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RG3: There will be overreactions all over the place

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After last week’s game against the Browns, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took to Twitter to chastise those who doubt that he will bounce back with a strong 2014 season.

If there’s a gathering of those doubters somewhere, they might need a bigger room after Saturday night. Griffin struggled to get anything going against the Ravens, finishing with 20 passing yards and an interception while also fumbling a snap and taking three sacks as he continued making the transition to the offense favored by head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin focused on that transition after the game.

“I think just going through that process, having a bad outing tonight, will help us in Game 1,” Griffin said, via the Washington Times. “I know people can’t see that right now. There will be overreactions all over the place. But it’s our job to make sure we stay cool, calm and collected and keep fighting on.”

Gruden pointed to struggles at other spots, the offensive line in particular, as things that contributed to Washington’s poor effort. He also acknowledged that those issues, however evident, will take the back seat to Griffin’s poor decision making from Saturday night. Wherever you want to place the lion’s share of the blame, there’s lots of work to do before meeting the Texans in the first week of the regular season.

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90 Responses to “RG3: There will be overreactions all over the place”
  1. britishraven says: Aug 24, 2014 8:16 AM

    RG3 and out

  2. robataille says: Aug 24, 2014 8:17 AM

    Keep Cousins warm… We’ll need him.

  3. brownsmakemecrazy says: Aug 24, 2014 8:20 AM

    You gonna blame Gruden now RG3? After all we all know now that the Shanny’s didn’t have your back. Gruden won’t have your back much longer

  4. backdapack4evr says: Aug 24, 2014 8:20 AM

    Tim Tebow II

  5. floratiotime says: Aug 24, 2014 8:23 AM

    This guy really needs to shut up. He’s not doing himself any good playing the victim card.

  6. tylerhutchison2005 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:29 AM

    I won’t be drafting any Redskins on my fantasy team, that’s for damn sure…

  7. nflfollower says: Aug 24, 2014 8:29 AM

    The texans? JJ Watt must be licking his chops. Run robert run.

  8. seabreezes51 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:30 AM

    DeSean Jackson…how many catches?
    Let’s get to what matters here…..

  9. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 24, 2014 8:32 AM

    Overreaction? You have’t been good going on two years now. You’re turning into a one year wonder like Vick. First year in the league, coaches had no idea how to deal with the speed and quick throws, after they studied it he was finished.

    Same story, different quarterback. Selling programs at FedEx in five years.

  10. redskinsredskinsredskinsredskinsredskinsredskins says: Aug 24, 2014 8:39 AM

    Well, when you make yourself the focus of attention, that’s going to happen

  11. rayjay9393 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:41 AM

    Is there any most talking player trophy out there.. give him maybe he shut up

  12. heisthejuan says: Aug 24, 2014 8:41 AM

    They start against the Texans?!?! RG3 might not make it out of that one in one piece.

  13. railcarcowboy says: Aug 24, 2014 8:44 AM

    Wake up Gruden! He’s the second best qb on your team! He’s the fifth best in your division. Hello!?

  14. floriospftflunkies says: Aug 24, 2014 8:45 AM

    one of the most over-hyped, over-rated QBs to come along since the great Tebow..he is a bust, plain and simple

  15. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Aug 24, 2014 8:46 AM

    LOL!!

  16. footballfan72 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:47 AM

    And the finger pointing, excuses and reasons for another 3-13 season have already started…..

  17. scorpio4840 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:48 AM

    Over reactions, doubters. Oh Bob you’re the gift that keeps on giving.

  18. 4grammarpolice says: Aug 24, 2014 8:49 AM

    Arrested development is a medical term for stoppage of physical or mental development. In other words, if you want to obsess over preseason football, there’s really no hope for you.

  19. bucrightoff says: Aug 24, 2014 8:51 AM

    One year wonder

  20. sewalters79 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:54 AM

    First off, Jay Gruden also blows

  21. joshr99164 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:57 AM

    And this is why we wait more than one season to crown the guy.

    He had one ridiculous year , suffered a terrible injury, and has struggled since. How about letting RG3 develop a little before deciding his greatness.

  22. jnks10 says: Aug 24, 2014 8:57 AM

    No see there won’t be over reactions. They will be normal reactions due to how poorly you played. Your psychological tactic of building an excuse for yourself, when people say how poorly you played by saying oh their just over reacting like I said, is another example of how mentally weak you are. A guy who never blames himself and creates excuses before things even happen us a guy who will never ever realize his true potential.

  23. crazemastercraze says: Aug 24, 2014 9:01 AM

    Talk talk talk

  24. bighat8 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:03 AM

    What an overhyped, overrated bust this guy is. Change the quarterback and the name. This organization is a joke.

  25. dirtydrynn27 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:04 AM

    As a true Redskins fan……please be quiet Mr.Griffin and concentrate on your game!

  26. officialgame says: Aug 24, 2014 9:04 AM

    RG3 is simply an overrated guy.

  27. getyourownname says: Aug 24, 2014 9:06 AM

    Depends on your definition. Is benching an “overreaction”?

  28. manilarizzo says: Aug 24, 2014 9:06 AM

    He’s right. Until he’s wrong. I think he has 4 regular season games to show it.

  29. savior72 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:12 AM

    Takin a page outta the “commander if chiefs” playbook- blame everyone else

  30. gargamelsmentor says: Aug 24, 2014 9:14 AM

    I’m starting to feel like my man Bobby is in denial. When you have to stick up for yourself so much, there is normally another underlying problem somewhere.

  31. peed1 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:16 AM

    Shut up and play

  32. thetruestory235 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:17 AM

    Bro stop worrying about the media and so called “doubters” and do your job..oh and btw you CAN throw the ball away

  33. smartestpackerfan says: Aug 24, 2014 9:24 AM

    RG3 is so overrated! Nobody is as good as Aaron Rodgers! Rodgers is the greatest football player of all time. Rodgers is 100 times better than RG3!

    Packers easily win the Super Bowl this year!

    We got the best fans in the NFL!

    GO PACK GO

  34. El Pollo Loco says: Aug 24, 2014 9:26 AM

    RGMe is more interested in arguing on social media than he is trying to fine tune his game.

  35. Steve B says: Aug 24, 2014 9:27 AM

    I have been a believer in RGIII over the last two seasons, often feeling like he gets unfairly bashed by other teams’ fans especially. But this is concerning. He is not playing well at all and he won’t shut up and take his medicine like a man. For the first time last week, I questioned if he’s got what it takes to be the guy for this team.

    I really, really hope that I’m wrong, but as time goes on, that doubt is deepening. Being a Redskins fan can be hell at times. They’ve done a lot of wrong in the past, but it feels like they just don’t get any breaks either. I hope RGIII breaks this trend, but it’s not feeling like it’s going to go that way.

  36. mrhoban says: Aug 24, 2014 9:35 AM

    Hate Washington, giants and Cowboys, but he’s right. It’s not going to gel in a month of practice and three preseason games. G rude will be good for them. Just maybe not right away.

  37. kpizzow says: Aug 24, 2014 9:37 AM

    I do not think overreaction means that you think it means…You mean – reactions – as in – wow you aren’t playing good football. The worst play was the out route he luckily under threw or it would have been picked off. He looks slow and confused..he may want to stay off twitter and look at the play book.

  38. codythao35 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:37 AM

    Not overreacting but reacting to terrible play by RGIII. He sucks, I would trade him to the Rams right now for 1st round draft pick next year.

  39. theparadoxx82 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:39 AM

    I’ve seen more excuses than exaggerations.

  40. crawfish2011 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:41 AM

    Bob is a fraud and has been exposed. #startcousins

  41. lifesuckshereinloserville says: Aug 24, 2014 9:41 AM

    This clown is as delusional as Johnny 8 ball!

  42. 1bigtex says: Aug 24, 2014 9:43 AM

    Maybe the biggest overreaction was believing that a zone read QB with marginal size and a history of concussions and knee injuries was worth the heavy price that Washington paid.

  43. freeperjim says: Aug 24, 2014 9:47 AM

    As an ex-Bengal fan, I gotta give props to Gruden as he got the most out of Dalton for the last 3 years.

  44. freedomofspeechyesway says: Aug 24, 2014 9:50 AM

    RG3 looked really bad last night and Kirk Cousins, at times, looked legitimately good.

    The Ravens looked better in every way though so that’s the real story here.

  45. mufasa1822 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:54 AM

    Come on Robert me me me, I was at the game and you were clearly the fourth best QB on the field.

    YOU and giving your fans reasons to doubt YOU. The fans aren’t automatically haters. They see what they see and it’s looking bad for YOU and your team.

    Best QB last night: Joe Flacco – he was in control and can make all the throws

    Second: Kirk Cousins – good progressions and he can throw with accuracy

    Third: Tyrod Taylor – exciting player but hasn’t improved toward becoming a starter

    Distant Fourth: R G me me me

  46. aa1829 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:55 AM

    The curse of Chief Crazy Horse is upon you. Change the name. Are you listening Chiefs, Indians, ect.

  47. devildog911 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:57 AM

    Lol, this guy reminds me of Uncle Rico from the movie Napoleon Dynamite.

    A bust!

  48. movethesticks76 says: Aug 24, 2014 9:59 AM

    RG3 is garbage and it won’t be anyone’s fault except his! Time will reveal all!

  49. bubbybrisket says: Aug 24, 2014 10:01 AM

    Robert…if you SHUT UP, people will leave you alone.

  50. jwest85 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:07 AM

    Just remember if the pre season matters then Colt Brennan would still be the redskins starter.

  51. blackqbwhiterb says: Aug 24, 2014 10:10 AM

    Quit looking at what other people say and letting them make you lose focus Roberts. Focus on making yourself the best player you can be. Stop talking stop responding and just work on Robert.

  52. gadlaw2012 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:17 AM

    And so the litany of excuses begin.

  53. theflyingtad says: Aug 24, 2014 10:26 AM

    Game Shmame… Did you see this logo?

  54. chut26 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:28 AM

    I’d take Johnny Football over RG3

  55. zam0854 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:32 AM

    Rg3 is the reason Chip didn’t have a problem getting rid of DJack. If Washington trades Cousins, they’ll regret it for the next 15 yrs

  56. nflinsider711 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:41 AM

    (Iverson voice) “I mean listen, we’re sitting here talking about Preseason, not the Regular season, not the Regular season, not the Regular season, but we’re talking about Preseason”

    I can’t wait to come back here Week 17. Instead of all this RG3 hate, you guys will be like “RG3 we love you” “RG3 is a beast” “RG3 is the MVP” after the Skins go 13-3. You will all hop back on the bandwagon you hopped off.

  57. hawkstradamus says: Aug 24, 2014 10:42 AM

    He was great for my fantasy team a few years ago.

  58. dagator8888 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:46 AM

    In Cincinnati, Gruden was great for Dalton to a point. However, he never held Dalton accountable for his sporadic play. It was always someone else’s fault or a general “we all have to play better”. Don’t think his coaching style of coddling his QB will work out well with RG Me.

  59. finzfan49 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:46 AM

    Week 1 vs Texans.. Watt and Clowney.. RGme is going to be running for his life and this perhaps will be his last start as a Skins QB. Injury or atrocious performance will dictate that.

  60. conspiracybrotherjones says: Aug 24, 2014 10:50 AM

    The overreaction started when somehow Bobby 3 was anointed as the next great thing when he clearly isn’t…

  61. buckeye044 says: Aug 24, 2014 10:55 AM

    AFC North defenses. Imagine how bad he would be if he were in that division.

  62. reed83 says: Aug 24, 2014 11:06 AM

    RGIII you know it’s bad when logicalvoices isn’t backing you up. lol!

  63. fluffybunny74 says: Aug 24, 2014 11:21 AM

    When Watt and Clowney are fighting amongst themselves to see how much of RGIII they keep when they collectively snap him in half, will Washington’s play have been known as “running a wishbone offense?”

  64. dstep24 says: Aug 24, 2014 11:27 AM

    Hmmmm. Maybe a mulit-SB-winning head coach actually WASN’T the problem, and the common denominator is. Poor guy.

  65. fiverings37 says: Aug 24, 2014 11:44 AM

    yes, he has been exposed. Cuz will be starting at some point this season.

  66. thesmartestmanever says: Aug 24, 2014 11:49 AM

    as a Redskins fan I could care less at this point if he plays himself out of a job. I’d like to see him improve, but I say don’t hinder the team in the process. we have what looks like a very good defense and the offensive weapons speak for themselves. At this point RGIII needs to be a game manager. Trent Dilfer-esque, and just don’t make bone headed decisions. HTTR

  67. tinbender2000 says: Aug 24, 2014 12:16 PM

    The major overreaction was giving yourself a logo before you’ve done anything.

  68. greymares says: Aug 24, 2014 12:23 PM

    It’s looking more and more like the overreaction was a few years ago in reference to your talent.

  69. Kaz says: Aug 24, 2014 12:24 PM

    Any fan claiming to be an “ex-…” fan of a team is a suspect fan. For any team.

  70. bucsorbust says: Aug 24, 2014 12:44 PM

    He should just focus on playing and let that speak for itself. If he keeps this up, he’ll be viewed as more of a liability and problem child. He already got one head coach fired. I doubt Snyder will boot Gruden before Griffen.

  71. skinsfan101 says: Aug 24, 2014 12:47 PM

    Only time will tell.. Gruden will give him 2 games to prove his “haters” (skins fans that want to win) wrong. Then Cousins will be our new franchise QB from there on out..

  72. stampnhawk says: Aug 24, 2014 12:51 PM

    Griffin may have won the internal power struggle, but doesn’t mean the Shanahan’s were altogether wrong with their preference of Cousins.

  73. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 24, 2014 12:56 PM

    RG3 is stupid or else just stubborn.
    Hes still making mistakes that rookies make. Still making bad throws and gosh, sliding is something that he doesnt get yet. I would like to him do good but he needs to start learning things quicker or someone else will get his job. He also needs to have thicker skin and not let criticism bother him too.

  74. johnnyballsack says: Aug 24, 2014 1:22 PM

    railcarcowboy says:
    Aug 24, 2014 8:44 AM
    Wake up Gruden! He’s the second best qb on your team! He’s the fifth best in your division. Hello!?
    ———————————————-

    Fifth best in the division is a stretch. I would rank Ryan Nassib and Mark Sanchez ahead of RGMe, and maybe even Brandon Weeden.

  75. cav2ya says: Aug 24, 2014 1:57 PM

    Yup, that signing of Desean Jackson sure made the Redskins a whole lot better…

    And yet, LogicalVoice remains quiet.. almost, crickets chirping.

  76. gdublud says: Aug 24, 2014 2:06 PM

    Do we doubt the doubters? I doubt it.

  77. darabbler says: Aug 24, 2014 2:11 PM

    It is hard being a browns fan, but the redskins make it easier.

  78. tiger2471 says: Aug 24, 2014 2:32 PM

    As a Skins fan I am concerned and RG3 needs to really work on connecting with his receivers in the next 2 weeks and that means before and after practice because he looked dreadful. He kept going to his check-down receivers, but Kirk on the other hand was moving the ball. I’m a huge RG3 fan, so I just hope that he can grasp this offense as the year carries on but I’m also realistic in knowing that Kirk Cousin may get the nod if RG3 continues to struggle.

  79. gammynomnom says: Aug 24, 2014 2:37 PM

    How long until Desean melts down? They’re gonna need more busses in Washington with all the people getting thrown under them.
    Leaders don’t make excuses. They say “I stunk the place up” and go out and try to get better. shoulda known this guy was a clown when he said no one is going to tell him how to play his position. Players are payed to adjust to new coaches and schemes, and it is especially true when you yourself wanted that old coach gone and has trashed him since. You have had this offseason and was even given more weapons. Leaders can adjust to a new scheme if the change is made mid season.
    Its clear this guy is a bust and it goes way beyond just his bad play in preseason.

    Imagine his reaction in places like NY or Dallas where the QB gets blamed even when they are the only ones playing well. This kid is a thin skinned punk.

  80. paulhoss1 says: Aug 24, 2014 2:39 PM

    Bobby Griffin is a very good college quarterback with a very strong arm.
    And that’s it.
    His problem is that he cannot read NFL defenses to act accordingly.
    Never will.
    It’s either Kirk Cousins, or the Redskins should be looking for another quarterback.
    And the sooner the better.

  81. hughjanus2000 says: Aug 24, 2014 3:07 PM

    JJ Watt and Jadeveon Clowney are gonna tear this dude in half like a phone book.

  82. fanasaurus says: Aug 24, 2014 3:11 PM

    Count me as a member of the “those who doubt” club, and the saga continues…….

  83. redskins21lakers24 says: Aug 24, 2014 3:16 PM

    Better take the run first approach cause rg3 looks lost out there, run the ball first and second down and play solid defense to help groom rg3 or else i don’t see it going to well for him, it is a new system for him after all but shanahan messed him over he could be three years experienced in a pro style offense if they didn’t run a college style offense so this is year one from a prostyle offense and he doesn’t look so hoot.. httr hopefully things get better, if he’s still struggling by week six, hand the keys to cousins and let rg3 learn from the bench like rogers did for his first 3 years…

  84. pr0jecktpat says: Aug 24, 2014 3:50 PM

    I’m an RG3 fan, and I want him to do well, but his performance of late is concerning. It isn’t an overreaction when everyone can see he is struggling. Part of it is adapting his play style to a pocket passer, but another part of it is his attitude.

  85. hawksfan4life1001 says: Aug 24, 2014 3:58 PM

    This is one of the reasons it’s so difficult to be a top drafted qb in this league. The press, media and social media blow them up so much until they believe the hype then proceed to crush them when they fail. This has to be difficult for the psyche of the player that it can become impossible to succeed. That said, RGIII is playing poor football right now and probably needs to acknowledge he needs to work hard and improve.

  86. revren10 says: Aug 24, 2014 4:05 PM

    Bust of a draft pick. Jimmy garoppolo is better.

  87. dickensbslim says: Aug 24, 2014 4:15 PM

    Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.

    Maybe RGIII’s mistake is not seeing how offensive his offense is instead of seeing the reactions as too strong.

  88. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 24, 2014 4:48 PM

    darabbler says:
    Aug 24, 2014 2:11 PM
    It is hard being a browns fan, but the redskins make it easier.
    ————————————-
    Oh finally a Cleveland Clowns fan is admitting it sucks to be a Clowns fan.
    Oh boy, I guess the Johnny Clipboard has done some wear and tear on their hopes of having an exciting season. The browns will always be winners 5 games like they have in the last 6 years.

  89. vicvinegar00 says: Aug 24, 2014 7:07 PM

    Freakin preseason and this guy is already trying to make excuses. Isnt’t he supposed to be leading the team this year?

  90. ashure71 says: Aug 25, 2014 12:40 PM

    I can’t pretend I’m not a little concerned now. If this was a hint of what the season is going to be like…yikes!!

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