Former NFL RB Brian Mitchell on Victor Cruz’s Comments About Norman: ‘He is About to Get His Ass Lit Up’
On Wednesday, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz had some choice words for Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman after he got paid this offseason and wasn’t primarily covering Pittsburgh Steelers WR Antonio Brown on Monday Night Football.
“Especially if he calls himself – I don’t call him this, he calls himself – the best corner in the league, then you have to cover the best receivers on the other team,” Victor Cruz said Wednesday after practice. “Going in I thought he was going to follow AB all over the place but he didn’t so it is what it is. He made his choice.”
“It’s always his choice,” Cruz said. “He can go to the powers that be and say ‘Hey, I want to cover this guy.’ And if they say no, if maybe he did that and they said no, then I’ll have to eat my words. But for the most part you can go and make that request I’m sure.”
Enter former Redskin running back-turned-media personality, Brian Mitchell.
Those comment got back to Mitchell, and he had to address them on Thursday during his show on ESPN 980.
“Cruz is about to get his ass lit up,” Mitchell went on. “Just believe what I’m saying. See the one thing about it is, if someone means absolutely nothing to you and you think they’re trash, you don’t discuss ’em. You understand? When people call in here some days and say some craziness, whatever, cool. People say stuff on Twitter, Facebook, cool, whatever. They don’t make a damn bit of difference in my life.
“So if someone is on another team and you’re that concerned about them, how in the hell can you be getting ready for your own performances and your team?” Mitchell asked. “It makes no sense. You know, all of these players today, they’re more about drama than performance. Look, Josh Norman played in the Super Bowl last year. They lost it, but there were a lot of guys that didn’t play in the Super Bowl. Victor Cruz can’t even stay on the field long enough.
“So my whole thing is Josh, whenever they are constantly talking about you, I have never seen nobody talk trash and hate on somebody that’s a piece of crap. They always hate on the good ones. The damn good ones they hate on. So let’s get it straight. Jesus, they hated on him. And he was a great one. Whenever somebody talks about you, you know what, smile, pat yourself on the chest or on the back and say thank you fool, that means I’m doing something right.”
The Redskins and the Giants face each other on September 25th.