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Kyle Shanahan: I had no problems with RGIII’s comments

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s comments about the Eagles defense knowing what was coming and other reasons for the team’s loss in last week’s game touched off a lot of reaction inside and outside the team, leading Griffin to circle back and say he regretted making them.

Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, who would bear some of the blame for calling plays that the Eagles defense sussed out without much difficulty, said he took issue with the notion that the Eagles saw what was coming. Shanahan pointed to 160 rushing yards in the first half as a sign that the Eagles’ crystal ball wasn’t sniffing out everything coming their way. That said, Shanahan didn’t have any problem with Griffin’s comments after the quarterback sought him out to explain what he was talking about.

“You guys make a big deal of it, and it’s understandably so,” Shanahan said, via the Washington Post. “I totally understand that. But I try not to pay too much attention to quotes because you never really know what someone was trying to say or if they meant what they said. What helped me was Robert did come — and I didn’t ask him to — but he came in and talked to me on Monday about it and tried to clear it up with me and tried to explain what he meant to say, and what he was meaning. Once I heard him and talked with him, I was fine with it and it made sense to me what he told me, and I had no problems with it.”

There’s a lot of scrutiny of Griffin going on right now, which is both understandable because it is a quarterback league and a bit hard to figure since the Redskins defense has been atrocious enough this season that you wonder how many points the offense would have to score to actually have a shot at a winning record. Without those wins, though, the crticism and discussion will continue to be a major part of life for everyone in the organization.

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11 Responses to “Kyle Shanahan: I had no problems with RGIII’s comments”
  1. bucrightoff says: Nov 22, 2013 10:54 AM

    Did anyone else catch it during the Eagles game when Kyle dropped a loud F-Bomb on the sidelines after RGIII missed an open bomb for a TD?

  2. jimthebuilder27 says: Nov 22, 2013 11:11 AM

    Kyle Shanahan shouldn’t even be offensive coordinator, he’s only gotten jobs because of Daddy and Daddy’s buddy Gary Kubiak.

    Mr Snyder should do his Donald Trump impression and tell Kyle Shanarat “You’re fired.”

  3. rdr4lif says: Nov 22, 2013 11:25 AM

    SMH @ the Shanahan’s….Kyle will get another job after Daddy gets fired. If not this year, then next. Pat Bowlen may have effed the dog on his Josh McDaniels hire but he ain’t missin ‘ol Ratface these days….

    It’s apparent to me that Mikey sold his soul to the Devil to get back at Al Davis….

    Now Al’s gone and it’s time to pay the piper….

    Would Kyle have gotten an OC job before Daddy hired him????

    More suffering for the REDSKINS (eff u politically correct yahoos) after it looked like RGIII would ride you off into the sunset….

  4. joetoronto says: Nov 22, 2013 11:33 AM

    Kyle; it doesn’t matter what you say or do.

    You got your job because of your dad, and you’re going to lose your job because of your dad.

  5. NotoriousKDV says: Nov 22, 2013 11:53 AM

    If Kyle is so bad then so is just about every other OC in the league. Last year Washington was 5th in total yards on offense and 4th in points. This year they’ve slipped some, 6th in yards and 13th in points. I guess Washington is doing that in spite of Kyle huh?(sarcasm)

    What people seem to forget is that RGIII lost an entire offseason because he spent that entire time rehabbing his knee. He didn’t even get a single snap in the preseason. So all of that time he would have spent improving his mechanics, and working on his timing and chemistry with his WR’s was spent rehabbing and there’s just no way to make up for all of that lost time during a season. The NFL is just too tough for any QB, but specifically a QB that’s just in his 2nd year, to come in week 1 with no offseason, no preseason and succeed. Washington’s struggles have more to do with RGIII having no offseason than it does with Kyle and his play calling.

    Let RGIII have a full offseason to focus on improving instead of rehabbing and then let’s see what kind of QB he really is. I think he’ll be more like the 2012 RGIII than the 2013 RGIII which means that the Redskins’ offense will be just fine in 2014 and we won’t be talking about stuff like this.

  6. bertstare says: Nov 22, 2013 12:03 PM

    For Redskins fans that only look at stats, most of these yards and points are coming late in games when they are already getting blown out. Last week would be a good example when I believe RG3 had 4 yards passing in the first half, but 2 1/2 good drives at the end of the game when they’re down 24-0 padded the stats.

    We’re in Week 12 now. Time to stop blaming the lack of a preseason and accept that last the offense is awful.

  7. macjacmccoy says: Nov 22, 2013 2:40 PM

    NotoriousKDV says:
    Nov 22, 2013 11:53 AM
    If Kyle is so bad then so is just about every other OC in the league. Last year Washington was 5th in total yards on offense and 4th in points. This year they’ve slipped some, 6th in yards and 13th in points. I guess Washington is doing that in spite of Kyle huh?(sarcasm)

    What people seem to forget is that RGIII lost an entire offseason because he spent that entire time rehabbing his knee. He didn’t even get a single snap in the preseason. So all of that time he would have spent improving his mechanics, and working on his timing and chemistry with his WR’s was spent rehabbing and there’s just no way to make up for all of that lost time during a season. The NFL is just too tough for any QB, but specifically a QB that’s just in his 2nd year, to come in week 1 with no offseason, no preseason and succeed. Washington’s struggles have more to do with RGIII having no offseason than it does with Kyle and his play calling.

    Let RGIII have a full offseason to focus on improving instead of rehabbing and then let’s see what kind of QB he really is. I think he’ll be more like the 2012 RGIII than the 2013 RGIII which means that the Redskins’ offense will be just fine in 2014 and we won’t be talking about stuff like this.

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    That’s fine and dandy and I might have even agreed with you if I didnt have to listen to RGIII throw his coaches under the bus and complain that he was 100% and should be allowed to play in the preseason. Or if I didnt have to listen to every single Redskin fan yell HAIL and claim that Griffin would be the number 1 qb in the league this year and would lead the Redskins to the Superbowl.

    All these things matter. So dont expect anyone to take the healing process into account now, because we already tried to. We all knew what was going to happen and tried to tell you Redskins fans but you all said it wouldnt.

    You dont get to try to remake the bed before you lie in it. We’re taking you at your original word. Deal with it.

  8. chaddukesthebuttpirate says: Nov 22, 2013 3:33 PM

    Kyle– stop talking to the media and get back under the covers, I’m freezing.

    Signed… Rex Grossman

  9. jxegh says: Nov 22, 2013 3:54 PM

    Of course he doesn’t have a problem with RG. Kyle wouldn’t have a job without daddy.

  10. seaeagle707 says: Nov 22, 2013 4:55 PM

    The comments that Skins fans should be most upset about, are all of those offseason statements from Shanny and Dr. Andrews, proclaiming RGIII to be “superhuman”, and showing a “miracle cure”. They built the poor guy up in the minds of the fans, to a level that he has realistically been unable to equal. So now, you are seeing what the “true” reality is and it isn’t even close to what you were promised. Many of you are now believing that given another offseason, he will “heal” back to normal. The truth is (though many will refuse to see it), what you are seeing now, is likely to be as good as it will get.

    I watched a movie recently in which the hero, was shot, bludgeoned, stabbed and cut several times, thrown out of a speeding vehicle, and was pushed over a balcony onto a marble floor, had a car run over his arm, etc. Yet at the end of the flick his lightly marked body was running along a beach, (with the girl). Fine for the movies, but about as realistic as a Bugs Bunny cartoon. Don’t expect RGIII, to bounce back like that guy. Ain’t gonna happen.

  11. dcstinks says: Nov 25, 2013 12:34 PM

    Good to see what this franchise has boiled down to.
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    Keep up the good work!!!

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