Griffin calls out those who are calling him out for calling out teammates

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Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III isn’t happy with anyone who believes he called out his teammates on Sunday.

It’s unfortunate that anyone would take a piece of my press conference & say I threw my teammates under the bus,” Griffin said on Twitter.  “These men are my family.”

Added Griffin, “I would never throw my teammates under the bus! I take responsibility for my play & will play better.”

While Griffin’s eight-minute post-game press conference from Sunday did indeed feature the quarterback taking blame for his play, Griffin also devoted a portion of his remarks to the others on his team:  “It takes 11 men.  It doesn’t take one guy.  That’s proven.  The great QBs — the Peytons and Aaron Rodgers.  They don’t play well if their guys don’t play well.  They don’t.  We need everybody.  I need every one of those guys in that locker room.  And I know they’re looking at me saying the same thing.”

The problem with Griffin’s complaints about those who believe he called out his teammates?  The group of those who believe he called out his teammates includes his head coach.

“Robert needs to worry about himself,” Gruden told reporters on Monday.  “It’s my job to worry about everybody else. . . . It’s not his place.  His place is to talk about himself, and he knows that.  He just elaborated a little bit too much.”

With Griffin responding, it’s now Gruden’s move.

At this point, Gruden’s preferred move could be straight out of town.  Perhaps Griffin’s preferred move, too.

106 responses to “Griffin calls out those who are calling him out for calling out teammates

  1. This guy doesn’t learn does he? He is calling out the fans now? The media?

    Yeah, his life is going to get a lot easier with that. Maybe he should just can it for a while.

  2. Robert isn’t saying anything wrong nor is it hisnfault for how the season is going. He’s the best QB in the sport when he’s healthy. You’ll all see. Enjoy it now because the RGIII Revolution will come in Washington DC with the Redskins. That is all.

  3. This is not a big deal….

    There may be problems internally, but hanging on every tweet and extrapolating hyperbolic conclusions and assertions from them is ridiculous.

  4. PFT loves to hate the redskins.

    YES! My god……Ever since Washington gave up those picks, the media has set out to cause as much friction as possible between RG3 and team, RG3 and the fans, RG3 and ______….just fill in the damn blank.

  5. It’s cute to see these comments that Luck or Tannehill or Wiilson are even on Robert’s level. So jealous. So insecure. Robert Griffin is better than all your QBs in this league. Don’t be envious the media loves to highlight RGIII. Jealous is no way to go through life son. #HTTR

  6. It really is time for the Redskins to stop throwing good money after bad. Please cut RG3 and let’s move on already. It’s getting tough to endure this embarrassment as a Skins fan.

    Which is saying something considering the amount of embarrassment a Skins fan can endure given the past 20+ years of mediocrity.

  7. In this case I hate being right.
    I had a bad vibe about this guy when he came out of the league.
    Someone once said…
    Talent sets the floor, character sets the ceiling.

  8. Gruden was a FOOL taking the job in the first place. He could have waited one more year and went to a team that didn’t have RGIII and a lame owner.

  9. Put a fork in robert (Glass Legs) griffin because this turkey is done, done, done.
    The guy cannot shut up, cannot read defenses, cannot pass from the pocket, cannot pass from outside of the pocket, can no longer run, and a coach killer.
    This is his last year in DC.

  10. No, Florio loves to hate on the Redskins. They played bad as a TEAM, all equally horrendous. All the blame doesn’t fall on RG3, everyone out there for Washington played terribly and they lost because of that. Look at the amount of pressure the Tampa QB was under during the game. It was virtually non-existent. It’s no wonder that he and his receivers lit up the Redskins.

    So, I don’t see why anyone has a problem with the QB saying they all played bad…it was the truth. These are grown men, no one needs to be coddled. Call it like it is and improve. Simple as that.

  11. He just needs to be quiet. No commercials, no interviews in magazines. Just shut it.

    Where is the Minister of Redskins propaganda? Huh? Where are you logicalvoicesays? Hiding. Waiting to post some hot garbage after they get a rare win? Conspiracy theories of rigged games and blown calls? I thought the Shanahan duo where the greatest coaches of all time? If this is GOD’S favorite team or QB, I sure your an atheist by now. Like I said before , Denial is not a river in Africa.

  12. I wish, for RG3’s own good, that Anonymous would break into all of his social media accounts and lock him out.

  13. Since it’s going to eventually change anyway they should go ahead and change the name to the Thinskins.

  14. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 17, 2014 4:56 PM

    Robert isn’t saying anything wrong nor is it hisnfault for how the season is going. He’s the best QB in the sport when he’s healthy. You’ll all see. Enjoy it now because the RGIII Revolution will come in Washington DC with the Redskins. That is all.
    _____________________________

    Your lack of I.Q. is showing…..

  15. Honestly I had no problem with what Griffin said. He basically said he and everyone else need to play better, which is what the leader of the team is supposed to say. I don’t think he’s a good QB. I just don’t think he did anything wrong.

  16. He is right, but he said it poorly, but he needs to get better. Maybe it will take a change of scenery and a much better coaching staff to salvage him. He isn’t doing basic stuff for the position that is required to be productive.

  17. RG3 is that kid who always has to have the last word. He just can’t shut up. The issue is that the entire team stinks. All RG3 needed to say was he didn’t play well and he will work at getting better. Instead, what he basically said was that he played poorly and the reason is that everybody else played bad. (If they play well you can see my true greatness) That is too far and his coach was right to say so. A leader would have accepted that. RG3 is no leader. His PR team has tried to prop him up as one but these are his true colors. He is all about his image and “brand.” He just had to say something else to save face and he looks even worse because of it.

  18. What Robert says into a microphone causes him more trouble than does his play on the field. He’s not the only talented QB having trouble with his team but he seems to be the only one calling out his teammates.

    That’s a no no, Robert. Fans who know football and watch football can see who is not pulling their weight on a team. No need to state the obvious.

  19. This specific incident is waaay overblown

    He’s right, you need all 11 guys to play well to be a good team

    He’s still a bad player who got too much attention but still has good physical tools

    RGME needs to disappear on someone’s bench for a year before he gets another chance to play

  20. Someone should call him out for calling out the coach for calling him out for calling out his teammates.

  21. This is why Marshawn Lynch doesn’t talk to the media. There’s nothing wrong with what Griffin said. He essentially said they all need to play better, including himself. The media has blown that so far out of proportion that Griffin now has to come back and address what he said and try and clarify. For which the media bashes him even more. When in reality we all really knew what he was saying the first time, but the media just HAS to spin and sensationalize it into more than it is. I’m no Redskins or Griffin fan, but the PFT witch hunt on the guy is ridiculous.

  22. To further complicate matters, MNF analyst and brother of the coach, Jon Gruden, states that “I like that RG3” (and everyone and everything else for that matter).

  23. Face it, it doesn’t matter who the coach is, who the QB is, the Redskins stink. They pay huge money for other teams’ castoffs, they draft injury prone players, they keep looking for a name or face to identify with the team. It’s time they reset. If that means letting the QB walk or trading him, so be it. They can blame only themselves for handing St.Louis years of picks for one guy…something that never seems to work for the team receiving said player. Bad ownership, bad management, bad coaching, bad players, the team isn’t near competing for anything, not even draft picks. Bulldoze it all.

  24. All I know is, RGIII looks like Eddie Murphy imitating Buckwheat.
    As for his comments, yeah, he did throw his teammates under the bus with his comments, and Jay Gruden thinks he did, too, because he came out and said Griffin should worry about himself.
    It’s funny. Mike Shanahan had problems with RGIII and now it appears Gruden could be having problems with him, too.
    That tells me that it’s RGIII, and not his coaches.

  25. Apparently Gruden is not the not “wonder boy” that everyone thought he was. He may be another in a long line of Redskins head coaches who failed to succeed in Washington.

  26. thepftpoet says:

    The St. Louis Rams have to be smiling right now.

    only moronic Rams fans are smiling now, are you serious, heading to the super bowl anytime soon?
    last place, with a very high cap due, keep smiling losers.

  27. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 17, 2014 4:58 PM

    It’s cute to see these comments that Luck or Tannehill or Wiilson are even on Robert’s level. So jealous. So insecure. Robert Griffin is better than all your QBs in this league. Don’t be envious the media loves to highlight RGIII. Jealous is no way to go through life son. #HTTR
    ———————————————————

    Delusional is no way to go through life either, but you seem to have embraced it.

  28. Peyton-Rodgers- Brady- makes others better…..Who has RG3 made better?

    Michael Jordan, Larry Bird & Magic Johnson made other player better. Real leaders of men RG3….get a grip and and STHU and takes to damn braids outta your hair….start with that!

  29. Those defending Ginger Rogers Griffin…..

    The three games he managed to start and finish this year have resulted in…

    14 sacks while the two backups took seven games to be sacked that much.

    Ginger has overseen an offense that has averaged 13 points per game. His backup QB’s were averaging 23 points per game.

    Ginger Rogers Griffin has managed in 12 plus quarters to throw precisely 2 touchdowns.

    His offensive yardage output is worse than what the backup QB’s were doing – this past game against a 1-8 team, he was nearly 100 yards below the average of his backup QB bench warmers. And they came in rusty to relieve him.

    There is not much fact you can produce that Ginger Rogers Griffin as a Quarterback does better than his backups. And none of the backups think they are running backs.

  30. This is a classic case of a coach taking advantage of a rookie QB and sending him back on the field when he was clearly injured, the rookie was stupid enough to go back out when he must have known he was done, and now his career and the Redskins future is pretty dim. And in a classic case of learning absolutely nothing, he returned this year before he was fully fit.They should gamble on him being fully fit next year, and possibly being back to his best, sure it seems unlikely, but the other choices are worse.

  31. Peyton-Rodgers- Brady- makes others better…..Who has RG3 made better?

    Michael Jordan, Larry Bird & Magic Johnson made other player better. Real leaders of men RG3….get a grip and and STHU and takes to damn braids outta your hair….start with that!
    _____________

    Right, and I can’t recall when they spoke to the media about how their teammates need to do more and it shouldn’t be on one person. Those guys put the team on their back, and make no excuses for what happens other than their own play.

    I mean look at Brady’s supporting cast these days. Except Gronk, it isn’t exactly star studded. Griffith arguably has more weapons with Morris, Helu, Garcon, and Jackson.

  32. He eventually might be a good player but for me I wouldn’t want him on my team. On draft day I wish I could have gotten him…but not anymore. To me football has always been fun. Anytime I see him or read about him it no longer is a fun or good experience. Any game he’s in I’m just not interested in anymore.

  33. Somewhere Mike Shanahan is smiling at the circus in Washington.

    _______
    And Jim Zorn was laughing at the circus when Shanahan was there.

    If you are a potential head coach with any faith in your ability, why would you take a job with Snyder? You can’t succeed.

    Bill Belichick with Bill Walsh as OC and Chuck Noll as DC would get their legs swept out from under them by the little guy in a burgundy tie.

  34. Give him 2 years and a different team and it will be a completely different story…not a player type comparison but I could see him pulling a Drew Brees and doing great with another team.

  35. Robert is the most athletically gifted player in the NFL but he’s also the most egotistical and he is detested by his teammates. The big question is how long will his owner/buddy, Dan, stick with him?

  36. RG3 is the disease! He is a cancer on the team. If Snyder fires Gruden he’ll never manage to get a decent HC here. We need a real GM, build the damn offensive line and then acquire a QB. It’s so simple! Even a imbecile like Snyder should be able to follow these simple steps! If not, then he needs to sell the team!

  37. I’m no Redskins fan, but he’s for the most part right. QBs don’t win games, entire teams do.

    Funny how being truthful is frowned upon these days in favor of feel good lies.

  38. Trolls here are terrified by an african american qb with the guts to tell it like it is….RGIII is the only interesting part of this dumpster fire of a team….. 😉

  39. Did not watch a lot of the game but saw one play where Griffin tried to, key fn word ‘tried’ to throw a screen and threw it right in the ground. Then he gave the receiver the dirtiest look like why didn’t you catch the ball that I threw in the ground.

    This guy is a fester. Time the owners and coaches come to there senses and realize Griffin is not the answer, never will be, isn’t actually an NFL quality player and its beyond time to cut their loses.

  40. RGIII answering questions like he’s an elite QB who has 10 years experience and a couple Super Bowl rings. Somebody needs to tell him he’s not elite, in fact he’s playing as if he’s not even one of the top 32 QB’s in league. He has a sense of entitlement that I’m sure doesn’t play well in the locker room. He needs to focus on his own game and improve, rather than trying to answer questions the way an elite QB has earned the right to. Ignorant to his own ignorance!

  41. Why doesn’t he just play and stop sending twitter messages? It was obvious he threw his team mates under the bus, because Gruden came on right behind him and straightened out the whole press conference. RG111 is rubbish anyway, he hasn’t been any good since he got hurt last year. Just “go away” and keep quiet we don’t care what you have to say.

  42. andreboy1 says:
    Nov 17, 2014 5:25 PM
    This specific incident is waaay overblown

    He’s right, you need all 11 guys to play well to be a good team

    He’s still a bad player who got too much attention but still has good physical tools

    RGME needs to disappear on someone’s bench for a year before he gets another chance to play

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    Don’t you need 22 people to win, 11 on offence and 11 on defense at the minimum?????

  43. The worst franchise in the NFL continues to get………………………………WORSE!! Hard to fathom but not really when you consider the bafoon owner and DIVA QB, who has more control than the HC because the owner told him so! Get ready for another 10 years of doom and gloom in the nations capital-that dark cloud grows bigger every week-

  44. Griff! Don’t let it end this way Griff! I got great seats to the eagles and cowboys and can’t give ’em away!!

    We all need to get over the disease that seeps from above. We have our own pride to contend with…

    Push to use the spear on the helmet next year… And on the field. That would go a long way. I won’t forget the rookie year and will hope it is not lightning n a bottle

    HTTR

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