Former Washington Redskins great Dexter Manley gave a wild interview Thursday to Washington, DC’s “The Junkies” on 106.7 The Fan to promote “Dexter Manley: A Football Life,” which premieres on NFL Network Friday at 9 p.m., and the former defensive end ripped into New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Manley, explaining that a co-worker of his loves Tom Brady, declared he would take former Redskins and teammates Joe Theismann and Doug Williams or Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan over Brady, saying, “Brady can’t even pick up a first down.”
“First of all let me tell you something, let me ask you guys a question: Who would you take, Joe Theismann or Tom Brady?” Manley asked.
“I’m taking Joe T. I’ve got a guy [at work], he loves Tom Brady, and I think Tom Brady, I ain’t gonna go there, but Tom Brady can’t even pack Joe Theismann’s jock. This [co-worker], that’s all we debate all day is about Joe Theismann or Tom Brady. I think Tom Brady can’t pick up a first down. He has no athletic skills, he’s surrounded by good people, but the guy is in the toilet, in my opinion. In my opinion he’s in the toilet,” he continued.
“I’ll take Joe Theismann, I’ll take [Matt Ryan], anything over Tom Brady,” Manley added. “I’ll take Joe Theismann first, I’ll take Matty Ice second, and I might take Doug Williams third, but I’m not gonna take Tom Brady to lead my team nowhere. Tom Brady is garbage. He can’t pick up a first down. He has no athletic skill. He’s surrounded by people, but Tom Brady is garbage. Garbage!”
After his long rant bashing Brady, Manley recalled the time he was “functionally illiterate” when he was 27 years old and was on a second grade reading level, but after six months to a year he could read The Washington Post because it is a “fifth grade reading level paper.”
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