With the Pittsburgh Steelers heading to Las Vegas, the hometown of rookie tight end Darnell Washington, to play the Raiders in Week 3 on Sunday Night Football, veteran Patrick Peterson wants to make sure the rookie looks sharp coming off the bus in primetime.
“If I got to buy you a suit, I will,” Peterson told Washington on the All Things Covered podcast, which Peterson co-hosts with former Steelers cornerback Bryant McFadden. “But for the Las Vegas game, you got to be the first off the bus. It’s a primetime game. I want you to get a suit of your color (of choice). I want you to have no shirt on under, blazer. And no slacks, I want the short legged suit. So God damnit, they see the calves, they can see the physique. Like, Pittsburgh Steelers are for real.”
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McFadden chimed in and said that Washington needs to jump on the opportunity to get a free suit, since Peterson essentially offered it by saying “If I got to buy you a suit, I will.” Washington is just a rookie, too, so it certainly would be a generous offer from the 32-year-old Peterson who’s made over $112 million in career earnings.
“Whatever it is that Darnell is wearing against the Raiders, it will be coming from the pockets of Patrick Peterson,” McFadden said.
Peterson reiterated that he wants Washington’s calves to be on display in his suit for Week 3 against Las Vegas.
“I want the new style, the short pants,” Peterson said. “You got to show the calves. I want all the physique. So they know, doggonit, they got a 6-8 monster machine coming off (the bus). Hell coming with him.”
Washington asked why the Vegas game, and Peterson said because it’s Sin City and in primetime. He also wants to do it because Vegas is Washington’s hometown.
“That’s Sin City. The lights are going to be on,” Peterson explained. “Big city. (Washington’s) from here. Primetime. I’m gonna get him some new threads with some shades, looking like freaking Suge Knight. And hell is coming with it.”
It also sounds like Washington is carrying a chip on his shoulder, as he named the seven tight ends who got drafted over him on the podcast.
“He’s pissed off. He already said he’s fired up. He just named the (seven) tight ends who got drafted higher than him,” McFadden said. “They’re going to get more money because they got drafted higher than him. So you know you’re getting a pissed off 6-7, 260-270 plus guy running 4.6.”