Former Washington RB Brian Mitchell Goes Off on Old Team


Brian Mitchell is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it any more.

The former Washington running back, who now works as an analyst for CSN Washington, went in on his old team last night with a classic rant that sets him up as a modern Howard Beale and expresses the frustration of those who are forced to watch the 3-7 “travesty.”

The entire commentary is worth three minutes of your time, as Mitchell gets on a bit of a roll.

“This team has sucked over the last few years,” Mitchell said at one point. “And as a former player I’m embarrassed to watch this junk over and over again. . . .

“Too many times we sit there and we kiss this team’s ass because we see a burgundy and gold person wearing it. What you got to start doing is make the team understand you mean business.”

Mitchell took careful aim at some of the players who were complaining about media coverage lately, and though he didn’t name names, it’s not hard to see what he’s getting at.

Mitchell has had his calls for change come true earlier this year, he was the one who started the bench Kirk Cousins for Colt McCoy train rolling.

If he could preach Washington out of its current malaise and into meaningful football again, he’d have more fans than ever in D.C.

Mitch BernsteinComment