The notion that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is “extremely angry” over being shut down for the last three games of the season is compelling. It may not, however, be accurate.
Per a source close to Griffin, the second-year quarterback is disappointed but not angry.
“Where they got that I don’t know,” the source said of the report that surfaced Thursday night on NFL Network. “No competitor would be happy but to say he’s angry makes for good TV, I guess.”
The source added that Griffin has “accepted the decision,” even though Griffin still wanted to play.
“He feels like he let his teammates down and he wanted to finish the season with them,” the source said. “Now he will just do it from the sideline and through practices.”
This assumes that coach Mike Shanahan will even let Griffin be on the sidelines for the final three games. The next move in the protracted game of checkers/chess/chicken could be to pull a Josh Freeman-style banishment of Griffin to a luxury suite away from the many cameras covering the on-field action.