Former Lafayette LB Blake Costanzo Continues to Haunt Me
by, 01-22-2010 at 02:17 PM (747 Views)
As many people know, I'm [URL="http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.com/"]a Lehigh guy[/URL]. While I don't wish ill from any players from Lehigh's big rival Lafayette, admittedly I did think that I had heard the last of [B]LB Blake Costanzo[/B] after his Leopards beat Lehigh in 2005 in [URL="http://lehighfootballnation.blogspot.com/2005/11/lehigh-19-lafayette-23-final.html"]a game of tears for Lehigh fans[/URL].
Lately, though, Mr. Costanzo has been haunting me for another reason: he has been getting press - [URL="http://www.cleveland.com/ohio-sports-blog/index.ssf/2010/01/am_cleveland_browns_links_gm_t.html"]and an awful lot of it[/URL] - due to his performance in the NFL as an enforcer on Cleveland's special teams unit:
[QUOTE]An under the radar June waiver-wire pickup, Costanzo, a graduate of Lafayette College, was the only Patriot League alum on an NFL 53-man roster for the entire season.
Mentions like that prompted this blogger [URL="http://thebandanna.blogspot.com/2009/12/lafayette-gets-shout-out.html"]to make a "shout-out"[/URL]:
[QUOTE]This was senior year, right before his last Lehigh-Lafayette game (big rivalry). Our head coach apparently wanted to pysche Blake up, and called him out for not being an impact player against Lehigh (I'm paraphrasing, the exact words are lost to me). Blake was so pissed that while this verbal bashing went down, he pulled on the metal folding chair he was sitting on and bent it upwards. An assistant coach who had normally head-butted Blake (pre-game ritual; football players) received a huge gash across his forehead due to his anger. Literally, blood streaming down his face. He had a monster game, we won, and I bought him a pitcher like a tool after.[/QUOTE]
I don't know what I'm happier about - that Costanzo is doing well in the NFL, or that Lehigh doesn't get to play against him [I]ever again[/I].