RG3: I don’t think McNabb is an idiot, but it’s best we don’t talk

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Former Washington quarterback Donovan McNabb offered this offseason to have a sit-down with current Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III to advise the youngster on how to succeed in the NFL, on and off the field. Griffin declined.

Griffin discussed the situation with GQ, saying that he doesn’t have anything against McNabb, but that he thinks it would be better to keep his distance.

“I don’t think Donovan is an idiot by any means,” he told me. “But right now, it’s probably best we don’t talk.”

I’m not sure who suggested that McNabb is an idiot or why Griffin felt the need to make clear that he doesn’t consider McNabb an idiot, but it’s easy to see why Griffin would rather stay away from McNabb: When McNabb left Washington, he did so on bad terms with coach Mike Shanahan, and he did so as an unpopular man with the team’s fans. McNabb had a lot of success earlier in his NFL career, but his year in Washington was a mess, and it was the kind of mess Griffin is wise to avoid.

162 responses to “RG3: I don’t think McNabb is an idiot, but it’s best we don’t talk

  1. McNabb’s on-field play really deteriorated in shocking quick fashion, as did his off-field character.

    It’s much easier to forgive the former than it is to respect the latter.

  2. What’s he going to tell RGIII??? Well when you play in a big game make sure you puke before you hit the playing field or make sure you never have a teammate who says “Get yo popcorn ready”….

  3. Donovan who? Oh yea, the QB from Philly that didn’t live up to the hype, I remember him.

  4. McNabb’s advice to Griffin:
    If you want to win multiple Superbowls and play for a classy franchise, leave the Washington R-Words, and play third string QB for the Baltimore Ravens. Or maybe you can be the Ravens waterboy if they cut you because you have no talent.

  5. there’s no reason for mcnabb to discuss anything with Griffin, plain and simple it didn’t work out for mcnabb. he just didn’t fit what the Shanahan’s wanted.

  6. I understand RGIII’s view. Mcnabb had horrible PR by the end if his career. He started off very smooth, saying all if the right things, but he ended by saying whiny (why me?), ignorant (overtime?), self-serving things.

    Even when Mcnabb was younger and more optimistic, he was always tight and obsessively careful in his interactions with the media. He had no guts, just like he had no guts in the Super Bowl. If it was a pressure situation, Mcnabb choked. He was at his best when nothing was on the line.

    RGIII, talk to your coaches. They can mentor you just fine.

  7. Griffin is better off not talking to McNabb.

    ” Look Robert, here’s how you throw the ball at a receivers feet.

    ” Look at how I throw into triple coverage ”

    ” Yeah, I said Shanahan wouldn’t design the offense around your abilities, and yeah, you ended up having a great season, but … “

  8. I always thought McNabb was nothing more then media hype. He benefited from having three very good running backs in which he dump the ball off to 10 times a game. Staley, Westbrook and McCoy turned screen passes and check downs into huge plays. Plus early in his career he could do things with his feet. Since retiring his true colors have come out. Nothing more then a loud mouth QB that got plenty of media hype.

    As for RG3, he can’t seem to keep his name out of the spotlight. Funny how you don’t see Luck or Wilson doing interviews or question their coaches decision on everything. His guy loves the spotlight. I think he is going to be more of a head ache for the Redskins then anything else.

  9. The definition of a “classy team” is one that was stolen from Cleveland and was renamed after a poem written by a drunk that married his 13 year old Cousin. Got it.

  10. Perhaps it was ill advised that McNabb sent along a case of Rough Rider lambskin condoms when extending his invitation to talk? jus sayin….

  11. once again, richndc has said it like no other could….bringing the hard truth down like rain in the Amazon!!!

  12. Not sure why so many hate on McNabb the player. He was a top QB for several years and I know several QBs would love to have his career (can u even name a WR he threw to other than T.O.?). His year in DC was bad but that was at the tail end of his career. Now his mouth…different story. Hate on that, not his career

  13. Never liked McNabb still don’t ESPN gives anyone a broadcasting job. Anyway RG3 thinks he is all that and a bag of chips can’t wait to see him fail. Never seen an avatar so full of himself

  14. Robert, you need to stop. Where are all the headline quotes from Andrew Luck and Russell Wilson? Oh yeah, nowhere. Keep your mouth shut and play football please!

  15. It’s always interesting to see the reaction from people about, “so to speak” black on black crime. (That is, to black public figures who are at odds.)

    Of course the majority now side with RG3 or is it they are just against McNabb. I think it’s against McNabb.

    I recall a time when those same people were with McNabb and against T. O. Now, it’s easy to say they were not with McNabb, just against T.O. In my opinion, RG3 is arrogant to dismiss McNabb and it won’t be long until he will be McNabb’s spot and those same people with him now, will side with the next “kinder and gentler” black guy.

    Only a matter of time.

  16. Hmmmm…

    ravanator says:
    Aug 13, 2013 9:22 AM
    McNabb’s advice to Griffin:
    If you want to win multiple Superbowls and play for a classy franchise, leave the Washington R-Words, and play third string QB for the Baltimore Ravens. Or maybe you can be the Ravens waterboy if they cut you because you have no talent
    __________________________________

    Haha, this from a fan who’s team really immigrated from Cleveland to said city, and who’s previous team snuck out in the middle of the night, you or Cleveland however you want to look at it has (2) superbowl wins and I believe his current team has (3)…I have the unfortunate chance to be friends with some delusional Ravens fans and I swear they are starting to sound like Cowboy fans…

  17. Its funny rg3 can literally say “hes the coach he’s right I just hope to be out there in week 1” and all the news stories will try to twist it into him wanting to kill shanahan. This is so stupid.

    But Not as stupid as the same 20 commentors here who have been hoping he never recovers from his knee injury all of a sudden latching onto any excuse to call him a diva.

  18. is it me or are we sick of RGIII hype all the time? He had a gimmick offense and a ton of tape now. NFL teams will figure it out and with only playing on 1 leg will soon be another bust for this horrid franchise.

    boys
    giants
    eagles
    red faces….lol

  19. If he wanted that advice he’d talk to someone like Peyton Manning who is legendary for his on and off field command. Not someone whose career was blanketed in controversy at the end.

  20. chasedasteeler:

    pinkston
    thrash
    freddy mittchell
    chad lewis TE
    reggie brown
    kevin curtis

    and maclin, desean and avant towards the end.

    yes, Don made chicken soup outta chicken crap, for most of his career!

    but his mouth and opinions will be remembered most, that’s unfortunate!!!!!!

  21. I am a Redskins fan who used to wish only the best for Wilson and luck.

    Now after seeing the hate from Seattle and Colts fans directed at RG3 I hope they both get their Achilles tendons snapped like twigs.

  22. Not sure why so many hate on what McNabb did on the field. He was a very good player for several years in Philly (can you even name a WR he had not named T.O.?). I bet several QBs would love to have his career. No his mouth…different story. Definitely hate on that. He just doesn’t know what to say most times. Like a kid trying too hard to make friends. But his career should not be dismissed…

  23. McNabb is a little McNutty. He is a highly emotional person who is not above lashing out against his former teams, and seems to feel the need to prove himself further by taking credit for RG3’s success.

  24. It’s easy to beat up on McNabb now because his last couple years were poor. If you review his whole career, he put up impressive numbers – 30,000+ passing yards, 5 NFC Championship appearances, 1 SuperBowl appearance. He will be in the HOF some day, but his fall (stupid comments about OT and bad season in DC) will probably stall his entrance by a year or two.

  25. But didn’t some people accuse Shanahan of being a racist for the way he treated McNabb, and now he’s coaching RGIII? What the…?

  26. Griffin is just like McNabb, an over hyped QB that will never win a championship. Griffin needs to step out of the fairytale he has created in his big head.

  27. I think people are missing the boat here. Clearly the Shanahan’s have silenced RG3 on this matter. They don’t want RG3 talking to McNabb.

    McNabb is McNabb, the Shanahan’s knew what they were getting when they traded for him. Then, when McNabb didn’t magically turn an aging 4-12 team into a playoff team in one season the Shanahan’s tried to turn McNabb into the bad guy to save egg on their face for a horrible decision to trade for McNabb in the first place.

    If you would have asked all redskins fans in 2010 if they felt the team needed to be stripped down and rebuilt through the draft starting in 2010, they would have said HELL Yes!

    The Shanahan’s didn’t do that though, they traded for McNabb and signed a bunch of veterans thinking that the only reason the team wasn’t in the playoffs in 08 and 09 was just because of Jim Zorn, well they quickly learned the team just didn’t have the talent no matter who was the QB in those years because Vinny Cerrato sucked as a GM.

    Redskins fans need to quit blaming McNabb and start realizing that it was the Shanahan’s fault for trading for a veteran establiahed Qb in here and giving up two precious draft picks when it was obvious to everyone the team needed rebuilt.

  28. I’m still waiting for him to say something Diva… I know he gets a lot of publicity, but honestly, who wants to hear from Luck or Wilson anyway? One guy sounds like he’s about to choke, the other plays for a franchise often considered out of sight, out of mind.

  29. Ok RG whatever whatever.

    You have done exactly what in the league??

    Yep……..NOTHING…….

    Shut your hole and show some respect you arrogant SOB.

  30. Odd for McNabb to go out on a limb and want to be like Moon – to mentor someone. Like in his career, McNabb though he was more respected than he really is.

    McNabb should go down as a good QB – but not great. Matt Hasselbeck took his team to the SB and lost, and yet I would take Hasselbeck on my team any day of the week over McNabb.

  31. How about if RGIII starts winning something before he starts trying to run his clever quotes. He may be a flash in the pan with a bum knee for all we know. At least McNabb actually did something before running his mouth.

  32. @wethog66 poe’s cousin was 14 when he married her. That actually wasn’t controversial at that time. Also, he was allergic to alcohol

  33. How disappointing.

    I was hoping he’d let McNabb teach him how to be fat, lazy and unable to learn the Washington playbook.

  34. I’m with RG3 on this one. It was such a blatant attempt by McNabb to needle Shanahan that I don’t blame Robert for wanting nothing to do with it. After the dust up about playing in the preseason, I think this is RG3’s attempt to do his coach a solid and let people know that he is in his coach’s camp. Mark my words, McNabb is now going to circle RG3’s career like a vulture for the next X number of years just waiting for the chance to say “see you should have talked to me” at the moment’s hint of hardship. RG3 will rise or fall based on his own merits and his ability to contain his own appreciation for himself. He’s a smart enough kid to reign it in, I think.

  35. RGmouth will be lucky to have the career McNabb has had so he’d be wise to keep his mouth shut until he actually plays more than a year in the league. Not a fan of Mcnabb but the more I hear RGMOUTH the more annoying he becomes.

  36. I think RGIII is very wise. He knows that McNabb has a chip on his shoulders about how his career went and he’s trying to distance himself from that negativity. Good for him.

  37. I hope RGIII is lying here. Otherwise, I think we need to re-evaluate his Wonderlic. One of the most basic and obvious facts in the universe is this: McNabb IS an idiot.

    ================================================
    Griffin’s wonderlic was mediocre, but that doesn’t fit the media’s “he is so brilliant” campaign for bobby g.

  38. Anyone else think RG3 is quickly becoming a premadonna? He really has a high opinon of himself.

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    No. RGIII was born on Feb. 12, 1990. He is definitely postmadonna.

  39. I don’t think McNabb could give RG3 any good advice, I’m pretty sure RG3 knows that if neither team doesn’t score in overtime the game ends in a tie..

  40. RG3 “shanahan gave me his word that if I complete my rehab and training in the required time I will start the first game”

    Media “omg he’s questioning His coach and calling him out. What a diva!”

  41. I think Robert Griffin SHOULD spend time with McNabb. After all, Griffin could take the charitable approach of “Hey, maybe I can be a good influence on Donovan and help him turn things around.” 😉

  42. not being called an idiot is probably the nicest thing anyone’s said about McNabb in awhile…

    also: nice passive/aggressive move on RGIII’s part…

  43. Very PC Statement because McNabb IS in fact, an idiot. He proved it to ME when he said.
    “As McNabb puts it, Tebow is not an athlete-if he were picking guys to play pickup basketball, Tebow would not make the team”

    Then

    “I am the most unfairly, over-criticized quarterback” in league history”

  44. Funny in this GQ article. Every other answer RG3 provided had the question along with it…except this one.

    Don’t let the media fool you.

    He wouldn’t just pull “idiot” out of left field without it being posed to him as a question.

  45. Shanny is a pyschopath. He ruined McNabb’s career and he’ll probably do the same to RG3, by running him into the ground.

    Let me get this straight. Shanny trades a #1 pick for McNabb and almost immediately begins to take shots at him, saying that he’s out of shape and doesn’t know the playbook. Was Rex Grossman really a better option? Maybe Shanny you should look in the mirror. Maybe it was the crappy team surrounding McNabb rather than McNabb himself. I doubt Brady could have done anything with the team that McNabb was running.

    Shanny’s doing the same thing to RG3, putting it all on his shoulders and running him into the ground. RG3 better be a savior because there isn’t much a team around him.

  46. Stats 10 years from now:

    RG3: Most interviews desired by the media because he is sooooo cool.

    Wilson: Most feel good inspiring off the field stories. Greatest career by 5’10 QB all time. Most liked.

    Luck: Most wins. Most rings.

  47. Never understood the “HATEFEST” for McNabb. Unlike most of you people who DON’T KNOW HIM personally, I do through my brother. He’s not an idiot. The guy was a class act in arguably the unclassiest NFL city for most of his career and remained that way in D.C. and Minny. He is a nice guy, charitable, humble, and so is his family. The guy can’t ever do anything right according to you people. He stays quiet and you bash him, he speaks his mind and you bash him. I’m not even a Skins or Eagles fan. I’m a Giants fan. I see less hate NOW for the dogkiller who replaced him.

  48. Let’s let reality set in here. The Eagles are the worst team in the division. They have a ton of talented guys on offense, no one to get them the ball. The Giants are always a threat to sneak into the playoffs with an 8-8 record and win it all. Now, the Cowgirls are the weirdest team in pro sports. All the talent in the world, just can’t get it together. Somebody said on a post yesterday, that Tony Romo was a top 5 quarterback. That person is a classic Dallas fan. All the optimism in the world can’t prevent him from throwing 25 interceptions this season. The only QB that will throw more..none other then Jay “redzone, redface” Cutler. RGIII will be a great quarterback in this league, count on it.

  49. jhein23 says:
    Aug 13, 2013 9:36 AM
    Anyone else think RG3 is quickly becoming a premadonna? He really has a high opinon of himself.
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    Actually quite the opposite, he’s staying away from the drama. Don’t forget last year D-mac was riding RGIII’s A** before he even put on a set of pads saying he’d be a bust and wouldn’t be successful under Shanahan etc. If I were Robert I’d be saying F you D-Mac but then again that’s why I don’t play in the NFL. RGIII could be giving him the finger all day and telling him to shut up instead he’s basically saying.

    1. I don’t wanna damage the relationship I have with my coach whom I’m still learning to respect.
    2. The locker room respects me and D-mac lost that locker room on his way out and there are still guys here from that year
    3. I have class so instead of saying Donnovan *beep* off I think it’s best I just distance myself from that kind of negativity and controversy.

    D-Mac did awesome stuff on the field and RGIII will go on to have a great career if he learns to slide and listen to coaches. But one of the reasons D-Mac catches so much flack is because of all the drama that follows him. Also everybody that says RGIII is dumb or he’s thinking he’s bigger than the coaches I haven’t once seen him call out shanahan about not playing in preseason etc and if he sits week one you probably won’t hear a peep from him.

    He isn’t dumb either Baylor is no slouch school I don’t know why all you think that…they aren’t even known for their football program, it’s a track school.

  50. wow, the haters just keep on hatin’. RGIII will be fine. this offense is designed to score pints if Griffin never rushes for another yard. the talent on this squad is sure to make it the most powerful weapon in the galaxy. Griffins presence is just enough to keep defenders looking out the corner of their eye while Morris runs by him.

    Garcon, Morgan, Moss, Davis, Paulsen, Logan, Robinson, Hankerson, Helu Jr. these people are fast and can catch. there’s no need for RGIII to run, but it’s nice to know he can. HTTR!!!!

  51. pretty funny how griffin referred to mcnabb as an idiot……Do you think shanarat jr and sr put that in his head? what a classless organization as they bring mcnabb over and then treat him like a piece of crap. Now they are calling him names…….

    Once the red faces go 4-12 this year I bet weasel wonder boy fires shanarat…..FAIL!!!

  52. McNabb was an average QB at best. He got the stats he did because he was on a team that liked to pass 80% of the time.

    He also never took risks. Which is good up to a certain point. But on 3rd and 10, he typically would throw a 5 yard pass and hope the WR/RB would do the rest. He was basically the king of the check down.

    The reason he did this was because then his stats would look great. Low interception numbers. High completion rate. Very self-serving in my opinion and not a team player.

    He clearly thought that through and had a plan, so as a player, he can not be called an idiot.

    His comments and attitude on the other hand….

  53. Also, I do not thing McNabb is worth of the Hall of Fame as some have stated.

    And Shanahan did not ruin his career. Shanahan was a jerk and used him as a scapegoat, but did not ruin him.

    Look at his following season in Minnesota. Also a disaster. And that was with him reuiniting with Brad Childress.

  54. rr3 is an idiot and is cursed because he voted for the cowardly false prophet mitt romney…even funnier, rg3 will never take his team to the superbowl…he’s too stupid…and he will only play another 4 years before the career ends from some ugly knee injury because once again, he’s an idiot….but I will give rg3 the benefit of the doubt being that he is an excellent athlete but my advice is simple…learn how to THROW a pass RG3…superbowls are won by teams who have the best in the POCKET qb – not some college wannabe star wildcat garbage…

  55. There is a nice article by writer Jason Whitlock that delves into the Griffin, the athlete and the person, which is appropriately titled “RG3 needs to man up and shut up.” I am, obviously, not a Griffin fan nor a Redskin follower but if you are one or the other, you, yourself have to admit that his attitude needs some checking. I am not condoning McNabb’s comments or statements, hell, for someone who’s career has not gone the path they really would have wanted it, he needs to stop talking himself. But, and more importantly, and as the writer puts it, Griffin needs to calm down, as all this talking is really beginning to show that he’s, not just arrogant, but also immensely insecure.

    His play does enough speaking for his abilities. He does not have to talk himself up. Yes, like a lot of talented and competitive athletes these days, he want to be on the field and play. Yes, he’s shown he can lead the skins to relevance. But all this comments including those indirectly referencing Cousins is making him look real insecure. I agree, after the skins lost last season’s playoff game to the hawks, most of the blame was directed at shanahan, and rightfully so, he is the coach. But what a lot of people, majority are more than likely die-hard Griffin fans, fail to realize and understand is Griffin had a lot to do with him staying in the field; a (whole lot to do) with his arrogance and insecurity.

    Yes, McNabb with, all his yapping does look like an idiot without being called one but with your talking, you’re more and more looking like one as well. Do us all non-Griffin and non-skin fans a favor would you?

  56. richndc says:

    Aug 13, 2013 9:40 AM
    Perhaps it was ill advised that McNabb sent along a case of Rough Rider lambskin condoms when extending his invitation to talk? jus sayin….

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    I almost pissed my pants when I read this! Hilarious!!!!

  57. Donovan McNabb….isn’t he the one that Rush Limbaugh said early in his career that he was overrated because the media wanted so badly for a black quarterback to succeed? I’m not a Rush fan…but I’m even less a fan of the media… and to think they kicked Rush off the show for such a terribly insensitive comment.

  58. why are guys on here commenting on how another guy look like? Luck is better than IRG3 nuff said

  59. We could debate McNabb’s achievements on the field, but he did know how to handle himself off the field. The NFL needs a lot more men like McNabb– 0 illegitimate children, never been arrested, wise with his money and didn’t show it off.

  60. By spewing all your hate on RGIII you idiots only confirm your worry about him coming back healthy, you fools saw what the future will be if he’s healthy and you’re all scared…I LOVE IT LOL.

    HTTR

  61. chasedasteeler says: Aug 13, 2013 9:43 AM

    Not sure why so many hate on McNabb the player. He was a top QB for several years and I know several QBs would love to have his career (can u even name a WR he threw to other than T.O.?). His year in DC was bad but that was at the tail end of his career. Now his mouth…different story. Hate on that, not his career

    _____

    1) Because he was a good QB, who excelled a few times but showed us he: choked under pressure and whined like a 14 year old when benched in the Ravens game, then was out stinking it up in MN and WA at the end of crapreer.
    2) He was never a top QB
    3) He did have garbage to throw to, like Stinkston and Trash, but it wasnt all on them. Donovan was a master of the bounce pass, but wrong sport for that.

  62. Ravanator and Justintuck are known trolls on every Redskins article, which leads me to believe how sad of a life they must live to hunt down Redskins articles, but I digress.

    I also think people have zero idea what the word “diva” means. RG3 is giving Mcnabb an answer – Stay the hell away from me.

    And pretty much everyone in Redskin Nation agrees.

  63. qdog112 Said it best.
    I was very hyped about RGIII as a Washington QB. I still enjoy watching his talent. That said, I am quite sure that America media and the racial majority will celebrate his snub of DM. I consider RGIII to be somewhat cowardly when it comes to representing anything African-American (or anything African for that matter). I will give him a slight pass do to his obviously sheltered life and unrealistic experience. Any mature adult that’s confident in their own skin would not admit to having ‘fear’ of conversing with another adult because of an image issue. His admission of this fact, exposes a horrific weakness. This is America, and uncomfortable issues will arise both socially and professionally. It was clearly unnecessary for RGIII to make any such statement with regards to DM. It was admission of cowardliness. I hope that he quickly matures…

  64. I don’t have a single thing against Griffin and like watching him play football. He seems smart, articulate and a decent all-around guy. But I am starting to get tired of his constant press conferences, and seeing him quoted everyday about mundane crap like Donovan McNabb. In this case, less is better.

  65. “Let me get this straight. Shanny trades a #1 pick for McNabb and almost immediately begins to take shots at him, saying that he’s out of shape and doesn’t know the playbook.”

    Wished it was a #1 pick, but it was a 2nd in 2010 and a 4th in 2011.

  66. ravanator says:
    Aug 13, 2013 9:22 AM
    McNabb’s advice to Griffin:
    If you want to win multiple Superbowls and play for a classy franchise, leave the Washington R-Words, and play third string QB for the Baltimore Ravens. Or maybe you can be the Ravens waterboy if they cut you because you have no talent.

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    Spoken by the fan of a team whose most beloved player is suspected of helping conceal a murder. Gotcha.

    Sorry after your QBs paycheck I don’t know if you can afford a waterboy, not that Jump Ball Joe is bad, just that OUR qb makes his team better. YOUR QB needs his team for a crutch (“hey, I’ll just shotgun this ballistic missile downfield and hope Torrey comes down with it.”)

  67. McRib: “Hey RG3 just remember to throw a few easy screens so they land in the dirt at the receiver’s feet. Then just put on a goofy smile, haha.”

    RG3: “Uh, yeah man… look I gotta be somewhere, so…”

  68. I’m not sure who suggested that McNabb is an idiot or why Griffin felt the need to make clear that he doesn’t consider McNabb an idiot
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    It is usually because a reporter asks a question like “Is McNabb an idiot?” and then the interviewee responds and say he isn’t. Of course, the reporter never puts in that he asks the leading question but only the response so as to stir up the pot.

  69. I love it- just shows you how smart rg3 is. mcnabb was a lazy over rated QB. when he was younger he got away with it because he had great athletic ability. but when that deteriorated, he was below average. mcnabb lost a lot of respect in the nfl the way he let himself get out of shape and then just started pointing fingers at everyone else.

  70. Horrific? Cowardly? Race? None of these monikers need be applied here. Just because he’s black doesn’t mean he has to be an activist, I could make an effective argument here, but this is FOOTBALL, and so I will refrain. DM as you refer to him, is an embarrassed man having lost his standing, and is desperately trying to break his fall with RG3; it’s NOT RG3’s fault to refuse to be DM’s footstool.

  71. Am I sick of hearing from Robert Griffin? YES. Dude, do yourself a favor and cut the interviews and focus on your rehab. There’s nothing more unattractive than whining athletics. Come on man! One more thing, try sounding like a mature adult during these interviews if you presist.

  72. So much dumb in this post . . . can’t . . take it.

    Yeah, RGIII held a press conference because he wanted to talk Mcnabb, right.

    There’s really just too much to get into.

    Yeah, I’m sure RGIII is really insecure about his abilities, he really strikes me as the insecure type.

    Man, just dumb.

    How about you guys get some context before you judge every headline they make out of every phrase that comes out of this guys’ mouth.

  73. Interesting responses, I was a fan of RG3 until now. His attitude needs a correction or he needs to explain his quote, and so I’m more excited about Kirk Cousins right now. He seems like a really good player with some extremely good intangible qualities. Hopefully he gets some playing time so I can watch him play.

  74. in tomorrows IRG3 news, he will come out and say he doesnt like martin luther king jr. but he thinks david duke is a cool guy

  75. thestrategyexpert says:
    Aug 13, 2013 1:55 PM
    Interesting responses, I was a fan of RG3 until now. His attitude needs a correction or he needs to explain his quote, and so I’m more excited about Kirk Cousins right now. He seems like a really good player with some extremely good intangible qualities. Hopefully he gets some playing time so I can watch him play.
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    Read the actual article they never posted the question that caused Griffin to say that. Media twists it

  76. RGIII = the new cowbell

    “Guess what? I got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell!”

  77. IRG3 will fail misserably, the whole world is starting to dislike this diva, yr not better than mcnabb, so quit act like u are better than anybody else, when u watch nfl network u see him throwing it and acting like hes some football god, how about u act humble IRG3, cause yr career will be short!!

  78. Tell me when RGIII makes it to 5 NFC championship games in 10 years like McNabb did when he was in Philly, it won’t happen maybe he should take advice

  79. Ha ha, check out all of these Ravens fans. They just won the super bowl and they are already crapping their pants because they know they can’t beat the skins with RG3… or Cousins for that matter. The skins aren’t even in your division, maybe you should worry about the Steelers, or Bengals. You will be lucky to finish above your former selves the Browns.

  80. rasta028 says:
    Aug 13, 2013 12:26 PM
    This ravanator is the biggest idiot of all, you still butthurt we bitchslapped you guys last season? LOL

    All I remember from last season is the Ravens won the last game of the year. But I don’t like to talk about the past this is a new year. Feel bad for R-Words fans that all they have to happy about is regualr season wins since worst team in Maryland hasn’t been relevant for over a decade.

  81. Yeah RGIII. Listen to internet nerds like peytonsneck18. The guy who can’t spell “miserably” knows what’s up. Maybe the two of you can’t hang out and be super cool together after your pathetic NFL career. Oh boy.

  82. Dude the skins won’t even make the playoff this is why RGIII went in the 10th of my fantasy league no one wants his sry ass maybe he should join the WWE and become a diva

  83. Idiot says he doesn’t like to talk about the past then says the Skins haven’t been relevant in over a decade….
    Well now that the murderer is gone your team is done.

  84. Well, my man RG111 wont call him an idiot,but I will.this guy got the nerve to jump in RG111 FACE ALL THE TIME TO TRY AND TELL HIM WHATS GOOD FOR HIM.that coming from a long time ago washed u choke artist!!!Mcabbneeds to sit on the sideline like the rest of us and he needs to keep his mouth shut!!your ahas been!!!

  85. The reason for the McNabb hate is simple … he was over hyped from the beginning without ever doing anything. He was just an average QB at best and proved it with his last 2 stops with the Vikings and Red Faces … he could not even learn the playbooks in time and refused to wear the wrist band with the plays … showing he is not very good.
    Now he is now making a fool of himself with these dumb comments.

  86. sgillespie86:

    Yeah that is true it does say “he told me…”. So one does have to wonder how that came out. I doubt he showed up to the interview and said that as his first sentence. Some question probably did elicit that response. Good catch and deserves a fresh interview follow-up to clean up the job of the first guy who basically set up the next interviewer for a better story.

  87. ravanator says: Aug 13, 2013 9:22 AM

    McNabb’s advice to Griffin:
    If you want to win multiple Superbowls and play for a classy franchise, leave the Washington R-Words, and play third string QB for the Baltimore Ravens. Or maybe you can be the Ravens waterboy if they cut you because you have no talent.
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    This isn’t even the original guy. Why are you doing this? Do you want PFT to be completely unusable by people who actually want to talk about football? logical dude is bad enough, but then we got logicail and logica1 and yada yada yada. Redskins fans have no problem with the Ravens or their fanbase– quit trying to instigate arguments where none are needed, wanted, or even relevant.

  88. ^
    I guess I should say I’m definitely not a fan of the interviewer, and now I need more info to clarify my position on RG3, so I’ll hold off on taking away my fan support for now until I get the full truth about this comment. Until then RG3 deserves the benefit of the doubt that he didn’t say anything inappropriate or controversial.

  89. I know I will not be the most popular guy here after this post but between you and me, RG3 is not an idiot either but he just can’t shut his mouth and work on his return and plan to play all 16 games for next 16 yea. He needs someone like Belichick with a roll of duct tape. Look RG man, we mortgage our future to get you and you know how valuable you are, you also know how talented you are and sky is the limit. But have you heard of the 3 scariest words in the English language aka Doctor James Andrew? Yes and you know him very well right, he was patrolling the sideline when you forced Shanahan to let you play last year. If your knee ever takes you to Dr. Andrews clinic one more time, then I am not sure if sky is still the limit. What your knee has been through is not a joke by any mean, you had some serious injuries there.

    Not a big Donavon’ fan myself but at least take us to 1 NFC championship please, I really mean it please; we have been waiting for a long time. And if you take us to a Super Bowl I will find you and kiss your hand.
    Many coach-killers, talkers, dinning with the owner came and gone but only thing matters and history will remember only one thing. Winning and you had only 1 winning season as Redskin. Don’t take me wrong you are not a coach killer, talker or whatever you are a good football player but listen keep your [things] with Shanny behind closed door, we don’t need to know, media doesn’t need to know, look at New England and see how they conduct their business
    Honestly I think Shanny is a good coach and RG3 should be happy to play for him, can you imagine if Raiders or Browns or one of those others teams… traded up for him?

  90. To the folks bashing McNabb saying he was overrated, wasn’t good…maybe you might want to look at his stats before posting your garbage, look at the teams he was on mainly offensive weapons and how often carried his teams. Look at how his coach never gave him a proper running game either. McNabb’s numbers shatter guys like Aikman and Bradshaw…who both played on teams LOADED with HOF talent. McNabb didn’t but his numbers were BETTER!

    – 98-62-1 career record
    – 1 Super Bowl loss
    – 6x Pro Bowler
    – 24th all-time in QB rating
    – 17th all-time in passing yards
    – 22nd all-time in passing td
    – 14th all-time in pass attempts
    – 14th all-time in pass completions
    – 38th all-time in career comeback wins
    – 25th all-time in game winning drives
    – 13th all-time in total offense

    How he ranks vs. HOF quaterbacks:

    – More passing TD than:
    Young, Bradshaw, Layne, Griese, Baugh, Graham, Van Brocklin, Namath, Aikman, Staubach, Starr, Luckman, Waterfield, Herber, Friedman, Finks

    – More passing yards than:
    Kelly, Young, Tittle, Aikman, Jurgensen, Dawson, Bradshaw, Namath, Blanda, Layne, Griese, Starr, Van Brocklin, Graham, Staubach, Baugh, Luckman, Waterfeld, Finks, Herber

    – Better QB rating than:
    Kelly, Staubach, Jurgensen, Dawson, Aikman, Moon, Starr, Tarkenton, Fouts, Elway, Unitas, Griese, Van Brocklin, Luckman, Tittle, Baugh, Bradshaw, Namath, Layne, Waterfield, Blanda, Finks, Herber

    – Better Comp % than:
    Fouts, Moon, Starr, Dawson, Jurgensen, Tarkenton, Staubach, Elway, Baugh, Griese, Graham, Tittle, Unitas, Van Brocklin, Bradshaw, Luckman, Waterfield, Namath, Layne, Finks, Blanda, Herber

    – Less INT than: Blanda, Tarkenton, Unitas, Marino, Title, Layne, Fouts, Moon, Elway, Namath, Bradshaw, Baugh, Jurgensen, Dawson, Van Brocklin, Kelly, Griese, Aikman, Montana, Starr, Graham, Luckman, Waterfield

    12 in HOF with more TD passes
    7 in HOF with more passing yards
    4 in HOF with better QB rating
    5 in HOF with better comp %

    So yeah…if I were a diva like RGIII I would listen to McNabb aka a borderline HOF QB.

  91. does this guy ever shut up? you can see right through his act during every interview he does.

  92. Oh I forgot, McNabb is an Idiot and a cancer and has no business trying to get into RGIII head with all his negativity that he carries with him. Bitter and was washed up when he was with the Skins and Vikings. And in his last days with the Eagles.

  93. Keep it that way because the last thing that you need to listen to is a chicken hawk who tries to give this impression that he is this moralist when he’s really just a two-faced scum bag.

  94. In addition, Donovan McNabb should not be allowed to talk at all because he is not even that good of a broadcaster anyways.

    Donovan is full of it and has no television talent.

    People thought that he let them down by vomiting in the Super Bowl?

    His broadcasting career will be an even bigger letdown because he is not even that good at NFL network and wont be at Fox.

  95. McNabb was definitely a very good player in his prime, but I’ve always felt he was an annoying personality, even in those days and obviously now.

  96. Two different situations. Mcnabb wasn’t wanted by eagles fans as the first round pick, everyone (but the colts) wanted rg3. even though mcnabb was a pro, he doesn’t know the kind of pressure and expectations that have been set for rg3. times are different now then they were before as well. can’t see rg3 taking advice from mcnabb. sorry

  97. Seems like this guy cannot stop talking…we really did not need to know that he declined….and no comment from Donovan only RGIII. Toward the end of his career Donovan was clearly not the same quarterback, but can RGIII not comment and just play? he is becoming a media magnet…..

  98. “I don’t think Donovan is an idiot by any means…but right now, it’s probably best we don’t talk.” – Now that’s classic. I couldn’t stop laughing..

  99. qdog112 says:Aug 13, 2013 9:53 AM

    It’s always interesting to see the reaction from people about, “so to speak” black on black crime. (That is, to black public figures who are at odds.)

    Of course the majority now side with RG3 or is it they are just against McNabb. I think it’s against McNabb.

    I recall a time when those same people were with McNabb and against T. O. Now, it’s easy to say they were not with McNabb, just against T.O. In my opinion, RG3 is arrogant to dismiss McNabb and it won’t be long until he will be McNabb’s spot and those same people with him now, will side with the next “kinder and gentler” black guy.

    Only a matter of time.
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    Remember how DC treated Jason Campbell? This is what McNabb is referring to. However, Donovan should have kept it private, much like Warren Moon as he tried to mentor young black QBs.

  100. Of all the QB’s in the league right now, RG3 is at or near the bottom of the list of those that need mentoring.

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