Michael Irvin is pretty famous for saying crazy things, but he may have one-upped himself on Monday. In an interview with 105.3 FM The Fan in Dallas, Irvin had the following to say about Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott and how he feels after watching him run (h/t Dallas Morning News).
“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. I just love it so much.”
Yes, that is an actual quote.
Mercifully, Irvin continued in more appropriate fashion, though he certainly managed to convey his excitement about Elliott.
“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. 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.”
Elliott does lead the NFL with 703 rushing yards in only six games this season, but Irvin’s comments… are certainly noteworthy. It is easy to get excited about a quality NFL running back performing at a high level, but Michael Irvin should probably learn what is appropriate to say when he’s being recorded.
Now, the “when will Michael Irvin say something crazy?” countdown clock resets.