John Riggins

  • Published: 10 March 2018
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  • Logan Leslie
    Logan Leslie  9 hours back

    I never heard of him. Guess who I will google next.... Jim Brown and John Riggins on the same team,,, imagine.

    • Michael Cole
      Michael Cole  2 days back

      I'm now many year later a fan!

      • David Tucker
        David Tucker  5 days back

        One of my favorite running backs

        • NFB FIGHT CLUB
          NFB FIGHT CLUB  6 days back

          I believe Jim brown wrote in his autobiography that John Riggins was the best running back he saw or something like that. Those words hold weight

          • Steven Kloepping
            Steven Kloepping  1 weeks back

            Only running back that got BETTER after the age of 30.

            • The2ndFirst
              The2ndFirst  1 weeks back

              Last one you want to mess with is is the crazy guy.
              True. This guy was a monster. The leader. “I got youJoe Gibbs”.

              The offensive line clubhouse got moved.

              Signed John Riggins.

              • DOE John
                DOE John  1 weeks back

                Riggins great 👍🏽 grandfather was a black /brown man. Facts. DNA

                • Flashstorm8097
                  Flashstorm8097  1 weeks back

                  As a Jets fan, Riggins was another good player that we missed out on.

                  • Gary Boyce
                    Gary Boyce  1 weeks back

                    Great to have seen it all back then-70s and 80s great eras for the game-great and personable players-characters-when it was still a GAME!

                    • rick berry
                      rick berry  2 weeks back

                      white choclate

                      • Todd Sill
                        Todd Sill  2 weeks back

                        I dated johns niece but never got to meet him that's a regret for me

                        • Raymond Buehner
                          Raymond Buehner  2 weeks back

                          Real American Poet with solid Team inside to Win! Great Back!!!

                          Ps...2020 footfart fools selfish me/I/myself is not my Elf Browns upbringing...Team is gone in 2020. Riggins is all Team packed inside Full Throttle Come Git Some! Nfl 2020 is for pagans and corporate sellouts!

                          • Jeremy Sammons
                            Jeremy Sammons  2 weeks back

                            I miss this era of football. These were real men not the beta soy boys we have today.

                            • Sam Deluca
                              Sam Deluca  3 weeks back


                              • hudsonhawk 001
                                hudsonhawk 001  4 weeks back

                                I don't know about my diet, but I didn't get a lot to sleep. LMFAO!

                                • Chet
                                  Chet  4 weeks back

                                  Do players even hang out together anymore?

                                  • knealio
                                    knealio  4 weeks back

                                    It’s all just entertainment. That’s all it is. It’s a three hour positive distraction each Sunday. Definitely fun to follow, but it’s just entertainment.

                                    • Eric
                                      Eric  2 weeks back

                                      nope, as john explains it. it's the competitive nature that burns in the player that makes it so great. Not all, give it their all. of course you will perceive it your own way though.

                                  • jpb1231000
                                    jpb1231000  4 weeks back

                                    WOW!!! A Poetry fan too!!! I dig Robert Service too... Just like Billy Joe Shaver and JOHN RIGGINS , MR #44 !!!!

                                    • jpb1231000
                                      jpb1231000  4 weeks back

                                      They wouldn't play him cause he wuz Caucasian !!

                                      • elibutton
                                        elibutton  4 weeks back

                                        I grew up watching NFL Films and Steve Sabol - I miss these programs. NFL should get back in the game.

                                        • Mark Crim
                                          Mark Crim  4 weeks back

                                          He was a handful, but as a Cowboys fan, he scared the daylights out of us. Great insight interview. Quite entertaining.

                                          • Gary McAleer
                                            Gary McAleer  4 weeks back

                                            My dad cried only two times in his life: 1. When University of Michigan lost the championship; and 2. When the Redskins lost theirs. But John Riggins brought his smile back.

                                            • Wolverine Smith
                                              Wolverine Smith  4 weeks back

                                              Prior to Riggins, the fullback position was mostly as a blocker,getting few carries or passes a game. It was Riggins forcing Gibbs to let him carry the ball more than 20 times a game he proved that the fullback could could wear down defenses, getting few yards to start, but blow through the line for big yards in the forth quarter when the defenses were too sore and tired to be as effective.

                                              It also changed defenses as coaches had to rethink the players they fielded to smaller faster guys who wouldn’t wear out so fast. Christian Okoye, Jerome Bettis, John Alstott and other great powerbacks owe it to John Riggins for proving a fullback can be effective as a ball carrier and receiver as much as any skat back.

                                              John would often gain 2 and 4 yards per carry early in the game, but blow through gaping holes in the last quarter. That many running plays just beat the hell out of defenses because the line is always pushing forward on runs, rather than back peddling to form a pocket on passing plays, making them more prone to injuries since they are at a disadvantage to the rushing defenders. The Redskin line took less injuries to that incredible Hog line because they were always dishing out punishment as opposed to receiving it.

                                              John changed the way the entire game was played for quite a while and as more big power backs came on the scene. This wouldn’t last forever because the league doesn’t like low scoring games, which the big backs created.

                                              Dominating a team with a power kind of short yardage football also allowed the Redskins to control the clock, keeping the ball away from the other team for long drives, which also wore down their defenses being on the field so long. Fans don’t like such games which is probably why the Redskins somehow are forgotten when dominant teams from the 80s are mentioned.

                                              Frisco and the Giants I can understand, even though the Skins won 1 more Super Bowl than the Giants in that era, but when they toss the fucking Bears in with SF and NY while forgetting the skins, it makes my blood boil!

                                              The Bears had one Super Bowl win and it wasn’t even against a good opponent. The Patriots of the 80s was terrible and only made it to the SB because it rained all day in Miami, which brought Dan Marino’s passing game to a halt and NE had the better running game with a one hit wonder RB named Jesse James.

                                              Miami was the number one seed and would have murdered NE on a drier day, but it was a mud bowl. I would have loved to see if Marino could have torched that Bears defense. Dan had such a quick release and incredible peripheral vision, he usually killed hard rushing defenses like their’s. Either way, it would have been better than NE and given the Bears more competition, but nope. The Bears got the win and we didn’t have to listen to their chants for a single year, like any other team would get. No, we are still hearing about the almighty Bears of the 80s. It makes little sense, but they still get more credibility than the Skins of the same era who won three world titles.

                                              One thing, if the NFL doesn’t like something and worry that TV ratings are taking a hit from it, they will make enough rule changes until they can fix it. Making rule changes to defenses that would open up the passing game, more offenses went to more passing downs to gain huge chunks of real estate at a time and the power back wasn’t as coveted as it once was, but for many years Riggins would change the way the game was played. No power back put up the numbers John did, because you can’t find FB as good as Riggins ever day also, so that too made the FB as a runner idea not so coveted.

                                              With the exception of Mike Alstott, I don’t think any other FB had John’s break way speed once busting into the open, having the gas to take it to the house, as he did so many times. Many other FB would have ran out of gas and been captured from behind during that run he made in the SB. More than 60 yards is a long way for a big guy to run without losing speed near the 10 ydl allowing the faster defensive backs to catch up.

                                              • Joshua & Zerubbabel
                                                Joshua & Zerubbabel  4 weeks back


                                                • Matthew Hamersly
                                                  Matthew Hamersly  1 months back

                                                  "He came to play."
                                                  Yes...he did.

                                                  • Wood Skier
                                                    Wood Skier  1 months back

                                                    hockey can he LOL

                                                    • Tony Antonakas
                                                      Tony Antonakas  1 months back

                                                      I remember him mostly as a Redskin during their heyday

                                                      • Jim G
                                                        Jim G  1 months back

                                                        I remember watching that playoff game when he beat my Lions. I hated him at that moment, but totally respected him for being a badass football player, and always remembered him since. True greatness.

                                                        • Kenneth McCall
                                                          Kenneth McCall  1 months back

                                                          That Super Bowl TD run was one of the happiest moments of my life! I was so happy for my beloved Redskins!

                                                          • michael lake
                                                            michael lake  1 months back

                                                            John, you are the Rockstar of NFL!

                                                            • michael lake
                                                              michael lake  1 months back

                                                              Skins, HOGs, Rigggins, Theisman. I remember the greatest team in the greatest Super Bowl ever.

                                                              • Peter Craig
                                                                Peter Craig  1 months back

                                                                Great video. In the UK we first saw American Football on tv in the 1970s and as a rugby player I was fascinated. Riggins was so obviously one of the greats, along with such as Montana, Marino and Walter Payton.

                                                                • Neil Reid
                                                                  Neil Reid  1 months back

                                                                  What a beast. Loved him in college and the pro's.

                                                                  • 5150 Logan
                                                                    5150 Logan  1 months back

                                                                    What a LEGEND!

                                                                    • Mark Phelps
                                                                      Mark Phelps  1 months back

                                                                      Gibbs shouldn't have made a big deal out of the 500 club. Many of his black players had come problems.

                                                                    • Rigs75
                                                                      Rigs75  1 months back

                                                                      Vitamin B...lolol.

                                                                      • Ted Glover
                                                                        Ted Glover  1 months back

                                                                        This is the kind of football I grew up on. Great to be of this era. Real football at it's best.

                                                                        • Dharri
                                                                          Dharri  1 months back

                                                                          Back when players had the heart.

                                                                          • ThreePhaseHigh
                                                                            ThreePhaseHigh  1 months back

                                                                            He was a great player I would like to ask him what he thought of Jim Taylor

                                                                            • John Newman
                                                                              John Newman  1 months back

                                                                              Sad to say

                                                                              We’ll never see men like him again

                                                                              • Ingrid Hunter
                                                                                Ingrid Hunter  1 months back

                                                                                I remember on local news in DC, they talked about first day of training camp Riggins arrived riding in the back of a pick up. Those were the days!

                                                                                • Ed Hill Masters Roofing
                                                                                  Ed Hill Masters Roofing  1 months back

                                                                                  Players like John Riggins are what made the NFL great in years gone by, never to it’s all boring and one dimensional, predictable.

                                                                                  • David Tluscik
                                                                                    David Tluscik  1 months back

                                                                                    Born & Raised Midwest Kansas & Mizzou and I'm here to Tellya, IT'S THEE GREATEST LIFE Because, Horses, Cattle, Riding Fence lines, checking for Bulls fighting the night B4 and loading up the tractor to go back out & Repair them, Bailing hay, Hunting, Fishing, Riding Horseback with Rifle, Dog, My Brother, PRICELESS! Just Doesn't Get Any Better! Helping Your Neighbors Per Our Grandparents, Happily too and, Knowing Full Well, When Toue away from your Ranch, Neighboring Ranches Are Watching Out For You! Taking Salt & Protein blocks along with hay out to cattle to eat, corralling some to spray the purple spray back then for pink eye along with an enormous plastic syringe that held a pill the size of my finger so enabling us to get it down the cows throat, after spraying for pink eye or, squeezing grub worms out of these small holes in the cattle's hide and watching as a gross nasty white big worm popped out like a Zit! So many chores, painy UK ng, cleaning their heated automated watering tank weekly of moss, so it's a labor of love And Along Side Our Grandfather, and Grandma fixing Incredible Tasty meals, PRICELESS!$ I DEARLY MISS THESE DAYS!!

                                                                                    • Oscar Robinson
                                                                                      Oscar Robinson  1 months back

                                                                                      For you young people today that think the world is fucked up, (and it is for the most part) it was much better before the Madden video game and Fox 'News'. Now all everyone wants to do is play for the camera.

                                                                                      • Edward Yamada
                                                                                        Edward Yamada  1 months back

                                                                                        Hey, Riggo, remember the lick Ronnie Lott laid on you? LOL

                                                                                        • Edward Yamada
                                                                                          Edward Yamada  1 months back

                                                                                          I’ll never forget John Riggins. He was like a Mack Truck that ran like a BMW.

                                                                                          • Super Kyle
                                                                                            Super Kyle  1 months back

                                                                                            How can you not love this guy, says exactly what's on his mind not bothering to worry about what people think, today that's frowned upon by our fragile, perpetually offended generation.

                                                                                            • Bob Best
                                                                                              Bob Best  1 months back

                                                                                              8:20 vitamin B shot my ass