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Griffin turns page on 2013, implying plenty

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has demonstrated in recent days on social media a strong desire to get back to work with his teammates.  On Monday night, Griffin retweeted a pair of PFT stories with a message that hints strongly at the dysfunction of days gone by.

In passing along to his 1.13 million Twitter followers our headline that coach Jay Gruden said Griffin works harder than any player Gruden has seen, Griffin said, “Coach supports his players, New Year.”

In passing along to his 1.13 million Twitter followers our headline that tackle Trent Williams defended receiver DeSean Jackson, Griffin said, “Players have each other’s back, New Year.”

The messages indicate that, in the old year, the coach didn’t support his players — and players didn’t have each other’s back.  Griffin likely is right, given the stream of leaks that continuously dumped more and more criticism on a player who was doing all he could to play despite suffering a serious knee injury in January 2013.

It’s still a little jarring to see Griffin speak so candidly, but that could be the best way to shed the past for good and focus on a future premised on one thing.

New Year.  New Team.  One Goal.  Win!!!” Griffin said.

31 other teams have that same goal, but it’s hard to imagine this year’s edition of the Washington Redskins winning only three of 16 regular-season games.

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  1. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 7, 2014 10:20 PM

    Gruesome doesn’t appear concerned. He looks like the cat that ate the Canary Islands.

  2. bennyb82 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:20 PM

    It is also hard to imagine that last year’s version of the Redskins won only 3 games.

  3. realnflmaster says: Apr 7, 2014 10:21 PM

    So many headlines for a bad quarterback, on a bad team, with a sub .500 career record.

  4. palatypus says: Apr 7, 2014 10:21 PM

    Let’s see what he tweets when things start going wrong.

  5. plbertol says: Apr 7, 2014 10:21 PM

    Awesome – they may very well win 4! Sweet!

  6. hcat44 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:23 PM

    I don’t care RGIII… just win some games man!

  7. sasakisbucket says: Apr 7, 2014 10:24 PM

    This offseason already looks a lot like their last, a lot of talk.

  8. aceakking says: Apr 7, 2014 10:24 PM

    New year, new team, same old losing record.

  9. wakaflaccoflame says: Apr 7, 2014 10:24 PM

    Still don’t see how people always rag on rg3 when he was literally doing everything he could to play through a very serious injury with no regard to his own health for his team, but everything is “about him”?

  10. crabcakesfootball says: Apr 7, 2014 10:25 PM

    Is Gruden overcompensating praise on Griffen?

    When has their been a rookie coach with such jocking of his player.

    Makes you think Snyder got his guy in someone who will do what he says.

    Not a good omen with a team of growing Me-me-me-ers

  11. wakaflaccoflame says: Apr 7, 2014 10:26 PM

    Philip Rivers constantly gets praised for playing through an ACL injury for ONE GAME while RG3 gets bashed for it fit going almost an entire season? Oh….

  12. rrthomasxyz says: Apr 7, 2014 10:26 PM

    Curious to see how RG3 handles LOB and the ‘hawks pass rush…should be interesting.

  13. andrewluck12 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:26 PM

    Its easy to bash him but his talent is undeniable. Hope bob can stay healthy cause we get a luck vs griffin show down coming this year and better qb and team will win.

  14. crabcakesfootball says: Apr 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    Offseason Champs 10 years going!!

  15. thefootballgodssay says: Apr 7, 2014 10:27 PM

    griffin turns the page AND SEES NO RINGS

  16. achillesofwooters says: Apr 7, 2014 10:28 PM

    Griffin pushed himself to start before his body was really ready. Rookie mistake, but I admire his heart & desire. With improved weapons on offense, and a fully healthy knee, should be back to some exciting football in Washington DC again this season. Not a Redskins fan, but a healthy RG3 is good for the game. I wish him well.

  17. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 7, 2014 10:29 PM

    Let bygones be old grudges.

  18. nomoreseasontix says: Apr 7, 2014 10:29 PM

    Maybe Bob should just be quiet and work on that whole quarterback thing….

    Let’s all put 2013 behind us… I mean, we’ve got a new logo! What could be better??

  19. rcali says: Apr 7, 2014 10:30 PM

    “Coach supports his players” is player speak for “We run the show.”

  20. brucetrimble says: Apr 7, 2014 10:30 PM

    And RG3 has what all SB winning QBs had, a personal logo!

  21. bigbenh8tr says: Apr 7, 2014 10:32 PM

    He casurprised Griffenblame the media for writing about him and questioning his maturity after displaying such characteristics with his social media antics. Someone needs to help him stay out of the spotlight until he stays healthy and win.

  22. bigbenh8tr says: Apr 7, 2014 10:33 PM

    He can never blame the media for writing about him and questioning his maturity after displaying such characteristics with his social media antics. Someone needs to help him stay out of the spotlight until he stays healthy and wins

  23. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Apr 7, 2014 10:33 PM

    New team, new coach, new year, same crappy QB.

  24. redandgoldhitman52 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:35 PM

    jeff garcia>robert griffen the turd

  25. charge1 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:36 PM

    At least we are off the change the name here finally

  26. getyourownname says: Apr 7, 2014 10:37 PM

    Little Danny is OK with it. He has his RG3 logo footie pajamas. Size small.

  27. donnymacjack says: Apr 7, 2014 10:40 PM

    True…the Redskins will win 5 games this year.

  28. copperchrome says: Apr 7, 2014 10:41 PM

    We never seem to hear much about Aaron Rodgers’ Twitter account, or Tom Brady’s, or Russell Wilson’s, or Peyton Manning’s.

    Huh. Strange.

  29. thesteelfox says: Apr 7, 2014 10:42 PM

    RG4 – Return of the Predator

  30. sumkat says: Apr 7, 2014 10:42 PM

    uh oh, i smell a 3rd biography coming!

  31. schmedley69 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:45 PM

    I can definitely envision a McNabb/T.O.-esque feud eventually developing between RG3 and DJax. There’s only so much media attention to go around.

  32. ncphinsfan says: Apr 7, 2014 10:46 PM

    Good to see the Redskins are now the Official Circus Franchise. The Jets do everything they can to keep this Title and my Dolphins just have had bad luck with the Fake Bully Scandal, but the Me, Me, Me Deadskins are asking for any and all Bad Press.

  33. ketch20too says: Apr 7, 2014 10:47 PM

    People who thought he would come back last year and duplicate his rookie season had neither foot grounded in anything close to reality. That was a gruesome injury and he should have started the season on the PUP list. Shanny screwed him by leaving him in the game against Seattle and then again by letting him come back too early. Let this year play out and then we will have a much better idea if he is going to be a good, bad or otherwise QB

  34. uglydingo says: Apr 7, 2014 10:50 PM

    Another year like last year and RG3-13 will be replaced by another QB and he’ll be working at Subway not shooting commercials for them.

  35. skoldier612 says: Apr 7, 2014 10:51 PM

    The best QBs in that division are Nick Foles and Eli. Griffin and Romo are clowns and tied for last place.

    The Rams schooled the Redskins front office.

    Vikings>Denver>New England> 25 teams > New Orleans >Seattle > Washington > Green Bay.

  36. mediasloppy says: Apr 7, 2014 10:52 PM

    I don’t follow the Redskins. I don’t even like the name. I do like RG3′s statement and would hope any QB would say the same.

  37. qdeathstar says: Apr 7, 2014 10:53 PM

    Ugg….

  38. backdapack4evr says: Apr 7, 2014 10:54 PM

    Overrated and overpaid

  39. titansbro says: Apr 7, 2014 10:56 PM

    No ones bagging on him for playing through injury. I just think he focuses way too much on his image & other things that ultimately do not matter. The winning QBs are football first. I’m not 100% sure RG3 is.

    Btw, anyone else think his logo looks like RJ3?

  40. raider8er says: Apr 7, 2014 10:59 PM

    New Club Name, New Year.

    Well, that one ain’t happening.

  41. Pittsburgh Steelers says: Apr 7, 2014 11:04 PM

    Redskins fans are so used to losing that their not even bothered.

  42. 25cuts says: Apr 7, 2014 11:04 PM

    This dude is a clown. New year, still same results. Sure they should win more than 3 games. But with that D and O line, how baby more is realistic? 6-10

  43. justintuckrule says: Apr 7, 2014 11:09 PM

    Quit calling the skins “clownshoes”. You are insulting clownshoes everywhere.

  44. oldcracker says: Apr 7, 2014 11:16 PM

    Johnny Manziel = RGme, 2.0

  45. metalhead65 says: Apr 7, 2014 11:31 PM

    must be nice to take all the credit when everything went his way his rookie year then blame last year on the coach when things did not go his way. he was the one going full bore in his rehab and pushing to make sure he was back in time for the season. I seem to recall him being upset shanahan said he would not play until he was completely healed and ready to go. he made it known through media he was ready and his coach was holding him back during the pre-season. so what happens when the regular season starts? he performs badly then blames the coach. wonder how long after his first interception before he starts crying about the playbook and blaming gruden?

  46. eagleseagleseagles says: Apr 7, 2014 11:37 PM

    DREAM TEAM 3.o!

  47. hawkforlife says: Apr 7, 2014 11:41 PM

    “Players have each other’s back

    You’re a QB dude. Lead. Generalities shouldn’t count. Plus those same players ratted on Jackson in the first place. Oh, and you too.

  48. lonedog54 says: Apr 7, 2014 11:42 PM

    Plain and simple .. dude you talk too much

  49. taosravenfan says: Apr 7, 2014 11:51 PM

    Just play dude. Let your work on the field speak for you.

  50. bawse1 says: Apr 7, 2014 11:57 PM

    Desean demands a new contract

  51. hurricanegrabowski says: Apr 8, 2014 12:00 AM

    Talk talk talk. If he spent as much time preparing for the season, as he does preparing his brand and talking about the season, then he’d be doing what two other NFC QBs are doing, Jay Cutler and Russell Wilson working out in their own time with their teammates before OTAs. But RG3 would rather talk about last season and passive aggressively push blame away from himself.

  52. fanofthegame1 says: Apr 8, 2014 12:07 AM

    Most leaders let their actions tell the story. Divas just run their mouth. The draft can’t get here soon enough, we got to hear these DC divas opening their mouth all the time and blaming everyone else.

  53. boycord says: Apr 8, 2014 12:07 AM

    What I find absolutely stunning in this report is Griffin has 1.13 million twitter followers, or whatever you call them.

  54. number1hawkfan says: Apr 8, 2014 12:36 AM

    These redskins led by RG3 really sound soft. I mean talk about over compensating for something.

  55. slugbaitspace says: Apr 8, 2014 12:39 AM

    How can new coach Jay Gruden say Griffin works harder than any player Gruden has seen, if the CBA doesn’t allow Gruden to work the players during this time of the offseason?

    Was he commenting on the work put in on the logo?

  56. ptownbearsfan420 says: Apr 8, 2014 12:50 AM

    NFL is gonna be a complete rerun of last year.. All the same headlines, “big”games, crappy rules… NFL sucks now. Once Peyton manning and Tom Brady retire, all will be lost in watching. What for?

  57. grimreaper12 says: Apr 8, 2014 1:16 AM

    as pathetic as RG3 was last season, he still threw more td’s than picks.
    can’t say that about joe ” $120 ” flacco.
    LOL

  58. raiderlyfe510 says: Apr 8, 2014 1:58 AM

    We are talking about the Mike Shanahan that developed two hall of fame QBs, and has two Superbowl rings, right??

    Just checking..::

  59. madmikepromo says: Apr 8, 2014 2:01 AM

    RG3 just play ball.

  60. rooneyruleblues says: Apr 8, 2014 3:50 AM

    This guy will be moving around like a 30 year old QB here real soon.

  61. uglydingo says: Apr 8, 2014 3:51 AM

    In the spirit of Livestrong and integrity we all need to start afresh by buying a special colored wristband and headband with the new RG3 logo to make Mike Shanahan and his son just a bad old memory of last season.
    Robert is now strictly focused on the the new Redskins new season and putting the past behind and every one of his twitter fans can as well by purchasing the RG3 new logo stamped wristband and headband collection complete with signed photos of RG3 for just $39.99.
    If only the Tim Tebow and Mark Sanchez circus marketing guys had embraced the new logo concept for their wristbands and headbands, their careers may have been very different.

  62. footballtalk1 says: Apr 8, 2014 5:25 AM

    From RG3-13 to 4-14 Yeah new year new record!

  63. gammynomnom says: Apr 8, 2014 5:41 AM

    New Year! New fumbles! New Personal logo! New excuses!

  64. kingpel says: Apr 8, 2014 5:46 AM

    My opinion….

    Leave last year alone, because if you start opening your mouth and things don’t play out well in 2014 you are just bringing more heat down upon yourself….again.

    Just shut up and play.

  65. 1logicalvoicesays says: Apr 8, 2014 6:24 AM

    This garbage team is getting way too much publicity. They haven’t been relevant in a very long time. They are a joke of a franchise, with the worst fan base in sports history. Their best player is Santana Moss and he is older than Jesus. Let’s talk about teams that actually have good players and a chance to win games. These bums will win 6 games this year. That’s being generous.

  66. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Apr 8, 2014 7:10 AM

    new year same rg3-13. all talk no walk

  67. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 8, 2014 7:13 AM

    Rams schooled the Redskins front office…..what do the Rams have to show for it????? Please elaborate…..

  68. dragunzeye says: Apr 8, 2014 7:15 AM

    Look, I see allot of comments on this posting from people who are not fans nor have they seen 1st hand how the Shanahan era fell apart. RG3 should have had the sense to pull himself out of that Seahawks game, so should have Mike, but neither did and he got hurt even worse. Then pride blinded them both again by trying to rush him back, he should not have been entered until after the Bye week. Then for some reason, the Shanahans decided they were going to make Robert a pocket QB…NOT his strength, not to mention we have an OL that was designed to MOVE, not stand static and try to protect, and that equaled an offense that struggled mightily. Put on top of that a HISTORICALLY bad special teams unit and a below average defense and you get just what we got, 3-13. Can you blame this young man for wanting to shirk anything to do with last year, for appreciating a younger coach who seems to want to come in and mold an offense to the talent he has? I don’t blame him one bit for wanting to hype that up a bit.

  69. ravenswhat says: Apr 8, 2014 7:22 AM

    This guy talks too MUCH. Just play football dude!!

  70. brianratm says: Apr 8, 2014 7:31 AM

    Talk, talk, talk, talk – Do something! Just do something! Those that do, ie. S.A. Spurs, N.E. Patriots, etc, get no pub. – Those that talk…. Please just do something

  71. butlers91 says: Apr 8, 2014 8:00 AM

    It is still clear he does not take any responsibility for last year. #NewYearSameQB

  72. eagleswin says: Apr 8, 2014 8:01 AM

    At least Jay Gruden knows his place as RGIII’s lap dog.

    I think Snyder is going to go with the Jerry Jones model of coaching hires. Jay will be a puppet to Snyder and Snyder wants to be RGIII’s bestest friend.

  73. whatjusthapped says: Apr 8, 2014 8:05 AM

    So much promise as a rookie, who knew his downfall would be his ego and not his knee?

  74. dickshotdogs says: Apr 8, 2014 8:20 AM

    There’s an old saying Bob, and you should remember it. “Never miss an opportunity to say nothing.”

  75. 10and46httr says: Apr 8, 2014 8:55 AM

    Just cause all you non Redskins fans got scared when the Redskins hung 14 on the Seahawks in the playoffs two years ago with a one legged RG3 and probably would of won the game if he could of played further on one leg, dont hate on the Skins for a bad season especially for Robert coming off surgery. It happens in this league. The Skins won the division two years ago and went 3-13 the next. Could as easily happen to the Eagles this year and most likely will. RG3 has less than two years of games ubder his belt and this is his third year as a pro. He is not overrated he is the Redskins quarterback and is not a 100 milliin dollar quarterback that cant win the big one in huge games ( P. Manning) or a hundred million dollar quarterback that has not even sniffed the playoffs ( T. Romo) nor are the Redskins a team that never tasted a Superbowl victory (Eagles). So for all the well wishers out there. Ha ha. Worry about your team and Skins fans will worry about theirs. HTTR. By the way. I bet the Redskins and Jets have better seasons than the Eagles or Cowboys. Just saying. Stay tuned haters. Year three of RG3. Its on

  76. n0hopeleft says: Apr 8, 2014 8:56 AM

    Not only did the Colts make the right decision – it isnt even close 2 years later.

    What a disaster this guy is.

  77. athwartships says: Apr 8, 2014 9:21 AM

    Stop talking the talk and start walking the walk, pal…..unless your goal was too go down in history as a footnote for someone in the future doing a google search for first round picks that went nowhere.

  78. officialgame says: Apr 8, 2014 9:24 AM

    Once again the Redskins have are off season Superbowl champions. I just can’t figure why a 3-13 team with no draft picks until round three garners so much attention? Maybe it’s the legend of mean Dan Snyder?

  79. realitycheckbaby says: Apr 8, 2014 9:28 AM

    At least they brought in some veteran leadership.

    Once he gets done vacationing.

  80. conormacleod says: Apr 8, 2014 9:28 AM

    #ItsNotMyFault

  81. Noel Thomas says: Apr 8, 2014 9:41 AM

    Whatever happened to, “I do my talking on the field”?

    Has there ever been any guy in the history of the NFL who has talked more while doing less?

  82. Nofoolnodrool says: Apr 8, 2014 9:49 AM

    Offseason Champs 10 years going!!

    Nah, that would be the ravens.

  83. xcflqb7 says: Apr 8, 2014 9:54 AM

    How about we turn the page on all the RG3 hype – he’s not even Randall Cunningham class yet much less Joe Montana- and a fish rots from the head down and having lived in the DC area for 20 years Dan Snyder’s record speaks for itself

  84. beardinals says: Apr 8, 2014 10:09 AM

    Bob deserves no more press until he actually does something besides commercials and logo design.

  85. realdealsteel says: Apr 8, 2014 10:15 AM

    All that garbage Griffin is implying is garbage that he mostly created. It was Griffin saying, ” I don’t want to see any negative plays that I do.”

    It was Griffin superseding his coach and running to Snyder. It was Griffin who admitted after the season was over that he shouldn’t have started game one of the season but he was afraid of Kurt Cousins taking his job on a permanent basis.

    Griffin is RGme.

  86. blabidibla says: Apr 8, 2014 10:26 AM

    Talk is not going to teach that defense to tackle. Offseason champs failed to address the real problem. They might manage to double last season’s win total in 2014.

  87. trubroncfan07 says: Apr 8, 2014 10:39 AM

    Sounds like talk is all RG3 has these days, really dumb to keep trashing the old regime. He is going to run out people to blame if he ends up playing like he did last year.

  88. coloradofort says: Apr 8, 2014 10:57 AM

    Just shut it and let your play on the field speak for you………..is that so difficult a concept?

  89. Steve B says: Apr 8, 2014 10:57 AM

    All I hear is hate for RGIII. To me, it’s simple. If you don’t like him, just move on and worry about your own team.

  90. 1rockyracoon says: Apr 8, 2014 11:00 AM

    Some athletes say they don’t read or listen to what the members of the media say about them. Griffin is definitely not that type of athlete. Not only does he read it, but he responds to it on social media. Why does he feel the need to keep telling us how dedicated he is and how great his team is with a new head coach? I’m trying to think of a winning QB who acts like Griffin, however, I’m having trouble thinking of any. Griffin–MVP of twitter.

  91. ilovefoolsball says: Apr 8, 2014 11:35 AM

    He’ll win one more game than last year.
    The redskins are one of those teams that nobody cares about until there is some drama.

  92. ghost26 says: Apr 8, 2014 11:45 AM

    ….Griffin said, “Coach supports his players, New Year.”

    This kid turned out to be a jerk. No coach is going to support a QB that isn’t playing well & last year he didn’t play well. At first I liked his confidence but he needs to shut up & just play football.

  93. drohanimal says: Apr 8, 2014 11:55 AM

    I don’t know who the bigger primmadonna is, DeSean Jackson or RG3.

  94. chiadam says: Apr 8, 2014 11:59 AM

    “Everyone look at me!! I’m going to say stuff and do things now!! EVERYONE LOOK AT ME!!”

    – RGMe

  95. 11inthebox says: Apr 8, 2014 12:15 PM

    Wow. This kid hurts his knee in his first year and does everything he can to get back. But its “all about him?”
    Really?
    I think you folks who hate him should be honest about your reasons for hating RGIII..and Cam Newton, and Mike Tomlin, and Lovie Smith, and Tony Dungy…

  96. rg3skinsgetsome says: Apr 8, 2014 2:23 PM

    So many clowns trolling the skins, don’t you guys work or have anything else to do? Two years in league and all you people’s want to kick Griff to the curb… I hope he lights it up this year so the trolling will not be this bad, kinda like he’s rookie year. And to the fins fan, how many playoffs have the rams been to the last two years, being the skins gave up everything for griff. .. that’s what I thought, good try thou. Don’t even get me started on Miami. .nuff said

  97. jaydoubleyou22 says: Apr 8, 2014 2:34 PM

    dirtydrynn27 says: “Rams schooled the Redskins front office…..what do the Rams have to show for it????? Please elaborate….. ”

    I am assuming that comment was laced with a heavy dose of sarcasm, but for my own entertainment… Let me count the ways.

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BcrpbNzCUAAeRj0.jpg

    Oh yeah, and the #2 overall pick in this year’s draft which could be Sammy Watkins, Jadeveon Clowney, Greg Robinson, or traded down to acquire even more picks.

    I’m no fan of Bradford, but Rams fans rejoice. We dodged a bullet on that one.

  98. allidoiswin55 says: Apr 8, 2014 5:39 PM

    I don’t dislike rg3 I like him but the most alarming thing about him last season was how unprepared he was mentally . When you are physically unable to perform you’d better be mentally and why he was not is extremely terrifying and possibly and insight to the future .

    Yes chemistry is important ,very important but what’s more important is knowing what’s going on in the game and he seemed to lack knowledge of defenses when he couldn’t rely on his legs bailing him out .

    It’s like he didn’t use his free time off the actual field to study film and work on the game mentally . He was so worried about the media and his brand he lacked substance to his game .

    Simply stated of you can’t physically perform you have literally no
    Excuse to not be mentally prepared , bc that’s all you can actually do while unable to work physically . Last season was extremely alarming from my perspective .

  99. bricktop02 says: Apr 8, 2014 8:06 PM

    He will be out of football in two years.

  100. skins1970 says: Apr 9, 2014 4:42 PM

    It’s too early to judge the trade, let’s see what RG3 looks like after a couple of years of being healthy.

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