Redskins defensive coordinator Greg Blache has not spoken to the media for the last month, but broke his silence Thursday to speak up for his boss — Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
And in doing so, Blache outed himself as a member of PFT Planet. (Good to have you aboard, Greg!)
“This morning when I came in, and I turned my computer on and I was
looking at Pro Football Talk, and I saw comments that John Riggins made
about Mr. Snyder. And it really bothered me, the more I sat there at my
desk,” Blache started.
It seemed like the personal nature of Riggins’ attack upset Blache off.
“To hear such a vicious criticism of somebody I consider not just my
employer, but a good friend, bothered me. And as much as I hadn’t been
talking to you, I felt like this is something I needed to do. Somebody
needed to stand up and set this record straight. This person, the
comment that was made, a ‘dark heart,’ that’s totally, totally untrue,” Blache said. (Rick Maese of the Washington Post tweeted that he “will try to get more sources to explain the exact hue of Snyder’s heart.”)
Jokes aside, it was clear that Snyder’s personal help for Blache and his wife meant a lot to the coach.
“I’ll tell you something from a person who’s been here for six years
who’s gone to him for things that I’ve needed in my family, there’s
times that he’s come to me when he’s heard about issues in my family,
and offered his assistance. It’s unsurpassed. He’s one of the most
generous, kind individuals you’ll ever meet.”
Blache’s passionate words are transcribed in full at the Washington Post. He goes into greater detail about Snyder and its worth a read to get a different perspective on the Redskins owner. The words may not change your mind or make Snyder any more effective as a NFL owner, but it’s only fair to hear a different view after all we’ve heard about Snyder for the last month.
“I just think it’s time to be put out there, it’s time that you guys
understand that everything that’s wrong with this organization is not
Dan Snyder,” Blache said. “It’s so easy for the people who held . . . a microphone every
day to point fingers and shuffle it off somewhere else.”