But Giants linebacker Keenan Robinson has seen it up close, and says the locker room there was a toxic place.
“When I was there, three out of the four years it was the same thing: Once they get down, they start pointing fingers, and that’s true,” Robinson said, via Howie Kussoy of the New York Post. “They didn’t handle it the right way when I was there. They may handle it different now, but when I was there they started pointing fingers, people started talking, that’s how you get dissension in the locker room.
“The only year it didn’t happen was my rookie year when Robert [Griffin III] took us to the playoffs. Other than that, the guys are kind of unsure.”
Robinson spent four years there, and said he was offered a “big contract” after the 2014 season. But he said he chose to leave, and signed with the Giants as an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
“It was my choice. I felt like it was time for me to move on,” Robinson said. “They had offered me a big contract. I turned it down. I felt like that wasn’t the spot I wanted to be in the next four or five years and I felt there were better opportunities out there and obviously I ended up in the right spot. I’m loving it here and I’m loving what we have. . . . I feel like I fit right in.”
Inconsistency on the field can certainly lead to grumbling, and there hasn’t been enough sustained success there to create a positive culture.But whether it’s actually that bad or Robinson is just using the current context to tweak this week’s opponent, he’s far from the only one to suggest issues there.