Poor Robert Griffin III. He wished Mike Shanahan to be gone and for the Redskins to hire a coach to help him become a pocket passer like Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. His dream is his nightmare. Nobody loves you like the guy who drafted you. RGIII pouted Mike Shanahan out of town. It turns out that pocket passing diminishes Griffin’s strengths and it narrows the talent gap between his back-up and himself. Kirk Cousins has proven that in two games now.
Everyone is too polite to say anything. Head Coach Jay Gruden is non-committal. Cousins is diplomatic. Griffin is silent. Fans are not. Eighty percent of Redskins fans prefer Cousins to Griffin to be Redskins’ QB starter according to an ESPN survey. And that survey was taken before the Eagles game (in which Cousins excelled). Only Cousins can resolve the matter by giving Gruden the
excuse reason to keep him on the field. If Cousins leads the team to six wins in eight games, he may never see the bench again. But if he loses six, the Redskins will play Griffin even if he’s in a wheelchair. It’s not as if they have never done that before. That’s a problem for Kirk and for Griffin, too. Washington’s best cornerback, DeAngelo Hall, is lost for the season. The Redskins secondary is the highway to heaven for opponents. The Redskins play the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football, 8:25 pm on CBS.
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