He’s no longer a Raider but Jay Richardson hasn’t lost his Raider Ways. The former defensive end is trying his luck in broadcasting and kicked off his radio career with an admission I’m sure most every NFL defender shares.
Richardson, released by the Raiders last season, is the host of the creatively named JRich Report on the EYES Radio Network. For his debut Richardson took a moment to discuss the pleasure he took in punishing San Diego crybaby Philip Rivers.
“I’m not a big Philip Rivers fan, because I think he’s kind of a cocky dude and I’ve had a chance to sack him before and hit him as hard as I can. I’ll do so again if I get another opportunity.”
No real surprise there. You don’t have to be on the field to know the type of guy Rivers is. His infamous heckling of Jay Cutler pretty much said it all. Aside from his cocky nature Rivers gets a lot of hate because he plays for a team that fails to live up to expectations more often than LeBron James. However Richardson does give Rivers props for his game.
“This guy is one of the top six quarterbacks in the NFL. He gets that respect from me and a lot of other guys in the league. Me personally, I just want to him. That’s just me, that’s what I do for a living.”
Yeah, Rivers can ball…that’s for sure. He’s about the only QB in the league unafraid to throw at Nnamdi Asomugha. Some of that can be attributed to his skill, most to his ego.