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Parker rips Washington: They don't care about football

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08:05 AM ET 05.05 | Willie Parker has now joined a line of players comparing the Redskins, unflatteringly, to the Steelers. Parker -- who was briefly with the Redskins last summer -- said he wants to be back in Pittsburgh, and then elaborated why. "The players, the coaches, we take care of each other," he said. "The coaches take care of the players. The chemistry we have in Pittsburgh is just amazing. Being in Washington, oh man, they just don't care about football. I didn't feel good from day one there." ..."They have about 3,000 fans, [and players would] be geeked up, like we've got so many fans out here today. When you're in Pittsburgh, there's so many fans, you ask yourself, are they working today? ... [In Washington] they weren't about football; they were about partying and stuff like that."

The Washington Post

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May 5, 2011  08:07 AM ET

He's right!

May 5, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Willie who?

May 5, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Well... this one should elicit a varied list of responses from the masses.

Fast Willie... you may want to get the hell out of Dodge.

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May 5, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Willie, you were spoiled in Pittsburgh. Also, the Steelers don't want you back. Collect your paycheck and shut your flan hole.

May 5, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Aw,he's only complaining because he was behind Albert in the buffet line and never got anything to eat.

May 5, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Poor Willie is just out of sorts 'cause with so many over-the-hill RBs on the team there wasn't enough Geritol to go around.

May 5, 2011  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Poor Willie is just out of sorts 'cause with so many over-the-hill RBs on the team there wasn't enough Geritol to go around.

Hahahahahaha!!!

May 5, 2011  08:21 AM ET

Good news for Willie,the Virginia Destroyers claimed Parker for their team.

May 5, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Good news for Willie,the Virginia Destroyers claimed Parker for their team.

... and a career is extended.

May 5, 2011  08:25 AM ET

If Mendenhall keeps being a twittering idiot, there may be a roster spot open for a RB in Pittsburgh, but I don't think it will be filled by "fast" Willie Parker, he hasn't been the same since the broken leg.

May 5, 2011  08:29 AM ET

Chico will love this!

May 5, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Let's see if what he says has a ring of truth to it. It's tough playing and practicing at a high level and then get subjected to things below your usual standards.

May 5, 2011  08:34 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Why Willie? Why pick on Washington?

lol

May 5, 2011  08:34 AM ET

It will show in their play if its true.

May 5, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Willie knows. Although I dont like Steelers much, they do have a great organization and fan base. The redskins are in caos right now.

May 5, 2011  08:35 AM ET

"Fast" willie is just made he didn't make the team... Not even the practice squad.

Oh... And funny how fast he deleted that twitter account yesterday.

<Giggles>

May 5, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Wee Willie Winkie. Join your pal Mendenhall on spouting stupid shish.

May 5, 2011  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Well... this one should elicit a varied list of responses from the masses. Fast Willie... you may want to get the hell out of Dodge.

I don't think he is still with Washington.

 
May 5, 2011  08:38 AM ET

It's interesting why players always compare the steelers to us... No fans are like Steeler fans. They fill up any stadium anywhere, and I'll be the first to admit.

But the comparison is flattering.

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