Jay Gruden’s first year in Washington isn’t going too well – the Redskins are 3-7 after an embarrassing home loss to Tampa Sunday – and the target of the coach’s ire Monday while talking to the media was the owner’s pet, QB Robert Griffin III.
Washington owner Dan Snyder is very close with his franchise (?) QB, perhaps too close. Snyder dumped his last coach, Mike Shanahan, allegedly because Griffin didn’t like him (and hung the QB out to dry in the playoff game vs. Seattle), and one wonders how RGIII will react to these comments Gruden made today:
Gruden is right, of course. RGIII – who still doesn’t have a capable offensive line – threw two interceptions in the Tampa loss, though neither was totally his fault. He did complete 71% of his passes, but the misses are all anyone remembers. The Redskins don’t have a defense, and waiting for their star QB to carry them like he did as a rookie ain’t happening.
It’ll be fascinating to see how the Redskins and Gruden respond on the road Sunday in San Francisco: Did the 1st-year head coach who took aim at the team’s star QB win the locker room, or lose it?
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