Robert Griffin III Has ‘Alienated Himself’ from His Washington Teammates


Once again, Robert Griffin III is at the center of a quarterback controversy in Washington. Adam Schefter of ESPN’s NFL Countdown reported that the decision to start RG3 over Colt McCoy has divided the locker room. McCoy had led the team to two straight wins over the Tennessee Titans and Dallas Cowboys. Before the team’s Week 9 game against the Minnesota Vikings, Head Coach Jay Gruden announced Griffin would start the game. RG3 missed the previous six weeks with a dislocated ankle. Rather than waiting for an extra game and taking advantage of a forthcoming bye week, Washington has decided to turn back to their first-round pick. When RG3 began addressing the media in the locker room on Friday, about 15 teammates began shouting. ESPN went further by reporting that the decision to start the oft-injured QB was an “owner- and general manager-driven decision.”

LANDOVER, MD – OCTOBER 14: Robert Griffen III #10 of the Washington Redskins greets owner Daniel Snyder before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at FedExField on October 14, 2012, in Landover, Maryland. The Redskins defeated the Vikings 38-26. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)

Media Reacts to ESPN Report

Britt McHenry’s reporting on the Robert Griffin III Washington situation has come under heavy fire by local beat reporters. “I was not at #Redskins Park on Friday, but @Tom_Schad said the ESPN report on players undermining Robert Griffin III is wholly incorrect. — Zac Boyer (@ZacBoyer) November 2, 2014. “I have no doubt that Gruden was a part of the decision process on Griffin. We were told last Monday & reported Dan had NOTHING to do w/ it. — Chris Russell (@Russellmania980). “To be clear: ESPN’s report that RG3 interview had to be moved outside #Redskins locker room on Friday is accurate. — Tom Schad (@Tom_Schad).” “But do I believe it was an indication of RG3 “alienating himself” in #Redskins locker room? No. — Tom Schad (@Tom_Schad)”

What’s the Deal with RG3?

It seems that several of Griffin’s teammates have lost confidence in the quarterback and prefer McCoy behind closed doors. A source familiar with the incident told ESPN’s Britt McHenry that Griffin has “alienated himself” from the locker room. RG3 apparently isn’t trusted by his team. Why exactly? Let’s review, he’s always injured, since becoming a ‘Redskin’ he’s received preferential treatment from owner Daniel Snyder, the Baylor star has exhibited diva tendencies and has starred in more commercials than games. RG3 has made mistakes as an NFL player. Rather than inspire and unify his team, he distances himself. Our advice is…stop eating Subway, get 100% healthy, and move into the film room.