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  • Washington could stick with Robert Griffin III in 2015, fire Jay Gruden per report

    12/06/2014 6:46:41 PM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Washington head coach Jay Gruden could be "one and done" with the team if he insists on moving on from quarterback Robert Griffin III heading into the 2015 season, according to a report from Jason Reid of The Washington Post. Griffin was benched by Gruden in favor of Colt McCoy when it became clear that Griffin wasn't able to execute the kind of offensive gameplan that Gruden likes to run. Namely, Griffin struggles to make reads from the pocket, and Gruden's offense relies on a pocket passer.
  • Fran Tarkenton rips Robert Griffin III: 'He will never make it'

    12/05/2014 8:49:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 5, 2014 | Josh Katzowitz
    If Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton doesn't think much of your abilities as an NFL quarterback, he has no problem speaking his mind. A.J. McCarron knows all about this. As does Tim Tebow and, yep, Brett Favre. And so does Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan, especially after Tarkenton went negative after the Redskins lost their 2012 playoff game to the Seahawks. Now, during an interview with's Jenny Vrentas, Tarkenton took another crack at Griffin, who's lost his starting Redskins job to Colt McCoy and who very well could be off the team before 2015. Tarketon says he...
  • RGIII hypes Instagram debut, uses it to unveil new logo

    04/07/2014 9:33:48 AM PDT · by detective · 10 replies
    NBCsports ^ | April 6, 2014 | Mike Florio
    Apparently, a Washington Redskins player not named Robert Griffin III has been getting too much attention of late. After several days of DeSean Jackson overkill, the man known as RGIII announced Saturday that he’d joined Instagram, and he said that his first photo “dedicated to my family, friends & fans” would be posted on Sunday. And then Sunday came, with Griffin unveiling his new personal logo.
  • Report: Mike Shanahan leaning toward starting Kirk Cousins

    12/11/2013 10:41:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 33 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | December 11, 2013 8:52 am ET | By Will Brinson | NFL Writer
    UPDATE (9:15 a.m. ET): Well that didn't take long. A report from John Keim of ESPN has Cousins already named the starter, though it's not official (and the Redskins probably won't announce it). Mark Maske of the Washington Post reports the "tentative" plan is to start Cousins. The drama is set to unfold fast and furious in Washington as the Redskins season comes to a close. And the opening act (of the second set?) is underway: reports emerged Wednesday morning that Mike Shanahan is leaning toward starting Kirk Cousins. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports reports that "people inside [the Redskins]...
  • Robert Griffin III Comments on Gay NFL Players Potentially Coming Out

    08/13/2013 3:52:22 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 25 replies
    Bleacher Report ^ | August 13, 2013 | Tim Daniels
    The possibility of an active NFL player coming out as gay remains a hot topic. Speaking on the subject, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III believes there are gay players in the league right now and thinks there's a window of opportunity for them to make it known.
  • RGIII And The Tyranny Of Political Correctness

    05/02/2013 4:23:15 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 2, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    PC Amok: Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, responding to pressure to change his team's name, tweeted: "In a land of freedom we are held hostage by the tyranny of political correctness." Washington Redtails, anyone? The problems of poverty, unemployment, crime and failing schools having been solved, the Washington, D.C., council is considering a nonbinding resolution by David Grosso, an "independent" at-large councilman, demanding that Redskins owner Dan Snyder change the team's name to the "Redtails." This presumably would honor the Tuskegee Airmen, the black fighter pilots who wrote tales of heroism across the skies above World War II battlefields. As...
  • ESPN host Rob Parker suggests RGIII ‘pushes away’ from ‘his people’

    01/08/2013 9:18:08 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies ^ | 08 January 2013 | Todd Johnson
    t hasn’t been a great 24 hours for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. The rookie captain wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s playoff loss to the Seahawks after his knee buckled midway through the fourth quarter. The Redskins were eliminated, 24-14 and questions of whether or not head coach Mike Shanahan should have pulled Griffin dominated sports pages and media Monday. And then Rob Parker re-emerged. Sunday morning, hours before the Redskins playoff game, the suspended ESPN host talked exclusively with WDIV-TV’s Devin Scillian on the station’s weekly community affairs program ‘Flashpoint.’ Parker said his ‘cornball brother’ comments were taken out...
  • RG III Gets 'Uncle Tom' Treatment

    12/27/2012 4:42:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | December 27, 2012 | Larry Elder
    To a black ESPN sports analyst, this is the critical question: Is Robert Griffin III, aka RG III, the black rookie sensation Washington Redskins quarterback, "a brother, or is he a cornball brother?" What has RG III done or said to raise a suspicion about his bona fides as a black person? More importantly, what does this have to do with appreciating -- or choosing not to appreciate -- Griffin as an athlete? Turns out RG III fancies himself as a quarterback who happens to be black -- as opposed to a black quarterback. When asked for the millionth time...
  • ESPN suspends Rob Parker 30 days for RG3 comments

    12/21/2012 8:49:14 AM PST · by chessplayer · 18 replies
    It appears ESPN's Rob Parker will keep his job despite his inflammatory comments about Washington Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III.
  • ESPN Analyst Calls RGIII a ‘Cornball Brother’ Because He May Be a Republican

    12/13/2012 6:53:28 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 57 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 12/13/2012 | Andrew Johnson
    Robert Griffin III is arguably the most popular man in Washington right now. The Redskins’ spectacular rookie quarterback has been winning games, fans, and headlines due to his play this season. Today, he was on the front page of the Washington Post for the third time in a week and a half. Under increasing media scrutiny, Griffin has been clear he does not want to be defined by his race. In a news conference yesterday cited in USA Today, Griffin, an African-American, said, “For me, you don’t ever want to be defined by the color of your skin. You want...
  • ESPN panelist Rob Parker: Robert Griffin III is a ‘cornball brother’...he’s not one of us’

    12/13/2012 3:37:43 PM PST · by slumber1 · 20 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12/13/12 | Josh Friemel
    <p>These were all topics an edition of ESPN’s “First Take” that concerned former Baylor QB and Washington Redskins star Robert Griffin III.</p> <p>When asked about what RG3 had to say about being an African American quarterback, ESPN panelist Rob Parker, an African American himself, (Twitter handle @RobParkerESPN) had this to say. Transcriptions came from Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post.</p>
  • Rob Parker on RGIII’s blackness

    12/13/2012 12:57:57 PM PST · by DFG · 45 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/13/12 | Dan Steinberg
    snip “But time and time we keep hearing this, so it just makes me wonder deeper about him,” Parker went on. “And I’ve talked to some people down in Washington D.C., friends of mine, who are around and at some of the press conferences, people I’ve known for a long time. But my question, which is just a straight honest question. Is he a brother, or is he a cornball brother?” What does that mean, Parker was asked. “Well, [that] he’s black, he kind of does his thing, but he’s not really down with the cause, he’s not one of...