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.