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RG3 tries to bait defensive players into personal fouls

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When Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III steps out of bounds at the end of a run, he tries to time it so that he’ll get hit a split second too late, incurring a 15-yard penalty on the defense.

That’s the word from John Keim of ESPN.com, who quotes Griffin as saying there are times he tries to draw a penalty on players as he runs to the sideline.

So far, the tactic apparently hasn’t worked. The Cowboys got two personal fouls for hits on Griffin on Sunday, but Griffin said that wasn’t his intention on either of those two plays. Griffin also said he tried to bait Lions defensive back Rashean Mathis into such a penalty in Week Three, but Mathis knew exactly what Griffin was doing and told Griffin it wasn’t going to work.

“He’s a smart player; he didn’t hit me,” Griffin said of Mathis. “I kind of stopped well inside in bounds to try to get him to hit me and he didn’t. He said, ‘I’m not taking that penalty, Griff.’ I said, ‘I got you, man.'”

Still, Griffin said that if he can get inside defensive players’ heads, there might be opportunities for him to turn upfield at the sideline instead of going out of bounds and run right past a defensive player who has started to slow down.

“There will be situations, and that’s why guys don’t want to pull up,” Griffin said. “It’s happened in the past with Michael Vick or someone like that who has run to the sidelines, stopped and then gotten 20 more yards because the guy runs out of bounds trying not to hit the quarterback.”

The question, however, is whether Griffin is putting himself at risk when he does that: Griffin might cut it too close some time and end up with a tackler drilling him at the sideline when he could have run out of bounds safely. The risk of another knee injury isn’t worth the reward of 15 yards.

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  1. onearmsteven says: Oct 17, 2013 12:02 PM

    got 2 against barry church on sunday against the cowboys

  2. moagecu says: Oct 17, 2013 12:04 PM

    hope he gets hurt next time he tries it.

  3. hakunamangata says: Oct 17, 2013 12:06 PM

    For someone with only one functioning ACL he may want to calm down on taking unnecessary hits.

  4. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Oct 17, 2013 12:09 PM

    How many ACLs does he have to tear before he starts wisely trying to avoid contact?

  5. jarowens says: Oct 17, 2013 12:11 PM

    don’t hate the player, hate the game

  6. colonelcamp says: Oct 17, 2013 12:14 PM

    Heady move by a smart player. It will work one day.

  7. dcwal152 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:15 PM

    That’s a good strategy for the Redskins. How else are they going to get first downs?

  8. FinFan68 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:15 PM

    It is obvious that he does it to try and get a cheap penalty. The league should stop calling late hits for those that are so close. If it is blatantly OB call it otherwise let the defense do their jobs.

  9. dccowboy says: Oct 17, 2013 12:22 PM

    QBs, once they establish themselves as runners, should be afforded the protections all runners get. They should not be afforded ‘extra’ protection such that defensive players have to think about not hitting them when they are near the sidelines even when they are in bounds. If they are going to do that for the QBs, they should make them wear flags for defensive players to grab instead of tackling them.

  10. bringbackkosar says: Oct 17, 2013 12:23 PM

    This guy is becoming a bigger tool by the day. How about winning a game first?

  11. NoHomeTeam says: Oct 17, 2013 12:24 PM

    FinFan68 says: It is obvious that he does it to try and get a cheap penalty. The league should stop calling late hits for those that are so close. If it is blatantly OB call it otherwise let the defense do their jobs.

    *********

    Really? You want to introduce even more subjectivity to the officiating process?

  12. hardythekraken says: Oct 17, 2013 12:24 PM

    what an idiotic move for an injury-prone player to pull. if he gets injured I will not feel an ounce of sympathy.

  13. assuredmutualdestruction says: Oct 17, 2013 12:25 PM

    This guy is going to be an epic bust. All the draft picks they gave up will make it all the worse. Those rubber bands he has for tendons are not going to last. And he’s a mentally weak prima dona.

  14. geniusry says: Oct 17, 2013 12:25 PM

    DIVA. The man is losing almost all respect. Here’s an idea Bob, when the microphone is in your face, shut up.

  15. poridge1214 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:26 PM

    Bush league. It’s tough enough for defenders to play defense, now this arsehole is admitting to using the rules, which already favor the QB, to create even more of an advantage. Even the photo for this article, with Griffin going to the face of a defender…….

    Enjoy watching from the couch after a defender decides the personal foul pentalty is worth ending your career jagoff.

  16. nflpoker says: Oct 17, 2013 12:27 PM

    Be careful what you wish for. You may get it.

  17. vmannj says: Oct 17, 2013 12:27 PM

    The first hit by Church was correctly called a penalty. You can’t dive at the QBs knees as he’s going out of bounds. The second flag shouldn’t have been thrown. Church was being blocked. He put out one hand to ensure Griffin stepped out of bounds. I have a hard time seeing how that was either “late” or unneccessary “roughness”. The way the NFL is headed, the refs should just blow the play dead when the QB gets close to the sideline. No tricking defenders into hitting QBs “late” and no “bait and switch” tactics by QBs who decide to turn it up field. You’re putting defenders in an impossible situation.

  18. nickbrezzy says: Oct 17, 2013 12:28 PM

    Lol what people don’t seem to understand that he’s a football player he doesnt mind taking big hits to get a first down you can’t teach players like him,vick,ap to play the game safer maybe they will once in a while run out of bounds but these guys are never going to slide and just give up on the play it’s just not in there mind set that what got them in the nfl that’s what made them great

  19. robman91 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:29 PM

    I don’t think this is cheap like you guys are saying. Isn’t this pretty much the same thing as drawing a foul in the NBA (and I’m not talking about flopping)? It reminds me of D Wade’s pump fake. On the other hand, Griffin should be more careful and protect his knee rather than putting it at this kind of unnecessary risk.

  20. keylimelight says: Oct 17, 2013 12:29 PM

    The fact that he’s willing to talk about it seems like he wants everyone to know how clever he is but by making it public, he has alerted everyone to his tactics and players (and refs for that matter) will adjust accordingly.

  21. trollingforjustice says: Oct 17, 2013 12:29 PM

    there are some thoughts you need to just keep to yourself…everyone else will eventually figure it out….

  22. stagpaoa says: Oct 17, 2013 12:31 PM

    And when the time someone hits him and he gets hurt for the rest of the season, he will be claiming that it was a cheap shot. What a fool

  23. herkulease says: Oct 17, 2013 12:32 PM

    The NFL can’t seem to make up its mind.

    In the read option stance the QB can be treated as a runner, and you can lay him out.

    Yet RGIII gets the QB treatment earning 2 late hit penalties against the Cowboys that no RB/WR/TE would get on runs heading out of bounds.

    I believe on 1 of the penalties he wasn’t even close the chalk, he was only headed towards the sideline.

  24. russrpm says: Oct 17, 2013 12:32 PM

    From watching the Dallas game, it seemed that the refs had moved the special protection a QB has in the pocket to anywhere on the field. As far as the “mind games”-how long before defensive coordinators tell their players that if the QB is going to play this type of game to accept the penalty and drill him whenever he is close to the sideline.

  25. kwgator says: Oct 17, 2013 12:33 PM

    Biz Markie & RG3 = One Hit Wonders

  26. explosionsauce says: Oct 17, 2013 12:34 PM

    Rasheed Mathis is smarter than Clay Matthews

  27. walmatt says: Oct 17, 2013 12:36 PM

    inappropriate on Griffins part…..if that’s the way hes gonna play it he deserves whatever he gets

  28. andypro18 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:37 PM

    THE GOOD – It’s actually a smart strategy, and it’s probably good for the team if you can pull it off. You play the game by the rules as they are.

    THE BAD – For the love of God, don’t TELL PEOPLE that’s what you’re doing, just do it. Now every coach who plays the Redskins will email these comments to the refs before the game.

    Now, because he’s felt the need to talk about it publicly, he might not even get a legitimate close call because the refs are aware of what he’s doing.

  29. tennesseeoilers says: Oct 17, 2013 12:39 PM

    Then of course there’s the Steve McNair approach: Slow down right as you get to the sideline as if you’re going out of bounds. And then, just as the defender reaches you, quickly turn and bolt right past him or run clean over him since he relaxed like you did.

    Man, I loved that move.

  30. nicewolf64 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:40 PM

    late hits on the sideline should only be called when the player has fully established themselves out of bounds. i really hate when they call late hit and yet the offensive player hasn’t even put a foot oob yet.

  31. cowboys1022 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:00 PM

    onearmsteven says:
    Oct 17, 2013 12:02 PM
    got 2 against barry church on sunday against the cowboys

    Something to be proud of since he can’t win.

  32. blu4l1fe says: Oct 17, 2013 1:02 PM

    We all know that this is a part of the football game that is unwritten and is not in any playbook. He is more than likely not the first and would not be the last to use this to his teams advantage. But more importantly, to the die-hard skin and griffin fans out there, do you not see what is fundaMENTALLY wrong with this individual?

    There’s one thing to be egotistical and have a “ME” attitude (see T.O, Chad Johnson a.k.a. Ocho Cinco), but its another thing to just be boneheaded and actually reveal something that you use to your advantage.

    Redskin’s nation, this is your QB! Have fun, see you back at the basement!

    signed, NYG fan.

  33. q1ller says: Oct 17, 2013 1:05 PM

    Try that with Suh.

  34. packfanaj12 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:06 PM

    Cheap way to try to win. Not a classy move RGIII, thought you were better then that.

  35. mrpowers88 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:07 PM

    All this “work” and he is still 1-4

  36. lawyermalloy says: Oct 17, 2013 1:09 PM

    Pretty stupid to put everyone on notice!

  37. chefbob52355 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:10 PM

    He’s not the only QB in the league to pull this stunt.. Saw Rivers try to pull this crap Monday night.

    Just another ploy to benefit the offense…

  38. thirdistheworrd says: Oct 17, 2013 1:12 PM

    FinFan68 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:15 PM

    It is obvious that he does it to try and get a cheap penalty. The league should stop calling late hits for those that are so close. If it is blatantly OB call it otherwise let the defense do their jobs.
    __________________
    It’s obvious he “does it to try and get a cheap penalty”. That was the point of the article. The question is what that means. Right now he’s playing within the rules of the sport– much like Cayman Islands account or a tax loophole, he’s using the rules to gain an advantage for himself.

    But it doesn’t mean that it’s cheap, or dirty, or illegal. Ideally I don’t think this kind of play is fair to defensive players, but are you doing to do– and I agree that I’d love to see an NFL with more hits, fewer restrictions, and no ticky tack calls, but for now, this is what we have and this is what we’re doing. If you see Griffin trying to get out of bounds as quickly as possible, don’t try to hit him, because it’s going to be a flag. Every time.

    I love Griffin, he’s clearly a savvy and intelligent player, but I just don’t think this should be part of the NFL.

    That said, it is part of the game, and you can’t blame Griffin for doing whatever it takes to win. Winning is everything, and while it’s a shame to exploit a silly and poorly executed rule in order to come out on top, winning is everything. I’m sure Griffin would be happy if there weren’t these tantalizing regualtory stepping stools to exploit, but this is the NFL we live in. Defensive players, unfortunately, just need to adjust to the new reality.

    Point being, it’s a shame, this is happening at all, but Griffin is hardly to be blame, nor should he feel embarrassed about it.

  39. robman91 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:14 PM

    Lol I think the entire nation now hates this guy. It’s kind of depressing honestly. Sure he has a big ego and talks too much, but there are many individuals in the NFL who do this far more, and who do far worse things (drunk driving, etc.), and yet no one hates them. It’s baffling to me that dirty players like Suh have a more positive public opinion about them than Griffin.

  40. chris6523 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:14 PM

    There are times when defensive players are getting called for a late hit when the hit comes before the offensive player even has the first foot out of bounds, never mind the fact that the old codger referee hasn’t blown the whistle yet. So much for that whole “play to the whistle” theory. Frankly, I don’t know how a defensive player is supposed to know if the offensive player is in bounds or out of bounds. Are they supposed to look down at the ground to see where the boundary is before the hit?

  41. lapistola5 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:17 PM

    Maybe he should try to concentrate more on playing better at QB?

  42. vgferenzi says: Oct 17, 2013 1:17 PM

    Now the refs know and won’t throw a flag next time a defender annihilates him near the sideline.

    Open season on RGIII

  43. packmanfan says: Oct 17, 2013 1:18 PM

    When your QB is this desperate perhaps he isn’t very good after all.

  44. fissels says: Oct 17, 2013 1:19 PM

    He’s nuts, giving 280lb guys that run like the wind more reason to give him a shot.

  45. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    If he is blatantly trying to manipulate rules that cater to Quarterbacks I wouldn’t be surprised if at some point a defensive player just flat LAYS HIS ACE OUT and just takes the penalty.

    Although at this point does it really matter? It’s not like they’re winning games.

  46. gochargersgo says: Oct 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    This is why it cant be a penalty for pushing a guy out when it “appears he is running towards the sideline”. Great athletes can cut on a dime and make it seem like they’re going out and turn up field.

  47. baddegg says: Oct 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    blu4l1fe says:

    Redskin’s nation, this is your QB! Have fun, see you back at the basement!

    signed, NYG fan.

    —————–

    I tried getting into the basement but it is currently being occupied by the New York Football Giants.

    We’ll have to settle for third.

  48. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    What a fraud…I hope the refs see this and look the other way when IRG3 gets blasted by the sidelines…fail!!!

  49. gochargersgo says: Oct 17, 2013 1:22 PM

    And for the people who are calling it “cheap”, thats just bitterness. Great coaches are the ones with the deepest understanding of the rules and how they can be used to their advantage. Like the defensive backs who drive receivers out of bounds on sideline catches once they did away with the “force out” rule.

  50. thefootballgodssay says: Oct 17, 2013 1:24 PM

    WHAT A DIVA THANK GOD HE IS NOT MY QB

  51. cospgsmadman says: Oct 17, 2013 1:27 PM

    “Everybodys got a plan til they get hit”

    -Mike Tyson

  52. thirdistheworrd says: Oct 17, 2013 1:29 PM

    herkulease says: Oct 17, 2013 12:32 PM

    The NFL can’t seem to make up its mind.

    In the read option stance the QB can be treated as a runner, and you can lay him out.

    Yet RGIII gets the QB treatment earning 2 late hit penalties against the Cowboys that no RB/WR/TE would get on runs heading out of bounds.

    I believe on 1 of the penalties he wasn’t even close the chalk, he was only headed towards the sideline.
    ____________________
    Even as a Redskins fan, I think those were kind of ticky-tack penalties as far as UR goes. Here’s what I saw, looking at it from as disinterested a position as possible. On the first call, Griffin was making a B-line for the sideline Church hit Griffin in bounds (by a few inches), but what between momentum and sloppy technique, they were wll out of bounds before Church threw Griffin to the ground.

    The point, I think, would be that if you’re going to hit close to the sideline, “hit” him, don’t “lay the tuckin wood” on him. Defenders need to e bsmart enough to know that if they try to go for a highlight reel tackle close to edge of the field, they’re going to be called. Just be smart and bring your guy down.

    On the second play, Griffin clearly was out of bound and Church went for a low hit, reaching for Griffin’s knee. The play would almost certainly have been called in the first place, but the NFL loves it profits, taking a deliberate shot at Griffin’s knees within three feet of the sideline s going to be a call. Think what you want about it, but those are the way the rules are going to be executed.

  53. thefootballgodssay says: Oct 17, 2013 1:30 PM

    LOL THAT’S HOW U MOVE THE BALL DOWN THE FEILD SAD DAY IF THIS IS TRUE

  54. youafool says: Oct 17, 2013 1:31 PM

    who cares if he gets hurt? It would be Karma at that point….what I am concerned with is why is there a QB now basically admitting he is “baiting” the refs into a penalty?

    Can this guy get any weaker? Grow up RGFraud you play a man’s sport or maybe you should get behind the counter at Subway where its safer. Hell that’s where you will be in 2-3 years anyways.

  55. tvguy22 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:37 PM

    So he has mastered baiting the defensive players?

  56. baddegg says: Oct 17, 2013 1:38 PM

    First: those calling this “cheating” or something don’t understand sports. Someone used the analogy of “drawing a foul” in basketball…it’s really part of the game. And other guys do this kind of thing routinely in games, e.g. WRs actually initiating contact then acting like the defender interfered with them. This is just a well known part of the game. Stop being so naive.

    Second: that said, I don’t think RGIII should be tempting fate here. You have the talent to ball out without trying to figure out how to draw a personal foul. I get what you are doing, trying to get the defenders to “think too much” so you can do what you want. That said, just play ball and try to score TDs.

    The bigger issue vs. Dallas was not your failure to get personal fouls. It was failure to put the ball in the end zone after driving between the 20s. I recall 3 FGs in a row. If two of those are TDs, the game looks a lot different.

    Focus more on red zone offense and less on drawing personal fouls and it’ll be more productive for you and the team.

  57. athwartships says: Oct 17, 2013 1:39 PM

    Just adds fuel to my belief RG is an idiot. Not that he tries to draw fouls…..every QB does it in fashion or another….but that he said it out loud….to press.

  58. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Oct 17, 2013 1:40 PM

    rg3 was ascending as a superstar now hes not the same player he once was, hes now rick james without speed.

  59. seatownballers says: Oct 17, 2013 1:42 PM

    1-4 says it all.
    Glad this it’s working for ya

  60. rpiotr01 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:43 PM

    A better plan would be to learn and practice reading the D better, throwing the ball better, and generally beating a defense through normal football plays, as opposed to letting yourself get creamed a couple times a game.

  61. friendofinnocence says: Oct 17, 2013 1:43 PM

    The penalty for giving him a gentle nudge out of bounds and leveling him are the same. He needs to know this and prepare for the inevitable monster shot that awaits him if he doesn’t stop trying to trick defenders into hitting him.

  62. homelanddefense says: Oct 17, 2013 1:45 PM

    probably should have kept that to himself. He just lost the benefit of the doubt with any official who reads those comments.

  63. philgrek says: Oct 17, 2013 1:48 PM

    This absolutely disgusts me. Play the game of football and stop trying to bait the refs, because thats what you’re doing, not baiting the players. You’re admitting that you don’t feel like you can win outright so you’re asking for the referees to step in and give you an advantage. Anytime a player intentionally tries to involve the referees in the game it shows a lack of confidence in their own ability to win. All I hear in this situation is “I know they (the players) really aren’t doing anything wrong, but I’d like to trick the refs into thinking they are so that way I have an unfair advantage”. I hate rooting for injuries, but for this guy… I’d make an exception.

  64. robman91 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:49 PM

    RG3 needs to take a page out of Belichik’s playbook and not tell the media anything they want to hear. I know he has to talk to the media but he really needs to learn what to say and what not to say.

  65. maxbelmont says: Oct 17, 2013 1:50 PM

    I wonder if these comments will finally get the competition committee to change the hit out of bounds rule with some sort of buffer zone. Some “late hits” are called when a player is hit a foot or two past the inbounds line.

  66. to147 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:52 PM

    Drew Bledsoe suggests he might want to rethink that.

  67. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 17, 2013 1:56 PM

    Look at ME !!! Look at ME !!! I’m such a brilliant guy I came up with this great idea !!!!

    As if he’s the first guy to ever try and draw penalties.

  68. doe22us says: Oct 17, 2013 1:57 PM

    You are responsible for the consequences of your own actions, so if RG wants to run hey let him do it. There are some innate inborn instinctual abilities that once you limit that you are not you.

  69. goodjudgementprevails says: Oct 17, 2013 2:05 PM

    RG3 at present is ranked 33rd overall in QBR. I think he should stop pretending we care anything about what he wants to say or do. Instead he should worry more about his actual performance on the field or complete lack thereof to this point.

  70. blackqbwhiterb says: Oct 17, 2013 2:15 PM

    Is this any worse or unsportsmanlike than Tom Brady telling the ref to throw the flag whenever he’s touched, which is a strategy that clearly has worked for him?

  71. gammynomnom says: Oct 17, 2013 2:20 PM

    For a mediocre QB with more turnovers than TD’s on a 1-4 team He himself should be penalized.

    For impersonating a QB.

    Why doesn’t he just shut up already?

  72. gammynomnom says: Oct 17, 2013 2:27 PM

    Any way this should send a message to defensive players. Make that hit count. When Church hit him, he barely grazed his feet when Grifens feet had not even touched down out of bounds, but it was still 15 yards. Hit him higher so he can’t turn it back in, and knock his coil wire loose. Make him earn that 15 yards.

  73. Canned Heat says: Oct 17, 2013 2:32 PM

    poridge1214 says: Oct 17, 2013 12:26 PM

    Bush league. It’s tough enough for defenders to play defense, now this arsehole is admitting to using the rules, which already favor the QB, to create even more of an advantage. Even the photo for this article, with Griffin going to the face of a defender…….
    __________________________________

    I agree with everything you wrote until the last sentence. That my friend is a stiff arm and completely legal in every level of football down to Pop Warner and Pee Wee all the way to the bigs, as long as he doesn’t grasp it.

    That said, this guy is going to get lit up hard core soon.

    To “ninerswilldominatelikebefore”….., well played. I almost had to get paper towels to wipe Coke off my monitor.

  74. steviefoosball says: Oct 17, 2013 2:33 PM

    Last year I enjoyed watching RG3. More and more, I just think he’s a punk, and a prima donna.

    He really should just shut his mouth and play football.

  75. blu4l1fe says: Oct 17, 2013 2:37 PM

    baddegg says:
    Oct 17, 2013 1:20 PM

    blu4l1fe says:

    Redskin’s nation, this is your QB! Have fun, see you back at the basement!

    signed, NYG fan.

    —————–

    I tried getting into the basement but it is currently being occupied by the New York Football Giants.

    We’ll have to settle for third.

    ———————————————

    Not a problem, whatever lets you sleep at night. I’ll even give you second in the division if that makes you feel better. Tell you what, let’s revisit this whole standing thing at the end of the season and compare notes when both teams are outside looking in.

  76. socalskinsfan21 says: Oct 17, 2013 2:43 PM

    You know, for all the absurd policies and rules Dan Snyder forces on the fan base, you’d think by now he puts a gag order on his QB. These daily/weekly press conferences should have been put to an end in the offseason. What a constant distraction that has now turned their season into a circus/debacle.

    I also think the Sanford & Son regime will come to an end after the season.

  77. khenien says: Oct 17, 2013 2:55 PM

    Say what you will about Donovan but he was 1,000 times more classy and less annoying than RG3 while playing.

  78. khenien says: Oct 17, 2013 2:58 PM

    Also, Cousins seems to be looking better by the day…I actually kind of hope RG3 plays against my team (Eagles) again instead of him.

  79. lovethelions says: Oct 17, 2013 3:00 PM

    RGIII…I say this with love…shut up!

    I want you to win on Sunday, against the Bears. So, do us all a favor and quit talking! You’re not a glorified running back, are you? Quit running down the sideline, start throwing the ball and take out Chicago!

    When you have a winning record, then you can start taking again. If you must…

  80. h2ftw says: Oct 17, 2013 3:17 PM

    Why da heck is he talking about that?

    Nobody can question his talent level. However, many question his frequent diarrhea of the mouth.

    Every now and again, it’s okay to spew out boring answers. Sometimes, it’s plain old smart to do that.

    The last thing you need is bulletin board material for your opponents.

    RGIII is an intelligent person. He’s gotta start showing it more often.

  81. onebucplace says: Oct 17, 2013 3:27 PM

    So he’s sort of like an Indian giver.

  82. neisha75 says: Oct 17, 2013 3:39 PM

    Shut the hell up and win some games! He’s nothing more than a gimmick.

  83. dragonfly99 says: Oct 17, 2013 3:45 PM

    I hope you’re paying attention to this Goodell. This is why these players get hurt.

  84. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 17, 2013 3:48 PM

    blackqbwhiterb says:

    Is this any worse or unsportsmanlike than Tom Brady telling the ref to throw the flag whenever he’s touched, which is a strategy that clearly has worked for him?
    ________________________

    No, Brady does not call for a flag “whenever he is touched”. I have seen him take numerous hits in games where all he does is bounce up and go on to the next play. I suppose its easier to hate him if you make up things like this though.

  85. racksie says: Oct 17, 2013 3:58 PM

    Yep, and the first time he takes off upfield for an extra 20 yards will the time right before he gets smoked on the sideline, the next time. Pretty sure the defenders are not going to be happy about that move. Stupid, stupid stupid.

  86. cruzer1996 says: Oct 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    RGIII should get fined for saying that. I think it’s bad for the integrity of the game.

  87. seattlecoug says: Oct 17, 2013 4:15 PM

    RGlookatME – this guy just continues to find ways to get into the news. Can’t wait til this hack is out of the league

  88. dstep24 says: Oct 17, 2013 4:25 PM

    Maybe he should try to bait himself into being an NFL quarterback.

  89. bigbluenationdb says: Oct 17, 2013 4:35 PM

    This guy is nothing more then a diva. The Redskins ship is tied to him for years to come. He will never be an elite NFL QB. If he wants to go back to running let him. That means he will only play 13 games a season.

    It will be interesting to see how the remainder of this season plays out. If the Skins go 4-12 or 6-10, do they fire Shanahan? What coach is going to want to come in and have to deal with RG3 and all his drama. He has proven with these comments he doesn’t have the desire to run a “pro-style” offense and be a pocket passer. Last I checked there aren’t many coaches that are going to want to change their entire offense for a QB.

  90. steviefoosball says: Oct 17, 2013 4:44 PM

    That’s it, that’s it! I’ve had it.

    I’m calling him Bob Griffin from now on, and I encourage everyone else to do the same. Robert Griffin The Third, may ass. RG3 my ass.

    You have no filter, Bob Griffin.

  91. larryboodry says: Oct 17, 2013 5:23 PM

    Stupid to tell people what you’re doing…Even srupider than that is risking your season (or career) just to draw a flag.

    Can’t wait for the Bears to expose this guy even more come Sunday.

  92. granadafan says: Oct 17, 2013 5:24 PM

    Every single QB who has won the Heisman Trophy since 1990 has either been a bust or just average. RG3 has now been added to that list. Tebow- LOL.

  93. mackcarrington says: Oct 17, 2013 5:33 PM

    Man, I wish i could give 20 thumbs up to the guy who called him Rick James!
    ” A microphone is one helluva drug!”

  94. judsonjr says: Oct 17, 2013 5:53 PM

    In the 80’s the unwritten rule was no flag for getting hit in the white area out of bounds. The logic was that if you don’t want to get hit, start running horizontally.

    None of this, tiptoe the sideline and step out at the last minute, or act like you are running OB and then cut upfield for a few more yards when the D lets up.

  95. chaney13 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:20 PM

    Can’t they just ship him off to the NBA where he belongs?

  96. thedudeabides422 says: Oct 17, 2013 6:51 PM

    He’s been doing it since he came in the league. Why do the refs kiss his ass more than the media does? Watch him scream like an idiot when the ref does not throw a flag on a CLEAN hit. I wanna see an article written on the intentional grounding that never gets called on him.

  97. bigblackanvil says: Oct 18, 2013 8:55 AM

    Players try to bait other players into making penalties all the time. If you are unaware of that fact then what game have you been watching on Sundays. RG3 just said what not only he does but every football player tries to do or has done from time to time.

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