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Riggins rips Haynesworth: "Get him the hell out of camp"

Former Redskins running back John Riggins has weighed in on the Albert Haynesworth saga, saying that it’s been clear since the 2009 season Haynesworth doesn’t hustle on the field, and that the Redskins would be wise to cut ties with their pricey defensive tackle.

“This guy plays when he wants to play, and he takes plays off when you need him out on the field,” Riggins said on SIRIUS XM’s Mad Dog Radio, via Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post. “I’ve never been around a coach that thinks for a second that that’s the kind of player that’s going to help you win a championship. So my advice, not that anybody’s asking it, is to fire the guy. Get him the hell out of camp. The guy’s an infection. Why do you want him down in the locker room?”

Haynesworth isn’t the only one who was caught in Riggins’ cross hairs. Riggins also took a shot at Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb, saying he talks like a politician and adding, “I think he’ll come closer to winning the election then he will becoming a Super Bowl winning quarterback.”

And like plenty of NFL fans, Riggins is tired of hearing about Brett Favre.

“If you see this man call the local authorities,” Riggins said of Favre. “Do not try to apprehend him by yourself. He’s nuts.”

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45 Responses to “Riggins rips Haynesworth: "Get him the hell out of camp"”
  1. DogCollar says: Aug 5, 2010 11:26 AM

    Riggins calling someone else “nuts” is the pot calling the kettle black!!!!!

  2. DonTerrelli says: Aug 5, 2010 11:26 AM

    Who listens to Riggo anymore? He needs to go back to the Vienna Inn.

  3. CKL says: Aug 5, 2010 11:29 AM

    HAHHAHA..I thought he was kind of a jackass when he played but damn this is funny.

  4. Adam-Chris Schefterson says: Aug 5, 2010 11:30 AM

    “If you see this man call the local authorities,” Riggins said of Favre. “Do not try to apprehend him by the nuts.”
    ————
    Sounds like Riggins has seen the pictures.

  5. Duck Fallas says: Aug 5, 2010 11:32 AM

    He’s batting a thousand.

  6. barking mad says: Aug 5, 2010 11:34 AM

    Wow, I guess us philly fans aren’t the only ones

  7. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Aug 5, 2010 11:36 AM

    love Riggo to death but he of all people cant talk bad about people and how they act in football.

  8. PUR-D33 says: Aug 5, 2010 11:38 AM

    Good ol Riggo. Says what he feels, can’t knock him for that.

  9. edgy says: Aug 5, 2010 11:41 AM

    Yeah, we’re supposed to listen to Riggins about this crap. Does anyone remember that this turd sat out a whole season over a contract dispute?

  10. Simon12345 says: Aug 5, 2010 11:41 AM

    Give John a break…he was probably drunk when he said it.

  11. Fat_Jesus says: Aug 5, 2010 11:45 AM

    Riggins is laying down the law..

  12. bvan says: Aug 5, 2010 11:45 AM

    “Chill out Sandy baby!”

  13. pft_b1ows says: Aug 5, 2010 11:46 AM

    He is spot on with the McNabb remarks. Donovan is in fact a complete and total tool.

  14. Hovenaut says: Aug 5, 2010 11:46 AM

    Ah the wisdom that is Riggo.
    Riggins may have been, and still is, just as nuts – and got away w/ plenty under Gibbs. But the guy gave everything he had come Sunday, don’t think anyone questioned the work ethic.

  15. robert ethen says: Aug 5, 2010 11:47 AM

    Then Riggo kicked the dog off the porch stairs, backhanded his wife for complaining about it, hitched up his overalls, and spat a stream of tobacco juice onto the street.

  16. Ralph says: Aug 5, 2010 11:47 AM

    plays when he wants to play? Takes plays off? Who does he think he is, Randy Moss?

  17. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 5, 2010 11:48 AM

    THIS DUDE IS COOL

  18. MdEagle says: Aug 5, 2010 11:56 AM

    Riggins smashed his head off of too many LB’s and lineman in his day.

  19. JungleNosey says: Aug 5, 2010 11:57 AM

    These comments by Riggins are funny but correct me if I`m wrong but he spent an entire season not talking to teammates or the media when at the Jets.Cut his hair into a mohawk,then passes out at the Whitehouse stone ass drunk when he was with the Redskins.No credibility here at all just radio being radio and getting something out there controversial.

  20. PriorKnowledge says: Aug 5, 2010 11:59 AM

    Riggo is a true hero. He sat completely out of football for a year to stand for what he believes. He carried the ‘skins to a SB win.
    Riggins always played serious. He wore combat gear to the SB. He may have sported a mohawk one year, but his teammates could always count on him.
    This HOF running back has earned the right to criticize anyone and say anything.
    The wannabes, losers and know-nothings that prowl these comment sections are not worthy to carry his jockstrap.

  21. Terry says: Aug 5, 2010 11:59 AM

    I see Riggins is still hittin the bottle!

  22. We need linemen says: Aug 5, 2010 12:06 PM

    He obviously had one to many, missed “slightly pissed” and sailed off into “a little bit fighty.”

  23. McGinn says: Aug 5, 2010 12:10 PM

    Who ever mentioned the VI, that is funny as hell !!
    Riggins is cool , and was an awesome Redskin -

  24. BHindEnemyLines says: Aug 5, 2010 12:12 PM

    Cowboys’ fan here. Hate the skins, have always loved Riggins. He was a monster (err…diesel) on the field and tells it like it is off the field.
    These quotes are more reasons to be a fan of his.
    Maybe Snyder should hire Riggo to couch his team. At least then they could get back to playing football instead of making headlines only because of the circus this team has become.

  25. mustbechris says: Aug 5, 2010 12:18 PM

    Also like plenty of NFL fans, we’re tired of John Riggins giving an opinion on things as if people care what he thinks. Typical bitter old former football player who has an axe to grind against current players either because they make more money than people in his generation did or because they’re not “tough enough” by his standards.

  26. Bob Loblaw says: Aug 5, 2010 12:20 PM

    HAHAHAHAAAA!!!
    Riggins Rip Retarded Roverpaid Rineman for Racist Redskins!!!
    I love bathing in the sweet glow of Dan Snyder’s bad karma!!! You simply will never find another signing in the history of football worse than Haynesworth.

  27. cowboyssuck says: Aug 5, 2010 12:25 PM

    Is Riggins still drinking 1/5ths of Jack and living in that trailer in Leesburg down by the river? Loosen up, Sandy baby.

  28. BigMikeSkinsFan says: Aug 5, 2010 12:26 PM

    Maybe Snyder should hire Riggo to couch his team.
    _________________________________
    nice one Cowbum fan. maybe you should hire Tony Romo to couch your team…since he seems to bend over during the playoffs anyways.

  29. boysroll says: Aug 5, 2010 12:32 PM

    Riggins speaks the truth and all you 4skin fans do not want to hear how dysfunctinal and comical this losing org has been for the last 20 plus yrs.
    If this was a company they would have gone under many many yrs ago.

  30. numberfour says: Aug 5, 2010 12:34 PM

    go get em riggo

  31. smiley says: Aug 5, 2010 12:46 PM

    Lighten’ up Jonny baby!! Hail!

  32. OLDNFLFAN says: Aug 5, 2010 1:10 PM

    Donovan McNabb will never be in a Super Bowl, he can not win the BIG GAME before the Super Bowl yet alone the the BIG SHOW!

  33. 100 no's and 1 yes still mean yes says: Aug 5, 2010 1:19 PM

    Haha he called Brett farce crazy lol he’s a old worthless drunk how did this guy make a headline must be a slow news day

  34. tacious says: Aug 5, 2010 1:25 PM

    @ OLDNFLFAN
    In case you missed it… McNabb has already been to a SB… the Eagles lost, but he did help to get them there.

  35. bigrig says: Aug 5, 2010 1:26 PM

    Cousin John always has something funny to bring to the party.

  36. StreetBaller says: Aug 5, 2010 1:26 PM

    to mustbechris and the other haters: Riggo is definitely NOT bitter about what today’s player’s earn. In fact, he helped raise salaris by taking a stand in his day. As for his antics as a player, there is a HUGE differnce between a character and a phony.
    Riggo was a character, who played hard whether he was the only good thing on a crappy jets team (I was there) or on a Super Bowl calibre team. He was the same guy no matter what type of team he was on, and his teammates could always count on him running HARD. Ask anyone from that era who had to tackle him.
    As for his relevance today, I think it’s refreshing to hear someone talk openly and honestly. And he’s earned the right to do so.

  37. KC_Vols says: Aug 5, 2010 1:28 PM

    Who really cares what Riggins says anyways? If this came from Art Monk, Timmy Smith, Doug Williams, Darrell Green, Jay Schroeder.

  38. Steeler fans are tools says: Aug 5, 2010 1:30 PM

    There’s not a big difference from Riggins and Gary Busey

  39. 1nationraidernation says: Aug 5, 2010 1:53 PM

    riggins is spot on….what is the point of keeping him

  40. salmen76 says: Aug 5, 2010 2:17 PM

    hey, i like Riggins, he was right on Haynesworth, Favre, and McCnab……they’re all bums…..

  41. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Aug 5, 2010 2:42 PM

    # PriorKnowledge says: August 5, 2010 11:59 AM
    Riggo is a true hero. He sat completely out of football for a year to stand for what he believes. He carried the ‘skins to a SB win.
    Riggins always played serious. He wore combat gear to the SB. He may have sported a mohawk one year, but his teammates could always count on him.
    This HOF running back has earned the right to criticize anyone and say anything.
    The wannabes, losers and know-nothings that prowl these comment sections are not worthy to carry his jockstrap.
    ———————————————–
    ^^^^This pretty much sums it up…

  42. GB3Pack4 says: Aug 5, 2010 2:57 PM

    Replyin to PUR-D33
    “Good ol Riggo. Says what he feels, can’t knock him for that.”
    Yes, we can, PUR-D – that’s what makes America great!
    knock, knock, knock …

  43. DirtDawg55 says: Aug 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    Riggo the Retarded speaks again! Interestingly enough, he speaks the truth.
    As for Haynesworth being a bad signing, well Snyder does keep setting the bar high on that one. Every year it is the same old story. Redskins try to sign their way to a Super Bowl, end up badly overestimating the talent they have signed, go 8 and 8, fire their coach and start the whole process over again, albeit in slightly worse shape than the year before because of the successive cap hits they take and the roster spots they have to keep filling from all of the guys who flamed out before. Highly entertaining watching this franchise flounder. Another ten years like this and you have to lump them in Bengals territory, although they do so with at least a record of prior success.

  44. 2sheds says: Aug 6, 2010 9:17 PM

    Homicidal bass tard Leonard Little can’t decide if he still wants to play or just drive drunk and kill single moms working the late shift to feed their babies while Rapey Roethpenisberger gets a time out and Johnny Jolly gets the Shoeless Joe.

  45. rickvaldez says: Aug 7, 2010 5:03 PM

    boysroll says:
    August 5, 2010 12:32 PM
    Riggins speaks the truth and all you 4skin fans do not want to hear how dysfunctinal and comical this losing org has been for the last 20 plus yrs.
    If this was a company they would have gone under many many yrs ago
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    It is a company you dumbass… And has become the 2nd most profitable franchise behind your paper champ team.
    @prior knowledge
    Yeah he was always there for his team. Even when he was drunk on the sideline and not going in the game or passed out in team meetings. Or pissing in a trash can during meetings. Seems you may be one of those know nothing losers that your talking about.

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