Terrance Knighton irked by Redskins-Kardsashians comparison
Terrance Knighton couldn’t have possibly envisioned just how much a dysfunctional disaster when he signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Washington Redskins in March, even given the franchise’s ignominious reputation in this regard. Despite the mess the team currently finds itself, Knighton took issue with how a Redskins studio analyst characterized the team as “the Kardashians of the NFL” amid the fallout of Robert Griffin III’s continued fall from grace with the organization.
“It’s really crap to me when you hear people say this is like the Kardashians show and all that,” he said, via D.C. Sports Bog.
The team was further ridiculed by NFL analyst Troy Aikman, who took another shot at the team by saying, “I don’t think that’s fair — I don’t think the Kardashians are nearly as dysfunctional.”
When asked how he feels about how things are perceived from within the Redskins locker room, Knighton said the drama doesn’t have any impact on the players.
“That’s not in here,” he said. “I mean, I see all the stuff on Twitter — sources this, sources that — but that’s the outside stuff. We have a culture in this locker room and a unified front where we’re not going to let the distractions hurt this team. It’s not going to turn into a soap opera. This is not the Kardashians show. We’re a football team, we’re professionals, and we’re going to go out there and win some games. We’re not getting caught up in who’s playing quarterback or who’s saying what. That’s not my concern. My concern is kicking the center’s a** in front of me.”
Knighton also admitted he wasn’t surprised by the news that head coach Jay Gruden anointed Kirk Cousins the team’s starting quarterback in Week 1.
But he made it abundantly clear it doesn’t matter who is under center for the team.
“But whoever’s out there, you know, I’ve got their back,” he said. “As a defense, we’re trying to get them the ball. It could be you at quarterback; I’ve got your back.”