One reason we love Darnell Dockett’s Twitter account — other than his crush on Oprah — is that the Cardinals defensive tackle tells it like it is. Or at least how it is, according to Dockett. And according to Dockett, the Redskins have been a mess of late.
Speaking with Lavar Arrington on 106.7 in Washington (via Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog), Dockett says he’d have doubts about playing with the Redskins even though he grew up in the area.
He praised the city and the fans but hammered the team’s culture.
“There’s a lot of things I don’t like, there’s a lot of things they
do that I couldn’t accept as being a leader. You know, I’ve never seen
an organization that would go out and lose on Sunday and throw a party
Sunday night after a loss and party all week. Like, I couldn’t adapt to
that, and I think that’s one of the reasons that I couldn’t be a part of
an organization, of how they carry their organization.”
He doesn’t think the Redskins have had their values in order.
“I think a lot of guys on that team, winning don’t mean anything. I think
partying and getting paid is a big part of a lot of guys on that team,” Dockett said.
He didn’t say what Redskins he was talking about, but he did say that he couldn’t play with Clinton Portis.
“From what I’m hearing in the locker room, me personally, I
couldn’t play with a guy like that,” Dockett said. “I’ve never played, since I’ve been
in the NFL, with a guy that selfish, I’ve never played with guys where
it was all about them, I’ve never played with guys that don’t practice.”
Dockett says publicly what players and teammates surely say behind closed doors. That’s why we enjoy listening.