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Griffin’s linemen aren’t helping him up this year

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Some coaches apparently don’t like it when their players help opposing players off the ground.  But it’s a given that all coaches would like their players to help their teammates up.

As explained by Jason Lisk and Michael Shamburger of TheBigLead.com, the linemen charged with protecting Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III haven’t been helping him up this year when he’s on the ground after being sacked.

According to Lisk and Shamburger, teammates helped Griffin up after only three of 26 sacks this season.

It’s hard to know what to make of it at this point, other than it will provide the media with fodder for questions for the various offensive linemen and Griffin and anyone else regarding why they’re not helping Griffin off the ground.

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  1. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 26, 2013 6:16 PM

    I think Griffin needs a lot more help from more people than just the linemen though. Things are a total mess.

  2. briang123 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:18 PM

    Why is Griffin getting all this bad publicity from every direction while Andrew Luck is getting a pass for playing disgracefully? Hmmmmm. Luck is white, and Griffin is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

  3. zoellner25 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:18 PM

    Who are the ad wizards who came up with this one?

  4. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 26, 2013 6:21 PM

    Also I wouldn’t rule out that Griffin has asked his teammates to never help him off the ground. You never know what rules some guys I have.

    If I was player I would have one rule, if I do something good just don’t head butt me in the head. Or slap me in the head. Or hurt me in any way. Probably best if you just don’t touch me. I’m not excited if I score a TD and so no reason for you to. Move on the play is over, help me out by grabbing me a drink cup, that’s how you can honor my play.

  5. rg3andthensome says: Nov 26, 2013 6:22 PM

    They don’t have the time to pick him up off the ground. Have you noticed that he is hit on EVERY play…The game would go on for 8 hours if they helped him up. They can’t even block. Let alone assist another player.

  6. tincansailor981 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:23 PM

    If this is true it’s probably because dude talks too much. He needs to shut his mouth and play.

  7. seaeagle707 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:23 PM

    It sounds like team unity flew the coop. Or maybe because of his mouth, RGIII has been alienating his brothers-in-arms. Whatever the reason, this does not bode well for the Skins going forward.

  8. jpb12 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:24 PM

    Is this a new League stat?

  9. johnnyjagfan says: Nov 26, 2013 6:26 PM

    Maybe RG II can come peel his kid up off the gridiron like he did in the locker room.

  10. teal379 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:31 PM

    briang123 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:18 PM

    Why is Griffin getting all this bad publicity from every direction while Andrew Luck is getting a pass for playing disgracefully? Hmmmmm. Luck is white, and Griffin is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

    Or it could be one guy is a good teammate, doesn’t throw others under the bus and basically has owned his own performance and the other – not so much.

    Guessing there’s a few players of color on the offensive line for the Skins and they’re not helping him up either.

    Course that doesn’t fit your tidy narrative does it?

  11. jamonsoon says: Nov 26, 2013 6:31 PM

    Has nothing to do with race…. Luck is on a winning team and RGIII is not. plain and simple

  12. obamareallysucks says: Nov 26, 2013 6:31 PM

    worry more about obama ruining the country

  13. frosted21 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:33 PM

    Probably because Luck hasn’t played anywhere near as poorly and the Colts happen to have a solid record. The Skins are water trash.

  14. kev86 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:35 PM

    I’d help him up. Shame on the hogs.

  15. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Nov 26, 2013 6:38 PM

    I saw justin smith helped him up in what looked like a move of sympathy last night. When rgknee’s teammate was right there.

  16. dlr4skins says: Nov 26, 2013 6:38 PM

    It is obvious that in today’s NFL even the o-line is weary to touch the QB in fear of some flag and fine or suspension!

  17. ufools says: Nov 26, 2013 6:40 PM

    Who cares? Pack away the Redskin news until next year. They aren’t worthy of news….good of bad.

  18. ratsfoiledagain says: Nov 26, 2013 6:42 PM

    It’s a simple reason. The lineman have no respect for him.

    NFL, MLB, NFL, etc. players do not like it when you blame others for your shortcomings.

  19. f1restarter says: Nov 26, 2013 6:43 PM

    briang123 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 6:18 PM
    Why is Griffin getting all this bad publicity from every direction while Andrew Luck is getting a pass for playing disgracefully? Hmmmmm. Luck is white, and Griffin is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?
    ———————————
    It be raysizzum!

  20. bigjd says: Nov 26, 2013 6:43 PM

    Maybe Griffin should be helping the linemen up after they get run over.

  21. balzer41 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:47 PM

    It’s pretty obvious that his teammates are getting sick of his crap. They know he’s full of himself and bought into his own undeserved hype. The guy is a total bust because he still thinks he’s a superstar. I’ve been saying this would eventually happen, it’s just came sooner than even I thought it would. When you throw your teammates under the bus and never accept blame, you’re not going to be very well liked in the locker room.

  22. laserw says: Nov 26, 2013 6:48 PM

    I’m sensing that this whole Griffin thing is grating on most of the Redskins’ players. I also sense that maybe a third of the sacks are due to the linemen being fed up this jerk, not from incompetence.

    There is some vibes that Griffin is not as beloved in the locker room as we are told and his lack of overt leadership on the field shows his profound selfishness.

    Like I predicted, the Griffin experiment has a life of five years and he’s gone. This was never gonna work and all the marketing that was shoveled about him being a team player was bull dung. This guy is one of the biggest and most selfish players in history.

  23. thelionsrgreat says: Nov 26, 2013 6:49 PM

    He has gotten too big for his britches. He needs to earn their respect and shoulder part of the blame for their poor play.

  24. smarterfootball says: Nov 26, 2013 6:51 PM

    Andrew Luck gets a pass because they are winning games and he has had a number of come from behind wins. please don’t make up race issues.

  25. jebdamone says: Nov 26, 2013 6:53 PM

    the DC football team is pretty terrible on both sides of the ball. RGIII is the problem far less than their OL, WRs and defense, all of which are far below par.

  26. FinFan68 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:54 PM

    briang123 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 6:18 PM
    Why is Griffin getting all this bad publicity from every direction while Andrew Luck is getting a pass for playing disgracefully? Hmmmmm. Luck is white, and Griffin is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    There is usually some braindead psycho that tries to make everything about race simply because that’s all he/she cares about. For this one, briang123 is “that guy”

  27. aldante66 says: Nov 26, 2013 6:58 PM

    DId he buy them anything? Take them to disney land, new cars, Rolex watches? Hey they want money.

  28. swchiefsfanatic says: Nov 26, 2013 7:00 PM

    At times it looks like the movie the ANY GIVEN SUNDAY when the line just lets them thru to show the qb that its a team game. Maybe this guy is doin a lot of talking in the locker room.

  29. thermanmerman99 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:03 PM

    briang123 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 6:18 PM
    Why is Griffin getting all this bad publicity from every direction while Andrew Luck is getting a pass for playing disgracefully? Hmmmmm. Luck is white, and Griffin is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

    funny, i didnt see you last year commenting when every single article in the media was about how great and terrific the almighty god RG3 is, ,the greatest qb who ever lived. meanwhile Luck got ZERO publicity and no attention, leading a gutted team with arguably the worst talent in NFL history to 11 wins. your gloryboy BOB got all of the attention and heroism, while Luck played without his coach. now you try to turn the tables with that cop-out racism crap when RG(Real Garbage) 3yardspassinginahalf BOB gets exposed as the overhyped fraud he is. Keep being bitter, Luck will be the face of the NFL in 5 years while your boy BOB will be working at subway, not just doing commercials for them either

  30. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    Maybe they don’t like him

  31. kegowhisky says: Nov 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    It’s really pretty simple – his linemen are still on the ground themselves after getting trampled over.

  32. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 26, 2013 7:07 PM

    Andrew Luck-one 1st round pick, playoff win, 4th quarter comebacks, good teammates, good coaches, traditional style QB, team currently in 1st place

    Robert Griffin-three 1st round draft picks, got seriously hurt in first year, starting to choke in 4th quarters, being coached horribly, trendy style of QB, team currently in last place

    Those are some of the reasons why Griffin is being ripped by sports media and fans. He loved all of the admiration last year, now he has to deal with the down side of being an NFL starting QB. Some of it is his fault, however, he’s only a second year player so most of the blame goes to the coaching staff.

    With the 5th overall pick of the first round the St. Louis Rams select…

  33. seidinho says: Nov 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    Wilson > Luck >> RG3

  34. namaths5thofwhiskey says: Nov 26, 2013 7:18 PM

    Skins aka the new circus in town. Finally.

  35. slobmykolb says: Nov 26, 2013 7:27 PM

    Briang123 said;

    Why is Griffin getting all this bad publicity from every direction while Andrew Luck is getting a pass for playing disgracefully? Hmmmmm. Luck is white, and Griffin is black. What could possibly account for the difference in treatment?

    You are a disgrace! I would honestly bet my paycheck that you are actually the racist!

  36. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:27 PM

    Has nothing to do with his race. And I’m Black. Griffin is a spoiled brat who throws his teammates under the bus. Luck is one of the guys, and owns his poor play, and deflects even when he has singlehandedly won games (vs. Tennessee being the most recent).

  37. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:29 PM

    kegowhisky says: Nov 26, 2013 7:04 PM

    It’s really pretty simple – his linemen are still on the ground themselves after getting trampled over.
    ————–
    Not from what I’ve seen. They almost seem like they’re giving up sacks intentionally (although I know that’s not true). They’re on their feet most of the time and don’t even amble over to help him up.

  38. beingbuster says: Nov 26, 2013 7:31 PM

    Please don’t use the race card for everything Luck is a much better quarterback just face it

  39. chawk12thman says: Nov 26, 2013 7:45 PM

    On some teams it is readily apparent that the linemen and other team members help their QB and other stars “Up” when tackled…….Sometimes you actually see the players run to the spot to help them up……It doesn’t happen with RGIII, unlike last year. I don’t think it is intentional or a conspiracy, but rather a direct result of RGIII’s relationship with his teammates. They are doing the PC narrative when interviewed and won’t come out and say it, but something is definitely amiss.

    Finger pointing will soon be in full swing.

  40. dbo2020 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:46 PM

    One minute he’s God’s gift to football and now he can do nothing right. Reminds me of Cam Newton’s career prior to this year. Death, taxes… and fickleness.

  41. chawk12thman says: Nov 26, 2013 7:50 PM

    dlr4skins says:Nov 26, 2013 6:38 PM

    It is obvious that in today’s NFL even the o-line is weary to touch the QB in fear of some flag and fine or suspension!
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Best response I’ve read here.

  42. skins1970 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:55 PM

    Luck is the better QB at this point of their careers, I still am not that impressed with Russell Wilson. Curtis Painter and John Beck would look like good QBs on that Seattle Team.

  43. isujames says: Nov 26, 2013 7:57 PM

    Ooooh poor RSHE III, guess he is a cornball brotha after all.

  44. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 26, 2013 7:58 PM

    Hey, they helped him get down there, let him get up on his own.

  45. thereyougo2 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    I guess I missed RG3 throwing his teammates under the bus. Couldn’t have thrown Morris who looks like the best runner in the business at present exception K Moreno. What team wouldn’t want Griffin outside of the deadskins ? Their coaching staff has to be the worst in the NFL. They are in complete dismay offensively, defensive and ST. I’ll bet their weight room screwed up.

    Griffin will turn out to be top five with the right coaching.

    P.S. Their left tackle #71 is a joke.

  46. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Nov 26, 2013 8:26 PM

    The O-line is still mad because RG3 got more wedding presents than they did?

  47. commonsensedude says: Nov 26, 2013 8:33 PM

    Given how poorly they’ve pass protected, the linemen need to not only help RG3 up but also stick around the stadium after the games to help the grounds crew pick up the trash. Those guys are, for the most part, lucky to be employed and earning an NFL salary. They are far from being too good to be able to help up the QB who has often gets knocked down because these starters can’t block their opponent’s backups.

  48. granadafan says: Nov 26, 2013 8:40 PM

    Every single Heisman trophy winner since the early 90s has been a big time bust or below average.

  49. gdublud says: Nov 26, 2013 8:45 PM

    like I said, dumpster fire. Snyder is going to make big changes in the offseason and everybody knows it on the coaching staff.

  50. bluebongzilla says: Nov 26, 2013 8:55 PM

    Griffin isn’t very good, but at least he doesn’t have more INTs than TD passes.

  51. Mr. Wright 212 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:27 PM

    thereyougo2 says:

    Nov 26, 2013 8:17 PM P.S. Their left tackle #71 is a joke.
    ——————–

    A very big joke.

  52. rg3andthensome says: Nov 26, 2013 9:45 PM

    Given how poorly they’ve pass protected, the linemen need to not only help RG3 up but also stick around the stadium after the games to help the grounds crew pick up the trash. Those guys are, for the most part, lucky to be employed and earning an NFL salary. They are far from being too good to be able to help up the QB who has often gets knocked down because these starters can’t block their opponent’s backups.

    CLASSIC!!!!! Yes. Agree 100%!

  53. raiderapologist says: Nov 26, 2013 9:49 PM

    granadafan says: Nov 26, 2013 8:40 PM

    Every single Heisman trophy winner since the early 90s has been a big time bust or below average.
    ————-
    Charles Woodson thinks you’re ignorant. Ricky Williams wants to get high with you. Cam Newton asks for a little patience. Jason White wants to sell you an insurance policy.

  54. jmblosser82 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:09 PM

    As a Steeler fan I wish my teams ling only gave up 26 sacks instead of almost 40.

  55. skinsfan91 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:10 PM

    How did he “throw his teammates under the bus” again, that over-used phrase you sheeple are so fond of. He said no one was open and buried in all this hype was that fact that he concluded his comment by saying “It’s still on me, I made a bad play.” Something to that effect. I wish you sheeple had original thoughts instead of parroting what others are saying. Trust me, that o line has nothing but respect for RGIII. They see him get blasted and hurried due to their blocking or otherwise and he gets right back up. He doesn’t yell at them, he stays positive and never gives up. I like that you fools hate my QB for no reason. All the more sweeter when he gets a full offseason, gets fully healthy and comes back to reign terror on your pathetic defenses.

  56. chipbeastkelly says: Nov 26, 2013 10:53 PM

    The linemen have bigger concerns, like making sure their feelings aren’t hurt by the refs calling them names.

  57. chunkderrrty says: Nov 26, 2013 11:00 PM

    Its because Andrew luck takes the blame during a loss and he credits the team when they win.

  58. rabbdogg says: Nov 27, 2013 12:06 AM

    and..AND the colts are only in 1st place because they have the 2-9 texans..2-9 jaguars and 5-6 titans in their division. .lol..yep the colts are great…NOT!

  59. realnflfan says: Nov 27, 2013 5:18 AM

    seidinho says: Nov 26, 2013 7:13 PM

    Wilson > Luck >> RG3
    —————————-
    You’re way too generous –

    Luck > Glennon > Foles > Tannehill > Manuel > Wilson > Locker > Ponder > Pryor > Geno Smith > Keenum > Cousins > Gabbert > RG(Me)

  60. philliampenn says: Nov 27, 2013 6:27 AM

    The League will make this an official stat next year. It will be called, “Get off your assist.” Right now the Redskins would be the bottom of the barrel in that category.

  61. worknman24hours says: Nov 27, 2013 7:26 AM

    How about this.

    RG3’s knee is like balsa wood.

    You, a three hundred plus pound lineman go yanking him up off the ground, you could twist the crxx out of that knee very easily.

    It’s best to just let Robert get himself up especially if he’s said something just like this….

    “DON’T! Let me get up on my own, it hurts my knee less.”

  62. acasar123 says: Nov 27, 2013 8:44 AM

    Maybe it has something to with the fact that Griffin and his complete lack of pocket instincts are responsible for 80% of the sacks he’s taking. I watched his abysmal performance against the 49ers and counted numerous instances when he failed to find open receivers, held the ball too long and got sacked. The truth is that even though there exists in the NFL world at large an almost manic desire for an “athletic” quarterback to change the face of the game…see Michael Vick…RGIII provides further proof that the plan ain’t working!

  63. steelerben says: Nov 27, 2013 9:02 AM

    It might also have something to do with the fact that he isn’t getting rid of the ball in a timely fashion, is missing his hot reads, doesn’t understand when the blitz is coming and tries to make his o-line hold their blocks for Roethlisbergian lengths of time, making them look much worse than they are.

    The guy spends more time on his back than Paris Hilton because he isn’t playing within the system.

  64. ronbelle says: Nov 27, 2013 9:06 AM

    After Griffin’s career said & done & we can’t predict our own future let alone someone’s else’s , you want see RG3 working at some fast food establishment ,the kid is a very intelligent young man that graduated from high school & college early . S
    o the comment made about RG3 next future working place as an employee of subway is no way no how ever would be true . Be careful what you wish upon other cause it maybe your own outcome that’s tarnished .

  65. ronbelle says: Nov 27, 2013 9:33 AM

    Ppl talk about how Rg3 held on to the ball to long in the pocket in the 49ers vs Redskins game , don’t really understand that it has to be a pocket first . In the 49ers game the Tackles of the Skins where beaten badly at the snap , witch the job of the tackles are to push the rush ends up field & the guards & center contain inside rush . Preform well should give an elusion as a back pocket like if your favorite pants . There was no type of pocket firmed & when Rg3 went to step up rush was directly in his face & off the edges , this was a big reason a lot of screens were put into play , due to the amount of pressure was coming off the edges & up the middle . My opinion was to imply more bunch formation or spread the D out to get the ball out of Rg3’s hand quicker . With bunch formation & spreading the D out keeps them from pen pointing what being called . Yeah many ppl seen the game & yes the redskins made many miscues but do Speak on things you don’t understand of speculate on witch persons never played the game in college or in the league . what’s going on here is more than RG3 . Most of these players want have a job in the NFL next season due to there performance , but RG3 will get better each year . The truth in a matter is this , is have to fail first before you can secede .

  66. davereckon says: Nov 27, 2013 11:32 AM

    rabbdogg | Nov 27, 2013, 12:06 AM EST
    and..AND the colts are only in 1st place because they have the 2-9 texans..2-9 jaguars and 5-6 titans in their division. .lol..yep the colts are great…NOT!

    So you WOULDN’T be in here crowing if Washington was in first place of the crappy NFC East? Yeah, riiiight.

  67. dcstinks says: Nov 27, 2013 11:52 AM

    Good Night Skin Fans! The Curtain is being drawn, and your dismal season is fading fast. Better luck next year. Pack it in and give the keys to Rex or Cousins.

    Hope to see Shanarat’s back next year!

    —Eagles Fan.

    Logical Voices? Where ya at?

  68. rayb47 says: Nov 27, 2013 11:22 PM

    There is a multitude of problems with this team and my belief it starts with the HC/GM. If you have followed Shanahan’s career you’ve noticed is has been filled controversy where ever his has been. When he coached the Raiders he fired four of Al Davis hand picked coaches in a power struggle only to have Davis rehire them. He was not well liked in Denver despite taking the Broncos to two Super Bowl wins. Regardless of the talent RGII may have is is no John Elway and that is how Shanahan sees him.
    The draft picks he gave up to get RGIII was way to much no matter how talented this young QB is. That decision alone has set the Redskins organization back three or four years. Shanahan is for Shanahan regardless of the future development of the Redskins . A team can have all the talent in the world but if the team doesn’t have respect for their HC they won’t play their heart out for you and there lies the problem. He gives no respect to his players and gets none in return.

  69. propertyofthebroncos says: Nov 30, 2013 10:36 AM

    maybe that’s what happens when you throw your teammates under the bus to the media….

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