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Incognito: "Spags comes out looking like a hero"

After he was released by the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday, guard Richie Incognito said he anticipates that he’ll be made to look like the bad guy and coach Steve Spagnuolo will be made to look like the good guy.

“Spags comes out looking like a hero,” Incognito told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “He got Incognito. He ran Incognito out of town. Perception’s everything. So that’s what it’s going to be perceived as.”

Incognito is surely right about that, at least to the extent that the coach of a 1-12 team can ever look like a hero. By getting rid of Incognito, Spagnuolo comes across like a coach who won’t tolerate a player who follows two personal fouls with a verbal confrontation on the sidelines.

Incognito, however, said he had a positive conversation with Spagnuolo on the day he was let go, and he thinks Spagnuolo is the right man for the job.

“He’s doing a hell of a job, and you’ve got to feel for the guy,” Incognito said. “I really do think Spags is doing a great job. It’s obvious what the team needs here — and it’s talent. It’s not a lack of coaching. And it’s not a lack of desire. It’s just a lack of talent right now. And they’ll get that sorted out. They’re the right men for the job.”

Incognito said he thinks some team will claim him on waivers. If he isn’t claimed he’ll become an unrestricted free agent.

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20 Responses to “Incognito: "Spags comes out looking like a hero"”
  1. IsawFloriokissingBrettFavre says: Dec 16, 2009 10:58 AM

    Newsflash Richie: You ARE the bad guy.

  2. pudgalvin says: Dec 16, 2009 11:04 AM

    I wouldn’t mind the Bears picking him up, but unfortunately, he didn’t play for Lovie 12 years ago. The fact that he’s not in his mid 30’s and completely broken down rules him out for the Bears. We’ll keep on trucking with Orlando Pace.

  3. BENITO says: Dec 16, 2009 11:10 AM

    browns could use a nasty right guard!!!

  4. Colossus7 says: Dec 16, 2009 11:14 AM

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way Mr Incognito, or should I rephrase that to “Dont headbutt the door on your way out?”

  5. Brewster says: Dec 16, 2009 11:16 AM

    He’ll fit right in in Dallas.

  6. wydok says: Dec 16, 2009 11:16 AM

    he probably will end up not getting picked up off the wires since nobody knows who he is.
    …being incognito and all.

  7. DarnSkippy says: Dec 16, 2009 11:18 AM

    WTF does this have to do with Randy Moss?

  8. wtf cash on delivery says: Dec 16, 2009 11:19 AM

    Someone’s going to pick this guy up and he’s going to be better than he ever was in St. Louis that’s for sure.

  9. filthymcnasty says: Dec 16, 2009 11:28 AM

    this guy needs to switch to decaf as soon as humanly possible.

  10. J.Cannon says: Dec 16, 2009 11:32 AM

    This is the ype of tough guy fns want on their team. The problem is his penalties can destroy drives and thats something no Coach, player, or fan wants.

  11. Hap says: Dec 16, 2009 11:34 AM

    It’s go-bye-bye time. He’s one of the first of many fall guys in St Louie.

  12. J.Cannon says: Dec 16, 2009 11:36 AM

    Just saw the penalties he had vs. the Titan’s. They were dumb but they were not anything major.

  13. bake says: Dec 16, 2009 11:46 AM

    Dan Snyder will probably pay him a hundred mil, and he’ll only have to play 10 games a year……..

  14. slutnuts says: Dec 16, 2009 11:59 AM

    so the template is out for how to get off garbage teams. you either throw the glasgow kiss or rip on homos. watch as numerous raiders, lions, and bucs do their best to get outta dodge.

  15. truthsayer says: Dec 16, 2009 12:25 PM

    This jackass has been taking cheapshots and acting like a moron for years, always hurting his team at key moments. Nothing new there. The Rams finally have a coach who who won’t tolerate his douchebaggery. It’s clear that Spags is the good guy and Roid Rage Richie is the bad guy. Good for you Spags.

  16. truthsayer says: Dec 16, 2009 12:27 PM

    bake says:
    December 16, 2009 11:46 AM
    Dan Snyder will probably pay him a hundred mil, and he’ll only have to play 10 games a year……..
    That’s where you’ve got this all wrong, bake. Danny Boy won’t hesitate to shell out the big money for the big name stars. But no way he touches Incognito who, by definition, is the complete opposite.

  17. heartstl says: Dec 16, 2009 12:39 PM

    I hope he gets claimed so the Rams don’t have to pay his remaining salary. He’s not a good kind of nasty you want to see from an O-lineman. He’s stupid nasty, like if a DT is saying something bad about his momma he can’t control himself.

  18. red13 says: Dec 16, 2009 12:55 PM

    Spags IS my hero, Richie!! This is typical stuff from a narcissistic FB player who’s not nearly as good as he thinks he is. He blames everyone else instead of taking responsibility for his screw ups . Sounds kinda eerily like T.O., don’t ya’ think? Good riddance – glad his stink won’t be in my town any more.

  19. Bobby McShanklebee says: Dec 16, 2009 1:10 PM

    As an Eagles fan I really hopes Spags makes it in St.Louis. Always liked him, even though it killed me how good he made the Giants D.

  20. leaguemvp says: Dec 16, 2009 1:53 PM

    He leads the league in head butts doesnt he? That ought to be enough to put him next to flozell adams right? Just imagine flozell shoving people in the back and tripping them after the 3 false starts next to richie who is head butting everything in sight. Wow, would we ever get a play snapped? I could see us punting a lot from 4th and 30 with these two guys…..Please jerry, extend wade phillips for 20 years and 100 mill and sign incognito ASAP.
    Can you say “super bowl” ?

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