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D.C. media take issue with Jim Irsay’s comments on RG3

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Colts owner Jim Irsay is taking some heat in Washington for comments he made about the Redskins’ use of Robert Griffin III.

In an interview with the Indianapolis Star, Irsay said that if the Colts had ended up with the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and hadn’t had the opportunity to draft Andrew Luck, they would have drafted Griffin instead. But Irsay then added that he would have made sure the Colts were more careful with Griffin than the Redskins did, suggesting that if Griffin were a Colt, he wouldn’t be recuperating from reconstructive knee surgery right now.

I wouldn’t have exposed him to injury in the same way they have in Washington,” Irsay said. “My philosophy on quarterbacks is, first and foremost, you’ve got to keep them healthy and on the field.”

Those comments didn’t sit well with some in Washington.

Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post noted that Luck was hit a lot last year, and offered this suggestion to Irsay: “maybe worry about your own team.”

Added Rick Snider of the Washington Examiner, “Jim Irsay pops off regularly, but this time the Indianapolis Colts owner misfired.”

Irsay may be right that the Redskins should do more to protect Griffin, both in their offensive scheme (which the owner doesn’t have a whole lot to do with) and with their playing surface (which the owner has plenty to do with). But it’s strange to hear an owner of one team critiquing the way another team uses its quarterback. Maybe Irsay will approach Dan Snyder at the next owners’ meeting to offer his suggestions. But it’s more likely that Snyder will tell Irsay to keep those opinions to himself.

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  1. catman72 says: Mar 5, 2013 7:02 AM

    So much for impartial media… maybe they’re sensitive about it because they know he’s right?

  2. nygf says: Mar 5, 2013 7:09 AM

    Exciting final two months for the Skins and their fans but ultimately the coaches and team showed they couldn’t handle success nor keep it in perspective, melting down and jeopardizing the team’s future in their lone playoff game. All in for Week 1? Sure. Holding your breath and covering your eyes every single time RG is hit for the rest of his career? You bet.

  3. jeffro0672 says: Mar 5, 2013 7:09 AM

    Have another drink Jim. Admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery.

  4. dcsween says: Mar 5, 2013 7:10 AM

    Or maybe Snyder will say “great idea, Jim, about the grass. I’m on it. You’re a genius and you’re the greatest. You know what else would be a good idea? Restoring the Skins salary cap allotment.”

  5. S.Nevada says: Mar 5, 2013 7:10 AM

    Irsay is a perfect representation of your average Colts fan: Clueless.

  6. enochmh2 says: Mar 5, 2013 7:10 AM

    Rg3 should’ve run out of bounds or thrown the ball away when he got concussed against the falcons. Then a freak knee injury against the ravens. Both where designed pass plays! Naive statement from irsay

  7. illwillthemick says: Mar 5, 2013 7:11 AM

    well he is 100 percent right. the redskins did rg3 no favors. horrible field bad play calling. and then how the medical team treated griffen was horrible as well. i mean after tearing up his knee there he is walking around on the sideline watching the game still in pads, the game ends here comes rg3 running out on the field shaking peoples hand and giving them congratz on beating him, and mind you thats all on his injuried knee!!!! i have never seen anything like that before. crazyness. oh well good for me, im an eagles fan. keep doing you snyder!!! hahaha

  8. lightcleric says: Mar 5, 2013 7:12 AM

    Someone should tell these people there’s a difference between your QB “getting hit a lot” and “it’s obvious to everyone watching the dude can barely walk”.

  9. rexryanstattoo says: Mar 5, 2013 7:13 AM

    Sing a song about it Jim! You kept Payton’s neck real healthy too didn’t you?

  10. rodge1 says: Mar 5, 2013 7:14 AM

    The truth always hurts.

  11. truthfactory says: Mar 5, 2013 7:20 AM

    Yea, truth hurts sometimes.

    Thats what you get when you run your injury prone QB 10 times a game. Tough to make it through an entire season…

  12. bdub85 says: Mar 5, 2013 7:20 AM

    Skins fans – “You can’t handle the truth!”

  13. truthfactory says: Mar 5, 2013 7:22 AM

    “Sing a song about it Jim! You kept Payton’s neck real healthy too didn’t you?”
    ——-

    Um…. not sure how to tell you this… Manning has been one of the “healthiest” players of all time and nearly broke Favres Iron Man record. I’d say they managed his health just fine.

  14. deangelo23hall says: Mar 5, 2013 7:24 AM

    Whatever, Irsay

    RG3 on ONE leg still more accurate than Luck on two.

  15. bewaredware says: Mar 5, 2013 7:26 AM

    Most over sensitive fans in the world.

  16. joetoronto says: Mar 5, 2013 7:29 AM

    Getting hit while playing is one thing, leaving your franchise QB in the game when he can barely walk is another.

    Now throw in the solid dirt field.

    He’s right, like it or not.

  17. bullcharger says: Mar 5, 2013 7:33 AM

    He’s right. They needed to let RG3 heal properly after the first injury. Huge mistake.

  18. pixelito says: Mar 5, 2013 7:38 AM

    Skins fans have certainly paid for their arrogance last season…. As short-lived as it was.

  19. therealbigrich says: Mar 5, 2013 7:49 AM

    The truth is Luck was one of the most hit qbs in the league and any of those hits could of ended his season. The truth is every time RG3 was hit the hardest was during traditional pass plays where he decided to scramble. Could the redskins did some things different… sure but hindsight is 20/20.

  20. grandpoopah says: Mar 5, 2013 7:51 AM

    Having your QB take a lot of hits because of a suspect OL is one thing. Putting your QB back on the field when the bottom half of his leg is hanging on by threads is another. Irsay is right that the Skins were reckless with Griffin, not by calling scrambles or by having a weak line, but by putting him on the field repeatedly when his knee was clearly injured.

  21. wryly1 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:08 AM

    Can’t blame Washington for being defensive on the subject because Irsay is absolutely correct. With 3 RD1′s and an RD2 pick invested in Griffin, Redskins shoulda been waaaaay more protective of their player investment.

  22. musicman495 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:10 AM

    Have another face lift, Jimbo.

  23. blutbaddenbill says: Mar 5, 2013 8:13 AM

    who cares what a whacked out steroid shooting junkie says anyway?

  24. rgtre10 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:14 AM

    What an idiot and drunkard, watch the games sober Irsay then come back with a comment…the two plays RGIII got hurt on weren’t because of the pistol option read formations, they were from regular formations where the pass protection broke down and he left the pocket, the Atlanta game he should’ve gotten about of bounds or slid earlier…as for the game against the Ravens that was just one of those freakish hits could’ve been anyone again he was scrambling from out of a traditional drop back formation. The same folks who keep saying it’s the offense the Redskins run are probably the same idiots who say they gave up 3 1st round picks to draft RGIII in both cases you are wrong.

  25. undraftedstar says: Mar 5, 2013 8:14 AM

    Wish ppl cared this much when we had Jason Campbell (Sarcasm). HTTR!!!

  26. sdb74 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:22 AM

    Maybe he shouldn’t have said it but Irsay is probably right.

  27. gibbskins9 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:28 AM

    Irsey and Mara two pompous asses

  28. dannyglover21 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:32 AM

    Please name one occasion RG3 was injured on a designed QB run… Didn’t happen. You can argue Shanahan should have pulled him but if you believe this silly idea that play calling somehow caused his injury, you just have an axe to grind or you don’t actually watch the games.

  29. balzer41 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:33 AM

    He’s just telling the truth and anybody with one functioning brain cell would realize that. I guess that’s why Skins fans and RG3 fanboys are getting upset with Irsay’s comments. We all know that functioning brain cells aren’t something associated with those people.

  30. bison4me says: Mar 5, 2013 8:34 AM

    Oh this is rich coming from this guy who allows Andrew Luck to get crushed in the pocket (116 hits, 2nd most in the league). If they don’t improve their line or least allow Luck to roll out, this guy will either suffer from concussion syndrome, seperated shoulders, or heaven forbid blowing out his knee in his follow through like Brady did.

  31. justwinsomeday says: Mar 5, 2013 8:40 AM

    Up to and including the ugly Ngata hit on RG3 was just football.

    Playing an extremely gimpy, vulnerable RG3 afterwards, is very questionable. Especially on that horrendous field.

    So there’s definitely something to the statements, which as fans of the sport we can speculate all we want – we pay for that right and keep the sport in business.

    Irsay however as a participant, should keep his opinion to himself.

  32. allidoiswin55 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:40 AM

    Everyone knows the owners have more pull than that. Snyder was simply cashing in on RG3 and could have easily told the coaches to put him in a safer position despite its affects on the teams offensive production.

    Poor impartial written article!

    And please stop with the ” he was hurt on pass plays ” yes he was but it’s his constant hits taken during his designed runs which would usually be the reason for injury. Just dumb luck it happen to be on an designed pass play.

    Keep telling yourself he was hurt on a pass play because you fail to realize HE TOOK OFF DOWN field and instead of smart qbs he’s always pushing the envelope and trying to take it to the house! Just like his run plays which is why everyone says he’ll get hurt if he keeps running the ball.

    Since he’s obviously reckless he will have to adjust, this is the major difference between him and people like Wilson and Kaep and sometimes big ass Newton.

    They pass first run second, especially russell wilson and they never take hits even if they take a loss on a play like I’ve seen from Wilson sliding down in the back field to avoid wasted hits.

    Play smart play long. If not cash in and find another job.

  33. askingwater says: Mar 5, 2013 8:42 AM

    Ok…two plus two is four; Atlanta is the capital of Georgia; and lil Shanny damn near killed RG3 vs. Seahawks instead of using the 1,600-yard back that propelled the Skins into the playoffs. Truth is relative, but facts are indisputable.

  34. gonavybeatarmy says: Mar 5, 2013 8:42 AM

    To people outside the DC market who do not regularly read reporters, columnists and bloggers in the Washington area, the sports media are not sycophants for Dan Snyder and the Redskins; they attack him regularly, even three years after he finally did what Jerry Jones will never do- give up control to Bruce Allen and Mike Shanahan. Dan Steinberg and Rick Snider in particular have a very anti-Dan Snyder bias.

    Citing the fact that Luck took as many hits as any QB in the league is not a baseless opinion; it’s a fact. And although it was clearly a mistake to keep Griffin in the Seattle playoff game after the Skins were up 14-0, contrary to a myth based on ignorance Griffin was NEVER injured during the 2012 season running the read option out of the pistol formation.

  35. rtant2013 says: Mar 5, 2013 8:46 AM

    The outcome wouldn’t have changed because it was RG3s fault, and he’s admitted that several times saying “it was on me, its my fault, don’t blame anyone else but me.” And I give him a ton of recognition for that because it shows his toughness and heart. Shanahan comes from a different era in football, you know when football was actually football, and those guys back then didn’t come out of games because they were hurt. Nothing would have changed though, RG3 is just that kindof guy that keeps going nomatter what, hopefully he’s learned to get out of bounds or slide and make sure your leg is flat on the ground so no freak leg shots happen anymore.

  36. killxswitch says: Mar 5, 2013 8:59 AM

    I doubt a billionaire NFL owner cares what two hack writers in DC think about his opinion. When you have that much money you can pretty much say and do what you want.

    Skins fans don’t want to hear about it but if anything they should be the most pissed off. Leaving RG3 on that disaster of a field when his knee was CLEARLY not right was one of the worst decisions in the history of NFL football. Shanahamanaman took a ridiculous risk in keeping him out there and it didn’t pay off. How could it have? RG3 was limping around on a single ACL. Should’ve been smarter than that.

  37. rgtre10 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:03 AM

    Well I can see anyone who agrees with Foster Brooks I mean Jim Irsay’s opinion isn’t the brightest bulb in the pack…As stated earlier neither time when RGIII got hurt was it from the pistol read formation…yet just to be arse’s folks will give Irsay a thumbs up or state something stupid.

  38. Cereal says: Mar 5, 2013 9:07 AM

    Good for Jimmy Irsay to inherit all of Daddy’s money…he’s really relevant & should be taken seriously.

  39. opneon says: Mar 5, 2013 9:11 AM

    Being an old BALTIMORE Colt fan, I normally think anything out of any Irsay’s mouth is BS…but this time he actually has a point! I couldn’t believe that the Skins used RG# in as many option or intentional running plays as they did…even after he was hobbled in many games. So I DO blame Washington’s coaches a lot!

    But Irsay is still a jerk who should have kept his mouth shut, just like he should have last week about cutting Manning after his first year. Just not cool, Jimbo!

  40. watermelon1 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:12 AM

    Must be a LOT of Irsay/Indianapolis fans on this site.

    How in the world can you agree with this guy?

    Why did he have to draft Luck in the first place? PEYTON MANNING was hurt to the point that everyone(except Peyton Manning) wasn’t even sure he could play again!

    Then look at how badly Luck got beat up this year.

    Yes, RG3 was injured… but he was injured in the first quarter! He continued playing in the game and was playing well! Was he running around like he could if fully healthy? No. But he was playing quarterback and playing it good enough to keep the Redskins moving the ball and eventually win the game!

    Leftwich stayed in the game with a broken leg… and is praised a hero. His team wasn’t blasted. It was a great sports moment that everyone remembers. And don’t say that game wasn’t just as important for the Redskins. The playoffs were on the line, and they won the game and made the playoffs.

  41. musicman495 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:20 AM

    This is Irsay’s sour grapes because his boy didn’t win ROY.

  42. evrybdyhas1 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:36 AM

    Not a Snyder or Redskins fan but every time I hear Irsay make a remark to get in the media he seems to me to be a spoiled brat wanting attention. Dan Snyder earned his money and bought the team. Irsay got his wealth and team because he was born an Irsay. For me his name should be Irk-say.

  43. obsession55 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:37 AM

    wow, talk about a bunch of insensitive little babies!! God forbid someone makes a comment that doesnt smooch RG3′s ass, you get all upset. Grow up people!

    And Irsay is right too. You just dont want to believe that your “savior” is getting run into the ground already. I’ll take Luck over him all day any day!!

  44. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 5, 2013 9:38 AM

    That’s a great rule Jim. Healthy AND on the field, that’s it? Well that’s what WAS did. They were in a position where they couldn’t have both, and the picked one, how does that not fit with your rule when you have to choose? And now for next year it looks plenty fine to have him restore his health and be on the field once again.

    Under Irsay’s method, I think he has him on the field LESS in 2012 and equally healthy and on the field in 2013. From the sound of it, the Washington process got more of the best of both worlds, so WTF is he talking about?

  45. jgava19 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:41 AM

    Who cares about ROY. What he does care about is going from 2-14 to 11-5 with a rookie QB and extremely young team. Oh, did I mention they did all this with 43 million of dead cap money? Great year, a lot to be proud of. Irsay, contrary to many people’s opinion, is quite brave. Releasing the face of the franchise was a very tough decision knowing all the backlash that lied ahead. But Manning forced that decision by not willing to renegotiate his contract, and forcing an early March decision. But he was willing to play for less for any other team. He wanted out. Haters gonna hate.

  46. rgtre10 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:48 AM

    OK:

    wryly1 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 8:08 AM
    Can’t blame Washington for being defensive on the subject because Irsay is absolutely correct. With 3 RD1′s and an RD2 pick invested in Griffin, Redskins shoulda been waaaaay more protective of their player investment.

    _____________________________

    I see you’re one of the selected math geniuses who needs a quick math class…

    Now if the Skins had a 1st round pick in 2012 #6 and traded positions with St. Louis in 2012 to #2 that means they still had a #1 they didn’t give up anything at this point, in addition to swapping places they GAVE up their 1st in 2013 and 2014 this = 2 not 3 1st given up, now do we understand class??? It’s ok to be hater but at least have your facts right!

  47. trollhammer20 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:55 AM

    There’s an elephant in the room, and Irsay aggravated it.

    You have a coach in Washington who is historically well-known for his ability to get welll over 1000 yards rushing from numerous running backs (Davis, Anderson, Dreughns, etc)…..most of whom had careers cut short by injury.

    Then you have a QB who is visibly limping on a running play, clearly can’t get enough behind his passes becuase he’s injured, remains in the game, takes a knee-wrenching sack because he can’t get away from Bruce Irvin on one play, and on the next his knee completely buckles with no contact whatsoever.

    Now this same QB is appearing in ads screaming “ALL IN FOR WEEK ONE”, even though he would have to not only equal Peterson’s miraculous comeback to play week one, he’d have to do it in a month’s less time.

    No wonder ‘Skins fans and media are defensive. They have good reason to be. Griffin is on pace to make Gayle Sayers seem like an ironman, and no one in the local media seems willing to step up and point out the emperor isn’t wearing any clothes.

  48. wjmoffatt says: Mar 5, 2013 9:56 AM

    His 10% correct! RG3 was injured going into that game and could barely move. The skins weren’t moving the ball either in the game that well, so why risk it even further? Cousins is an excellent back up that may have even out performed to some extent RG3 at times when on the field. So it’s not like they were taken a step back, was just foolish to put him in that situation.

  49. therealsmiley says: Mar 5, 2013 9:58 AM

    Who cares what this guy says? Hail!!

  50. kepdogg23 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:59 AM

    Anyone watching that playoff game new he was hurt, but let’s make fun of Irsay for being a drunk since we can’t handle the truth!!

  51. gmsalpha says: Mar 5, 2013 10:02 AM

    Irsay is who we thought he was.

    He inherited the Colts, and therefore is as much a fan of the team and football as any of us reading. Like us, he has opinions. Whether those should be public or not is beside the point.

    He’s simply saying that if RG3 was playing for Indy, he’d have been taken better care of (by design – not by ability).

    And the playing surface at Lucas Oil is one of the best fields in the league. I’m still not sure what it is they play on in D.C.

  52. musicman495 says: Mar 5, 2013 10:07 AM

    It must be hard when you have the #1 pick in the draft, and end up with the #3 QB in the draft.

  53. therealbleedcoltsblue says: Mar 5, 2013 10:23 AM

    The Redskins did seem to rush RGIII back onto the field after his initial injury, seemingly putting the immediate future in more of a regard than longevity.

    As you can tell with our kid gloves handling of Manning that the Irsay way is to not put pressure to return on an injured QB.

    I do agree if RGIII was a Colt, the team would have gone farther in the playoffs and he’d still be %100 healthy.

    Go Colts!!!!

  54. purplehaze12 says: Mar 5, 2013 10:32 AM

    He’s right, but it’s none of his business.

  55. mrlaloosh says: Mar 5, 2013 10:37 AM

    Maybe the Washington media should concentrate on the horrible field at FedEx to comment on. Or how about the racist team name REDSKINS! Typical lap dogs for Snyder.

  56. ccjcsr says: Mar 5, 2013 10:43 AM

    The guy speaks his mind and gets blasted, to each his own!

  57. jgava19 says: Mar 5, 2013 10:44 AM

    Love how these know-it-alls on here think they know who the #1,2, &3 top rookie QB’s are just after one year of play. Your are better off letting us think you are an idiot versus opening your mouth and removing any and all doubt.

  58. kepdogg23 says: Mar 5, 2013 10:48 AM

    It must be hard when you have the #2 pick in the draft, and end up ruining the guy who could have been #1.

  59. steelers4385 says: Mar 5, 2013 11:04 AM

    Luck is better.

  60. karlpilkington says: Mar 5, 2013 11:11 AM

    I am almost positive this drunk has absolutely nothing to do with selecting players and the scheme in which to keep these players that he has not selected “healthy”. Remind me Jim, how many times did COOKIE MONSTER get sacked “IN” the pocket. Take another shot and sign the checks and keep your mouth shut.

  61. balzer41 says: Mar 5, 2013 11:30 AM

    It must be harder for Skins media and fans getting the #3 QB in the draft and already ruined his career after 1 season.

  62. mogogo1 says: Mar 5, 2013 11:36 AM

    I get people not liking Irsay, but what did he say here that was even remotely controversial? Is there an alternate reality where the ‘Skins DIDN’T bring RG3 back too soon and DIDN’T let him try to play on leg in some bumpy dirt field that cattle wouldn’t even be allowed to live in?

  63. nolanwiffle says: Mar 5, 2013 11:43 AM

    Steve Entman #1 overall selection of the Colts
    Quentin Coryatt #2 overall selection of the Colts
    Trev Alberts #5 overall selection of the Colts

    Each had their careers marred/cut short by injuries. Do I blame Irsay? No. It’s football, and at the pro level it’s a very dangerous game. Guy’s get hurt.

    And there’s nothing wrong with playing on real grass.

  64. peytonsneck18 says: Mar 5, 2013 11:49 AM

    Wooow so many butthurt skins fans on here, hes telling the truth …u guys gave up a arm and a leg for ol IRG3 and u beat him into the ground like a rented mule!!!

  65. briang123 says: Mar 5, 2013 11:50 AM

    A D.C. media member called Shanahan “Calvin Candie” for his treatment of RG3. Please. Who cares?

  66. jbcommonsense says: Mar 5, 2013 11:56 AM

    Huge Redskin fan here. Maybe Irsay is a loudmouth, but he is correct. They must be much better about protecting and guiding RGIII from here forward!

  67. quicktaker says: Mar 5, 2013 12:00 PM

    I am surprised the Redskin fans don’t agree with Irsay. You would think a Redskin fan would like to see RG3 play at an all pro level for a decade instead of severely shortening his career just to squeak into last year’s playoffs.

  68. macwomack says: Mar 5, 2013 12:01 PM

    Let me caveat this by saying had Griffin not played the way he did there is no way the Redskins win the division.

    Now this problem is twofold sure the coaches are primarily to blame why would you expose Griffin to so many hits…. sending him out as a WR is a fine gimmick but unless coverage is totally blown don’t make that throw.

    Second if he runs faster on field turf (I am old school and hate to say this) why wouldn’t you install an artificial surface and play to his speed or agility 8x per year.

    Last – I know he feels pressure – but Griffin has got to be convinced that he has to pick his runs better – throw the ball away when necessary and practice sliding and getting out of bounds.

    Oh and owners of other teams can go pound sand and fill their pie hole’s with ummm …. pie.

  69. macwomack says: Mar 5, 2013 12:05 PM

    mrlaloosh says:Mar 5, 2013 10:37 AM

    Maybe the Washington media should concentrate on the horrible field at FedEx to comment on. Or how about the racist team name REDSKINS! Typical lap dogs for Snyder
    ———-

    Wow – you need to pick up the WaPo before you make such an uninformed comment… WaPo is actively carrying the torch for a name change everyday including Metro section columnists – no one who is at all familiar with the Washington media would say they are not concentrating on or commenting on the name.

  70. mrfrostyj says: Mar 5, 2013 12:17 PM

    How many QB’s have the Redskins had in the same time that the Colts only had Manning? And how many games did Luck miss this past season?

    It’s sound advice and it’s not like the guy is wrong. It’s ironic that the DC media has been Snyder bashing since he bought the team (didn’t he sue them a couple years back for defamation) but if someone else does it they’re up in arms about it.

  71. theclaim says: Mar 5, 2013 1:00 PM

    Mar 5, 2013 12:01 PM
    Let me caveat this by saying had Griffin not played the way he did there is no way the Redskins win the division.

    Now this problem is twofold sure the coaches are primarily to blame why would you expose Griffin to so many hits…. sending him out as a WR is a fine gimmick but unless coverage is totally blown don’t make that throw.

    Second if he runs faster on field turf (I am old school and hate to say this) why wouldn’t you install an artificial surface and play to his speed or agility 8x per year.

    Last – I know he feels pressure – but Griffin has got to be convinced that he has to pick his runs better – throw the ball away when necessary and practice sliding and getting out of bounds.

    Oh and owners of other teams can go pound sand and fill their pie hole’s with ummm …. pie.
    Nice now BTB posts that show your inability to track facts. Griffin is rated higher, more accurate under pressure and has not only taken less hits AND sacks than Luck Luck is pressured more. Florio I know you and Jim have lets call em issues. That why MDS got the nod on this story. Irsay “THINKS he knows but just doesn’t and never will” quoted by former Colts coach Jim Mora

  72. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 5, 2013 1:01 PM

    Irsay is right.

  73. jwreck says: Mar 5, 2013 1:19 PM

    pixelito says: Mar 5, 2013 7:38 AM

    Skins fans have certainly paid for their arrogance last season…. As short-lived as it was.
    _________
    It’s one guy. One guy. And he’s clearly not a Redskins fan. Why would any fan work so hard to make sure every other fan base thought the entire Washington fanbase were a bunch of arrogant, raving lunatics.

  74. macwomack says: Mar 5, 2013 1:26 PM

    @theclaim -
    Dude – relax and reformat…. I am on your side – and saw every game and am a huge RG3 fan….and recognize him as a great passer.

    But with that line – and the lack of scary WRs (Garcon / Davis hurt, etc.) it was Griffin and Morris versus 11…. the play action and the treat of a Griffin run made it all happen last year… if you think otherwise then I appologize for your inability to watch and understand the game of football.

  75. jwreck says: Mar 5, 2013 1:41 PM

    rgtre10 says: Mar 5, 2013 9:48 AM

    OK:

    wryly1 says:
    Mar 5, 2013 8:08 AM
    Can’t blame Washington for being defensive on the subject because Irsay is absolutely correct. With 3 RD1′s and an RD2 pick invested in Griffin, Redskins shoulda been waaaaay more protective of their player investment.

    _____________________________

    I see you’re one of the selected math geniuses who needs a quick math class…

    Now if the Skins had a 1st round pick in 2012 #6 and traded positions with St. Louis in 2012 to #2 that means they still had a #1 they didn’t give up anything at this point, in addition to swapping places they GAVE up their 1st in 2013 and 2014 this = 2 not 3 1st given up, now do we understand class??? It’s ok to be hater but at least have your facts right!
    _________
    “I see you’re one of the selected [word] geniuses” who understand the meaning of the word “invested”.

    There are a lot folks out there saying things like the Redskins gave St. Louis 3 extra first round picks for Robert Griffin. In that sense you are right and they are wrong, but this guy didn’t say that.

    He said they “invested” three first round picks and a 2nd round pick in Robert Griffin. That’s true, the “investment is the what it cost the team to draft Griffin. The Redskins spent 3 firsts and one second to get Griffin: that includes the one they actually spent to pick Griffin.

  76. Mr. Wright 212 says: Mar 5, 2013 3:03 PM

    jwreck, it was NOT just one guy. It was a bunch of then-Ravens fans, who jumped there when Norv sent the Skins into the tank — where they’ve been ever since, other than this fairy tale blip on the radar last season — who professed to have been fans since Theismann and Sonny, who were making foolish pronouncements about the Skins “dominance” of the NFC East this year and for years to come. Don’t even try to pull that. Every website and blog was inundated with these types. Not just that logicalvoice clown.

  77. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Mar 5, 2013 3:10 PM

    Isray spoke for a lot of people. The way RG3 was abused was shameful.

  78. musicman495 says: Mar 5, 2013 4:38 PM

    Gee, an awful lot of owners and fans of other teams are sure obsessed with the Redskins and their QB. I wonder why? I can guarantee you Redskins fans are not trolling the PFT Colt postings to comment on their QB.

  79. skinsdiehard says: Mar 5, 2013 5:43 PM

    RG3 was not abused by the coaches or medical staff. RG3 wanted to play. If Shanahan did not let him play, all of you would be arguing the other side. I dont understand all of the doomsayers who say his career is over or something. This is not a career-ending injury.

  80. skinsdiehard says: Mar 5, 2013 5:46 PM

    Musicman495, i agree. I have never understood all of the postings from other fans on this site to Redskins news. It’s truly amazing. If the Redskins have been so irrelevant, they attract a lot of attention. Sounds like jealous fans now that the Skins have a playoff team. They hope it’s one-and-done, but we know it’s not. We’ll be better next year when Orakpo, Carriker, Merriweather and Davis come back.

  81. vicvega422 says: Mar 5, 2013 7:12 PM

    Boohoo Washington… Who really cares?

  82. mnvikes7897 says: Mar 6, 2013 1:05 AM

    Who’s QB will be back for game 1. Nuff said salty skins.

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