NFL Coach’s Take on January 6 Is How Everyone Else Feels About It


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As a die-hard New York Giants fan, I hate the Redskins. Yes, they’re the Washington Redskins; I refuse to accept their new politically correct term. Yet, defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio’s take on the January 6 riot is pretty much how everyone who isn’t a frothing progressive feels about the event. It’s based. It’s sure to infuriate the liberal media, so you know it’s the correct opinion.

He called the riot a “dust-up” compared to the summer-long wave of rioting, looting, and arson that we saw in 2020. He’s not wrong (via WaPo):

In a post-practice meeting with reporters, Washington Commanders defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio minimized the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol building by calling it a “dust-up” in comparison to the racial justice protests that followed George Floyd’s death in 2020.

“I can look at images on the TV [of the Floyd protests] — people’s livelihoods are being destroyed. Businesses are being burned down. No problem,” he said. “And then we have a dust-up at the Capitol, nothing burned down, and we’re going to make that a major deal. I just think it’s kind of two standards, and if we apply the same standard and we’re going to be reasonable with each other, let’s have a discussion. That’s all it was [on Twitter]. Let’s have a discussion. We’re Americans.”

Del Rio, 59, has been outspoken on Twitter in each of the three offseasons he’s been a Commanders coach, often on conservative political issues.


“Anything that I ever say or write, I’d be comfortable saying or writing in front of everybody that I work with, players and coaches,” Del Rio told reporters Wednesday. “I express myself as an American; we have that ability. I love this country, and I believe what I believe, and I’ve said what I want to say. Every now and then, there’s some people that get offended by it.”

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