The phrases “fallen from grace” and “alienated” are truly disappointing to hear. I understand why other players might feel this way, but at some point you would think that petty politics and 3rd-grade level sensibilites would not cloud players from having rational judgement.
Do you have a better QB than Griffin?
No. No, you do not. So shut up then, follow his leadership, and play ball, and win games.
I, amongst other Redskins fans, are truly sick of this crap.
Many of the same players last season, who were so excited to see how Kirk Cousins would do as starter. The same kind of “off-the-record” comments and undercurrent of “thank god that DIVA isn’t playing QB for us anymore!” reports can be easily dug up on the web from last fall.
And we saw how that worked out.
I don’t really care if the decision to start RG3 this week was a GM/Owner level mandate. If it was, it only means to me that we’ve got a dummy for coach, who can’t see the long term direction of the team, and is grasping at getting lucky with Colt McCoy for another week.
Let me reiterate: we are in the RG3 Business. We need to BE in that business, without reservation, until at LEAST the end of the 2015 season. That will make 4 full years. We can start to chart an alternate course at that time.
For now, start him, help him, coach him, believe in him, and everyone else on this team shut the fuck up and stop talking to ESPN reporters off the record.