Listening to Ezekiel Elliott talk football makes Michael Irvin randy
Michael Irvin is a huge fan of Dallas Cowboys rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott. And while that’s perfectly understandable given how Elliott has quickly made his mark on the NFL only six games into his career, the manner in which the frequently loquacious Irvin explained just how much he likes listening to Eliott talk about running the ball is, well, a bit over the top, to put it mildly.
“I’m telling you, when I listen to this boy talk about running the football like that, it just makes me want to go in the bathroom and spend some time by myself,” Irvin said during an interview on 105.3 Than Fan on Monday, via The Dallas Morning News. “I just love it so much.”
Hoo boy. Alrighty then. The saying, “Some things are best left unsaid” fits Irvin’s comments perfectly, to say the least.
After rushing for 157 yards on 28 carries in the Cowboys’ convincing victory over the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Elliott is league’s leading rusher while averaging 117.2 yards per game. Continuing that kind of output puts Elliott on pace for 1,875 yards for the season. Should Elliott manage to do that, he would break Eric Dickerson’s rookie rushing record that has stood since 1983, although Elliott has stated he’s not focused on pursuing said record.
Irvin continued his praise for Elliott during the interview, but spoke of the running back in less … awkward terms.
“He walks up and down that sideline, when he’s giving everyone fives, you hear what he says? ‘Physical! Let’s by physical! We’re gonna be physical!’ His interviews, ‘We’re gonna out-physical everybody.’ Physical physical physical,” Irvin said. “You match that up with that offensive line, that mentality from the running back with that offensive line as good as they are, you have connectivity. They say ‘all we gotta do is lay on em.’ He’s gonna come and lay on em. If I blocked it for 1 yard, he’ll make it 4. If I block for 4, he’ll make it 60 because they have that connectivity.”
In light of his comments about wanting to go in the bathroom to spend some time by myself, let’s appreciate Irvin’s, um, less horndoggy breakdown.