Landon Collins: I'll 'Run Over' Dave Gettleman When Giants Play Redskins

Alex Greenberg
July 29, 2019 - 2:35 pm
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Landon Collins seems to still be pretty angry about the Giants letting him walk in free agency this offseason.

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Collins, who now plays for the Redskins, has spoken up about his former team a few times since signing in Washington. In an interview on Monday on NFL Network, Collins took aim at Dave Gettleman, his former general manager who ultimately made the decision for the Giants to let him go.

Gettleman may need to watch out when the Giants and Redskins play this season.

“I would try to tell one of my defensive back coaches to throw the ball in that direction and give a nice little thud, a nice little run-over,” said Collins. “A quick little ‘Uhh,’ something like that. I’m going to make it a little subtle, you know? I don’t think he’s got the skill level to stay on his feet.”

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New York could’ve opted to give Collins the franchise tag, but they didn’t. Instead, Collins signed with a division rival for a deal worth $84 million over six years, which is the most expensive contract ever given out to a safety.

Collins had no interceptions in his final season with the Giants. In his first four seasons, he had 428 combined tackles, 321 solo tackles, eight interceptions (one returned for a touchdown) and three forced fumbles. He was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2016.

This year, the Giants and Redskins play each other for the first time during Week 4. That game will be at MetLife Stadium, and then the two teams will meet again in Week 16 in Washington. 

We should see soon enough whether the league has a problem with these comments, and whether they decide to take any action against Collins.