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(CBS Sports)   RG3 continues to prove that he's the type of leader that Dan Snyder wants to build the Redskins around   (cbssports.com) divider line 27
    More: Dumbass, Dan Snyder, Redskins, Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, franchise quarterback, punt, Mike Shanahan, Sally Jenkins  
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2014-01-08 02:08:39 AM  
I hope none of you accuse him of getting uppity.
 
2014-01-08 02:16:53 AM  
FTFA: "...Of course, we went through this last month when one Redskins source refuted another regarding Griffin's diva status.

But the fact that we're still talking about it suggests that it's something more than idle chatter."

No it doesn't. How retarded do you have to be to actually use this logic?
 
2014-01-08 02:21:23 AM  
I thought early on he seemed like a pretty together guy.  I wonder if this is some kind of smear campaign brought on by people fed up with the whole organization and losing.  I don't really pay close attention to the circus that is the Washington Redskins though.
 
2014-01-08 02:32:58 AM  
Earlier today, the team announced that his teammates elected him the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.

http://www.csnwashington.com/football-washington-redskins/talk/rg3-v ot ed-redskins-ed-block-courage-award-recipient

Sure it's one of a million BS post-season awards, but given that it's voted on by teammates, his Diva reputation seems a little overblown.  [Either that or Dan Snyder is now fixing player-voted post-season awards, which doesn't seem that far-fetched when I think about it as I type it out].
 
2014-01-08 02:47:27 AM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2014-01-08 03:30:53 AM  
Can RGlll influence Drew to get rid of the Buzzfed Sponsored links?
 
2014-01-08 05:13:56 AM  
This is such a meaningless article, and greenlight.

/and comment
 
2014-01-08 06:34:11 AM  
Meh. I'm inclined to cut him slack until I see how he behaves now he doesn't have to deal with  the poisonous Shanahans.
 
2014-01-08 06:49:15 AM  
I'm a Giants fan and I cheer for RGIII to do well (just not against the Giants). I hope he can survive the meddling of Dan Snyder and the incompetence of Mike Shanahan.
/RGIII seems like a genuine guy to me.
 
2014-01-08 06:58:31 AM  
I say cut/trade him right now.   for both him and the organization - He's damaged goods in Washington.  I'm thinking with all the heat that Dalton is getting in Cincy -, the Bengals are a good fit for him.

/he is a good QB, just never will be a superb owl winner.
 
2014-01-08 07:05:53 AM  
Cornball brothers problems.
 
2014-01-08 07:19:08 AM  
If RGIII struggles next year, they will say it's because he's getting used to a new system.
If he struggles the following year, it's because his team-mates aren't stepping up.
If he struggles the year after that, it was due to bad coaching.

This kid is in the perfect position to blame his way through his first contract and probably into a lucrative extension. And all he has to do is smile big for the cameras and make a few big plays here or there to display his "talent".

/Yes, I really don't care for RGIII.
 
2014-01-08 07:52:42 AM  
Josh McDaniels would be a perfect fit for Washington.
 
2014-01-08 08:19:17 AM  

Januaryist: FTFA: "...Of course, we went through this last month when one Redskins source refuted another regarding Griffin's diva status.

But the fact that we're still talking about it suggests that it's something more than idle chatter."

No it doesn't. How retarded do you have to be to actually use this logic?


Yes, but Kirk Cousins said as much in an interview, that RGIII will have an exceptional amount of feedback in who is the next coach.
 
2014-01-08 08:20:58 AM  

knbwhite: I thought early on he seemed like a pretty together guy.  I wonder if this is some kind of smear campaign brought on by people fed up with the whole organization and losing.  I don't really pay close attention to the circus that is the Washington Redskins though.


The guy seems like an absolute whiner to me.
 
2014-01-08 08:34:58 AM  
I'm going to hold off on criticizing RGIII until someone with a decent understanding of the Redskins organization and locker room gives me a comprehensive and compelling argument otherwise, because there's nothing the media likes more than running a quarterback through the narrative meat-grinder.

Originally, I was vehemently against Cam Newton being the Panthers' QB.  I didn't think he had the skill set to be a successful NFL QB.  He proved me wrong in a matter of weeks in his rookie season.  But until they went on their winning streak in the middle of this season, I listened to a number of media commentators and people dubiously touted as "analysts" and "experts" talk about how Newton was immature, irresponsible, a showboat, me-first, and a number of other things.

And it's amazing how they all disappeared as the Panthers started winning, and suddenly materialized when it was apparent the Redskins' season was circling the drain.  Never mind that Dan Snyder is a toxic owner, that Shanahan was a lousy coach, that he let his son hire a bunch of his buddies with little NFL experience, or that Griffin was just not ready to be the QB he was last year before the injury.  No, it's clearly because Griffin is a diva, he's immature, and a locker room cancer.

By the way, Kyle Shanahan hired Matt LaFleur as the QB coach, which is the single most important positional coaching position and possibly more important than either coordinator on some teams.  LaFleur had no experience at the college or pro level as a player.  As a coach, he spent five seasons as an offensive assistant at various small schools, then spent two years as an non-positional offensive assistant with the Texans, before being hired as the Redskins QB coach in 2010.  Of those seven years prior to being hired by the Shanahans, LaFleur spent ONE as a QB coach, at D-II Northern Michigan.

Look at the other three guys in that division:

Cowboys:  Wade Wilson spent 19 seasons as an NFL QB, retired and was hired as the Cowboys QB coach, a job he's had in Dallas, Chicago, and Dallas again since 2000.

Giants:  Sean Ryan has been on the Giants coaching staff since 2007.  He was promoted to WR coach in 2010, so he had two years as an NFL position coach before taking over the QB coaching position in 2012.  He should probably be fired for what happened this season, but he still had more than twice LaFleur's experience on a pro staff when he was promoted.

Eagles:  Bill Lazor was a QB at Cornell in the early 90s, and has been coaching in the pros and college since 1994.  He was the Redskins QB coach during Joe Gibbs' second tenure, and the Seahawks QB coach after that.  He had seven years as a pro assistant when Chip Kelly hired him (triple LaFleur's experience).
 
2014-01-08 08:39:42 AM  
Bring back Jeff George!
 
2014-01-08 08:52:44 AM  
This is a great narrative for the off season.
 
2014-01-08 09:12:49 AM  

UNC_Samurai: Originally, I was vehemently against Cam Newton being the Panthers' QB. I didn't think he had the skill set to be a successful NFL QB. He proved me wrong in a matter of weeks in his rookie season. But until they went on their winning streak in the middle of this season, I listened to a number of media commentators and people dubiously touted as "analysts" and "experts" talk about how Newton was immature, irresponsible, a showboat, me-first, and a number of other things.


Well, although announcers and commentators are slobbering Newton's dick at the moment, I haven't seen anything that makes me think he's a great, or even good, QB.  Yes, he can occasionally break off a long run, but the only difference I see in his performance last year versus this year is that he is now winning the close games rather than losing them.  His stats aren't great, and his leadership and work skills are routinely questioned.

And he is a bit of a showboat.  He pouts.  I started off liking the guy, but I hated seeing him run for a first down and then do his little first down shimmy, as the Panthers were losing by 10 or 20.  Good job, Cam!  A first down!  Then he'd show up to the press conference, all sad, and mutter some answers, refusing to make eye contact with anyone.

Maybe he's changed, but I can't tell.  We will see if the Panthers start another losing streak, or maybe if they lose this game.

Back to RGIII, he has lobbied extensively (and, by proxy, his father) for Washington to hire coaches from Baylor.  He has apparently asked Washington coaches not to show negative plays about him to the team, which is what Baylor did for him.  And, just today, Washington signed one of his former Baylor WRs, who had one sorta good season, but has been oft-injured.
 
2014-01-08 10:25:05 AM  

riverwalk barfly: I say cut/trade him right now.   for both him and the organization - He's damaged goods in Washington.  I'm thinking with all the heat that Dalton is getting in Cincy -, the Bengals are a good fit for him.

/he is a good QB, just never will be a superb owl winner.


Who?
 
2014-01-08 10:39:03 AM  

DubyaHater: I'm a Giants fan and I cheer for RGIII to do well (just not against the Giants). I hope he can survive the meddling of Dan Snyder and the incompetence of Mike Shanahan.
/RGIII seems like a genuine guy to me.


I like RGIII. He plays a good football and doesnt afraid of anything.
 
2014-01-08 11:42:40 AM  
Screw the Washington Foreskins.
 
2014-01-08 12:34:24 PM  
His style of play makes me wonder how short his career will be. There's only so many times you can keep running into big hits before your body starts to wear down.
 
2014-01-08 12:48:40 PM  

UNC_Samurai: Bill Lazor was a QB at Cornell in the early 90s, and has been coaching in the pros and college since 1994.  He was the Redskins QB coach during Joe Gibbs' second tenure, and the Seahawks QB coach after that.  He had seven years as a pro assistant when Chip Kelly hired him (triple LaFleur's experience).


Plus, hey, if there's a QB coach named Lazor out there, you HAVE to hire him.
 
2014-01-08 02:59:22 PM  

IAmRight: Plus, hey, if there's a QB coach named Lazor out there, you HAVE to hire him.


Then when it is time to part ways you can have a press conference and say "I'm firing mah Lazor!!!"
 
2014-01-08 03:00:31 PM  
www.bitlogic.com
 
2014-01-08 04:47:31 PM  

ko_kyi: "I'm firing mah Lazor!!!"


Hell, simply for that reason, if you find ANYONE named Lazor out there, you should hire them.
 
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