Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III rebuffed an offer for a sit-down with Donovan McNabb, explaining that while he doesn’t think McNabb is an idiot, he doesn’t think it’s a good idea for them to talk, either. McNabb thinks that shows a problem with Griffin’s attitude.
Discussing Griffin’s comments on NBC Sports Radio, McNabb said it’s unfortunate that Griffin can’t appreciate the way an older quarterback might be able to assist him in his career.
“I’m just trying to help him, but clearly the young generation think they have all the answers,” McNabb said. “And he’s going through a little turmoil right now of trying to get out on the field. And it’s unfortunate, but that’s where we’re at right now as far as these young quarterbacks who think they have all the answers. I honestly think that over there in Washington he’s getting brainwashed.”
In fairness to Griffin, however, just because he doesn’t want to talk to McNabb, that doesn’t mean he thinks he has all the answers. It could just be that Griffin saw that McNabb wasn’t very successful playing in Washington for coach Mike Shanahan and therefore thinks McNabb isn’t the best person to advise him.
And now that McNabb has publicly called Griffin “brainwashed,” it’s safe to say Griffin won’t change his mind about seeking McNabb’s counsel any time soon.