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Robert Griffin III: “We’re not what our record says we are”

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Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells liked to say, “You are what your record says you are.” Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn’t see it that way.

After his team fell to 3-8 on Monday night, Griffin said the frustrating part of that record is that he and his teammates know that they’re better than their 3-8 record would suggest.

“Any time you lose in the National Football League, there’s going to be criticism and we understand that,” Griffin said. “The hardest part of all of this is probably the fact that we know that we’re not what our record says we are.”

When asked about the personal challenges he’s having this season, Griffin again turned the answer to his team, and to saying his team is better than 3-8.

“I mean, this is a team game,” Griffin said. “I’m not going to sit up here and talk about myself. So like I was going to say, talking to those guys in the locker room, we know we’re not what our record says we are and that’s what makes it tough. It wouldn’t be this hard and no one would be criticizing if we didn’t think we were a good team, if people didn’t think we were a good team.”

People thought they were a good team heading into this season, but that’s not the case anymore. Now people think they’re a 3-8 team, because that’s what their record says they are.

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  1. deenice810 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:48 AM

    You are 3-8 because you’re not a good football team. Pretty simple.

  2. bh83 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:51 AM

    Wow, his attitude and perception is decking just like his play. Any intelligent person realizes you are exactly what your record is, what other possible measure is there? Whether you lose by 100 or 1, the other team beat you. Until you have the attitude of a Brady, Manning, Rodgers, even Luck, you won’t get anywhere in the NFL. Grow up Robert.

  3. bh83 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:51 AM

    *declining

  4. bert1913 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:51 AM

    “It’s the teams fault when we lose, but it’s all me when we win” that’s what my daddy told me

  5. mrbigass says: Nov 28, 2013 7:51 AM

    The Rise and Fall of RGIII.

    In theaters now………..

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 28, 2013 7:51 AM

    Wonder what their record is in RG’s mind?

  7. djstat says: Nov 28, 2013 7:53 AM

    The expectations for this team were way too high going into the season. RG 3 & 8 had a massive knee injury and couldn’t practice the whole off season. Also, he had limited reps in training camp. 2nd year player needs reps. The defense was never good last year, but played well down the stretch against weak competition. The offensive line is below average and they do not have that true possession WR.

    The reliance on the read option and RG 3 & 8’s ability was dumb. Give coaches an off season to study a gimmick and they will neutralize it. Notice the wild cat is gone?

    Lastly this team just sucks.

  8. gbfanforever says: Nov 28, 2013 7:54 AM

    I think they’re fortunate to have 3 wins at this point. That is just not a good team.

  9. janvanflac says: Nov 28, 2013 7:55 AM

    I agree with him. They should be 0-11.

  10. afcdomination says: Nov 28, 2013 7:55 AM

    so when throwing around the blame, its a team game, and you don’t want to talk about yourself?

    and you aren’t what your record says you are? and you didn’t lose once, you lost 8 times in 11 games.

    they really need to give him a generic answer sheet. its not even out of context, its just not good at all. shutup Robert.

  11. yooperman says: Nov 28, 2013 7:56 AM

    “People thought they were a good team heading into this season” You mean that one fan, logicalvoice?

  12. jda129 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:56 AM

    You are wrong, RG3. You guys were completely inept against a San Francisco team that is a Wild Card team in the NFC this year. You are bottom dwellers this year because your play put you there. In a league where your performance is measured from every possible stat and angle you can’t escape what you’ve put out on the field for 10 games and say that’s not us. That’s what’s tough on your fans. You guys aren’t close to competing this year.

  13. slandroid says: Nov 28, 2013 7:57 AM

    shut up and get back to practice, bobby.

  14. zappaisgod says: Nov 28, 2013 7:57 AM

    Griffin is a half wit that the fluffers have convinced that because he has athletic ability that he is a superstar. See Vick, see Young, see any of the other flash in the pan I can run and throw Qb’s over the past decade. It is inevitable that either injuries or their lack of maturity brings them down.

  15. jda129 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:58 AM

    Edit fail – 11 games

  16. knucklehead93 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:59 AM

    Does he have to pay royalties to Denny Green for saying that?

  17. javierjiminy says: Nov 28, 2013 7:59 AM

    THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY ARE!!!! A LOUSY FOOTBALL TEAM!

  18. bobsacamano2 says: Nov 28, 2013 7:59 AM

    This speech is too little too late. You can say that you’re not a bad team when you’re 1-3 and still have time to turn things around. It’s tough to convince anyone that a 3-8 record belongs to anything else other than a bad team.

    You guys may be good players, but you’re a bad team. Trust me, I’m a Browns fan. I have extensive experience in such matters.

  19. truthfactory says: Nov 28, 2013 7:59 AM

    “We’re not what our record says we are””

    You’re right. After watching your last game, I think you’re worse

  20. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 28, 2013 8:01 AM

    lol this clown never shuts up!! out of the league in 2 years! hes garbage! hes a wannabe kordell stewart. that’s how bad he is. kordell owns him!!

  21. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Nov 28, 2013 8:02 AM

    Wait, Washington has a football team? Really? What are they called?

  22. bigbenownsthenfl says: Nov 28, 2013 8:02 AM

    meanwhile redskin fans we have a franchise QB. you may know him 2 time winning super bowl champ and presently your afc offensive player of the month. #bigbenownsthenfl

  23. flavordave says: Nov 28, 2013 8:04 AM

    I love denial. It makes those see things that arent there, and whats there, they dont see.

    The NFL is filled with brilliant defensive minds and they always figure you out. Its at that point that you have to make adjustments. thats what makes or breaks a QB. Its why you see some kid off the bench have a few good games then gets completely shut down.

    The game is about adjustments. So RG3, do you adjust or just put your tail between your legs and sulk?

  24. lingsun54 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:06 AM

    They suck. That’s why they’re 3-8.

  25. citiciti says: Nov 28, 2013 8:07 AM

    Oh yes you are.

  26. raiders85 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:08 AM

    This guy has a lot of excuses and explanations sounds like his 15 minutes are up and he knows it

  27. lingsun54 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:08 AM

    Maybe he has a point. Washington is 29th in the NFL in point differential with -86. Maybe they’re worse than their record would indicate.

  28. packfntk says: Nov 28, 2013 8:10 AM

    Yes you are Robert.

  29. patriots123456 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:13 AM

    RGIII is in his second year and has regressed.

    Parcells won several superbowls with the Giants, took the Patriots to one (when they really sucked) made the Jets, Cowboys and Miami contenders. I’m with Parcells on this one.

    You are what your record says you are.

    The proof is in the pudding.

  30. jerruhjones says: Nov 28, 2013 8:16 AM

    “We’re not what our record says we are”
    ==================================

    Yes, yes you are. Moral victories don’t count.

  31. doomsdaydefensetx says: Nov 28, 2013 8:18 AM

    Skin started 3-6 last year when Bob was healthy an torched the Cowboys on this very day. Now they have a worse record because their dual threat QB has gone one dimensional and a turnover machine. Rest up Bob, if Mike is smart he puts Cousins in for the rest of the season.

    I give thanks to the Skins bad season after all that trash talking after one division title in 13 years. Stick a fork in em

  32. jagged2013 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    Let’s be honest. He is not big enough to take
    Hit after hit after hit week after week. His body
    Will break down year after year. Been there seen
    That( Mike Vick). Flashy as hell does some things that
    Seem impossible but it will never last a full season. He isn’t
    The QB that can avoid the pounding like a Cam which I know
    A lot of you like to point to. Or a big athletic one like Andrew Luck.
    He doesn’t have the brain of a Tom Brady or Peyton Manning. Same old story seen it all before.

  33. brucetrimble says: Nov 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    Seems to me that contrary to what he said, he enjoys sitting up there and talking about hisself. While he pointed out that this is a team sport, he doesn’t support his team through his words or actions.

  34. tikisays says: Nov 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    I’ll bet RG3-8 is eating crow for Thanksgiving dinner instead of turkey.

  35. dirtdawg54 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:20 AM

    I’ve watched a few Deadskins games this year. You are exactly what your record says you are. If anything, you weren’t as good as your record said you were last year.

  36. jagged2013 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:21 AM

    Let’s not kid anyone Love his game when healthy just not built to last.

  37. skinsterps says: Nov 28, 2013 8:23 AM

    They are 3-8 because of the bogus 18 million dollar cap penalty imposed on them for no reason. Fans of other teams go through your rosters and subtract 18 Million dollars worth of players and honestly see where you would be. The funny thing is the Giants owner who had this done thought it would help his team make the playoffs last year and this year. How did that work out for you Big Blue!!!

  38. tundratommy says: Nov 28, 2013 8:25 AM

    ok…. you can be 2-9 then.

  39. edzo82270 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:25 AM

    Faaaail go the Red Skiiiins
    Win only threeeeee
    Hooope on horizon
    TOP, three piiiiick for theeeee

  40. patriots123456 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:28 AM

    RGIII, Parcells is in the Hall of Fame.

    So far this year you belong in the “Hall of Shame”

    As they say, “if you’re not the smartest person in the room, you need to start listening”.

    Parcells earned his stripes, his accomplishments speak for themselves.

    Try being humble.

  41. kwgator says: Nov 28, 2013 8:32 AM

    The press coverage this guy gets makes me miss Tim Tebow

  42. jwcarlson says: Nov 28, 2013 8:34 AM

    Everytime RG3 talks I like him a little less. He’s been talking a lot these past six months.

  43. bigbluenationdb says: Nov 28, 2013 8:38 AM

    Your one of the worse teams in the league along with my Giants. Face reality! Last year every ball bounced your way and teams weren’t ready for the college offense you were running. The read option is just like the wild cat. A fad that lasted one season. Gimmicks don’t work in the NFL. Take this off season to learn how to run a pro style offense or consider going to finish your playing days in Canada.

  44. tv426 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:38 AM

    I’d agree that was true of there record last year – they were not as good as their record indicated.

  45. nedhigginssports says: Nov 28, 2013 8:40 AM

    Oh so when it comes to talking about the seasons failing , Robert isn’t going to talk about himself. This guy has gone from seemingly good guy to total heel in 8 months. Vince McMahon couldn’t write this one

  46. toonloonboon says: Nov 28, 2013 8:40 AM

    “im not going to sit up here and talk about myself”

    ——-

    “i will do that on my own espn special that will chroncile my return to greatness sponsored by gatorade and adidas”

  47. deathonwings410 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:40 AM

    Five below 500 yet they’re a good team? Where’s RG’ s accountability? I guess because people labeled him “great” last year in the gimmick.offense (that NFL DCs have adjusted to) we’ re only suppose to remember those 12 month old highlight reels?

  48. Tom says: Nov 28, 2013 8:41 AM

    2008 Lions probably didn’t think they were as bad as their record either, but that’s what happened.

  49. bucrightoff says: Nov 28, 2013 8:42 AM

    This guy is very delusional. Bench him for Cousins if only to see how RGIII reacts.

  50. TheDPR says: Nov 28, 2013 8:43 AM

    They are who we thought they were.

  51. fefotrtv says: Nov 28, 2013 8:43 AM

    They should just lose out and get a good draft pick.. Oh wait

  52. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:50 AM

    skinsterps says:

    They are 3-8 because of the bogus 18 million dollar cap penalty imposed on them for no reason
    _________________________

    Number of Shanahan coached teams to reach the Super Bowl without salary cap cheating = 0

    Number of Shanahan coached teams to win the Super Bowl without salary cap cheating = 0

    Went to Washington and immediately messed with the cap even though he received multiple league warning that the Washington team would be penalized if he didn’t cut the cheating out.

    Funny thing that when you ignore league warnings over and over that there actually is a reason for getting penalized.

    Shanahan, 20+ years of salary cap cheating and counting.

  53. osyrus1971 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:51 AM

    RGIII-8….fantastic!

  54. skinsfantom says: Nov 28, 2013 8:52 AM

    THEE simple truth is rglitious was not fully healed this year and anyone who knows anything about football can see that. next year will be that much sweeter. hope you douches all come back next year and apologize to me personally. CAN’T WAIT! now get on yer knees KISS the trophies and HAIL!!!

  55. bennyb82 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:52 AM

    It would possibly be an accurate statement if they had lost a ton of close games. However, a lot of the games were really just blowouts that they were able to make appear close towards the end.

  56. dallas88kj says: Nov 28, 2013 8:52 AM

    Yeah, keep telling yourself that in January when you’re sitting at home watching the playoffs.

    You ARE what your records says you are. Bottom of a weak NFC East and about to give the St. Louis Rams another Top-10 draft pick…

  57. chuckiesez says: Nov 28, 2013 8:55 AM

    As a lifelong fan, I hate to say it, but my team is not good at this point. One play against S.F. on Monday night shows what is wrong. Robert took the snap and headed left. As the too-light line broke down under the 49er D-line, a hole opened up and he had a chance to cut thru it. Instead of cutting, he drifted further left and was tackled for no gain.
    2 HUGE problems exposed on 1 play.
    First- The O-line is the lightest in the league and is dominated on almost every play. QB and RB’s are getting little to no chance to make a gain with every play.
    Second- Either Robert has no faith in his knee or he is still not healed. Last year he would have blown thru that hole and gained 8-10 yds. The explosion is just not there. This has been so obvious since the first series of the year against the Eagles that Ray Charles (God rest his soul) could see it!
    Par Robert for the rest of the year, get some Hogs for the line and try again next year !! Maybe with a new coach and son……

  58. dsume001 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:57 AM

    you are wrong bob. you are worse than what your record says you. this coming from a skins ‘fan’. this organization is a dumpster fire.

  59. tooz72 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:58 AM

    what color is the sky in your world, Bob?

  60. joerevs300 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:00 AM

    I think we can officially “crown their ass” as the worst team in the NFC East and one of the worst teams in the NFL season.

    Sorry RGIII, scoreboard. You’re 3-8. You’re closer to drafting Teddy Bridgewater then making the playoffs. Otherwise you would be 8-3 and fighting for home field advantage in the NFC.

    Let this continue to be a lesson: Giving up a bounty of draft picks for ONE player rarely pays off in the NFL, and now the Rams are fixing to get a top 5 pick in the draft, on top of the other contributors they got from previous picks (and, BTW, have a better record then Washington in a harder division).

  61. skimbell says: Nov 28, 2013 9:05 AM

    Robert Griffin III: “We’re not what our record says we are”

    Sorry Bob, that is EXACTLY what you are.

  62. vikesfan says: Nov 28, 2013 9:07 AM

    There is no better indicator of who you are as a team than your record over a significant number of games.

    And that applies to my Vikings as well.

  63. hernandez0792 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:09 AM

    At this point I’d take Romo over RG3 and 8. I would not have said that last year.

  64. stonedwhitetrash says: Nov 28, 2013 9:10 AM

    Thank God for the new rules stating the limits on rookie contracts RG 3&out is living proof why

  65. ninefingers9 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:10 AM

    Delusional Bob!

  66. fxg0201 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:18 AM

    Bob you are right you are 8 -3

  67. manilarizzo says: Nov 28, 2013 9:22 AM

    First off im a big skins fan who is beyond disappointed with every element of this franchise this year, save for Pierre Garçon and Alfred Morris. I’ve followed this team since I was 5 in 1981. After 20 years of futility, last year was great but has made this year worse than any Kent Graham, Gus Frerotte, Jay Shroeder or Sexy Rexy led team.

    Griff has disappointed me in many ways and I won’t rehash those because you all have and the media loves to knock players off their pedestal any chance they can. It’s the American way. But I found these stats worth sharing thanks to the boys at the wapo blogs. Interesting who continues to get the noise while no one says boo about a Super Bowl winning QB just a few years ago.

    Eli: 56.9% completions 2,760 yards 7.0 yards/attempt 14 TD 17 INT 28 SCK 72.5 Rating 4 Fumbles 2 Fumbles lost
    Robert: 59.8 % 2,832 yards 7.1 yards/attempt 14 TD 11 INT 28 SCK 81.8 Rating 11 fumbles 4 fumbles lost

  68. fordmandalay says: Nov 28, 2013 9:24 AM

    I for one think the RGIII bashing is aimed at the wrong target – he’s coming off a major injury that’s basically eliminated the best part of his game, and he’s struggling to adapt his entire playstyle as a second year NFL QB. The real blame goes to Mike Shanahan, who has clearly lost all ability to coach. That’s the reality, the guy is over the hill. It happens to all of us.

  69. lilpuppy says: Nov 28, 2013 9:34 AM

    Jim Rome needs to interview him..

    Rome: Bobby what happened this year?
    RGIII: uh my name is Robert
    Rome: Okay Bobby , what happened this year

  70. pastorbobs says: Nov 28, 2013 9:35 AM

    I am a Skins fan: RG3 needs to grow up, take responsibility for his play, and shut up about the rest. The coach can talk about the “team play”, Robert should focus on his play.

  71. brownsclown says: Nov 28, 2013 9:36 AM

    No Robert, you are what the record says you are!
    A below average quarterback on a below average team!

  72. war71 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:38 AM

    Sorry RGIII & 8. You are exactly what your record says you are.

  73. tincansailor981 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:40 AM

    Not a Washington fan but I respected RGIII before he morphed into RG Me. Now in his second season, RG 3-8 works my nerves every time he opens his mouth and utters foolishness. The teams record is reflective of their play on the field. They suck.

  74. jagsfan1 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:46 AM

    Shanahan is the most overrated and overpaid coach in the league..he needs to be unceremoniously dumped after the season.

    Take your 35m from Redskins and beat it into retirement ..and any other team that gives you another shot deserves to fail.

  75. 1rockyracoon says: Nov 28, 2013 9:51 AM

    Overmatched QB- check
    Offensive line that can’t protect said QB-check
    Bad coaching-check
    Mediocre at best defense-check

    Sounds like a last place team to me.

  76. aldante66 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:54 AM

    RG is starting to sound like Denny Green ‘They were who we thought they were”. or my favorite ” He’ll play when he plays”.

  77. aldante66 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:56 AM

    You are what your record is whether your daddy told you that in the training room or not. Funny how he never bitches when they win. How come he ain’t complaining that his team is winning when it shouldn’t be. Its as stupid as complaining about losing not being your fault.

  78. keylimelight says: Nov 28, 2013 9:57 AM

    I can understand why a locker room thinks themselves better than their record, it’s a high caliber, pro-level group of talented men (or else they wouldn’t be there). That they are unable to gel together well enough to be a winning team suggests a lack of leadership and common purpose.

    So, I’m putting this on the coaching staff (and front office) because attitudes trickle down and it’s Shanahan’s responsibility to get the best from his men.

    Allowing this whole RGIII thing to garner the lion’s share of the attention was at first a great boost, but Shanahan has let it go unchecked and now that the chips are down, it appears to be a 3-8 team

    IMO, RGIII needs to step back from the microphone, he’s obviously going thru some growing pains as the light from his Heisman and the success he had in college had dimmed.

    Andrew Luck of the Indy Colts: Compare and Contrast.

  79. fbwangus8736 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:14 AM

    Somewhere Dennis Green does not agree with you RG3!!!

  80. skinsfolife says: Nov 28, 2013 10:15 AM

    Talk about yourself only when it’s positive Robert. That’s the griffin way.

  81. harrisonhits2 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:15 AM

    RGFragileEgo, the gift that keeps on giving.

    When will this guy realize he needs to shut his piehole and stop giving the media free treats ?

  82. eatitfanboy says: Nov 28, 2013 10:26 AM

    At what point to do we begin paying the appropriate amount of attention to the mediocre QB of a 3-8 irrelevant football team as opposed to making screaming headlines out of everything he says?

    Where are the Mike Glennon headlines? His team is 3-8, but he is actually playing much better than Bob Griffin right now.

  83. yourmomsnewfriend says: Nov 28, 2013 10:27 AM

    Is he totally oblivious to the Internet? Does he not realize the fun we all have with his inane blabbering?

  84. hitmeimopen says: Nov 28, 2013 10:28 AM

    Shanny may have his signature all over this poor showing so far this season, but one thing cannot be pinned on him. That is the salary cap penalty. This horrific setback was actually all Snyder’s doing.
    While I shudder to think of where the Skins future lies, I can’t blame Shanny for the culture in D.C. That has Snyder’s fingerprints all over it.

  85. obamareallysucks says: Nov 28, 2013 10:29 AM

    in DC, you are not allowed to criticize minorities; that is how we got stuck with odumbo. of course reid, pelosi, boehner are almost as bad. but it is ok to dump on them; they are not part of the protected class like affirmative action failures are.

  86. eatitfanboy says: Nov 28, 2013 10:33 AM

    skinsterps says:
    Nov 28, 2013 8:23 AM
    They are 3-8 because of the bogus 18 million dollar cap penalty imposed on them for no reason. Fans of other teams go through your rosters and subtract 18 Million dollars worth of players and honestly see where you would be.

    The Eagles are $26M under the cap. The Packers are $18M under. The Bengals are $28M under. The Cardinals are $14M under. Many more teams that are much better than the Redskins are between $10-15M under the cap.

    Next excuse, please.

  87. jsrdc says: Nov 28, 2013 10:33 AM

    RG III Knee,

    Last time I checked, your record is what is representative of your team’s ability to win and lose games. Not only are you EXACTLY what your record says you are, you are EXACTLY what the rest of the league KNOWS you are – last place in the NFC East, and not going anywhere.

  88. qwerty007qwerty007 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:34 AM

    Denial is the most predictable of all human responses.

    – The Architect

  89. sanchock says: Nov 28, 2013 10:35 AM

    This one doesn’t make sense to me at all. We all know that you are what your record says you are. That aside, we all know we’ve rooted for a team that had a rash of injures leading to unexpected loses. Maybe a few OT loses or missed field goals…things like that.
    Redskins? Two of their WINS have have been by miracle over SD and CHI. Their win over OAK was against a backup QB. That’s it! Nearly every loss has been a blowout.

    This doesn’t at all seem to be the time to imply you’re somehow better than the record. In this case, you really are lucky not to be 2-9 or 1-10. Rams fans must be so excited to watch every Redskin game.

  90. imthedudedude says: Nov 28, 2013 10:45 AM

    We aren’t who we thought we were! And we let ourselves off the hook!!!!

  91. chap6869 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:47 AM

    At least the Redskins fans can look forward to free agency and their 1st round pick next year to help them get better…..oops.

  92. mrpowers88 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:55 AM

    OK RG3-8, there are only 2 possible explanations here:

    1. You’re only saying this type of stuff to keep everyone talking about you- because why else would anyone talk about a 3-8 team, other than that should think about benching their QB? (This is actually pretty low in the range of where he can fall on the scale of narcissism.)

    2. You’re actually this delusional. If this was typical playerspeak, you would have actually claimed some responsibility when asked about why/how you are struggling- therefore, you could actually be this delusional.

  93. tincansailor981 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:55 AM

    No, you’re not. You’re worse than your record indicates.

  94. 21stnprime says: Nov 28, 2013 10:57 AM

    He’s right, they are lucky to even have three wins. I saw a stat Monday night that he’s only throw 32 passes while the redskins held a lead of any size. The only leads they really had were vs Minnesota and Oakland

  95. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 28, 2013 10:57 AM

    Leave the best QB in Football alone.

  96. bunjy96 says: Nov 28, 2013 11:00 AM

    zappaisgod says: Nov 28, 2013 7:57 AM

    Griffin is a half wit that the fluffers have convinced that because he has athletic ability that he is a superstar. See Vick, see Young, see any of the other flash in the pan I can run and throw QB’s over the past decade. It is inevitable that either injuries or their lack of maturity brings them down.

    There’s another one waiting in the wings at Texas A&M.

    A year or so from now, we will making the same comments about him instead of Griffen as may very well be gone as a starter.

  97. dfeltz says: Nov 28, 2013 11:04 AM

    how’s 5-6? better?

  98. skinsfan4 says: Nov 28, 2013 11:12 AM

    He’s right. We should have lost to San Diego. If the Chargers hadn’t borrowed Kyle Shanahan’s play book with 1st and goal at the one near the end of regulation, we would have lost that one too. Robert needs to just shut up and play footbl.

  99. kev86 says: Nov 28, 2013 11:13 AM

    What a mess. Massive uncertainty surrounds this franchise.

  100. blackbug99 says: Nov 28, 2013 11:21 AM

    My Bills are 4-7, and have played well and shown some good signs. But, we’re 4-7 and exactly what the record says we are. Stop believing all the hype there RGIII. When you’re at 8-3 the rest of the league will pay attention to you more!

  101. kegowhisky says: Nov 28, 2013 11:22 AM

    Full disclosure: I am a diehard Skins fan. I really liked RGIII last year where he seemed like the ultimate team player, firing up his team on the sidelines, taking hits for the betterment of the team, and playing almost beyond his capability. My biggest fear was that it he would start believing the hype that generated around him and he would become more and more diva-like. This year, that seems to have come true. I watch him on the sidelines and he sits staring out into space – almost Cam Newton like in his first years with the towel over his head. I feel like he’s separated himself from the team, almost dillusional. Now he’s far from the only problem in Washington, but the media and public find him to be a convenient target. He’s going to have to turn back into a gutsy player (that doesn’t include risking himself every play) that can lead men, something that’s not happening now. I think he can do it – he just has to get back to basics and be a football player again and not a star.

  102. noblesavagegonerogue says: Nov 28, 2013 11:25 AM

    He is starting to sound like Donnie McNabb.

  103. deadeye says: Nov 28, 2013 11:30 AM

    Robert Griffin III: “We’re not what our record says we are”

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

    Bill Parcells disagrees.

  104. firerogergoodellnow says: Nov 28, 2013 11:35 AM

    Thanks for helping me get a high draft pick next year!

    Signed,
    Jeff Fisher

  105. coltzfan166 says: Nov 28, 2013 11:42 AM

    He’s right. They’re worse.

  106. swaggyy says: Nov 28, 2013 11:51 AM

    You’re right RG3 you guys look like a winless team. One year wonder

  107. lovethelions says: Nov 28, 2013 11:55 AM

    I’m a Lions fan, but I thought RG3 was going to be a great NFL quarterback.

    RG3…I say this with love…quit acting like a spoiled rapper want-to-be and start behaving like an NFL QB. Stop playing on YouTube, fighting with the press and receiving gifts.

    START WATCHING FILM!!! That’s what great QBs do…they watch film. They lead their team. They spend a lot more time practicing their plays than their pose…and stop blaming everyone else for your lack of success.

    It’s not too late to make a change. Look at Wilson…there’s a great young QB who knows how to DO THE WORK that it takes to succeed. Turn it around right now….go watch film, apologize to your players and your coach, get over yourself and stop courting the media.

    Good luck RG3…you’re going to need it. This is your one and probably only chance to redeem yourself. Don’t waste it!

  108. oliveyang says: Nov 28, 2013 11:56 AM

    If it’s such a team game for these guys why don’t they agree to equal salaries?

  109. fiverings37 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:16 PM

    He’s right. They are worse.

  110. granadafan says: Nov 28, 2013 12:26 PM

    Another Heisman trophy QB bust,

  111. tdubdizzle says: Nov 28, 2013 12:35 PM

    RG3 just being RG3…Nothing to see here.

  112. tdubdizzle says: Nov 28, 2013 12:36 PM

    Shannahan will get fired for this blunder.Its only a matter of time.

  113. rjmarrella says: Nov 28, 2013 12:57 PM

    Doesn’t RG3-8 kind of prove what Parcells was trying to get across. Don’t get into the could’ve, would’ve, should’ve about your failures. If you’ve lost 8 games in 11 weeks, don’t stand in front of the mic and claim your something other than what you are… Which is bitterly disappointing and somewhat embarrassing.

  114. usdcoyotesfan says: Nov 28, 2013 1:14 PM

    If there’s ever a case of a team being better than their record says, it would be the 2012 Packers. We would’ve gone at least 13-3 last year if the refs had any idea what they were doing.

  115. harrycanyon says: Nov 28, 2013 1:19 PM

    Just shut up Robert. You talk too much these days. It over shadows anything you do on the field. He seems to not take responsibility for anything other than winning. Everyday it’s something with this kid. He seems to a little paranoid about the public perception of him. Did anyone actually say anything about his dad coming to the locker room? I hear him defending it a lot, but nowhere have I see a negative comment from a team mate about it.
    Her is just not that natural talent and leader everyone dubbed him last year. I see little leadership, and I see regression of QB play.

  116. themightywhitey says: Nov 28, 2013 1:44 PM

    he is RIGHT !!!!!!!!! they are worse ….their 3 wins really should be “L”s in the record

  117. mackcarrington says: Nov 28, 2013 2:00 PM

    We’re going to start calling him “Bagdad Bob”.

  118. dstep24 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:32 PM

    “We are 3–8, but we’re not really.”

    “Coach, don’t show my bad plays in team meetings.”

    “I’m not responsible for our losses. But I will say that I am to make everyone happy.”

    Pattern, anyone?

    It appears that Somebody is refusing to face reality.

  119. wallacejay says: Nov 28, 2013 2:45 PM

    Does he know you have to wave your hand as you say it for the Jedi mind trick to work?

  120. peytonsneck18 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:54 PM

    akili smith 2.0

  121. powayslugger says: Nov 28, 2013 3:13 PM

    OMG… shades of Coach Dennis Green… sort of.

    RG3 and Green need to do a commercial together… “we aren’t who we thought we were”… or “these aren’t the droids we’re looking for”… or something like that.

  122. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 28, 2013 3:21 PM

    Sorry Bob Griffin but you do stink as the record indicates. The secondary is awful and the offense is trying to win with a QB who is playing on one good knee.

  123. ramblood says: Nov 28, 2013 4:23 PM

    This is the same team that started 3-6 last year and won 7 in a row so I agree with him. When you lose everybody has something to say. Fire def coordinator and offensive coordinator 10-6 easy

  124. boyshole25 says: Nov 28, 2013 5:27 PM

    Hey peytonsneck worry about your own slumping qb

  125. xli2006 says: Nov 28, 2013 5:57 PM

    He’s right… Their record says 3-8 but they have the talent and performance of more like a 4-7 or 5-6 team.

  126. worknman24hours says: Nov 28, 2013 6:13 PM

    Bench RG3 and play Cousins for the rest of the year.

    Offseason, Fire ALL the Coaches, half the present players,trade RG3 and build a much better team for the future with well chosen very deep draft picks and free agents.

    Heck, at least then there would be some hope for the future.

  127. sm407240 says: Nov 28, 2013 6:34 PM

    Bobby three sticks should have his P.R. people look at how the wind is blowing before he says another word in any interview. Just look at the thumbs up vs. the thumbs down ratio to the comments in this discussion that cast him in a less than positive light.

  128. bkg63 says: Nov 29, 2013 2:43 AM

    The two Redskin fans @ work have stopped talking “football” (better to focus on the job at hand- ha!) and one has quietly taken down his Redskins car flag and neatly folded it in the glove box for next season….

  129. blu4l1fe says: Nov 29, 2013 6:17 PM

    WOW!!!

    It isn’t really like he’s the first, or more than likely the last one to make such a statement concerning their team, but really, griffin will be best served if he really just takes the high road and not say what’s really he feels he needs to say, especially with the team’s record.

    I don’t get it with these athletes. Nothing has worked for him this season. NOTHING. And him going and saying nonsense on how the team is really better than what their record say is just making him more of an egotistical sore loser than anything.

    Call it a season Rob. There’s always next year, which I hope, when you get to, you’ll have learned some valuable leassons this past season that you’ll handle things better including minimizing your talk and “love me some me” attitude.

  130. blu4l1fe says: Nov 29, 2013 6:40 PM

    manilarizzo says:
    Nov 28, 2013 9:22 AM

    First off im a big skins fan who is beyond disappointed with every element of this franchise this year, save for Pierre Garçon and Alfred Morris. I’ve followed this team since I was 5 in 1981. After 20 years of futility, last year was great but has made this year worse than any Kent Graham, Gus Frerotte, Jay Shroeder or Sexy Rexy led team.

    Griff has disappointed me in many ways and I won’t rehash those because you all have and the media loves to knock players off their pedestal any chance they can. It’s the American way. But I found these stats worth sharing thanks to the boys at the wapo blogs. Interesting who continues to get the noise while no one says boo about a Super Bowl winning QB just a few years ago.

    Eli: 56.9% completions 2,760 yards 7.0 yards/attempt 14 TD 17 INT 28 SCK 72.5 Rating 4 Fumbles 2 Fumbles lost
    Robert: 59.8 % 2,832 yards 7.1 yards/attempt 14 TD 11 INT 28 SCK 81.8 Rating 11 fumbles 4 fumbles lost

    —————————————-

    I could write a whole book to retort to your comment but I’ll make it simple.

    Eli, and as much as I know you will say that he doesn’t really deserve it, has PROVEN he can win. He has two SBs to show for it. Eli, as much as I would want to say never, has gone through his growing pains with the Giants but has not gone and showed his ME-FIRST attitude all over the place.

    Knock Eli as much as you want, I can accept the fact that he and his team has played horribly this season. But aside from the usual talk from the big mouths like Rolle and, recently, JPP, I would not trade that for the mess that is in DC right now nor trade that person they call a QB that is “supposedly” leading the skins into the promise land. The 2013 Giants are where they should be but the funny thing is they can’t even be last in the East as the skins seem to have taken that place, AGAIN.

    You cannot mention Eli and griffin on the same breath. Casting the whole SB wins aside, they are still on two different levels. I can even entertain the idea that griffin is a much better athlete but that is gone by the wayside by how he’s selfish, egotistical and conveniently collect when he needs to be (when he wins and WHINES like a girl when he loses!).

    Your stats are interesting, but the issue at hand has nothing to really do with his numbers but more for his character and personality. A griffin right out of college with a Brady, Manning or even a Wilson attitude would have been scary for the entire NFL, but alas, that is just not meant to be as he’s shown and proven, again and again, his immaturity and calousness.

  131. jollyjoker2 says: Nov 30, 2013 10:47 AM

    He had better hope he is not picked for a random drug test.

  132. yetimonster says: Nov 30, 2013 4:08 PM

    They have that same delusion the Eagles had for 2 years… they are *exactly* what their record says. Bad team.

  133. halkim says: Dec 1, 2013 4:31 PM

    What he’s trying to say is they looked really good in those 8 losses.

  134. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Dec 2, 2013 1:06 PM

    Robert Griffin the 3rd, yes you are. But we are going to play a little game here. Every time you begin to prove your worth, I will give you a I. Pretty soon you will make to G, but you will retire or quit long before that.

    LO1

  135. 1historian says: Dec 4, 2013 9:18 AM

    Meanwhile back in Indy – they are breathing prayers of thanks and patting each other on the back and congratulating themselves profusely.

    And they should.

  136. dcstinks says: Dec 4, 2013 6:12 PM

    No, you have 3 wins too many.

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