RGII visits RGIII in locker room after loss

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After Robert Griffin III endured the first game of his college or pro career without his team scoring a touchdown, Griffin had a visitor in the locker room.

His father.

According to Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com, Robert Griffin II made the unconventional move of entering the locker room and meeting with his son after Monday night’s embarrassing 27-6 home loss on national TV to the 49ers.

Per Bashir, father and son “seemed to have a lengthy and, at times, tense conversation.”  The discussion began as Griffin was removing his pads and continued after his post-game press conference, which the elder Griffin attended.

It’s unclear, according to Bashir, what they discussed.  It’s possible, given last week’s multiple mistakes by Griffin III during his post-game press conference, that Griffin II wanted to be sure his son didn’t say anything to the media that would echo through the Thanksgiving holiday.

Regardless, parents typically don’t visit their sons in a post-game NFL locker room, and when they do they typically don’t have tense conversations.  With Robert Griffin II speaking out about publicly before the season regarding his belief that his son needs to throw more, it could be that, as the situation in D.C. arrives at critical mass, Griffin II is going to be actively involved in helping his son avoid the shrapnel — or in not-so-subtly guiding the shrapnel toward others.

Or maybe Griffin II simply believes that, if offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is going to benefit from the constant presence and support of his father, Griffin III should, too.

92 responses to “RGII visits RGIII in locker room after loss

  1. They’re not sure exactly what was said, but the
    roll of duct tape his father was holding provided a key clue….

  2. I doubt the conversation was “tense” between father and son, but probably there was an expression of tension the player feels with the guys calling the game. Rob seems like a smart guy. He’ll figure it out.. as long as his coaches don’t get him killed first.

  3. So now a loved one can’t visit his son in the locker room? This witchhunt against RGIII is so unfair! Leave Robert Griffin alone! #TheBestQBinFootballdoesntdeservethisunfairnessfromtheMedia

  4. Sinking ship. Can’t blame the dad for trying to help his son. Washington has turned into a pathetic franchise under Snyder. Looks like the 1st round pick they trafed for Griffin is going to be a top 10 pick.

  5. Give the guy a break. He’s getting hit on nearly every play cause his O line stinks and he’s got no recievers. The defense sucks. And the coach…as Bill Murray used to say “Its time to let the lobster loose”!!!

  6. Blame the Shanny’s for ruining this kid!

    They should have Taught him how to be a NFL QB instead of a scrambling one hit wonder.

  7. Poor guy, he just played the worst game of his entire football career and then his old man has to come into the locker room and give him lecture.

    You never see Archie coming into the locker room after Eli and Peyton have bad games. Personally, he should not come into the locker room and give his son some space.

    Talk to him after he has left the stadium.

  8. .

    If I were an offensive free agent I would never sign with the DC eleven, or any other team that had a daddy /baby duo for head coach and offensive coordinator.

    Someday an enterprising journalist will write a story about nepotism in the NFL coaching ranks .

    .

  9. Does anybody really care?
    If you won’t to know what a military dad told R-no-Good 3, he told him to get rid of the hair, clean-up and get a new job! Take the money and run, this is the NFL, not NCAA son! Your game doesn’t work with the Big Boys!!!! PERIOD
    No one I know who lived in a military family, would have hair like that, they would be clean and respectable.

  10. RG III’s head tells him to stand tall and throw the football, but his feet tells him to run with it.

  11. Do you think any other player’s fathers are even allowed in the postgame locker room or media room? The massive double-standad and continued coddling of RGIII is the reason why this team is going to implode.

  12. I like the line about the Shanahans. That father son combo is a real QB killer. Destroyed the reputation of McNabb, now working on RGIII.
    If it was my boy I’d be there.

  13. And to think we wanted the Shannys in Buffalo four years ago. Cut those turnips loose before they destroy the most dynamic quarterback in the game..

  14. logicalvoicesays says:
    Nov 26, 2013 7:14 AM
    So now a loved one can’t visit his son in the locker room? This witchhunt against RGIII is so unfair! Leave Robert Griffin alone!

    #TheBestQBinFootballdoesntdeservethisunfairnessfromtheMedia
    _____
    Yeah, like Bob Griffin is the only young QB subjected to excessive scrutiny. Certainly Cam Newton hasn’t been. (Sarcasm off.)

    Real leaders don’t throw their teammates and coaches under the bus (even if they deserve it), and don’t demand negative plays be taken out of the film session so the fake halo can keep shining. I’m surprised he hasn’t publicly criticized Baylor for last week’s performance thinking that it harms his own legacy. Bob Griffin is way too wrapped up in himself right now, and until he gets over it, he and his team will never get better.

  15. Hey Washington,

    If you trade all of your picks for a QB, then you better be sure you’re only a QB away.

    This guy will end up being Tim Couch.

  16. The conversation was captured on video: “You’re embarrassing me son, I’m losing my street cred with the hunnies…now go ice up son!”

    BTW – Chumbawamba & RG3 = One-Hit Wonders too…

  17. He was just asking his son for recommendations on which Subway sandwiches to get, the RGIII Supreme that always leaves you feeling empty and disappointed, or the Read Option Footlong which embarrasses you in front of everyone watching you eat it.

  18. Is it safe to say RG3 was superhyped? Good person, good qb, but I don’t think hes worthy of #2 pick, and definitely not worth what was it 3 1st rounders Skins gave up for him? He has a catchy name RG3, and everyone immediately blew his di*k because of the way people and things get so overhyped nowdays. Who did he play at Baylor worthy of winning a Heisman trophy? Baylor plays no one of significance …. I’m so sick of the overhyped society we live in. Lets face it , the league figured him out.

  19. Awe. His daddy came to the locker room to console his poor little baby. Ray Ray called Drew Brees soft because Drew admitted he got blasted in the niners game and got a bloody lip. Now RG3s daddy comes to his son RG3 in the locker room after a big loss. Now who is the wuss Ray Ray? I can’t wait to see Ray Rays response to this development. Personally i like RG3 and Ray Ray. But Ray Ray calling Drew soft was out of line. Drew got back up, drove his team down the field and tied the game and later drove his team to the winning field goal. Drew is tough as they come. Ray Ray should be ashamed of himself for saying that. What would Ray Ray have said if Drew’s dad came to him in the Saints locker room after a bad Saints loss? Ha ha. Ray Ray would have had a field day on Drew. Now let’s see what Ray Ray says about RG3s daddy coming to console his poor little baby in his locker room after a big loss! Geaux Saints!

  20. Dude don’t go into your son’s locker room (and the press conference???) after a loss and try to be a dad. You had your chance while he was under your roof to shape how he’d behave in times like this.

  21. Al Davis was right about that rat faced Shanahan. When he won the superbowls in Denver he had lucked out and got a perfect storm with a vetran hall of fame QB, an RB that was at the top of his game and maybe best in the league at the time, and a stout defense. Take any of that away and Shanahan is exposed for the fraud he is and is about as good a coach as he showed he was when he coached Oakland.

  22. Bad move on daddys part. Fair or not having your dad come and console you after another loss where you did nothing right makes you look mentally weak. It doesnt matter if he wasnt consoling him and they were just talking it still comes off as if he was. Which shows signs of a person that can’t perform unless he’s being praised.

    That might be why he continually throws people under the bus and has a hard time admitting fault. He’s used to being told how great he is and now that he’s not he’s having a hard time coping.

    Bob Jr probably had all the right intentions, but all he did was make his son look even less capable of being a successful leader of a NFL franchise. Which is the last thing he needed. He was already doing plenty to foster that perception on his own.

  23. “Dada?…Dada?…I don’t wanna pway wif dese guys anymore. I wanna go home.”

    “Now Robby, you cant get mad and sulk just because you’re losing. You need to stand up and be the leader of this team.”

    “I dont wanna! Dese guys dont wike me. I dont know why eider. I’m cool, right dad?”

    “It’s not about being cool son. It’s about leadership.”

    “I want mom….”

  24. RGIII wouldn’t have gotten a pass touchdown last week if the Eagles hadn’t gone into Prevent mode in the 4th quarter after going up by 3 TDs. Didn’t RGIII have have something like 4 yards passing at halftime?

    Maybe Sonny J was right, RGIII should be benched for Cousins until they figure out what the problem is.

    If it’s the ACL then the coach, the player, the doctors, and Nike all deserve equal blame. The constant hype of this guy by the media/advertisers really was over the top.

    If it’s the player, then the redskins really screwed up.

    If it’s

  25. .
    tavisteelersfan says: Nov 26, 2013 8:18 AM

    “I like the line about the Shanahans. That father son combo is a real QB killer. Destroyed the reputation of McNabb, now working on RGIII.
    If it was my boy I’d be there.”

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    Um, no dude, Donny needed no help destroying his reputation. His game, by the time he reached DC, was all it took. Never mind the weirdness that would ensue whenever McNabb would speak to the press.

    Bob needs to tell his Dad to stay out of the locker room, that just looks weak.

    He also needs to take ownership of the situation in DC. Until he does that, and also starts to get the ball out on time, he’s a punch line, literally and figuratively.

  26. Seriously? Is he 12 years old? If I’m the coach I kick his dad out. This isn’t college son. Btw: the kid can’t even manage to run out of bounds without being hit. If you don’t like getting hit, get rid of the ball sooner.

  27. Remember when everyone was ripping Cleveland for not mortgaging the future to get RG3?

    Redskins with RG3 = 3-8

    Cleveland with Weeden / Campbell = 4-7

    First round picks next year:

    Washington: 0
    Cleveland : 2

  28. whentheleveonbreaks says: Nov 26, 2013 7:09 AM

    They’re not sure exactly what was said, but the
    roll of duct tape his father was holding provided a key clue….
    ___________________________________

    Dead on. BTW…. I’m a logical Redskins fan. RGIII hasn’t shut up since he’s been here. He’s not a bad kid!!! He just wants to be the franchise leader and doesn’t know how to. But some of the stuff he says is not leader like and I’m sure Dad was there to say- Shut up.Man up!

    Time will tell. He’s 23. Give the kid a chance. He’s not Vince Young…

  29. l0glcalv0icesays says:
    Nov 26, 2013 9:31 AM
    OMG!!!!!!! This conspiracy against RGIII is out of control! This wouldn’t even be a story if it was ANY OTHER QUARTERBACK! #TheBestQBInTheNFLIsHatedByTheMediaAndRogerGoodell
    =================================

    Blame anyone but Shanahan and RG3.
    Thanks for playing.

  30. If it was your son , you would be their for your son too. I know I would. We forget this is a team sport no matter how good ther qb is. Lucks performance has dropped since losing Reggie Wayne . RG3 is not the same coming off a major operation. Surprise. I hear RG3 should have set out. Maybe. The NFL is a job and no one is going to sit out of their job. Would you? The offensive line , defense and special teams are a mess. The WRs outside of Garcon are garbage. Shanahan wont play Davis and his son sucks. Cousins is not gonna change the blocking ability or cause the WRs to get open. You are a fool if you think Cousins would not have taken the same beating RG3 got last night. The same Cousins who closed his eyes and flinched before getting hit against Denver? The f#ck outta here . That 49er D would have given him the same beating . The Shanahans need to go.

  31. RGME is a bum. He came out of Baylor with no concept of how to run a pro style offense. He has never been asked to read an offense or break down how defenses are playing.

    Also, at Baylor he played against no elite talent on defense.

    The coaches are doing all they can with him. They are limited with the plays they can run because he can not process and read defenses. The Redskins lead the league in bubble screens and slant passes.

    What coach is going to want to come in and coach RGME? No many coaches out there they like to have the read option as their base offense.

  32. logicalvoice stops by and drops a “Best QB in Football” line on us?!?

    Now would be a good time to check that stat sheet…

    17/27
    127 yards
    4.7 yd avg
    0 TDs
    1 INT
    4.7 QBR (out of 100)
    3-8 Record

    That was statistically one of the worst performances of any QB all season.

  33. RGIII is one of the young superstars in the league when healthy. As an Eagles fan, I want to see RGIII play for the next 10 years, even though he is a tough matchup for my team. I think they should shut him down for the remainder of the season. He is clearly not healthy. I would start Cousins for the rest of the season. Right now, Cousins gives them the better chance to win than RGIII, and I need the Redskins to beat the Cowboys in week 16.

  34. “He told me that Archie wishes that we do not select Eli and that they think he would be a good fit in New York (with the Giants),” said Smith. “We understand his position and certainly understand his interest in New York, but we will do what we think is the best for the franchise, without a doubt . . .

    “We had a good visit with Archie and expressed our vision for the future of this team and that there was a strong possibility that Eli might be picked by us with the first pick.”

    Apparently, the senior Manning did not like what he heard. League sources had been saying for days that the Manning camp had reservations about playing for the Chargers because of concerns about the organization’s inability to win.

    When this occured every last one of you snakes were supporting Archie Manning for doing what was best for his son. What a dad!!! But RG3? Oh its wrong , he is a punk. When a ni##er does it its wrong . Right?

  35. l0glcalv0icesays says:
    Nov 26, 2013 9:31 AM
    OMG!!!!!!! This conspiracy against RGIII is out of control! This wouldn’t even be a story if it was ANY OTHER QUARTERBACK! #TheBestQBInTheNFLIsHatedByTheMediaAndRogerGoodell
    ————————————————–

    RG 3 throws his teammates under the bus with his words. The media and Goodell do not speak for him. RG3 throws his coaches under the bus. RG3 wears a sleeve to make himself look different then anyone else.

    RG 3 is a cry baby.

    RG 3 sucks. 3-8 wins don’t lie

  36. Think of it this way. If you the QB are having a hard time with the Head Coach you can talk to the OC. Likewise if you’re having a hard time with the OC, you can talk with the coach. When they allowed a father son coaching combo at the Redskins, it isolated the QB.

    Now they have a young, talented, extraordinarily intelligent, telegenic QB in DC. Someone fighting back from a major injury. A young that needs someone in his corner, the way Roethlisberger had Arians, or Brady has Belichek, Manning had Dungy. Someone who has his back. IN DC, boy and dad have each other’s back.

    Who was it stuck this racehorse back on the field with a bum leg again …

  37. BREAKING NEWS…. After last night’s game, the NFL has confirmed they have started looking into charges of bullying against the entire 49ers team because of their actions in last night’s game against the Redskins. Unconfirmed reports have said they were brought to the NFL’s attention by RGIII daddy.

  38. What an intrusive, prying and misguidedly self-entitled culture we have become, largely through our media. We feel like we need to and should know what RGII & RGII were talking about. Why? A conversation between a father and a son is no one’s business but their own, unless they choose to make it someone else’s business. They have no obligation to let the whole country know what they talked about. End of story.

  39. For just this one time, Logicalvoicesays seems to be the only logical voice in this whole discourse. Why is it a story that RGIII gets visited by his dad? his remarks after the last loss were way over-analysed for demeaning content. I know that it is very tempting to slam RGII and the DC Eleven after all the hype and fawning that they did last year for this guy. I’ve disliked the DC Eleven since George Allen and Dan Snyder is a mega-jerk. But hey: leave the kid alone. Archie Manning was one of the finest QBs I have ever seen but it was his misfortune to be drafted by the expansion Saints and he got murdered on practically every play.

  40. Believe me I am an eagles fan talking and I am not a skins fan at all. Once they get rid of dumb and dumber that kid will be a very good qb. Those shannagans are the problem not the qb.

  41. Then after the game RGIII and his dad met Justin Tuck down at a sandwich shop not to be confused with an underground transit system and had a bite to eat while pondering next season

  42. Its clear as day now….after last night’s game you have to get rid of all coaches are start fresh. Shanahan is the main reason why this thing is not working.

    Think about it…2010 when McNabb arrived they had no pass blocking plus they wanted him to adjust to their offense. Failure….they blamed McNabb.

    2011…Shanahan said that they are comfortable with Grossman/Beck to run the offense. Still no pass blocking. Failure…they blamed ????

    2012…In comes RG3…takes league by storm with new offense…teams cannot adjust. Still no pass blocking but that is overshadowed. Success….

    2013…Teams have an offseason to defend offense. Coaches dont ADJUST. STILL NO PASS BLOCKING LINE. Failure….RG3 gets blame.

    Anyone know the common theme in the Shanahan years? hmmmm….

  43. darth71 says:Nov 26, 2013 10:38 AM

    Archie Manning let it be known that Eli would not be playing for the Chargers. Was his Dad wrong?

    ———————————————————-

    In RG3’s defense, he does have one winning season under his belt.

    Unlike Archie.

  44. “stevenwilliams2013 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:50 AM

    Poor guy, he just played the worst game of his entire football career and then his old man has to come into the locker room and give him lecture.

    You never see Archie coming into the locker room after Eli and Peyton have bad games. Personally, he should not come into the locker room and give his son some space.

    Talk to him after he has left the stadium.”
    _____________________________

    Good point. And better yet, talk to him a few years ago before he stepped into the world of heavy press attention with cameras, microphones and agents offering million-dollar endorsement deals.

    His dad’s appearance in the locker room suggests that that’s where RGIII is inheriting his lack of wisdom with all the press he’s getting.

    The Redskins’ record is not solely on RGIII, but his handling of it is.

  45. ziplock10 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:16 AM

    whentheleveonbreaks says: Nov 26, 2013 7:09 AM

    They’re not sure exactly what was said, but the
    roll of duct tape his father was holding provided a key clue….
    ___________________________________

    Dead on. BTW…. I’m a logical Redskins fan. RGIII hasn’t shut up since he’s been here. He’s not a bad kid!!! He just wants to be the franchise leader and doesn’t know how to. But some of the stuff he says is not leader like and I’m sure Dad was there to say- Shut up.Man up!

    Time will tell. He’s 23. Give the kid a chance. He’s not Vince Young…
    —————-
    He may not be Vince Young, but he is REALLY trying to be like Vince Young.

  46. You know what, if RG3’s dad wants to see him in the locker room after the game,that’s their business alone.

    I can hate on the current Washington coaching situation and the way the players efforts are being wasted but I don’t have any hate for a dad showing up when his son has one of his worse days in his career ever.

    Nope, let them be.

    It’s a family thing.

  47. finsguy says: Al Davis was right about that… Shanahan.

    You mean the scummy, low life Al Davis who refused to honor Shanahan’s contract? That Al Davis? Got it.

  48. When Jeff George played for Purdue, and got hurt, his mom came out on the field to see if he was ok. That story never died and followed him the rest of his career. RG3 is going to endure the same fate.

  49. Per Bashir, father and son “seemed to have a lengthy and, at times, tense conversation.” The discussion began as Griffin was removing his pads and continued after his post-game press conference, which the elder Griffin attended.

    Helicopter parenting is an epidemic in this country.

    I would bet my last dollar that RGII is an excellent father, but sometimes you’ve got let your son endure the sting of the moment to enable them grow. Failure is not always a bad thing. Sometimes well intentioned parenting impedes growth.

    III should’ve been left alone to absorb the moment so close after the defeat. Sure, after the moment has played out, then encourage the hell out of ’em.

  50. Clay Matthew’s mom is in the locker room before, during, and after every game.

    #IbelieveeverythingIseeonTV

  51. As to logical’s position that it’s no big deal for Little Robby’s dad to be in the locker room after the game; in my over five decades of following the NFL, I can’t recall of a time when anyone else did this.

    It appears as if the Rams will have the option of several different potential quality QB prospects with the Washington pick this year. The Washington franchise made an enormous investment in a read option QB with a history of knee injuries and concussions. As they say on used car lots everywhere; Caveat emptor!

  52. Suddenly not feeling so bad about not trading away the first round picks in three drafts to land Rg3.

    Browns fans

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