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Shanahan: RG3’s maturation as a QB will come, but it takes time

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Washington coach Mike Shanahan acknowledges that Robert Griffin III is not the same quarterback this year as he was last year. But Shanahan believes Griffin can become a better quarterback with time.

Shanahan admitted today that Griffin, who had reconstructive surgery after blowing out his knee in January, isn’t threatening defenses the way he did in 2012. At the same time, Shanahan thinks Griffin can be a great pocket passer with time to develop.

“One of the reasons why we had the success that we had, probably the type of success where he separated himself from every rookie in the history of the game, is he was able to do some things that other quarterbacks couldn’t do,” Shanahan said. “We had a dual threat. Now that threat is not quite there, as strong as it was a year ago. But now we go to a different direction, with our play action, we still run some of the zone reads, so that will come. That maturity will come. But it doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a growing period. If you take a look at so many of these quarterbacks, all the Hall of Fame quarterbacks, they’ve had much tougher periods than we’ve gone through so far. It doesn’t happen overnight, but he’s got all the ability in the world to make that big jump, and you just have to be patient.”

Shanahan is certainly right that many quarterbacks who went on to be Hall of Famers went through difficult periods when they were young. At the same time, if Griffin’s knee prevents him from ever being the same kind of runner he was as a rookie, that would fundamentally change the kind of quarterback he is. That’s a major reason to be concerned about Griffin’s future.

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  1. thesmartest1 says: Nov 26, 2013 7:56 PM

    Shanny will see it happen from his TV.

  2. thepftpoet says: Nov 26, 2013 7:57 PM

    Michael Vick 2.0

  3. phillyphan72 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:00 PM

    He’s already washed up…last year he had so much BS luck it wasn’t even fair …2 Hail Mary like passes against the Eagles last year when they played in DC were both hauled in for TDs against a putrid secondary..well your luck has run out bum

  4. skoobyfl says: Nov 26, 2013 8:00 PM

    Not if he has you playing him hurt.

  5. kylexitron says: Nov 26, 2013 8:01 PM

    Should have drafted Russell Wilson, last years true ROY.

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 26, 2013 8:02 PM

    A longer time now that Shanahan has wrecked him up pretty good. Maybe he can find a way to get him hurt in advance of next year too. There’s lots more time for him to poison RG3 and break him down some more. Hopefully they contract with a builder of men next time, instead of a demolition crew.

  7. seabreezes51 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:03 PM

    Shanahan wrecked this kids career. He also traded away the Redskins immediate future for the honor of wrecking this kids career.

  8. vicvinegar00 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:05 PM

    Maybe next year he can work with a real OC, rather than a nepotism hire. Their offense has been terrible, if Shanahan survives this season, junior should be fired anyway.

  9. donnymacjack says: Nov 26, 2013 8:06 PM

    It will be a real shame if it turns out that Shanahan’s decisions and RG3’s stubbornness in their playoff loss last year ends up ruining this kid’s career.

    I personally wasn’t an RG3 fan prior to the draft but there is just so much to like about the guy that it would really just suck to see him not be successful in the NFL.

    I’m hoping he goes to great lengths to get stronger and increase his accuracy during this next offseason. And as much as I hate to see anyone lose their job, I think it’s time the Redskins move on and find a coach that is willing to build from the trenches first and protect his QB. Get some talent around him and turn him loose.

  10. jamaltimore says: Nov 26, 2013 8:08 PM

    Sideshow Bob has a long way to go before it’s determined he’s not an NFL QB. The larger point missed in all this is where are all the Genius analyst’s out there who hailed the Pistol offense and these “NEW BREED” of option QB’s taking over the NFL… Rather than bashing RG3-8 maybe they should be doing some self reflecting and realize that defense may not be able to intimidate or hit any longer but they can still tackle and sniff out GIMMICKS!

    Then again us Ravens fans just sit back and smile with our Playoff winning, System loving, Superbowl MVP QB who was lost last year in all the HYPE that WAS Read option QB”s. Now that the skins have officially hit the skids it’s time for the DMV to sit back and watch how the winning organization from the region goes about making a playoff run!

    Black and Purple! Steelers going down Sunday quicker then Ben’s pants when the TV repair gal shows up!

  11. thepftpoet says: Nov 26, 2013 8:08 PM

    Many people in this world don’t know what greatness is. If you want to experience what greatness is, look at the Vikings organization. The Vikings organization is filled with classy players who give 100% every game and dominate in the NFL every single game, The impending Vikings dynasty will hit the NFL by surprise, but no one will be suprised after seeing us win Super Bowl after Super Bowl. The whole league envys us and I can see why, we are the prototypical NFL franchise, we are the Lambourghini of cars, the iPhones of cellular devices, the greatness is reflecting off us every second of the day and all I see is jealousy? I understand the jealousy and give full condolences too all the haters, haters despise greatness. Martin Luther King is a great example of a comparison to the Vikings, people despised and he changed the world just like the Vikings will.

  12. bannedfromchoirpractice says: Nov 26, 2013 8:10 PM

    It would be interesting to know John Elway’s opinion of Shanahan, in terms of RG3 and his future.

  13. badmoonrison says: Nov 26, 2013 8:14 PM

    Sure, it takes time to teach a young QB to not lose 23 fumbles in less than 2 years. Spin it Shanny!

  14. boctavious says: Nov 26, 2013 8:15 PM

    Watching the demise of rg3 and the redskins is quite delightful from a browns’ fan perspective. Didn’t give up 3 1st rounders to watch his rapid descent. Things are looking up finally. Well next year anyway!

  15. boctavious says: Nov 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    Also very nice to see some of the more insufferable redskin fans get humbled this year, after all that arrogant chest pounding last year.

  16. l0glcalv0icesays says: Nov 26, 2013 8:17 PM

    Preach Shanahan! PREACH! RG3 is the FRANCHISE SAVIOR of the Washington Redskins, who are GOD’S CHOSEN TEAM. All the haters will rue the day that they mocked RG3 and the Redskins.

    HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!
    HAIL VICTORY!
    BRAVES ON THE WARPATH!
    FIGHT FOR OLE DC!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. djohnson757 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:22 PM

    Kyles gotta go….Haslett has to go….Burns needs to be one and done too!….Shanny gets one more season….These bums have singlehandedly wrecked my team!…..I love RG3, but he needs to avoid the media, be more humble, and just have fun again….we need to go back to the 4-3 defense….last but not least…..logical voice gives Skins fans a bad wrap!…#heisabumtoo HTTR!

  18. gohawks89 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:23 PM

    RG3&8
    SOON TO BE 3&9

  19. tinopuno says: Nov 26, 2013 8:23 PM

    There actually are more arrogant and vile men than Mike Shanahan. They’re just quite hard to find.

  20. commonsensedude says: Nov 26, 2013 8:27 PM

    It takes time. But first, it takes an offensive line. Not an undersized group of generally mediocre players who can’t pass protect to save their lives.

  21. delshofner says: Nov 26, 2013 8:27 PM

    Translation: I need Snyder to extend my contract another 5 years so RG3 “has time to mature”.

    Because, if I’m fired … who will hire my son?!?

  22. bamafan63 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:28 PM

    boctavious says: Nov 26, 2013 8:15 PM

    Watching the demise of rg3 and the redskins is quite delightful from a browns’ fan perspective. Didn’t give up 3 1st rounders to watch his rapid descent. Things are looking up finally. Well next year anyway!
    ____________________________________
    Coming from a fan of the cleveland steamers,that is a compliment! only way your browns will ever win a super bowl is if the other 31 teams drop out!
    RG3 will mature,but shanny and his idiot son and his good buddy,jim haslett will all see it on tv and not as a member of the redskins!

  23. jonbeck316 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:28 PM

    I don’t care what position you play if you maturate it will come

  24. northshorejag says: Nov 26, 2013 8:28 PM

    Cousins trade stock is dropping

  25. getyourownname says: Nov 26, 2013 8:31 PM

    “Also very nice to see some of the more insufferable redskin fans get humbled this year, after all that arrogant chest pounding last year.”

    It’s not over. On the Skins radio broadcast last night, the announcers kept talking how Kaep was locking onto recievers, had no abiltiy to read defenses, had not learned to play at NFL level, etc. Repeatedly. I know he has strugggled, but considering their own QB, this was just childish.

  26. ijahru says: Nov 26, 2013 8:31 PM

    It seems to me his knee is still holding him back, what doctor cleared him to come back so early from that nasty injury. I know Welker and AD came back quick but RG doesn’t seem like he was ready to come back.
    Oh and their D coordinator sucks

  27. sidepull says: Nov 26, 2013 8:36 PM

    jamaltimore says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:08 PM
    Sideshow Bob has a long way to go before it’s determined he’s not an NFL QB. The larger point missed in all this is where are all the Genius analyst’s out there who hailed the Pistol offense and these “NEW BREED” of option QB’s taking over the NFL… Rather than bashing RG3-8 maybe they should be doing some self reflecting and realize that defense may not be able to intimidate or hit any longer but they can still tackle and sniff out GIMMICKS!
    —————————————————
    Hey Genius, The pistol a formation not an offense.
    Know a lot about football huh Baltimoron?

  28. gdublud says: Nov 26, 2013 8:39 PM

    I’ve had enough of Bob Griffin and the stories with Mike Shanahan. can we go back to talking about Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez

  29. roadtrip3500 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:39 PM

    If a classic pocket QB has a knee injury and can’t run any more, he’ll still be a classic pocket QB when he recovers. If an option QB has a knee injury and can’t run any more, he has to learn how to be a pocket QB… on the fly against NFL defenses.

    Luck runs occasionally, but he’s showing why he was the better long-term pick than Griffin.

  30. philyeagles5 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:44 PM

    No luck Shanahan. You broke your QB and will lose your job for it.

  31. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:47 PM

    Shanny and RGFragileEgo both need to shut up about this situation.

    The more they open their mouths the more they give the media things to tear apart and create artificial drama that never existed in the first place. They’re in a bad enough situation as it is without giving the media free snacks to feast on.

  32. classyjacklambert says: Nov 26, 2013 8:48 PM

    I can’t wait til the day when we are all like “Remember when the team from Washington was called the Redskins?” and then our friend says “No, weren’t they a minor league team?”

  33. victorycruz says: Nov 26, 2013 8:53 PM

    How smart do the Rams look now? Lmao, not only did they get three 1st round picks for RGIII, but they may also have that 1st rounder from them this year be a top 5 overall pick because of the Skins troubles. Dan Snyder you fail!! The GM of the Rams, you are brilliant!!

  34. ziplock10 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:54 PM

    It’s called an Offensive line… And a receiver or 3. Garcon is very good. Moss is old and small but effective in spots.

    The Shannys have devised a passing game where 1 or 2 receivers are the options, everyone else runs a route to block for the targeted receiver. With a rb for check down.

    The league has figured it out.

  35. rubicon202 says: Nov 26, 2013 8:56 PM

    I wonder if you told RGIII that about his check every week..it takes time and it’ll come, what would his reaction be? Ah, it’d be hell no…I’m sure the fans are like Ah, hell no…we want a leader now!

  36. skinsfan91 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:10 PM

    Arrogant chest pounding? I think you have us confused with Seahawks fans. Buncha internet Richard Shermans. And oh yeah, you’re a Browns fan. Lol. Draft picks no draft picks, what does it matter. Jason Campbell and Bradond Weeden. Good luck! Bwahahahaha!

  37. noodlecbs says: Nov 26, 2013 9:12 PM

    Romo>Bob

  38. bennyb82 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:13 PM

    Shanahan went on to say that the maturation process is only complete after the third acl tear.

  39. zoxitic says: Nov 26, 2013 9:14 PM

    Washington is more f’ed up than Washington DC

  40. seabreezes51 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:17 PM

    One year dynasties don’t get the respect they deserve…well..actually they do…

  41. seaeagle707 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:18 PM

    Shanahan must be Irish, for tis sure he has the gift of speaking blarney. Remember Skins fans, this is the guy who was telling you, last summer. that RGIII was “superhuman” and was going to come back, “good as new”. That didn’t pan out, the season has been a disaster, and now he’s selling you on the idea that Griffin simply needs to mature.

    What Griffin really needs is to get away from a coach who rides his QB’s successes (Elway), to his own “glorious future”. He needs to get away from Shanny, while he can still walk.

  42. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 26, 2013 9:29 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen, watch the Steelers.

    Witness The March as it continues.

    Here we come.

  43. skinsfan91 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:31 PM

    classyjacklambert says: Nov 26, 2013 8:48 PM

    I can’t wait til the day when we are all like “Remember when the team from Washington was called the Redskins?” and then our friend says “No, weren’t they a minor league team?”
    _____________________________________Can’t wait till your rapey QB gets his for his crap. You can bet RGIII isn’t a sleazy scumbag like that dude.

  44. raideralex99 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:39 PM

    Lol … once the defence knows what you can and cannot do … you can use only so many excuses before the truth comes out.

  45. raideralex99 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:47 PM

    Like Gruden last night … be careful what you wish for. The new coach might come in and make Cousins the starter.
    Remember what the Bucs did with Freeman … they became a better team once he was cut.

  46. jerruhjones says: Nov 26, 2013 9:48 PM

    l0glcalv0icesays says:
    Nov 26, 2013 8:17 PM
    Preach Shanahan! PREACH! RG3 is the FRANCHISE SAVIOR of the Washington Redskins, who are GOD’S CHOSEN TEAM. All the haters will rue the day that they mocked RG3 and the Redskins.

    HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!
    HAIL VICTORY!
    BRAVES ON THE WARPATH!
    FIGHT FOR OLE DC!!!!!!!!!!!

    ==================================

    I’ll have whatever he’s having.

  47. natijim235 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:49 PM

    don’t worry shanahan you won’t be around

  48. digiovanni45 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:51 PM

    Shanahan was so desperate last year that he took a chance with the health of an astounding rookie, RG3, now he’s trying to get out under the rock he put the team under. He thought he might have a chance to win a Superbowl last year and his judgment went to his head. Tried for the short gain and lost sight of the big picture.He might have been good once but now he should go. Shanahan should be shown the door. Right now he’s just posturing to get picked up by another team. These kind of head coaches are relics from the past. No player is safe under his short sighted tutelage. By the way take your kid with you, please!

  49. psly2124 says: Nov 26, 2013 9:59 PM

    It happens with all the read option qb’s. the first year the defenses are not prepared. The second year they are forced to throw and can’t do it. Rg3 is Vince young. Rg3 just isn’t that good. He is not accurate and he has been exposed. He can’t read defenses, so he runs. When he can’t run. He is Vince young

  50. ratbastardshanahandjob says: Nov 26, 2013 10:08 PM

    >>>>One of the reasons why we had the success that we had, probably the type of success where he separated himself from every rookie in the history of the game, is he was able to do some things that other quarterbacks couldn’t do,” Shanahan said. “We had a dual threat. Now that threat is not quite there, as strong as it was a year ago. But now we go to a different direction, with our play action, we still run some of the zone reads, so that will come. That maturity will come. But it doesn’t happen overnight. There’s a growing period.<<<<<

    Asked to describe RGIII at this exact point in time. He's my swiss cheese QB. Full of holes & stinks…..

  51. skinsrock says: Nov 26, 2013 10:08 PM

    For once Shanahan isn’t just blowing smoke… Current Example.. Cam Newton appears to be making the jump after a bad 2012… Drew Brees took a while to become this juggernaut, but it doesn’t hurt 9 games per season to have perfect weather in a dome (Atlanta 1 game). RG3 will recover & everyone knows that it usually takes the season after an acl injury to get your explosiveness back. I don’t know if Shanahan will be here or not, the rest of this season will tell… But… RG3 needs to spend the OTA’s/off-season learning how to read a defense & how to be a conventional 3, 5, 7 step drop QB to go with the roll outs… He still has a chance to be the ultimate weapon & he doesn’t have to run designed runs, but be like a Steve Young & take off when it’s there. His ego won’t allow him to pout & I guarantee if he can get one year removed from his injury, remove the brace, participate in OTA’s & training camp… He will be better than year 1.

  52. greenbleeder says: Nov 26, 2013 10:20 PM

    I don’t want to read ab0ut RG3 touching himself. That’s DISGUSTING!

  53. badmoonrison says: Nov 26, 2013 11:03 PM

    Someone should come up with a contest for who could come up with the most twists on RG3s name. Ive seen some funny ones lately…

  54. ohnoflorio says: Nov 26, 2013 11:36 PM

    The only problem I personally see w/RG3 is that he is a bit of a baby when he loses. The only concern I would have is, the great ones tend to improve in the face of adversity, RG3 seems to just talk about everything except the issue which is him

  55. Bronco$32&33 says: Nov 27, 2013 12:10 AM

    Remember what everyone was saying about Cam Newton last year? Maybe we shouldn’t jump to conclusions and just let this year take its course. Who knows what will happen next year when RG3 is wag healthier. I seem to remember Ben Roethlisberger going through a season of injury and bad playing then he was a Super Bowl champion 2 years later. For some reason in this age of sports everyone is quick to judge and call players garbage because the team surrounding him isn’t all that great in the first place.

  56. 49erspecial says: Nov 27, 2013 1:22 AM

    Skins sucks.. RGIII sucks.. N logicalVoice.. For all that smack you talk against my niners.. Now look at you sit there with you 3-8 record.. Your garbage just as much as your team #HHTNiners #RGIIIisaJOKE

  57. edavidberg says: Nov 27, 2013 1:40 AM

    Maybe Griffin would mature if his team didn’t coddle him to the detriment of the team. He never should have played the opening, he was still hurt and he didn’t have time to gel with the offense.

    Just more mismanagement from the biggest joke of an organization in pro sports.

  58. jerjaxon says: Nov 27, 2013 2:09 AM

    Im a Seahawks fan. I cant say that around here without some jackass bringing something up about PEDs, but our QB, Russell Wilson is the type of Professional quarterback and LEADER that this kid Bob Griffin can only hope to be someday.

    In a way, I’m glad Russell did not win the ROY award, though he certainly earned it. He has stayed hungry and humble.

    RGIII has not stayed hungry. Subway…and the rest of the media has filled his gut and head full of BS. Boy does it show.

  59. ronbelle says: Nov 27, 2013 2:38 AM

    I would like to know when did the redskins trade 3 first rounds ?!😳 to my understand the redskins agreed to witch places with the rams in the 2012 draft . Only picks that was given to the rams was the 2012 2nd rounder , the 1st round of the 2013 & 2014 . So when ppl that don’t know what the hell they’re talking about or trying to make the trade bigger than it was the notation of the 1st round picks sounds more monumental . I’ll break it do for you hates the 2012 1st rd doesn’t count do to the nature of the redskins & rams making the switch plus both teams was going to use their 1st round on a top prospect anyways no matter the trade went through or not . The skins did package a deal using the 2012 2nd & 2013 & 2014 1st picks to move up & have the rights to draft either RG3 or Luck . I hope I made it clear enuf for you to understand . Giving up 3 1st rds is saying the Skins gave up an extra 1st round that will lead up to the 2015 season & that’s not the case . Only 2013/2014 1st rounds are gave up in that his years & next years draft .

  60. 1bigtex says: Nov 27, 2013 5:23 AM

    But logical, I thought the Skins were going to go 14-2 and that the Waiter/Wide Out and Hankerson were both top 5 WRs in the league and that Fred Davis was a matchup nightmare who was a top 5 TE. How can the Skins be in such a hole with all their supposed talent and divine providence?

    Also Mr. Says, any truth to the rumor that Dan Snyder will petition the completion committee to add a handle to all footballs so that maybe Little Bobby won’t fumble so often?

  61. worknman24hours says: Nov 27, 2013 6:54 AM

    RG 3 did get lucky last year until one good hit on that knee made him real unlucky.

    A real coach with a pair of balls to tell the owner to stuff it last year would have immediately benched Robert right after it was clear his knee was slowing him down so he could have been available for the playoffs which Washington would have been in.

    Instead,everything in the Washington strategy this year was based on a quarterback that wasn’t even ready to play until midseason and by then all the other players had had enough of making up for a guy that wasn’t even trying to use the best talents of the guys around him instead thinking every time, I can just run the gap if it gets tight around me.

    Well, maybe last year but not now-RG3 is simply not fast or as nimble as he used to be and in the NFL-once you get injured like this-if you continue to play injured while recovering-your disability just gets worse over time-the other teams defensive players guarantee that.

    With that huge advantage of the sneak attack run gone from his skill set, it will be a real challenge for RG3 to even remain a viable quarterback in the NFL.

    You have to have insane defense read skills as the play develops in the NFL.

    If your -go to- is you running away from coverage and you can’t -then it takes a total retraining of your own mind set to get relevant skills again.

    I doubt that RG3 can do that.

    It really does take many years of not running out of the pocket to see all your players and act in advance accordingly.

    See how Tom Brady plays you’ll see what it means to see the pass before you ever throw it into your receivers hands.

    The greatest quarterbacks the NFL has ever seen made a career of using all the help those offensive linemen could give them and some were at their very best when they could not run out of the pocket to save their life.

    That meant they had to see the receivers and that open passing lane before it ever opened.

    There was no running away from anything.

    But all these points are really moot now.

    Shanahan like RG3 and the rest of the players are on the outside looking in now and they all know that.

    There are big changes coming and the players will be playing simply to show their next team they can still be worth picking up.

    And in a losing season, getting hurt and unemployable next year makes no sense.

    Hail to the paycheck.

  62. outlawjerseywhales says: Nov 27, 2013 7:26 AM

    classyjacklambert says: Nov 26, 2013 8:48 PM

    I can’t wait til the day when we are all like “Remember when the team from Washington was called the Redskins?” and then our friend says “No, weren’t they a minor league team?”
    ———————————————————————
    While you are waiting, why don’t you hold your breath. You’d look great in blue.

  63. dannyglover21 says: Nov 27, 2013 7:38 AM

    Yes his career is ruined. No one in the history of EVER has recovered from one bad year. You guys are such little girls grow up.

  64. dannyglover21 says: Nov 27, 2013 7:39 AM

    Luck got beat by 30 by the cardinals

  65. punkhawk9 says: Nov 27, 2013 7:50 AM

    Russell is 10-1

  66. touchdownroddywhite says: Nov 27, 2013 8:14 AM

    Can we stop with the Vick 2.0 silliness? For all his ‘world class speed’ and all Vick’s injury woes, RG3 isn’t the athlete Vick is and Vick always seems to bounce back to be as fast and athletically gifted as before. Even in his mid-30’s, after broken legs and a slew of other injuries, Vick is still capable of making ankle-breaking moves on the ground. RG3 will be lucky to be walking in his mid 30’s at this rate.

  67. acasar123 says: Nov 27, 2013 8:23 AM

    It is absolutely incomprehensible to me that the so-called experts who manage the Redskins franchise would mortgage their future to draft a damaged quarterback who needs time to develop! I am equally mystified by all the claims made here and elsewhere that Shanahan is somehow responsible for the injury Griffin suffered last year. The bottom line here isn’t that difficult to grasp–the Redskin organization made an enormous mistake and will pay for it for years to come.

  68. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:13 AM

    akili smith 2.0

  69. jpk6044 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:25 AM

    Shanahan: 1 winning season in his last 7. Could be that the coach is the problem…

  70. zam0854 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:32 AM

    None of RG3’s teammates respect him…Did you ever see when he gets hit to the ground? No teammates help him up to his feet like ANY other team would do for their QB…

    QB’s are suppose to be protected and this front line put a target on RG3’s back

  71. cowboyhater says: Nov 27, 2013 9:39 AM

    No matter what story breaks, or what the critics proclaim, this kid showed you last year that this league is definitely not too big for him. What’s funny is that Luck had an awful game against the Cards last week, and nothing came from that performance, and this guy is supposed to be NFL ready based on the offense he ran in college, which is the point I’m getting to. RG3 is too smart, too dedicated with an unbelievable work ethic to not improve as a NFL QB. He will quiet the critics next year because this has been a truly humbling season for him. As he matures as a man, and professional he will realize what it takes to be successful as both. We are talking as if he has been in this league for years, when this is only his second without an offseason to grow in this offense. As I have said time and time again, the sniff test tells you this kid will be successful, but I’m willing to be patient because he has never been asked to be progression QB, while making quick decisions based on the defense, but it will come in time, and when skins fans start seeing that part of him becoming successful, it will be fun shut all of the haters, and critics up. HTTR!!

  72. cowboyhater says: Nov 27, 2013 9:49 AM

    punkhawk9 says: Nov 27, 2013 7:50 AM

    Russell is 10-1

    —————————————————————————

    It’s a team sport my friend…..the Seahawks are 10-1. Don’t forget they do play defense, and special teams. Fans crack me up about their QB’s, as if they are the only one’s who contribute to an overall record of a football team (See Trent Dilfer with the Ravens…). It shows your ignorance as a fan.

  73. noodlecbs says: Nov 27, 2013 9:50 AM

    Romo > Bob

  74. laserw says: Nov 27, 2013 10:04 AM

    By the time Griffin matures, he’ll be 50 and talking about how eating subway caused him to lose 150 pounds after bloating to 350 after his five years with Washington came to an end looking like Billy Kilmer and throwing like Heath Shuler.

  75. goindy2006 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:17 AM

    I wonder if RG3 needs to sit for 2 or 3 weeks? Maybe his knee or leg is tired? Might do him some good to have some humble pie?

  76. eatitfanboy says: Nov 27, 2013 10:19 AM

    Oh boy, Griffin is not going to like those comments. These two have taking underhanded shots at each other since the end of last season.

    This is not going to end well, and it’s pretty obvious who it’s not going to end for. Only one of these two guys is heading into the last year of their contract next year. Guess who?

    Wouldn’t be surprised to see the Redskin Potatoes go all in for RGIII next year and bring in his college coach Art Briles.

  77. astroalice says: Nov 27, 2013 10:25 AM

    all academic – he’ll never live that long

  78. remmsterr says: Nov 27, 2013 10:41 AM

    Would it be stupid of Snyder to trade RGIII for a few draft picks (maybe a 1st thrown in there if they’re lucky) and keep Shanny and go with Cousins? I don’t want to say RGIII is done, I know he’s still hurt but from a team perspective his teammates seem just about done with him.

  79. rg3sus says: Nov 27, 2013 10:56 AM

    As a skins fan I am going to have to start cheering for wins based on how it effects Roberts nick names. Examples this year: rg0-3 rg3-8. Maybe next year we will get lucky and have rg3-0 or rg13-3? A fan a wish right?

  80. carolinajude says: Nov 28, 2013 1:29 PM

    “zam0854 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:32 AM

    None of RG3′s teammates respect him…Did you ever see when he gets hit to the ground? No teammates help him up to his feet like ANY other team would do for their QB…”
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    I noticed the same thing. HOWEVER, this merely demonstrates one more indication of the LAZINESS and total “I’d rather be anywhere else but here” attitude of that dreadful OL! That and their total embarrassment that the REASON he is flat on his back again lies solely with them.

    I don’t care if you are Johnny Unitas — you can’t be a successful quarterback in the NFL if you have no OL! Let’s START there and THEN continue to clean house!

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