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.”