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Griffin keeps tuning out the “doubters”

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Last week, when Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III tweeted a vow to silence the ever-present “doubters,” there really weren’t many.

Now, suddenly, they’re everywhere.

The notion that backup Kirk Cousins could be the better option than Griffin suddenly has caught fire, fueled in large part by the decision of one of the more loyal employees of the organization, Joe Theismann, to muse that Cousins would win a quarterback competition, if the team saw fit to actually have one.

“You can’t worry about what doubters or what anybody on the outside says,” Griffin said Monday without specifically addressing Theismann’s remarks, via Tarik El-Bashir of CSNWashington.com.  “Everybody in this locker room is all we got and it’s all we need. So what anybody says outside of [the locker room] doesn’t matter to us, doesn’t affect us, doesn’t affect us, doesn’t affect our approach to the game, doesn’t affect us out on the practice field or the game field. . . .  We’re the ones who have to go play. So you just block all that stuff out and move forward.”

Moving forward includes looking backward, at a sluggish performance during the third preseason game of the 2014 season.

“I think as an offense we put together a bad game,” Griffin said. “And they go as I go, so I have to play better. But I thought we did a good job the first two preseason games. We’ll move forward … ready to play offense at a high level.”

Moving forward also may include playing in the preseason finale, with the starting defense getting the night off.  Via Dianna Marie Russini of NBC 4 in D.C., the starting offense may play a few series on Thursday night.  The starting defense won’t.

Unless Griffin and the offense play a lot better come Week One, the external chatter won’t stop regarding Cousins vs. Griffin.  If anything, it will get louder.  Unless an until Washington trades Cousins.

But Cousins remains on the team.  So cast a ballot below as to which guy should get the starting nod.

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151 Responses to “Griffin keeps tuning out the “doubters””
  1. longtimefanhtr says: Aug 25, 2014 4:27 PM

    RG No Knees = Bust

  2. bonnovi says: Aug 25, 2014 4:27 PM

    From RGIII to KC1…

  3. calhounlambeau says: Aug 25, 2014 4:28 PM

    Everything looked so promising but his selection has crashed and burned. Couldn’t have happened to a better organization. HTTR, lol.

  4. Coach John Harbaugh says: Aug 25, 2014 4:28 PM

    we laugh at this clown. 5 yards passing in the first half

    signed,
    baltimore

  5. tolan04 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:28 PM

    There’s plenty of them

  6. The Native Americans are not r*dsk*ns. They are human beings like you and me. FTTR! - Fail To The Racists! says: Aug 25, 2014 4:29 PM

    RG3 is turning out to be a reality show. So are the R*dsk*ns.

  7. purpleguy says: Aug 25, 2014 4:29 PM

    So in other words, he’s locked himself in a closet?

  8. eaglesnd18 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:29 PM

    We should trade “America’s Team” to London. Nobody loves or even likes the Cowboys anymore!

  9. Coach John Harbaugh says: Aug 25, 2014 4:30 PM

    i don’t know who was the bigger flash in the pan: this goon or cam newton

    #BUSTS

  10. barbasol11111111 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:30 PM

    I guess these poll results show why most people can’t work in football.

  11. drcap says: Aug 25, 2014 4:30 PM

    Kirk should start working on his trademarked logo

  12. willjasper says: Aug 25, 2014 4:30 PM

    RGIII is in a tough spot. He had a spectacular rookie season but doesn’t have the body type to play the spread option in the NFL. If you factor out his running ability, he and Cousins are probably of equal ability.

  13. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Aug 25, 2014 4:30 PM

    Geno Smith > RGInjury

  14. phil325 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:31 PM

    Cousins by a lot, but I would rather see him in St. Louis with an offense that fits and needs him. Griffin sucks and being on his own without Cousins will prove it.

  15. KIR says: Aug 25, 2014 4:32 PM

    Which young starting Quarterbacks other than Russell Wilson have had a great preseason up to this point? lol He had a fantastic, great first year when he was healthy. Let’s see what happens.

    IMO If he turns out that he’s just average when not running, it’s best to let him run but be cautious and let the chips fall where they my.

  16. blacknole08 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:33 PM

    I still have faith in RG3. Shanahan was the problem in Washington, not RG3.

    He’s in a new system with a new coaching staff, and the NFC East is wide open right now. Skins could steal the division.

  17. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 25, 2014 4:33 PM

    Oh let Dan Snyder make the call on this one, after all he’s the one with the remarkable will to win, as somebody else remarked.

    Shirley, he’ll get it right.

  18. kingpel says: Aug 25, 2014 4:33 PM

    We lose. I win.

  19. Coach John Harbaugh says: Aug 25, 2014 4:33 PM

    just remember this re*sk*ns fans, haloti ngata ended this dude’s CAREER

    #welaughatyou #veryhard

  20. bucsmightbegood says: Aug 25, 2014 4:33 PM

    RG3’s to do list:

    1. Learn how to slide.

    2. Keep your mouth shut and play better.

    3. Quit taking unecessary punishment.

    4. Rinse, lather, repeat.

  21. jvw1982 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:35 PM

    I guess Joe is still a first class butt head he was 10 yrs ago… how does he go on national tv and start a QB controversy against the franchise who is thin skinned….RG3 is done, he doesn’t have the personality or the know how on how to change course he will continue to do the same thing and it won’t be long until we see him on the sidelines crying about being benched…I’m still rooting for you RG but this will end bad……

  22. poetpft says: Aug 25, 2014 4:38 PM

    headcase

  23. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 25, 2014 4:38 PM

    No way RG rabbit ears can do this. Somewhere Mike Shanahan is smiling.

  24. liontuss says: Aug 25, 2014 4:39 PM

    Lions fan. I’ll take Cousins for Stafford straight up. And to heck with the cap. Go Lions!

  25. grumpyoleman says: Aug 25, 2014 4:39 PM

    The Redskins are better off with Cousins until RGIII is back to 100%, and then they will have some tough decisions that need to be made.

  26. wwwfella says: Aug 25, 2014 4:40 PM

    as a skins fan if he is to bull headed to refuse to protect himself he’s probably to bull headed to change into a pocket passer HTTR

  27. ariani1985 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:41 PM

    prove us all wrong then little Bobby 3 sticks!!!

  28. terripet says: Aug 25, 2014 4:42 PM

    Blame Skip Bayless he thinks your the greatest hr can never admit when he is wrong

  29. ssraebel says: Aug 25, 2014 4:42 PM

    Just shut up and play already. Let your performance speak for itself.

  30. draftazoid says: Aug 25, 2014 4:43 PM

    The Redskins need to go back to the Read Option with Griffin.
    If they do Redskins offense can explode.
    If they make RG III into a pocket passer, then look for Kirk Cousins to take over at some point this year.

  31. chargerdillon says: Aug 25, 2014 4:44 PM

    Does this mean he’s ignoring his parents?

  32. leevi98 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:45 PM

    Geez..bunch of bandwagons…95% of giu didn’t even watch the games but yet vote cousins…so ridiculous. .Griffin has not played anywhere near as bad as the media is hyping it…Kap in San Fran has lokmed awful but nobody is talking about it…just like on beat on the Skins and try and tear down a player the media built up!

  33. furious76 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:45 PM

    Some people are like that, they just tune out the entire world.

  34. danind says: Aug 25, 2014 4:45 PM

    RG3 reminds me a lot of A-Rod, he just doesn’t have the mental fortitude to be in this game. He is a weak minded person that appears to care too much about what “haters” think of him. He is a bust, plain and simple. Its year 3 for him, if he hasn’t learned the ability read a defense yet then its not going to happen. Also, he is accurate with his throws and its critical to be an accurate passer in this league. if not, you end up like Vick and McNabb. great athletes but couldn’t put the ball where it had to go.

    That’s why guys with less tools can be greats, but it doesn’t matter how athletic you are. look at Peyton Manning. Guy never had a strong arm and not an athlete, but he can get the ball where it has to go.

    As Aikman has said on the air, you cant teach accuracy. you can fix mechanics, etc all you want but if your brain cant do the geometry to know where to place the ball on a moving target, then you cant learn it

  35. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 25, 2014 4:45 PM

    I’m convinced Griffin is the reason Shanahan is gone. I don’t believe the ownership wants to face the reality that Cousins probably gives them a better chance to win than Griffin.

  36. gadlaw2012 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:46 PM

    Or as we like to call ourselves “People with eyes to see and ears to hear with”

  37. kamthechancellor says: Aug 25, 2014 4:46 PM

    We’re all we got, we’re all we need! That’s the Seahawks pregame chant, Bobby. Why don’t you just yell “Who’s got it better than us!” while you’re at it?

  38. kaakwha says: Aug 25, 2014 4:47 PM

    What a freaking prima donna. Bobby Griffin never met a microphone or camera he didn’t crave.

  39. donmcg2012 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:48 PM

    Kirk Cousins should be playing now as the starter, not later in the year. RG3 is in denial. He has to watch the same film as others. He sucks, plain and simple.

  40. firesnyder says: Aug 25, 2014 4:48 PM

    Bring the HATE haters!! Keep on talking… by week 3, the Skins offense will have their stuff together and as was said in Star Wars, Skin’s fans will SCREAM the following at the defense of your pathetic favorite team:

    “WITNESS THE FULL POWER OF THIS FULLY OPERATIONAL BATTLE STATION!”

  41. cletusspucklerredskinsfan says: Aug 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    go kurt cousin. rg3 aint no qb anyhow its plain he ought to be a runnin back. skins fans knowd whats what in america.

  42. scrp2 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:50 PM

    We’ve been through this before. If you try to make RGIII a pocket passer, he’s going to get bored and implode.

    You have to set the offense up around his strengths which is scrambling, improvising and running (so he can make a play, get emotionally charged and point a finger to the sky).

    Send a check for 100K consulting fee, thank you.

  43. ejm845 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:51 PM

    RGme is a joke it’s funny how he talks like he’s actually done something in nfl skins r better off with Vince young

  44. seahawkswilson says: Aug 25, 2014 4:52 PM

    Kaepernick East

  45. leevi98 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:53 PM

    Get off it ..his tradmark logo is a charity logo!at least inform yourselves haters…cant wait when he shuts you all up!

  46. uglydingo says: Aug 25, 2014 4:56 PM

    RG3 has a press conference every day. He is rare in that he loves the attention. He craves it.
    Bob runs the risk of becoming a former QB with high potential if he can’t become a good pocket passer. Kirk Cousins is outshining him every day at practice and maybe he isn’t so good. The close personal friendship with Dan Snyder will count for zilch if he’s stringing together losses.

  47. jbcommonsense says: Aug 25, 2014 4:57 PM

    Voters = dead wrong. Hello, KC plays against 2nd string.

  48. nflgiant says: Aug 25, 2014 4:58 PM

    I like the guy as a person but I really don’t see a lot of upside to his game.I think he will be out of the league in 3 years.

  49. pem34 says: Aug 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    the answer depends on what you are looking for: IF Cousins started, I’d bet on maybe a 9-7 year, possible wildcard – maybe even a playoff win. Not bad, but its never going to get better than that (see Cincinnati – that is who you will be).

    With RGIII, maybe 4-12 or 12-4, maybe a playoff win or two – maybe three, maybe get blown out – kind of depends on his phys & mental health

    the difference being, I think you know what you get with Cousins (and what Gruden can get out of him) while with RGIII, that potential is still there for better than average/junior elite status or total bust – but either way, I think you find out

  50. uglydingo says: Aug 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    seahawkswilson says:
    Aug 25, 2014 4:52 PM

    Kaepernick East

    No. Colin appears to be a lot better

  51. danind says: Aug 25, 2014 4:59 PM

    So since when does tuning out the haters mean that he listens to every single thing the haters say and needs to response via the media/twitter? maybe im missing something?

    kind of like him being able to read a defense means looking at the first option and if he isn’t open then running away?

    this guy is hopeless

  52. purplefilms says: Aug 25, 2014 5:00 PM

    to say their “weren’t many” is completely false. All last week, Griffin was getting BLASTED for supposedly playing poorly against Cleveland. Sigh…

  53. danind says: Aug 25, 2014 5:01 PM

    scrp2 says:

    You have to set the offense up around his strengths which is scrambling, improvising and running (so he can make a play, get emotionally charged and point a finger to the sky).

    ————————

    so basically you are saying your QB is best when not performing QB related tasks like throwing the ball and reading defenses?

  54. richrob81 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:03 PM

    I liked when during his rookie season Griffin was only allowed to talk to the media on Monday and it was usually for 15-20 minutes. Gruden should bring that policy back.

  55. purplefilms says: Aug 25, 2014 5:03 PM

    “RG3 has a press conference every day. He is rare in that he loves the attention. He craves it.
    Bob runs the risk of becoming a former QB with high potential if he can’t become a good pocket passer. Kirk Cousins is outshining him every day at practice and maybe he isn’t so good. The close personal friendship with Dan Snyder will count for zilch if he’s stringing together losses.”

    which way do you guys want it? Last year, they said that he was being “coddled” and wasn’t available to the media like every other player. Now, he’s available like every other player and MEDIA COMES TO HIM. If he said “I’m no longer talking to media” he’d be an a-hole. C’mon.

  56. floreskins says: Aug 25, 2014 5:04 PM

    Constantly talking…sorry tweeting…about the “Doubters” really is the best way to show them you are tuning them out…

  57. grumpyoldskinsfan says: Aug 25, 2014 5:04 PM

    Runnin’ around like a fool….he needs to stand there and pass the football like a quarterback’s supposed to!

  58. thetruestory235 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:04 PM

    What a silly poll. Of course fans of the other 31 teams will vote for Cousins. As bad as Griffin has played he is still the better qb. Cousins is terrible so again of course everyone else wants there to be a a qb controversy

  59. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Aug 25, 2014 5:06 PM

    I guess he will have to tune out Mesean Jackson then !

  60. bengalskuta82 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:06 PM

    Ok, he said they just have to block all the outsiders views and not worry about what they say…Lol, he obviously is crazy because hes the one that went on Twitter and called out the doubters. It obviously bothers him. Hes got thin skin. Hes not a good Pro
    He should learn from Joe Flacco, Andy Dalton, Andrew Luck and Wilson. Young men that know how to be grown men, classy Pros.
    RG3, you’re pathetic!!

  61. floreskins says: Aug 25, 2014 5:07 PM

    purplefilms says:
    Aug 25, 2014 5:00 PM
    to say their “weren’t many” is completely false. All last week, Griffin was getting BLASTED for supposedly playing poorly against Cleveland. Sigh…
    —————————–
    “Supposedly”? He was awful.

  62. @Cereal_22 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:08 PM

    He has funny hair

  63. enkay85 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:12 PM

    uglydingo says:
    Aug 25, 2014 4:56 PM
    RG3 has a press conference every day. He is rare in that he loves the attention. He craves it.
    Bob runs the risk of becoming a former QB with high potential if he can’t become a good pocket passer. Kirk Cousins is outshining him every day at practice and maybe he isn’t so good. The close personal friendship with Dan Snyder will count for zilch if he’s stringing together losses.

    ________________________________

    No, he has the same as any other NFL QB. They are mandated. Reporters report on him because he generates clicks which equals $$. Be real.

  64. ilovefoolsball says: Aug 25, 2014 5:12 PM

    This guy and Kaepernick need to deactivate all of their social networks and just go out there and play.

    If you don’t like what people say, try to keep them out of sight out of mind.

    Seriously, I don’t know of any quarterbacks in the history of the game that have paid as much attention to the “haters” as these guys.

  65. rickrenteria says: Aug 25, 2014 5:14 PM

    Where can I vote for Colt McCoy? #hookem

  66. r8rsfan says: Aug 25, 2014 5:18 PM

    If you’re really “tuning out” the doubters must you provide updates on how you’re “tuning them out” all the time?

  67. johnnyballsack says: Aug 25, 2014 5:18 PM

    If he was “tuning out the doubters” wouldn’t that include not mentioning them in interviews?

    Sounds like he has as much a grip on this as he does on his offense.

  68. baronvonheil says: Aug 25, 2014 5:21 PM

    Man people are stupid. The guy has only had 20 attempts total in 3 games in a brand new offense, the sample size is way too small to panic over. Kirk Cousins was abysmal when he got his shot, they haven’t traded him because there is no market. RGIII will end this season with a QB rating over 90.. relax people.

  69. footballace says: Aug 25, 2014 5:22 PM

    RG-notintheleaguein3years says he tunes out the doubters, but doesn’t him acknowledging he is tuning out the doubters the same thing tuning them in?

  70. essentialsausage says: Aug 25, 2014 5:23 PM

    Griffin looked good until the knee thing. If he can’t run, he can’t win.

  71. revren10 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:24 PM

    RG is overrated a glorified Michael Vick. They regret trading all those picks away

  72. crawfish2011 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:24 PM

    Bob is garbage. He is Terrell Pryor with terrible hair. They should make him a WR since he enjoys getting hit so much.

  73. mufasa1822 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:25 PM

    I was at the game in Baltimore RGIII but I guess my eyes cannot see the truth and nothing I have to think or say matters to you because you’ve stopped listening to your fans, coaches, parents, etc.

  74. ipegato says: Aug 25, 2014 5:26 PM

    I watched the entire Browns-Skins game. Somehow I soldiered through. Both offenses were HORRIBLE. I don’t know that either team has any answers on the roster at QB.

  75. qdog112 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:29 PM

    …and Matt Flynn should be starting in Seattle. If there was a real competition, they would have started Cousins to see him with the 1s.

    Basing any football or political decisions on Joe The-eesmann, is not advised. Instead look at Cousins work from last year. It was not impressive. This is preseason.

    I like Cousins more than Shanahan and Gruden, but not enough to replace the franchise player.

  76. dstep24 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:29 PM

    This whole “doubters” sentiment gets throw around like candy, and it’s way out of context.

    It’s one thing to have people who doubt the prospects of a player entering the NFL, before he’s had a chance to show what he can do. People who project that this type of player won’t succeed before he’s had a shot – those are “doubters”, Robert.

    Then there are players who have had their chance to show what they can do, and for whatever reason, have been unsuccessful, or as in Robert’s case, have steadily declined since coming into the league. The arrow is trending down. People who are critical of such players are far too easily thrown into the “doubters” pile, when really, they’re simply “responders”.

    I know Robert wants to set up some sort of “overcoming-the-odds” scenario here, but he’s actually under-performing to expectations. Far different than the guy who comes into the league with the chips stacked against him. Nice try though, pal.

  77. thisguy124 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:30 PM

    RG3-13 is so full of himself. I knew his hype would die down. Now that NFL defenses has tape on him, he has never been the same. I said that about Cam, but obviously I was wrong about that. He turned out to be really good. RG3… not so much.

  78. rosloe62 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:30 PM

    RGIII come to St. Louis!

  79. steviaquinn says: Aug 25, 2014 5:33 PM

    I trust buying a used car from the Trivago guy then trusting RG3 leading this team.

  80. seatownballers says: Aug 25, 2014 5:35 PM

    And we got Wilson in the third round. Gladly paying him 125 million extension too. What has RG done?

  81. vancouversportsbro says: Aug 25, 2014 5:41 PM

    Top five QBs in the league:

    1. Big game Joe Flacco
    2. Johnny foosball
    3. Clutchel Wilson
    4. Aaron Rodgers
    5. RG3

  82. kwgator says: Aug 25, 2014 5:41 PM

    New RG3& Out Logo = Toilet Brush

  83. pittsburghdamned says: Aug 25, 2014 5:42 PM

    Hey Bob? It’s not “doubt” when there’s sufficient data.

    You are a BUST (with nasty hair)

  84. blkandgld4eva says: Aug 25, 2014 5:45 PM

    “I think as an offense we put together a bad game,” Griffin said. “And they go as I go, so I have to play better.

    He totally stunk up the joint and the first thing he said is that “we” had a bad game. And with the “they go as I go” comment makes it appear that he’s only guilty by association.
    Bob, if you just said after the game that you sucked, the doubters would still be there but not voicing their opinions so loudly.

  85. skins26portis says: Aug 25, 2014 5:45 PM

    Kirk Cousins is playing against 2nd and 3rd string players in preseason. Last season Kirk played and showed why he is a backup QB. RGIII is going to get better in this offense he just needs more reps . In this league you need a good backup QB and we have 1 in Kirk, so all the chatter is just that . Redskins Nation we got this . HTTR

  86. pantherfan40 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:46 PM

    Add him to the nfl one year wonder list.
    Rg no knee = rg 0 and 3.

    He only benefited from the leagues lack of knowledge of the read option.
    Now that the nfl knows how to stop the read option what has he done??????
    Oh yea he went 0 and 3 and he is going to go o and again or maby o and 4.
    How does any qb that has desean jackson and pierre fast feet garcon suck so bad? Redskins 4 and 12 at best

  87. mightyminer says: Aug 25, 2014 5:47 PM

    Last year, RG3 supporters said that the problem was that RG3 was coming off an injury and didn’t have a full offseason.

    This year, he’s had a full offseason and was on the bench the final 3 weeks of the regular season.

    Has he shown signs of development or is he essentially at the same place skill-wise that he was his rookie year?

    If he isn’t developing into a better QB, then it’s either bad coaching or he’s resisting the coaching.

  88. floreskins says: Aug 25, 2014 5:48 PM

    This is still a better update than the “who is and who isn’t using the term Redskins” articles.

  89. gdublud says: Aug 25, 2014 5:48 PM

    Cousins is the better QB. Thats the only logical way of looking at it. This isn’t two years ago. RGIII has been figured out and is average at best. Still only hearing crickets from the Redskins propaganda officer. I sure do miss his six year old insight about this team.

    #Hashtagsarestupid

  90. aldavis4president says: Aug 25, 2014 5:50 PM

    RgIII had one of the best rookie qb season of all time ( to the guy also hating on cam, both has registered the best rookie campaigns as qbs probably ever. Can’t actually threw for 4k with no wrs, while luck, Wilson and kaepernick can barley hit 3800) he tore his acl and shanahan let him try n play through it. I think 98% of football players if given the option of playing or not playing a playoff game, ESPECIALLY as a rookie qb, would play through any injury. Cousins reminds me slot of Matt Flynn, Matt mcgloin, and Clemons, smart qbs but lack the size strength and or speed to make it. They look amazing vs 2-3rd stringers every precession though. Did people alrdy forget cousins started the last 3 games last year and stunk it up?? If you draft a track star athlete like rgIII why try and change him after an amazing rookie season? Aaron Rodgers is hurt all the time just sitting in the pocket, let the kid RUN and live with w.e might happen!

  91. ragnarthemagnificent says: Aug 25, 2014 5:51 PM

    I’m sure its just the game plan and the fault of the coaches.

  92. higheriqthanyou says: Aug 25, 2014 5:52 PM

    I think most people think RGIII has the ability to be a good if not great QB.

    It’s whether he has the priorities, the work ethic and the mental ability to be one.

  93. upyoursanus says: Aug 25, 2014 5:53 PM

    I see the hate for RGIII is the same as Kap on this site. I wonder why?

  94. skins26portis says: Aug 25, 2014 5:54 PM

    Don’t worry about RGIII you better worry about Sam Bradford who is made of straw.

  95. trollaikman8 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:55 PM

    In some remote tropical location, Rat Shanahan is smiling as he tans on a pile of money.

  96. trollaikman8 says: Aug 25, 2014 5:57 PM

    “I see the hate for RGIII is the same as Kap on this site. I wonder why?”

    Because both are grossly overhyped divas who portray themselves as victims of criticism.

  97. mutantman87 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:03 PM

    I’ve never seen such a groundswell of support for such a mediocre player. Have any of these people actually looked at Kirk Cousins’ career stats?

    8 TD, 10 INT, 56% completion rate, 6.5 ypa

    That’s really not impressive anywhere except Cleveland or Jacksonville. Just for comparison, here’s Griffin’s:

    36 TD, 17 INT, 63% completion rate, 7.5 ypa

    That’s what the facts say, and it took less than a minute to find them out on espn.com. Theisman must live in some alternate universe if he thinks Cousins has outplayed Griffin thus far. I mean, Griffin has a TD:INT ratio over 2:1, while Cousins has thrown more INT than TD, and has racked up 10 in only 203 pass attempts, an average of an INT every 20 passes. That’s a lot. It means if he threw 30 times per game, he would accumulate 24 INT in a full season. This doesn’t even factor in Griffin’s rushing, and for all we know, 210 lb Kirk Cousins may also turn out to be injury prone behind a bad OL.

    However, one area where Cousins beats Griffin is mental toughness. RGIII seems very insecure, which is troubling for someone that is supposed to be the franchise QB. Griffin won’t achieve his immense potential until he wins the battle inside.

  98. r1zzler says: Aug 25, 2014 6:10 PM

    Vince Young also ignored the doubters…

  99. chilomane says: Aug 25, 2014 6:18 PM

    Rabbit ears involved his dad in his battle with the regime, I can’t give this guy the benefit of the doubt anymore.

  100. codythao35 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:25 PM

    top 10 pick next year.

  101. soleman50 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:26 PM

    He was over-hyped from the beginning!! They are teaching him to be a pocket QB, he doesn’t fit in that mold & he looks terrible to be honest! His throwing in a set stance is just as bad as Tebow’s to be truthful!!

  102. runningdown44 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:27 PM

    It’s about that time to cut the losses and just move him out.
    Clearly you just can’t lose cousins and let him go.
    A lot of interest in him.
    He’s clearly outplayed rob.
    Besides he an accident waiting to fall in your lap.
    We haven’t had a true qb sine theisman.
    How I plead to you to to end this curse!!

  103. gibbskins9 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:31 PM

    RGIII enough with listening to the rhetoric prove it on the field

  104. ewitkowski says: Aug 25, 2014 6:36 PM

    Does nobody remember the end of last season when cousins came in, was supposed to prove that he was a better QB, and sucked?

  105. calvinthegreat82 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:40 PM

    RG: Knee—3 & Out—Me will go down as the biggest bust in history. Sorry Redskin’s fans, I don’t hate your team, RG -Me is as annoying as they come and hasn’t produced in 3 years, time to move on from this HEAVILY overrated QB…..

    Kirk Cousins is the way better option until you guys gamble on another risky QB pick in the draft.

  106. rajbais says: Aug 25, 2014 6:44 PM

    You need confidence to do well in sports, but then it turns into delusion when you do not know how mortal you are.

  107. tjacks7 says: Aug 25, 2014 6:45 PM

    Is it just me or does RG3 run like Forrest Gump before the leg braces break off? Uncanny resemblance.

  108. u4iadman says: Aug 25, 2014 6:46 PM

    As we all can see now, Shanahan was not the problem, RG3 is.

  109. drudema says: Aug 25, 2014 6:51 PM

    “Everyone in this locker room is all we got and all we need.” and then he added “to win three games.”

  110. Bob says: Aug 25, 2014 6:52 PM

    I’m so sick of athletes with their “doubters” and “haters” and all of the other bullshine that these bums offer up. If you suck, people are going to call you out on it. Deal with it and just shut up. It comes along with making six, seven and eight figures. Otherwise, go find a five-figure career away from all of your “doubters” and “haters.”

  111. wahoo21 says: Aug 25, 2014 7:04 PM

    Cousins is just waiting for 2016….the skins will either trade him before or lose him to free agency because there is no way he stays in DC.

    Free Kirk Cousins

  112. cfballfan1 says: Aug 25, 2014 7:09 PM

    Cousins > RGme. Deal with it.

  113. frownupon says: Aug 25, 2014 7:19 PM

    For someone who hates the Redskins name…you sure love talking about them.

  114. baddegg says: Aug 25, 2014 7:24 PM

    Remember when Matt Flynn was The Next Big Thing?

    All you pundits and posters know so much, don’t you…

  115. pkrlvr says: Aug 25, 2014 7:30 PM

    Aaron Rodgers is hurt all the time just sitting in the pocket, let the kid RUN and live with w.e might happen!
    ————————————————–
    Ummm….wrong on both counts. A. Outside of the collarbone last year Rodgers hadn’t missed a game in more than 2 seasons. B. He doesn’t just sit in the pocket. Have you watched his games? He’s one of the most mobile qb’s in the league and has rushed more than 50 times a season since he came into the league.

  116. notthetroll says: Aug 25, 2014 7:33 PM

    This guy reminds me of another African American that resides in D.C. and makes blames everyone else for his problems.

    I wish I could remember who that other guy was,

  117. revren10 says: Aug 25, 2014 7:40 PM

    Akili Smith >RG can only run wanna be qb

  118. Commenting off the bench. . . says: Aug 25, 2014 7:44 PM

    What a silly poll. Of course fans of the other 31 teams will vote for Cousins.
    =================================

    Of course you’re right. And of course fans of 31 other teams would vote Mallet over Brady, right? or Osweiler over Manning, right?

  119. upyoursanus says: Aug 25, 2014 8:01 PM

    News flash trollaikman8 they are victims of criticism. Kap was criticized by saying he raped a woman which turned out not to be true and people blame RGIII for getting shanahan fired when he hadn’t done anything since Elway retired.

  120. upyoursanus says: Aug 25, 2014 8:08 PM

    Hey notthetroll what about all the Caucasian men that resided in D.C. before that African American??? Same attributes from my view

  121. opinevain says: Aug 25, 2014 8:21 PM

    I think a lot people are disregarding the Ravens having a fast defense and coming after him. Jernigan chased him down and Terrance Brooks. Dont underestimate what the Ravens did with 2 2-3rd string corners. Think about that

  122. fantom21 says: Aug 25, 2014 8:21 PM

    Give the kid a break Florio..

  123. theparadoxx82 says: Aug 25, 2014 8:22 PM

    It’s very unprofessional to tune out both your head coach and the QB coach.

  124. bert1913 says: Aug 25, 2014 8:40 PM

    you can’t turn a running qb into a pocket passer, he is what he is.

  125. dalcow4 says: Aug 25, 2014 8:45 PM

    Doesn’t sound as if he “tuning out the doubters”– he sounds almost obsessed with them. Not a good sign.

  126. doggeatdogg says: Aug 25, 2014 9:08 PM

    He needs to get it done this season or the RG III experiment will soon come to a close. The big winner is Marcus Mariota who will be sought after by at least 30 teams to replace their malfunctioning QB’s specifically in Cleveland, Washington, New York (Jets and Bills), and St. Louis.

  127. conormacleod says: Aug 25, 2014 9:14 PM

    He just isn’t that good. What, he had a good rookie year? Yes. And then the NFL figured him out, and stopped him cold, and injured him bad.

    He is one of the most mentally weak QB’s I have ever seen. Plus, he makes it almost impossible to like him.

  128. conormacleod says: Aug 25, 2014 9:15 PM

    bert1913 says:
    Aug 25, 2014 8:40 PM
    you can’t turn a running qb into a pocket passer, he is what he is.
    ———————————
    And a running QB that doesn’t slide can’t run very far with one leg and one knee.

  129. doe22us says: Aug 25, 2014 9:16 PM

    Shannahan got fired because of RG 3, Gruden got hired because he promised to tailor whatever offense he has around what RG 3 likes. The mistake Snyder made is/was giving RG so much leeway and influence that right now for Cousins to play RG must have stunk up the joint big time. I doubt if Gruden has the balls to yank RG 3 even if they are 0-4. This has the makings of a real disaster.

  130. thereyougo2 says: Aug 25, 2014 9:17 PM

    Redskins, you think it’s downhill now? Wait til MeShawn starts pouting!

  131. lennymoorerules says: Aug 25, 2014 9:18 PM

    It appears that not every college skilled spread offense quarterback is prepared for the rigors of an NFL career. If you look at Griffin, then Kaepernick in SF and Vince Young-all succeeded early on but then the league adjusted. Young is gone while Griffin and Kap are having problems. I do not include Russell Wilson is a spread QB because he did not run a spread at Wisconsin. He is a pocket passer with quick feet. You must operate in the pocket in the NFL so you can see the entire field, look off receivers to confuse the secondary etc. Griffin and Kap have to adjust.

  132. punksinplay says: Aug 25, 2014 9:21 PM

    Meanwhile Russell Wilson stays humble, listens to his coaches, keeps his mouth shut and wins the Superbowl. #howitsdone

  133. cptcavalier says: Aug 25, 2014 9:44 PM

    I’m a diehard redskin fan, but I always believed that the RG3 trade was a disaster for my team. If the picks had been for Luck then I might feel different, but you don’t give up that many picks for a Heisman winning quarterback (all the recent QB winners have sucked!), a running QB (It’s a pocket passing league) and that many picks could have gone to picking up a standard QB, a RT and a CB in the last three drafts! This will go down with the Walker trade as the two worst trades ever! Take your punishment and put in Kirk and see what he can do in a season. If we really stink it up, then we will have a very high draft pick toward a pocket QB in the next draft. If Kirk does great then at least we did find a starting QB in the 2012 draft after all!

  134. jsmith563 says: Aug 25, 2014 9:59 PM

    whatever happened to the confident QB coming out of school willing to let his playmaking do the talking i.e. Luck versus these III’s and JF?
    The end of football as we know it.

  135. 6250claimer says: Aug 25, 2014 10:00 PM

    soft

  136. dtr3e says: Aug 25, 2014 10:13 PM

    I voted for RGIII not because I think he’s a good QB but because I hope my team trades for Cousins :)

  137. revelation123 says: Aug 25, 2014 10:43 PM

    Keep Kirk Cousins then trade RG3 to the Rams.

  138. shutur5hole says: Aug 25, 2014 11:18 PM

    Move RGMYKNEE and get back what some of what you lost, they wait the will get nothing back Dude is a bum and won’t be in the league in 3 years. By the way take Hall and Merriweather with him

  139. stan97 says: Aug 25, 2014 11:19 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I love the fact that the Deadskins are in disarray at QB since they look to be the only team that might be able to challenge the Birds in the East.

    The beautiful thing is it will take them 2 – 3 seasons before they figure out what they want to do at the position. They aren’t likely to toss in the towel on RG given that they gave up a king’s ransom to get him.

    So much the better.

  140. beachsidejames says: Aug 25, 2014 11:43 PM

    RGIII could turn out to be what Mike Vick is today. Average. One thing RG should do is stop talking so much…

  141. bmd2099 says: Aug 25, 2014 11:47 PM

    They should change their name from Redskins to Toilet brushes, always scrubbin the bottom of the NFL toilet.

  142. gammynomnom says: Aug 25, 2014 11:47 PM

    As he goes the offense goes…. yep, 3-13 sounds about right

  143. myfriendbobsacamano says: Aug 25, 2014 11:55 PM

    Nick Foles>RGturd

  144. hanklin89 says: Aug 25, 2014 11:57 PM

    This is media gold.

  145. nobreak1269 says: Aug 26, 2014 1:59 AM

    I am SICK of RME3-SICK of the REDSKIN name change drama-and SICK of Roger Goodell and all his flags and fines and rules.The NFL is going downhill-FAST.

  146. GettingNoRespect says: Aug 26, 2014 7:20 AM

    So far the results are:

    6,056 REDSKIN haters or idiots who know nothing about football

    3,563 REDSKIN fans or people who do know something about football.

  147. kev86 says: Aug 26, 2014 7:40 AM

    What a baby. It’s gotten awkward.

  148. nomorepccrap says: Aug 26, 2014 8:14 AM

    The fan fav for the REDSKINS has always been the back up. We REDSKIN faithful are tough on our QBs.

  149. brutusbigpaws says: Aug 26, 2014 8:57 AM

    I can’t take him seriously until he quits referring to himself in the 3rd person.

  150. skins1979 says: Aug 26, 2014 11:56 AM

    I really think people are way overreacting to pre season. This is a new offense, new personnel with new schemes. It’s a system that requires timing, tempo and rhythm. Once it gets going it’s gonna be hold on to your hat type of show. When it’s not in rhythm it can look sloppy. It might take a few weeks/ months but it could be really effective. Patience is needed for this setup IMO.

  151. ceehawkfan says: Aug 27, 2014 12:58 AM

    I don’t doubt RGIII, I just worry about him. He needs to learn when to give up on the run and not to take the punishment. It’s gonna catch up to him sooner than later (i.e. Michael Vick)

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