RG3: I was put in an impossible situation because Mike Shanahan never wanted me

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After spending most of this year unemployed and silent, Robert Griffin III decided this morning to speak up and give his side of the story of his career.

Spurred by former teammate Santana Moss ripping him, Griffin took to social media and explained that he thinks he never had a chance in Washington.

Griffin wrote that Mike Shanahan didn’t want him in 2012 and yet Griffin came in and led Washington to a division title anyway.

“Put in an impossible situation w/ a coach who never wanted me,” Griffin wrote. “Made players like Santana Moss a believer through hard work, film study. Showing up early, leaving late, putting in the extra hours, staying after practice & getting extra work in. We won the division that year.”

Griffin then wrote that when things went wrong in 2013, he was blamed when it was actually Shanahan who drove the team into a ditch.

“Next year coach wants out, says he wants out, says he never wanted me as his QB & I GET BLAMED? C’mon man. I have been the good soldier. Some so desperately want me to fit this negative narrative that has been pushed about me. But I don’t fit it. Never have. Never will,” Griffin wrote.

Last year Griffin earned the starting quarterback job with the Browns, but he was injured in Week One and didn’t return to the field until December. He’s proud that when the Browns finally got their one and only win of 2016, he was the one who led the way.

“Proved it in Cleveland. Voted Captain. Came back to play for my teammates just to help us win 1 game. With a broken shoulder. Stop the lies,” Griffin wrote.

The 27-year-old Griffin barely got a whiff of interest as a free agent this year and his NFL career appears to be done. But he wants his career to be remembered in a positive light.

86 responses to “RG3: I was put in an impossible situation because Mike Shanahan never wanted me

  1. Then why was Mike Shanahan the only one that was able to make you look like a competent QB? That is, until you and your daddy refused to run the offense that’s Shanahan designed to hide your deficiencies.

  2. Well, this is going to quiet the RG3 to the 49ers rumors pretty quickly.

    At least RG3 didn’t celebrate when Mike and Kyle Shanahan got fired. This totally doesn’t sound like a guy that is going to celebrate the coach getting fired.

  3. The word of the day is coward. Mike Shanahan was a coward for ruining a young man who was the most skilled prospect since Mike Vick to protect his legacy. Santana Moss is a coward for not keeping confidential things behind closed doors. Robert Griffin should have been drafted by any other team because he would be far and away the best QB alive today had his career trajectory gone as expected.

  4. hamlet423 says:
    September 19, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    Well, this is going to quiet the RG3 to the 49ers rumors pretty quickly.
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    There were some?

  5. Hey RG – yeah, you ended up getting benched by shanahan, but you then got passed over by Jay Gruden as well. And you didn’t accomplish a thing in cleveland, other than running directly into an eagles linebacker while trying to run out of bounds. Michael Jordan apparently wanted by his high school coach either. You know what he did? He tried harder. He didn’t go on more subway commercials.

  6. “He sucks just like Kaepernick and the read option was a fluke. That’s why they don’t have jobs.”

    They have a lot in common. They were both unwanted by two of the worst teams in the league at the end of last season. And now, shockingly, no other teams want anything to do with them.

  7. Used to be the BIGGEST RG3 fan, the years go on, he becomes insufferable, and you move on! Can we just stop talking about him?

    Shout out to Chad Dukes vs The World for this interview!

  8. Munch munch munch what’s that sound? Bottom feeders. Even when they are long past being Redskins they still have that trademark munching sound when they speak and eat.

  9. Jerry Jones didn’t want Dak but he didn’t whine and complain, he went out and balled. We’re sick of hearing from RG3 I’d much rather hear about Tebow and Manziel at this point…

  10. logicalvoicesays says:
    September 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm
    The word of the day is coward. Mike Shanahan was a coward for ruining a young man who was the most skilled prospect since Mike Vick to protect his legacy. Santana Moss is a coward for not keeping confidential things behind closed doors. Robert Griffin should have been drafted by any other team because he would be far and away the best QB alive today had his career trajectory gone as expected.
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    That would be hysterical if it were posted by anyone else but since you are actually being serious it’s just…sad.

  11. All i remember about the RDIII years in washington are :

    1. Unveiling the new RGIII superman logo was big news.
    2. The new RGIII clothing line.
    3. RGIII’s dad roaming the facility telling people what to do.
    4. Excuses regarding RGIII’s play after the 1st year.

    Football was just a vehicle for promoting RGIIIs brand in those heady days.

  12. The “read option” isn’t a fluke. It’s a good play, when run smartly within a context of a gameplan. If you only do one thing, you’re going to get killed.

    For RG3 to have a long career, he was going to have to get his pocket-passing game to consistently average. He got hurt a lot, so he didn’t have game repetitions to succeed. Then he was put in another impossible situation, this time without the game breaking speed and quickness.

    It’s too bad, he could have been really good, but it’s hardly Shanahans or anyone elses fault. Sometimes that’s the way the cookie crumbles.

  13. I had this jerk pegged while he was in college – I’m a Redskins fan but loathed every moment this jerk played for us. Before he was drafted he was charging Redskins fans for his autograph (the truth since that appeared in the Washington Post before he was drafted).

    I can tell you at no time was this guy ever prepared – he did not arrive early or stay late – he also was uncoachable – never learned to slide despite being told by multiple coaches to do so – he could not read an offensive playbook (Baylor did not have such a thing) so he could not possibly be prepared. He never threw anticipating a pass route – he held the ball waiting for receivers to become open – that proves he never prepared since he did not even know the pass routes. This clown could not spot obvious pass rushes. He could not read defenses.

    There are so many negatives about him as a professional that it is impossible to separate his humanity for his unprofessional level of preparation in the NFL. This guy is a dirtball among dirtballs.

  14. Mike Shanahan was an awful coach and it’s true that he never wanted him (at least according to reports, he wanted Ryan Tannehill) and while Gruden also benched him, he came onto the team after Shanahan was fired. he (Gruden) isnt a fan of a mobile QB, he likes a pocket passer who makes quick decisions (which is odd considering that Cousins isnt making those quick decisions right now) and Griffin isnt known for making quick decisions. Gruden to the Redskins was a bad fit for him, they should’ve went after someone like Greg Roman who likely would’ve used him right.

    with that said, Griffin’s faults were at protecting himself from injury. his slides look VERY ugly and he consistantly was on the injury report for weeks at a time with some type of injury. if he didnt get hurt in his rookie year, he likely would’ve grown as a passer, but instead he regressed, plus he wasnt given time to develop by a coach who wanted him. something that Cam Newton has.

  15. I’m sure the truth lies somewhere in the middle between Mike and RG3. As a Skins fan, RG3’s rookie year was one of the most exciting seasons I can remember; the most exciting since Dan took over the team’s operations. His injury during the playoff game against the Seahawks felt like a funeral.

  16. He never had a chance because he never learned how to operate as a pocket QB and didn’t put in the effort once he reached the NFL.

  17. RG3 IS getting blackballed, not by the NFL though, but by the very same media who supports that idiot socialist cop-hating, dictator-loving former QB from earthquake country.
    Why? What is the difference between the 2?
    Simple, one is a devout socialist (the idiot former QB) and the publicly stated that he is a Republican.
    THAT is why one is supported over the other. The media would NEVER admit it, but this is 100% accurate.

  18. BS!!!!! Remember 3 first round picks and and more we gave up for this bum. Shanahan had FINAL SAY OVER THE ROSTER. Then RG3 was gloating when Mike and Kyle were fired..thats BS..cheering when they were fired that’s why you are out of the league. Jay Gruden ripped RG3 in meetings and on the practice field because well he stunk it up. RGME is where he belongs…watching football on Sundays with the rest of us.

  19. 1. Robert really should stay out the media because he can’t win in the media anymore after how he and his marketing team totally botched the 2013 “comeback aka All in for Week 1” crap. He had the good graces of everyone in DC up until the spit fest happened between he and Shanahan.

    2. Shanahan is a liar and I honestly don’t think RG3 is. I think that Shanahan wasn’t excited about trading up in the draft to get Robert and told Snyder it wasn’t a good idea, but to act like emperor didn’t want Robert is a bunch of BS. Shanahan thought Robert could be Elway like but knew he needed a lot of work to become a better pocket passer. That being said Kyle went to Baylor to work Robert out, Mike & Kyle loved Robert as a rookie so I don’t by the Shanahan crap about him never wanting Robert.

    3. I do believe Robert in this situation, he has no reason to lie and Shanahan has had every reason to lie since the skins fired him.

    4. I think that Santana took Robert’s reaction to Mike being fired the wrong way. It’s not that RG3 set out to get Mike fired, it’s that Mike turned on Robert after the season started and after Snyder and Allen forced Mike to ply Robert week 1. That’s not really Robert’s fault that the Owner and Team President made sure he started week 1 but Robert got blamed for everything because of his stupid ad campaign in the offseason.

    5. Robert screwed up because he wouldn’t start the 2013 season on the PUP and he didn’t want to play strictly Zone Read anymore and pushed Mike & Kyle to not run it, but Robert should have known he needed it to succeed as a young qb who was learning to be an NFL pocket passing qb.

    All in all this was just a sad case. You had a coach who was at his wits end with management and he took it out on the player who the owner liked the most. It wasn’t fair to Robert, Robert got stuck in between the war between Snyder & Shanahan but Robert did himself no favors by constantly having dumb catch phrases & slogans and always staying active in the media.

    I wish things had gone differently for Robert in DC. I wish he had never tore up his knee, and I wish he would have run out of bounds more and slid more like Wilson & Kap did/do. If Robert had just started the 2013 season on PUP and worked his way back slowly from his knee injury, he may still be playing in DC today, but don’t think for one second that I’m not extremely pleased with what Kirk Cousins did in 2015, 16 and hopefully continues to do this year and the future.

  20. Hey RG3 you still “All in for week 1″…haha hope you bought Direct Tv’s NFL Sunday Ticket because that’s as close you are ever going to get to the NFL again.

    All the “so-called experts” always praised his character and leadership skills. I’m pretty sure blaming someone else for why you arnt in the NFL anymore explains what kind of person you are. RGME can’t even get into the CFL…enjoy football on Sundays RG3..well watching it on the Tele

  21. How bout you quit learn how to do a qb slide and quit going heads up to get 1 exra yard. Does 1 extra yard on a single play gonna make win the game on that play no, but it can end the season. QBs are supposed to be smart people. RG3, Jamarcus Russel, Vince Young, Ryan Lief, Colin Kaepernick, all knuckleheads

  22. I feel absolutely terrible for poor RG3. How can he console himself having earned over 20MM, plus a pension at age 50 of at least 4K per month?
    I mean we all have that, right?

    Why is it that people that have so much, still can’t find happiness?

  23. logicalvoicesays says:
    September 19, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    The word of the day is coward. Mike Shanahan was a coward for ruining a young man who was the most skilled prospect since Mike Vick to protect his legacy. Santana Moss is a coward for not keeping confidential things behind closed doors. Robert Griffin should have been drafted by any other team because he would be far and away the best QB alive today had his career trajectory gone as expected.
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    THAT was the funniest post I have seen in a LONG time. well done sir!

  24. RG3 forgot when he went to the coach, after the 2012 season, and told him these are the plays I won’t run. He was stunded, but RG3 had the owners approval. This is the real reason Shanahan hated him.

  25. If Kap & RG3 want to play, they should go to canada to play. Wider fields and lesser athletes. They can make a liking up there like Doug Flutie and maybe work their way back into the NFL in a few years if they play well in Canada.

  26. Abang’s points are without any merit.

    Shanny was instrumental in drafting Cousins. Shanny’s words were to play the company message about the Great Gimmick. The owner of the Redskins became best buds with pappa Great Gimmick and had a sick close relationship with numerous players against the head coach.

    Shanny and brat did tailor the offense to the Great Gimmick; it was the Great Gimmick who lobbied extensively to have the offense changed in 2013, not by advice of Shanny. The Great Gimmick never had the skills to be a pocket passer and his weaknesses were exposed – and they were so extensive that he was a failure.

  27. Right, wasn’t the report that he told Shannahan that some plays were “unacceptable” — a beloved Snyder catchphrase? It was pretty predicable from that point forward.

  28. Maybe if he had spent a season sitting down for the national anthem, a whole bunch of people would be loudly wondering why he isn’t on a team yet – even organizing protests on his behalf at the injustice of it all.

    But he didn’t. So we’re not.

    Funny.

  29. tjacks7 says:
    September 19, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Then why was Mike Shanahan the only one that was able to make you look like a competent QB? That is, until you and your daddy refused to run the offense that’s Shanahan designed to hide your deficiencies.
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    This says alot, coming from a dude whose ID is named after Tavaris Jackson. Tell us more, about how the Vikings are better than the Packers, LOL.

  30. Everybody who lives in the DC area knows the RG3 saga very well. Griffin wanted his coach to play the role of a cheerleader. That’s not how real world bosses work. The Shanahans specifically designed an offense for RG3 for his rookie year, and it worked very well. Then he finished the season injured and he came back the next year demanding that Shanahan play him as a pocket passer, not as a read-option QB. And RG3 went to Dan Snyder to get the owner to back him up. And fanboy Snyder did exactly that, undermining his head coach.

    Unfortunately, RG3 never learned what he had to learn to be a successful pocket passer in the NFL. He couldn’t learn the position under Shanahan and he couldn’t learn it under Jay Gruden, or even under Hue Jackson in Cleveland. At some point RG3 needs to admit that he has to take some blame. But he’s never done that.

    In theory he could be a successful read-option QB in the NFL, except that D-cons have learned how to stop that formation, and also RG3 just has a terrible habit of getting injured at the end of his scrambles. He’s not a big guy like Cam Newton. But he runs like he thinks he is.

    RG3 has a good deep pass and it’s a shame he washed out of the NFL, but he earned his fate. It’s far too easy to just blame Mike Shanahan. Shanahan is far from a perfect coach (he has his own issues), but it’s not his fault RG3 washed out. After several years of getting second chance after second chance, Jay Gruden was finally given the go ahead to use Kirk Cousins instead of RG3, and the Redskins offense immediately became much better. That’s the reality RG3 needs to address. He needs to stop wallowing in self-pity.

  31. Do people have any idea that a coach has absolutely no say in putting a player back into a game after an injury. It’s totally up to the Doctors who are trained to make that decision. They keep blaming the coaches who have absolutely no say.

  32. There is plenty of blame to go around just like there are several people that were responsible for his first year success. These guys are all pointing the fingers at each other now but in reality there were a lot of people who made bad decisions. You had Snyder giving up way too much, Shanny for mismanaging RG3’s injury, RG3 for failing to develop and getting a prima donna attitude, Snyder once again for siding with a player over his coach, the list goes on. All these people taking responsibility for success and pointing fingers for the failures need to grow a pair, look in the mirror and face the facts. Either that or just move on and leave it behind them.

  33. The NFL is full of players that a coach didn’t want. Bill Cowher didn’t want Ben Roethlisberger. It worked out fine. This was Griffin’s biggest flaw as a leader. Do your job and stop worrying about stuff out of your hands. What the Ahanahans did to him in that playoff game was negligent, but past that, you have way too many former teammates who actively don’t like you for it to not be a you problem.

  34. This is just more evidence that the Redskins are a drama filled, career killer organization for many. Their culture is to make a mess out of anything that should be handled in a civilized way. RG3 was ill prepared to deal with the current “Bruce Allen” culture in DC!!!!

    He should just understand that there is no winning with these people. Even their crazy fan base (some of the posters-not all) eats this stuff up.

    Just look at how they dealt with Scott McCloughan!! Just look at how they dealt with Su’a Cravens! Jay Gruden turned on that young man during a difficult time. It’s not just what you do its HOW THEY DO IT!!!! Look at how they did Morris! And there are many others. Just evil self serving people!

    For those who want to blame RG3, RG3 got along GREAT with all of his coaches accept where? DC!!! And I completely understand why. It’s not what they do it’s HOW they do what they do. Never heard a single problem with RG3 character in dealing with coaches in high school, college or in Cleveland. I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO THE TRUTH. There’s something in the “buttermil” in that town!!! Why would Moss say that? Because he is now a part of that big mouth culture in DC. Get your check from DC Moss!!!! Seems to me anyone who would throw someone who has no grudge against you under the bus like Moss did is the one who needs TO CHECK HIS OWN CHARACTER.

    THIS IS A HORRIBLE FRANCHISE TO COME TO IN THE BRUCE ALLEN ERA!!!

  35. Moss comments were uncalled for! But he has a job in the media even though he is a poor speaker. RG3 is almost three years removed from being a Redskins player. Mike Shanahan was fired because he was a burnt out HC! Before Griffin, the Skins never won more than five games a season. Moss was an afterthought, the defense was the worst in the NFL and the offensive line could protect its own mother. RG3 extended Moss career! It was clear that neither Mike Shanahan or Jay Gruden wanted RG3 but it was his fault for allowing Washington to draft him in the first place, but he so much wanted to be a high draft pick that he thought that he could win over Mike Shanahan. Sometimes it’s not good to respond on twitter because it seems like you are hurt by the negative comments of others like Cooley and Moss who are rying to make names for themselves at your expense.

  36. I’m confused why people do not bring this guy up as much as they bring up Kaep. He clearly was as talented as Kaep during the years he performed well. Same exact guy actually. One read quarterback who left the pocket too early but could make plays with his legs.
    Why no outrage with him not being on a team? Doesn’t he “deserve” a job too????

  37. RGIII may not set the world on fire as a QB, but he’s a better QB than Kapaernick IMO. So why hasn’t Florio beat the drums for his employment in the NFL? I really would like to know what the difference has been. Both black, both unemployed QBs. One stands for the flag, one doesn’t. Why the screaming for one and silent on the other?

  38. Lots of good commentary hear about a sore subject with many Redskins fans, that will sting for years to come….
    On one point he’s not being honest… Mike Shanahan loved him when he first came to Washington! And it only took about two days of training camp for him to name griffin the unquestioned starter that season, if you remember. At a time when they had 2 veteran QB’s already.

  39. Read below: This is the B.S. that is DC! Perfect example below. The epitome of the DC nonsense. BUYER BEWARE!!!l
    aserw says:
    September 19, 2017 at 1:27 pm
    I had this jerk pegged while he was in college – I’m a Redskins fan but loathed every moment this jerk played for us. Before he was drafted he was charging Redskins fans for his autograph (the truth since that appeared in the Washington Post before he was drafted).

    I can tell you at no time was this guy ever prepared – he did not arrive early or stay late – he also was uncoachable – never learned to slide despite being told by multiple coaches to do so – he could not read an offensive playbook (Baylor did not have such a thing) so he could not possibly be prepared. He never threw anticipating a pass route – he held the ball waiting for receivers to become open – that proves he never prepared since he did not even know the pass routes. This clown could not spot obvious pass rushes. He could not read defenses.

    There are so many negatives about him as a professional that it is impossible to separate his humanity for his unprofessional level of preparation in the NFL. This guy is a dirtball among dirtballs.

  40. blackqbwhiterb says:
    September 19, 2017 at 2:45 pm
    Lots of good commentary hear about a sore subject with many Redskins fans, that will sting for years to come….
    On one point he’s not being honest… Mike Shanahan loved him when he first came to Washington! And it only took about two days of training camp for him to name griffin the unquestioned starter that season, if you remember. At a time when they had 2 veteran QB’s already.
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    This is what you don’t get. Shannahan did NOT love Griffin when he came. Shanahan loved HIS JOB which was on the line due to his losing record before RG3 came!! Shanahan drafted the guy he loved who was available in Kirk Cousins. Mike was the head coach and WHO drafts a second QB with a 4th round pick when you should have gotten another play maker with that pick!!! That was the double minded crap Shanahan was forced to deal with. He NEVER wanted Griffin. He just had to try and make it work because the FO wanted Griffin. We have all been in such situations. it’s difficult to go all in on a direction you don’t believe in. Had Griffin been drafted by a coach and organization that really believed in him like Cam, Wilson, Luck, etc. he would still be balling out today!!!

  41. The read option and other gimmick plays can be still be effective. But it can’t be the focal point of your offense. I mean look at the Chiefs they run at least 5 gimmick plays a game. For example Alex Smith faked a jet sweep and threw a shovel pass to Travis Kelce for a first down against the Patriots and Eagles. Smith will also try to do a read option once or twice a game, and he even picked up a 10 yard run for a first down yesterday doing this. Now, if used sparingly and in certain situations these plays can be effective. But you still have to execute traditional running plays and passing plays which form the bulk of your offense. The problem with athletic quarterbacks is that all through high school and college they are able to get away with their athleticism. This means they are able to win games and look competent (for the most part) by running these read option and other gimmick plays. Thus, they do not develop as pocket passers and may struggle reading coverages and blitzes. Now when they get to the nfl it is very hard to adjust because they realize that read options and gimmick plays will not fool nfl defenses for an entire game. They may get one successful play off here and there. But in order to win the game, they have to do it with their arms.

  42. @ballhawk20 says:

    Jerry Jones didn’t want Dak but he didn’t whine and complain, he went out and balled. We’re sick of hearing from RG3 I’d much rather hear about Tebow and Manziel at this point…
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    Who are you referring to when you say “We’re”? RG was silent until Santana Moss spoke publicly about him. But yet, you’d rather hear from Johnny Manziel who clearly accomplished NOTHING in his cup of coffee in the league. You’re pathetic or a Texas A&M fan.

  43. Why does the dysfunction with the Redskins from the field to the front office to the reporters never stop?

    At first they couldn’t let former GM’s go. Now its the players and the coaches. Seems to me that someone in the organization has to start to look forward at some point in time.

  44. @49er hopeful says:

    I’m confused why people do not bring this guy up as much as they bring up Kaep. He clearly was as talented as Kaep during the years he performed well. Same exact guy actually. One read quarterback who left the pocket too early but could make plays with his legs.
    Why no outrage with him not being on a team? Doesn’t he “deserve” a job too????
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    It’s easy…(1) Injury prone (2) can’t stay healthy (3) always hurt…(4)never been to a superbowl.

  45. Did Mike Shanahan want to draft RG3 ? Did the Messy Skins also draft ANOTHER QB in the 4th round that Shanahan has STATED he likes? Hmmm. This freaking case is closed…. RG3 speaks facts and those facts I have heard with my very own ears from Mike Shanahan himself. Oh and Why isn’t Mike Shanahan still coaching? What was his record before he got RG3? The truth leaves evidence.

  46. I think the easiest cop out is to try and compare him to Kaep and that’s somewhat pushing a false/dangerous narrative. For one, Kaep did more with less talent and has an NFC championship trophy and a Super Bowl appearance on his resume. With that being said Kap has 72 touchdowns vs 30 ints while RGIII accumulated 42 touchdowns vs 26 ints. Sure they both were in offenses that played to their strengths, but so are most qbs and there isn’t exactly a talent drop off when comparing Alex Smith and Kap as passers. Also to those who may not know football all to well, a zone-read offense can be highly effective as long as the quarterback’s healthy, in RGIII’s case, health played a factor.

  47. Mike Shanahan has always been known for throwing others under the bus to cover himself. But the fact remains that The Rat had a completely mediocre record as a HC when Elway wasn’t his starting QB.

  48. Man, I really thought Griffin was going to be a long time Redskin. Injuries are the great equalizers and the Redskins have had a load of them to their top players.

  49. RGIII rubbed his teammates the wrong way because he cared more about doing commercials than he did learning how to play QB.
    Look at the history of running QB’s in the NFL. Fran Tarkenton, Bobby Douglass of the Bears, Steve Young, Randall Cunningham, Mike Vick, Steve Young, Colin Krappernick, and RGIII all could do marvelous things running with the football. But only Steve Young became a great all around QB and won a championship. Randall Cunningham and Fran Tarkenton came close and were very good QB’s, but they could never get a championship ring. Tarkenton held a lot of passing records when he retired, but his ability to scramble in and out of the pocket was always his best attribute as a QB.
    RGIII came out of the shoot looking he had the potential to be a great QB. But injuries and his inability to learn the position prevented that from happening. Blaming Mike Shanahan is an easy out for him, but Shanahan had another QB with a ton of athletic ability named John Elway and he did alright with him.
    RGIII had his 15 minutes of fame and it’s over now. He needs to understand that.

  50. tommyribs says:
    September 19, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    I’d take RG III over Kaepernick if that means anything.
    —————–

    It doesn’t.

  51. He’s a terrible quarterback so this sounds like a platform for him to write his memoirs or shall I say memoir.. No brand anymore.

  52. laserw says:
    September 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    Abang’s points are without any merit.

    Shanny was instrumental in drafting Cousins. Shanny’s words were to play the company message about the Great Gimmick. The owner of the Redskins became best buds with pappa Great Gimmick and had a sick close relationship with numerous players against the head coach.

    Shanny and brat did tailor the offense to the Great Gimmick; it was the Great Gimmick who lobbied extensively to have the offense changed in 2013, not by advice of Shanny. The Great Gimmick never had the skills to be a pocket passer and his weaknesses were exposed – and they were so extensive that he was a failure.
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    So what was the problem BEFORE Shanny had Griffin to work with? What was his record in DC BEFORE RG3? I’ll wait…

  53. People saying that RGIII and Kap are out of the league because of their weaknesses. I just saw Bobby Hoyer struggle to get over 100 yards passing in a game. You’re telling me Kap and RG3 couldn’t do better? Please.

    The NFL simply doesn’t like strong minded, intelligent players who have intellectual vigilance. They fear they will disrupt their agenda.

    The NFL is a multi billion dollar business. The average value of an NFL franchise increased by 120% since 2009. In that same time span the average NFL player salary has only increased by 1%.

    The NFL is 70% percent African American. 78% of NFL players are bankrupt or in Financial trouble within 2 years of their retirement after sacrificing their bodies and mental faculties for their franchises.

    All of this could not happen if NFL players had more unity, sacrifice, and intelligence. The owners know this that’s why they don’t want a Kap or RG3 in their league.

  54. revisionist history by griffin. firstly, shanahan opposed getting griffin based on the ridiculous amount the skins would have to give up. any competent nfl talent evaluator would have agreed. this didn’t mean the situation was impossible. shanahan worked with him, despite griffin’s propensity for self promotion and sense of entitlement. and as to the seattle game, i have never heard another case of a coach being directly blamed for a player’s injury, especially since shanahan griffin and dr. james andrews were all involved in the decision for him to go back out.

    next, rg never was the first in and last out, or moss and the rest of the team would have known about it and respected him. and they clearly didn’t.

    then, as for having claiming to have santana moss’s back, brian dawkins says it all
    “Former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins said on ESPN radio Wednesday that he “cringed” when he heard Griffin’s postgame comments.

    “He immediately pointed the finger to somebody else,” Dawkins said. “The first thing that came out of his mouth was, ‘The receivers didn’t get open.’ And then, ‘I got pressure, if I’d have taken a sack . . . ‘ You’re throwing your receivers under the bus. You’re throwing your offensive line under the bus.”

    “In that situation,” Dawkins added, “you just say, ‘You know what? I made a bad play. That was on me. I have to get the ball out of the back of the end zone, no matter what’s going on around me, no matter what’s going on with my teammates.’ ” which coincidentally is exactly what santana moss said the next day: that real team leaders take blame on themselves rather than throwing teammates under the bus.

    and think of the talent they could have put along with capt. kirk had they kept all those draft picks.

  55. Can you creepy Redskins HTTRS just get off of RG3’s jock!!! I mean a person can’t even escape the Redskins messiness even after they are long gone!!! I mean what is the freaking deal with this nonsense? And the fan base is just as goofy and mean and bad as their Moto. HTTR: HATERS!!! These are some CRAZY MEAN A$$ PEOPLE. RG3 needs to thank God he got out with his skin on. They STILL AFTER THIS BOY!!!

  56. When your team goes so far as to bring in professional baseball players to teach you how to slide and you STILL can’t learn it…you’re just dumb.

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