jr. did not record a statistic in Saturday’s game though he did see the field on special teams and that likely
led to his father’s expression of frustration on Monday and continuing into Tuesday with replies to people who responded
to his original tweets.
Pittman Sr played 10 NFL season as a running back with the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Denver Broncos and
won a Super Bowl ring with the Bucs.
If you don't understand why I'm going hard for my kid, then you must don't have kids yourself…
because if you did, you would understand.