One of the best Redskins of all time seems to have his doubts about the direction of his old franchise, and the quarterback in particular.
Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green said during Showtime’s Inside the NFL that he wasn’t sure he was seeing the leadership necessary from Robert Griffin III, or the offense for him to succeed in.
Asked by the host the state of affairs for the Redskins, Green replied: “It’s not very good. It’s not very good, . . . I think that it’s been rough, but it looks like the kid — and I’m talking about RGIII — it looks like he’s starting to get it back. But I just feel so bad that you would have a system where it’s all predicated on this guy running. He’s the second rusher on the team. It doesn’t work, in my opinion.”
Green was also asked about the leadership issue on the 3-6 team.
“I think that’s the problem,” Green answered. “I think it’s SUPER important to have leadership, and I don’t think he really IS the leader. . . .
“I don’t know if they have a leader. . . . Well, London Fletcher is, but I’ve been that old player before. And you’re a moral leader, people love you and respect you, but you’re really not the leader. You’re not. And really, you shouldn’t be. Because in my opinion, the leadership should come from the offensive side of the ball, because the game is such an offensive-based game.”
Green’s comments are just the latest in a string of finger-pointing around D.C., and increasingly those digits are directed at Griffin.
As desperate for a savior as the Redskins were when they drafted him, there now seems to be growing concern whether he’ll ever deliver on the promise.