Former New York Giants and current Washington Redskins safety Landon Collins wants to get physical with Dave Gettleman.
On Monday, Landon Collins was interviewed on NFL Network at Washington Redskins training camp. Within the discussion with the former New York Giants All-Pro safety, Collins was asked a specific question about Giants general manager Dave Gettleman.
What would Collins do if he saw Gettleman on the field for warmups before either of the Giants-Redskins games in 2019?
“I would try to tell one of my defensive back coaches, Throw the ball in that direction. Give him a nice little thud, a little run over,” Collins said, per Michael David Smith of Yahoo! Sports.
The safety added that he doesn’t think Gettleman has “the skill level to stay on his feet,” meaning that he would actually knock Gettleman down.
I always liked Collins. Thought he was a great safety ever since he was drafted in 2015 out of the University of Alabama. Thought he was always the so-called “quarterback” of the defense and, more specifically, the Giants secondary.
However, this is such a new low for the veteran Pro Bowl defensive back. Saying he would essentially go out of his way to knock down a grown man who was just diagnosed with Lymphoma last year? What an unprofessional, immature thing to say on Collins’ part.
Collins signed a six-year, $84 million deal with the Redskins after Gettleman opted not to franchise tag Collins nor pay him a big new contract. I do understand if Collins has been upset about his tenure in New York coming to an end, but that gives him no reason to publicly come out and say this.