Football players need to be supremely confident in order to have a chance to be successful. However, they don’t need to be completely candid about their supreme confidence.
Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III has chosen to be completely candid about his supreme confidence, providing the football-following world with more evidence suggesting once again that perhaps Griffin doesn’t get it.
“I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league, and I have to go out and show that,” Griffin told WJLA-TV, via ESPN.com. “Any athlete at any level, if they concede to someone else, they’re not a top competitor, they’re not trying to be the best that they can be.
“There’s guys in this league that have done way more than me. But I still view myself as the best because that’s what I work toward every single day.”
If he truly feels that way, he’s the only one who does. And even if that’s his Stuart Smalley/Dwight Schrute strategy for getting himself in the right mindset to perform, it’s probably not a great idea to share that with the world.
Curiously, the supreme confidence also has been blended with rank indifference when it comes to backing up his belief in himself.
“I don’t feel like I have to come out here and show anybody anything or why I’m better than this guy or better than that guy,” Griffin said.
So, basically, Griffin sees himself as the best quarterback in the league in order to compete with the best, but he doesn’t care whether he successfully can compete with the best.
Yes, some inner monologues should never become part of a dialogue.