Giddy, silly, youthful, frivolous, over the top. Those all came to mind when watching in disbelief the way Robert Griffin III responded to...
Giddy, silly, youthful, frivolous, over the top.
Those all came to mind when watching in disbelief the way Robert Griffin III responded to the breaking news that Commanders owner Daniel Snyder and Josh Harris had reached an agreement in the sale and purchase of the Commanders.
Griffin was asked live on air, “As a person who was once the face of this franchise, what is your reaction to this news?” Griffin pumping his fists up and down raised his voice in glee, “Oh my gosh! Feels, Yes! Yes! Yes! Come on man!”
Just as soon as he had expressed himself in the outburst, he noticed he had gone over the top and did apologize. We will give him credit for that. He then countered, “Listen the fans (pause) I’m sorry, I’m sorry, let me calm down.”
“The fans have been waiting for this moment; it feels like a decade.”
The Live reaction by @RGIII to the Dan Snyder selling news was pretty great 🤣
A lot of history there..pic.twitter.com/VbQWR5QxGi
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) May 12, 2023
To observe such a display by Griffin when knowing he himself in 2013 had ran to the owner and undermined the coaching staff which included Mike Shanahan, Kyle Shanahan, Matt LaFleur, and Sean McVay?
Following a promising 10-6 2012 NFC East championship season, the 2013 team floundered miserably as Griffin touted himself a pocket passer, refusing to run the offense which would bring him the only success he would experience as an NFL quarterback.
Here was Griffin a decade later on ESPN distancing himself from the very owner who had been his biggest supporter at a time Griffin needed an owner to look him in the eye, telling him to work it out with his coach.
Robert got his way ten years ago, but he lost the team, and the organization lost 13 of 16 games. In one of worst seasons in modern Washington football history, Snyder took Griffin’s side and at the end of the season, both Shanahan’s and LaFleur ceased from being employed by the Redskins.
How does Griffin manage to forget it was Snyder who brought Griffin to Washington trading the 6th and 39th overall 2012 selections, the 22nd overall 2013 selection and the 2nd overall selection in the 2014 draft to the Rams for Griffin?
We can thank Robert for the 2012, 7-game winning streak to close the season, and we should. But after that, isn’t Robert still living in denial that he burned bridges here with the franchise and his teammates?
Now he conveniently piles on top of the disgraced owner because it is the popular stance to take, seeing Snyder was a very unsuccessful owner?
It was not a professional, mature moment for Griffin, nor an honest one.