Robert Griffin III really needs to learn to do himself a favor and just stop talking. For a “smart” guy, he certainly puts himself in more compromising situations than Donald Trump. As a football fan, I could care less about what he has to say to begin with, but I find it insulting (and irritating) that he continues to try and put himself in the elite quarterback conversation.
Rather than taking responsibility for his actions, Griffin always seems to find someone else to blame. It doesn’t help that there are still some in the media (although many are beginning to turn on him) who are trying to find ways to defend his actions. My new favorite line from the Griffin camp is, “he can’t succeed in Washington because the coach doesn’t like him.” I’m sorry, but isn’t he on his second coach? He pushed Shanahan out the door because the [former] coach didn’t like him; and now Gruden (who’s entering his second year) is to blame for his poor performance because he also isn’t a fan. Call me crazy, but there seems to a common denominator here.
Instead of trying to prove that he’s a better quarterback on the field, Griffin would rather run his mouth and claim that his words were taken out of context. The ego on this kid is truly unbelievable, especially since he hasn’t done anything in his career to back it up. He’s won a grand total of 5 games over the past two seasons and continues to find himself on the sideline because of injury. If you can’t keep yourself healthy or win games, where the hell do you get off declaring yourself as the best quarterback in the game?
Robert Griffin III, who isn’t even the best quarterback on his own team, continues to run his mouth as if he deserves to be considered one of the best in the game. Regardless of what his supporters say, Griffin won’t succeed in Washington (or on any other team) but it’s not because his coach doesn’t like him, it’s because he’s not very good. Until he wakes up and realizes that he’s his own worst nightmare, ‘his’ team will continue to suffer and Griffin will never live up to the hype [that he created].
**One quick aside: To all those who declared that Griffin would be a superior quarterback to Andrew Luck should be ashamed of themselves. Injuries aside, Griffin will never come close to the player or leader that Luck is. The debate that the writers had regarding them before their draft, will be held in the same light as the Peyton Manning/Ryan Leaf debate from the late 90’s. Both Luck and Manning have not only come out on top, but have made those who doubted looking foolish in the process.