WASHINGTON — Darrell Green has no problem expressing himself.
He did so with The Sports Junkies on Tuesday, sounding off on Redskins corner Josh Norman, former coach Marty Schottenheimer, the 2016 Redskins and more.
First, his thoughts on Schottenheimer:
“I don’t want to bash the guy. But I thought he was a bad coach,” Green said.
Why? Well, for starters, Schottenheimer started Fred Smoot over Green.
“He started Smoot. We went 0-5. I should have started,” he told the Junkies. “I’m not saying that in a harsh way. Even though I was older, I was better than Smoot. He should have started me.”
“I didn’t have a bad relationship with Marty,” he added. “I didn’t agree with Marty.”
So there’s that. It’s not the first time Green has spoken out against Schottenheimer.
He also has no issue with the outspoken Norman.
“What I appreciate about Norman is he’s developed himself,” Green said. “He wasn’t a number one pick, destroy you, I’m the greatest. So he’s developed himself. If anything, he just needs to manage, you know, success, man, it can be tough.”
“You need to stay within yourself,” he added. “So the question is, is this you? Is this really who you are? I think it is … He was talking crap as a young fifth-round pick.”
For what it’s worth, Green also picked the Redskins to win the NFC East this season.
“To me, they should be picked to win it,” Green said of the Redskins’ chances of claiming back-to-back division titles. “Unless, unless, there’s the surprise — what in the world is [Eli] Manning going to do in New York? Because you don’t know him one week to the next and you just don’t know what they’re going to do.”
The full call with Green is available below.