Brian Mitchell really hated what Jack Del Rio had to say about the Capitol Insurrection.
Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio called the events of Jan. 6, 2021 a “dust up” at team minicamp on Wednesday, after he was asked about a recent tweet that downplayed what happened on that fateful day. On Monday, Del Rio tweeted that he wanted to know the “whole story” and that he didn’t understand why the upcoming Congressional hearings examining the events leading up to Jan. 6 were such a big deal.
Former Washington running back Brian Mitchell turned 106.7 The Fan analyst ranted about what the coordinator had to say. He even threatened that somebody might beat him up for what he is saying.
“Listen, I see a lot of stuff going on with this team right now and this is where I’m about to go the hell off, and I get so sick of it,” Mitchell began Wednesday on ‘BMitch & Finlay.’ “Where we have a coach who we sit up here and we try to put on a pedestal as ‘he’s this disciplinarian,’ and he’s got a damn defensive coordinator who constantly pokes the goddamn bear. You’ve got an undisciplined D-coordinator, but you want your football team to be disciplined?
“And I’m supposed to give a damn about somebody out there in practice, t-shirt and pants and they had a collision? I’m supposed to care about that stuff? Hell with that! I care about him getting his damn D-coordinator under control before somebody beats his ass up! That’s what I care about. I care about somebody stopping this man from constantly poking this little racial bear, what he’s doing. That’s what I care about. June 8th, I care about somebody having a damn collision? Wow! Guess what? I want them to have more collisions, so they can learn how to have collisions on the damn football field.
“But this stuff now about… I don’t care about how livid he is! He should be livid about the man who’s sitting here constantly going against what he presents himself as. And he does it over, and over and over again and never ever does he address it. That’s what I care about. So we’ve got to understand one thing: This football thing is cool, but there’s a lot of stuff that’s going on with that football team that is not cool.
“And when you have Jack Del Rio constantly feeling like ‘I can just go out and say whatever the hell I want to say.’ Why? Because the coach never said nothing to him. You’ve got all these issues going on with the Washington Commanders right now and he’s constantly trying to make waves because of stupidity. And you wonder why that team wasn’t disciplined last year, because your damned leader that’s leading your defense is not disciplined. June 8th? It’s not a story.”
Del Rio has since released an apology:
Mitchell began his media career in 2003 after a 13-year career in the NFL. He is the 2nd all-time NFL leader in yardage, and is a member of the Washington Football Team Ring of Honor.
He was originally drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round (130th overall) of the 1990 NFL Draft.
Mitchell also played for the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants.