Brian Mitchell, the former Washington Redskins running back and return specialist, went off on a lengthy rant against the team during Comcast SportsNet's postgame show on Sunday.
Mitchell didn't hold back on any area of the team. Here's a full transcript:
“Embarrassing. This is atrocious. It’s despicable. It’s pathetic. I think it’s asinine. As we look at this football game and this football team – and it’s not just Robert [Griffin III], OK? I want fans out there to stop blaming just the quarterback. The defense was atrocious. The offensive line was terrible, dropping balls, throwing balls to people. Everybody had a part in this. There are players that — they can’t play themselves into the right position. We sit here every week and we want to blame just that one guy. Yes, they gave up a lot for him. But from coaching, to decision-makers, to players, everybody is playing a part. Kai Forbath had hit 15 [field goals] I think in a row, and then all of a sudden he misses two today.
"What is going on? This team. You had two weeks to prepare for a 1-8 Buccaneers team that we constantly heard Jay Gruden and everybody around the country say, this team is not as bad as their record states. But, they were still 1-8. You’re sitting there 3-6. And this Redskins team cannot ever sit there and think that they’re any much better than that team was. Now, you step into a football game today and nobody played like they were desperate, like they’ve been embarrassed with the way things have been going.
“Five out of the last six years, this team has started 3-6 in the first nine games. OK, some players may have been around for the whole time. Most of them haven’t been. And the one year you were not starting 3-6, you’re 4-5. And I see a lot of players blaming media and everybody else, and running around as if they won the damn Super Bowl somewhere. This team has sucked over the last few years, OK? And as a former player, I’m embarrassed to watch this junk, over and over again. And yes, I come on this air and I have to try and be professional and not say what – I wish, they could just let the FCC tell me today, ‘Say what the hell you want to say, Brian.’ And I will call out names and tell them exactly what I feel. Because a lot of guys who want to be big time and talking about what they think and what the media shouldn’t be doing, play some damn football. You sucked on the field today, and you know who you are. I don’t have to say their names. You know who you are.
At this point, Mitchell urged Redskins fans to start "demanding greatness" from the team and to stop supporting the team "at will."
Here's the full video from CSN: