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What now for the Redskins and Robert Griffin III?

Jan 12, 2016, 8:30 AM EDT


After a season in which he was active in one game and played no snaps, Robert Griffin III cleaned out his locker at Redskins Park.

What now for the team and the quarterback they gave up so much to obtain in 2012?

As it stands right now, Griffin is under contract with the Redskins for the 2016 season. Under the terms of the fifth-year option that the team exercised last spring, he is on the books for a salary of $16.155 million.

That salary is guaranteed for injury only. Griffin suffered a concussion during the preseason but he was cleared before the season started. He didn’t play in any games and there were no reports that he was injured during practice. Since Griffin was on the 53-man roster, the team would have been required to report any injuries.

It is safe to assume, then, that Griffin either has passed or will be able to pass an exit physical. If that happens, the injury guarantee is void and that the Redskins will be free to release Griffin without further financial obligation. Barring some totally unexpected developments, that is the course of action that the team will take.

The earliest the Redskins can release Griffin is on February 8, the day after the Super Bowl. Since the option year guarantee will kick in if he is still on the roster on March 15, which is the first day of the new league year, the team would release him before that date.

As of now, the Redskins have around $10 million in salary cap space for 2016. That number includes the $16.155 million tied up in Griffin’s contract option. When he is released that money will immediately be freed up and added to the team’s available cap space.

As a four-year veteran, Griffin would not be subject to waivers, an academic point since no team would want to claim his $16 million contract. He would immediately become a free agent and would be able to sign wherever he wants.

129 Comments (Feed for Comments)
  1. goback2rfk - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Why did’nt they try and trade him with a renegotiated contract? Now he can just be picked up for nothing in free agency. That sounds great, use 5 draft picks on him in 2012 – give him away for nothing in 2016.

    • abanig - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:21 AM

      No one wanted his contract and why give up a draft pick for someone who’s going to be cut in the offseason

    • Tramell - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      That’s because he played horribly in 2013 and 2014. He hurt his own value. Plus he made stupid comments in the media constantly.

    • Rich Tandler - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:34 AM

      Why would RG redo his deal to facilitate a trade? In the real world a trade was not possible.

    • rcjur - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:37 PM

      Skins will not be getting anything for RG III by releasing him and his destination even if he has to sit behind Romo is Dallas. Better believe it and eventually will RG III will come back to DC and play and stomp the Redskins with Cousins at qb. I know most people saw RG III shake hands of Dallas coach after win. Matter of fact Redskins starting next season may not beat Dallas again for the next 5 years dealing with Romo and RG III end up most years in the bottom stellar of NFC East due to the false hope with Gruden and overhyped one year wonder Cousins. It’s going to get ugly in 2016.

      • colmac69 - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:00 PM


      • Skulb - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:25 PM

        Nice of you to share your cartoon scripts with the rest of us. He may go to Dallas but that\s the only thing you have right.

        • rcjur - Jan 12, 2016 at 5:52 PM

          Naive you are….come back in 2016.

        • Skulb - Jan 12, 2016 at 6:04 PM

          @rcjur It’s 2016 now. Has the miracle occurred yet? And what will be the nature of the miracle, so I can prepare myself mentally for it. Will Griffin magically have learned to read defenses? Will he magically not be an injury prone drama queen?
          Whatever divine intervention occurs to make RGIII a serviceable NFL QB I am waiting with baited breath. But I refuse to have this tedious debate all offseason. Tim has already soured a couple of offseasons with it so I’m done. I can talk more after next season though. But only if you promise to blame all of Griffin’s inevitable failures on whichever offensive line that has the misfortune of pretending to block for him. That’s the Tim tradition of DC sports analysis. And you can say what you want about me; I love good traditions.

        • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:24 PM

          83 replies to today’s posts is all we have to know about how much Griffin is now Redskins’ “non-story”, ben!

          And anytime Rich does another one it will be the same, no? ;^}

        • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:28 PM

          Got precisely TWO words for this poster … “Anger Management” LOL

        • Skulb - Jan 13, 2016 at 12:30 AM


          I don’t know why you would get that from what I wrote. I’m not angry. Tired of the RGIII myth though. The guy has been terrible for years and it’s time for people to snap out of this weird sports psychosis. He’s awful! I’d be surprised if he even finds a team after all this. AFL maybe.

        • skinsgame - Jan 13, 2016 at 7:29 AM

          I’m with Skulb. For three straight seasons, Griffin was bad. So bad that he never sniffed the field after the preseason this year, yet here come the warnings of imminent doom for the Redskins by his hand. Lol

        • timwillhide - Jan 13, 2016 at 2:23 PM

          @Sulb I provided the links for the stats to you and you said I made them up.

          What has RG3 ever done to you besides being black

        • captblood3000 - Jan 13, 2016 at 2:59 PM

          Well, Tim, there is Griffin’s terrible play in 2013 and 2014. Some of us hate losing. Race has nothing to do with it, at least for me.

      • Kenneth Tapp - Jan 13, 2016 at 6:43 AM

        I agree with you on that, I guess everyone forgot we won the division just bc romo and Dez got hurt for most of the season. Not to mention we lost one game to one of their back up QB’s. Honestly as a fan of the redskins I honestly see us taking a step back and returning to the bottom or third place of our division.

        • cowboyhater - Jan 13, 2016 at 12:30 PM

          That’s why I question you as a fan. Not sure where you see this team taking a step backwards when you have SM as the GM. He will not add pieces to this team to have them take a step backward, but just the opposite. The NFC East teams need to start worrying about the skins going forward in this division. We improved last year, and will do the same next year. As for Romo, you might as well forget about him. Father time has caught up with him, Dez probably will not even be on that team. There is not enough room for two of the largest egos in sports, so the winner will be Jerry Jones. He will not sign Dez to a large contract. Eagles are in shambles, and seems their front office is falling apart. The only team I see could pose a threat is the Giants. They are the most professional organization in this division, but their issue will be getting adjusted to their new coach. This puts the skins ripe for the pickin in this division next year. Let’s go get em!! HTTR!!

        • rcjur - Jan 18, 2016 at 10:23 PM

          It will happen with Cosuins because he is not a franchise qb. Skins are better off trying to figure out a way to get picks for him and trade for a better talent in qb AJ Macaron. Get him from Cincy and you will see a fearless leader that could take Redskins places farther than Cousins will ever do.

      • firesnyder - Jan 13, 2016 at 10:13 AM

        @rcjur – that is the most ridiculous post on RG3 I have ever read, and I’ve read a lot. Are you family or friend of Robert? Geez, some people are so far away from reality on this. Robert has MUCH to learn to become the kind of POCKET QB that he himself wants to become. Footwork, pocket presence, faster reads…. none of it is there yet. His looping release is even to slow. Google some video of Jason Campbell and then compare it to RG3. Its a very similar release. Bottom line is, maybe Griff can get there one day but right now he’s not even close!!!

      • Amy - Jan 13, 2016 at 3:13 PM

        Rg111 was a1 year wonderboy himself, who by the way can’t even take a hit without getting hurt, he’s to small and now broken up.. He’s a disappointing bust. Let him go somewhere Else like the NFC East last place cowboys.. :-)

      • John - Jan 13, 2016 at 6:54 PM

        Keep eating those mushrooms… Be nice to those nice young men in the clean white suits put you in your padded cell.

      • Huey Wiley - Jan 13, 2016 at 7:35 PM

        U could’ve have said it better.

    • rcjur - Jan 18, 2016 at 9:12 PM

      Be even more stupid when he signs with Dallas which he will, take over Ian 2017 and beat the Redskins for a decade while the boo beards come out for their high price chosen qb Cousins next season.

      • goback2rfk - Jan 19, 2016 at 12:59 AM

        He is signing with Dallas so fast it will make your head spin. He is going to be hitting Dez Bryant all day long deep. Might work out for him behind that Dallas Offensive Line. Give him time to work the field. rg3! rg3!!

  2. ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:39 AM

    Good luck in your future endeavors, RGIII.

  3. abanig - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:20 AM

    Who cares? “It’s safe to assume” Griffin isn’t a story in DC anymore and shouldn’t be a website hit or a retweet for reporters thank god!

    • will1950 - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:56 AM

      To bad abanig that you are such a hater and grouper! you know RG3 so well that you can predict what his future will be! that’s laughable, considering that you are only an arm chair QB and not someone to be taken seriously!!

    • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      Hahaha! I know that you know that ain’t no way true, adam! (Actually even saying it sounds like a tiny bit of pique over I situation that I assume we both feel has gone terribly fubar, and which I’d completely understand. Forgive me if I’m wrong.)

      The fact that it’s been one of the most commonly posted NFL stories since the Sunday defeat, indicates it’s among of the hottest topics in the league right now, not just on Redskins Reservation.

      And as I’ve posted a few times before, this is a story that will resonate with Redskins fan for years to come, as we dissect what happened over the last three years, trying to get to the real truth about the whole “Griffin situation” (something I’m especially interested in! I’d love to cut through all the rumors, innuendo and speculation and get some verifiable facts about what really went on behind closed doors), but even more probable, as we compare the relative success or failures of RG & KC as their careers go forward.

      No … like it or hate it, imho we haven’t heard the last of RG3 around here, neither in this off-season nor beyond. Little doubt there be a lot of finger-pointing and recriminations from the “Nah-nah…I told you so” crowd — on both sides of the issue —as the seasons go on.

      (But please know that you have permission to shoot me if I ever get involved in any of that childish bullspit! LOL)

      • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:23 PM

        Spot on, bruce. As soon as Griffin gets a pre-season game behind him, this board will have a handful to a bushel full of remarks either telling us how great it was to get rid of him or how we’ll be ruing the day. The RG3-only fans have already made their presence felt this week. They’ll be back as soon as he does well or as soon as Cousins throws two picks. As much as I agree with Adam’s sentiment – the era is over let’s move on – this thing will likely have more legs than the “we should’ve never fired Marty” rhetoric.

    • jumbo611 - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:17 PM

      The irony of that statement;on an article about Griffin by a local reporter on a locally focused website is pretty amusing.

      Apparently for some reason;Griffin is a bigger deal to the local media and fans than Cousins.

      Last year RG3 said people use his name as click bait. This seems to be the case since the end of the season. Everything he’s done or not said has been documented and video’d and dissected.

      Let’s let the man leave in peace and turn the focus to Cousins and his future dissect his every move and statements( I’m not to fond of the wanting to be wanted comment)

      • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:30 PM

        I’m not too fond of that comment or the “tables have turned” comments. I understand the first comment. If Cousins signs here, he will always be competing against the ghost of RGIII for a small but significant part of the fan base. What about the yahoos who at two in morning showed up at Redskin park to chant RG3! RG3! after the team beat the Eagles for the division. Disgraceful.

  4. greed - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:23 AM

    This time next yeas skins will be in the market for a new head coach and qb , meanwhile RG3 will be leading a team to the playoffs, packers game showed the true nature of gruden inability to be a headcoach yr 2 and he still hasnt commited to rungame and cousins limitations , he a good backup not a franchise qb

    • YaMomma - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:20 AM

      Your comments are purely opinion and in my OPINION an awful one. It’s feels like a waste pouting out your lack of actual football knowledge but I can’t let this slide. Cousin and Gruden with BOTH be in DC this time next year. They both exceeded expectations set for themselves and that team. If you cared to look up facts before just blurting out whatever you saw fit on your Tuesday morning whack off session, cousins broke just about every redskins passing record, AND the NFl completion percentage at home this season. Gruden took a 4-12 team and took them to hosting a meaningful home playoff game. It’s first year of the new Gm and from the looks of it….things are working. Suggest you open your eyes and the stat book before you fill these people up with your biased perspective (and I’m not even a redskins fan).. Good day sir..I SAID GOOD DAY

      • greed - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:05 PM

        lol yes my opinion and sir i do know football verywell , watched skins for 3oplus yrs played and coached , personal train my opinions are qualified enough for me thank you, 1st we played a lastplace schedule on top of evey div we played only had one power team including our own div which had none we were just a little better and healthier at certain spots, didnt beat a single team with a winning record and was only competitive in 2 of those games, name the teams in the four game win streak ? All those teams were struggling most of season as we were , kirk set records lol most of the records he broke were set by the likes of j cambell b johnson not exactly hof or even close to it qbs, i said at best he is a gd backup, now it attainable to set records when your coach refuses to commit to the run game he coaches as if he still in the arena leauge,kirk is a caretaker not a playmaker and it shows when he plays against strong teams is he a bum ? No /tbut he has a ceiling and sir he has reachf it not once against

        • JOHNNY B - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:11 PM

          If you actually paid attention what was Cousins stats the first 4 games. He was below average at best a backup low yardage plenty of picks and few tds. The records that he broke this season was amazing. He came from behind on pace for barely 3000 yards and broke 4000. The game against the Saints he could have had 7 tds if they would have left him in the game. Tell me a winning team that put his # or better against them. Cousins is the type of qb that learns every play every down. Keeps improving every week. Learns by watching other QBs like Rodgers or Brady. When we drafted Rg3 and Cousins in 2012 I said that we just got 2 starting QBs. I am still a believer in Robert he will prove to be a dominant qb somewhere but it is Cousins time here so stop degrading him and let him be

        • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:35 PM

          The Redskins were 7-7 outside of the last place schedule. The Eagles were 7-7 outside the 2nd place schedule. The Redskins were 2-0 against the Eagles. The Redskins won the division.

        • joparks2012 - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:59 PM

          Greed, whatever gets you to sleep at night. Your comments here show that while you have watched football for 30 plus years and played and coached, you are missing the point. They did whatever they could to win games. They were never a 10 or better win team this year. They don’t have the talent yet. They were a 6-7 win team with what they had and the injuries and they won 9. You don’t continue to run the ball if it’s not working if you want to win, you do what you can. Kirk helped them this year and we learned a lot more about him than we thought we all knew about him. One thing we did learn is that we have a guy who can play the position and because of that, we are in a better position coming out of this year than we were going in. This is a Building Process. This team is not a finished product and I have faith in Scotty M that he has them going in the right direction.

    • shermanp79 - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM

      and you will be in the market for a brain.

      • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:09 PM

        Leave it to you Paul for an intelligent, well-reasoned, well-supported reply.
        At least yer dependable, my old friend! ;^}

    • ajbus1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:11 AM


    • renhoekk2 - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:23 AM

      If Griffin was a franchise QB that could lead a team to the playoffs, don’t you think teams like Houston and Cleveland, or Dallas that were playing musical QB would have happily given up a first rd pick for him? Dallas was going with Kellen Moore and Houston was willing to go with four other guys including TJ Yates, Cleveland had some guy named Austin Davis playing. All of these teams chose to run with these other guys instead of trading for what you think is a franchise QB. Not one of them believed Griffin could save their seasons. Coaches and GM’s had their jobs on the line and none were willing to deal for him.

    • Skulb - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:29 PM

      You have some limitations yourself pal.

  5. sidepull - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Ii hope he finds his place in the NFL where he can reclaim some of his glory as a gifted and talented player. Somewhere in the NFL there is a place for this kid. He has had a year to rest those injuries. A couple years out on an ACL, he should be ready to roll if he can.

    Really feel bad it never worked out for him here. Others will portray him as a victim but Rg3 is not victim, not by a long shot. I an curious how he will portray the Redskins after he gets on with another team. Snyder had his back through it all. I just don’t see Rg3 sticking a knife in it, but you never know.

    • will1950 - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:57 AM

      sidepull, great take and comments!!

    • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:13 PM

      “Rg3 is not victim, not by a long shot”

      You really don’t think that Griffin was a victim of many unfounded (actually widely refuted by many teammates — on the record) attacks on his character, work ethic, intelligence, sportsmanship, humility, his FAMILY, even! … trashing his desire to learn or to be coached, claiming he was as egomaniac who disdained his teammates and deserved their enmity?!

      That’s how & why I think of him as a victim.

      You haven’t forgotten how common those were around here and how deep the personal HATRED for the guy ran, have you? (And yes there was “hatred” … and you know who you are; yer probably the biggest “deniers” of those attacks right now.LOL)

      Those slanders & libels are the things I will remember most about the whole Griffin debate. Arguing performance on the field is one thing, and I get that — and I NEVER thought he should be GIVEN anything but a FAIR chance — but when things devolved a lynch mob mentality and scurrilous character assassination, that’s were I drew the line. (Which I would do for anybody in that situation … kind of a bleeding heart, I guess?)

      Those unfair attacks (along with the beliefs that I have ZERO reason NOT to like the kid and that he will be a top QB again) are the main reason why I will always continue to support him & wish him the best.

      • jumbo611 - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:20 PM

        Well said

      • Skulb - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:33 PM

        Not well said. He’s not a victim and as soon as he started playing the role of one (aided and enabled by people like you) he was done in DC. If he keeps it up if someone gives him a new job he’ll be done there as well.
        As for your ridiculous nonsense about “hatred” go back and look at your own statements about Cousins and Gruden this year which are much much worse than anything anyone ever said about Griffin on this blog. Until otherwise proven I will consider you both systematically wrong about everything but also a hypocrite.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jan 12, 2016 at 7:00 PM

        Very well said Bruce! Many fans here like the one above couldn’t tell a football from a bowling ball.

        • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:33 PM

          Aww take it easy on the guy, redskinsname! Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

          (But thanks for the kind words — you AND jumbo. Appreciate!!)

        • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:56 PM

          Uhhh … by the way … what did I ever say about Gru or Cuz that couldn’t be backed up with verifiable facts… “Skulb” (whatever THAT is?! ;^} )

          Can’t recall anything, and I don’t have the time to go back in the archives to review every post — but perhaps YOU will… especially if they will PROVE that ya got me dead to rights.

          (And anyway, we all know that no one is ever expected to prove a “negative” — that they DIDN’T do something. The onus is on the accuser — that would be YOU– to prove that they DID!)

          Now, produce actual “precise” (ya like that word, iirc) statements by me, if you please — not some vague, twisted recollections on your part! LOL

          And until you confront me with such “damning quotes” we might all just have to rethink WHO is actually the “hypocrite” around these parts!!!


        • skinsgame - Jan 13, 2016 at 7:35 AM

          Hey, redskinsname, Bruce needs an assist on pulling archives. Hook him up.

  6. timwillhide - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    I feel going with Cousins over RG3 is one of the biggest mistakes in Redskins history. Yes we won the Division but almost by default. And I think RG3 with the improved Oline could have won more games. The division played down to us webeat losing teams on a weak schedule. Every time we played a real team Cousins got rattled. People treated RG3 like craps for no reason but to hate on a good guy it’s a shame. In 3 years we will see if it was the right move

    • nhskinsfan - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:49 AM

      Rattled. That’s a good one! 29-46 329 yard with a 63% completion rate. 1 passing touchdown and 1 rushing touchdown 0 interceptions and a QB rating 91.7. If your so upset about people hating on RG3 because he’s a good guy then why do you hate on Cousins. He’s a good guy. Doesn’t he deserve the benefit of the doubt with your logic.

      • timwillhide - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:06 PM

        How much did he score in the second half? How many 3 and outs did he have? He looked rattled in the second half to most people

        • nhskinsfan - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:21 PM

          1 Touchdown in the second half. You sure it was him that was rattled and not the defense? The defense that allowed 2 touchdown receptions and 2 rushing touchdowns? Again If RG3 deserves the benefit of the doubt doesn’t Cousins?

        • timwillhide - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:36 PM

          The 3 and outs were not on the Defense.

        • timwillhide - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:37 PM

          He played a good first half

        • nhskinsfan - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:38 PM

          Got it. Cousins doesn’t deserve a fair shake like RG3 in your mind. That’s ok now I know I’m talking to an RG3 fan and not a Redskins fan.

        • timwillhide - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:54 PM

          And I’m talking to someone who is illiterate. I said Cousins played good the first half. Oh wait you can’t read this sorry

        • timwillhide - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:56 PM

          Just because someone prefers one player over another doesn’t mean they are not a Redskins fan just means they have a different opinion.

          Oh I forgot you can’t read this sorry

        • nhskinsfan - Jan 12, 2016 at 1:15 PM

          Cool story!

    • troylok - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:42 AM

      Wow. I respect your opinion on this but I totally disagree. Let me ask you something: do you think Gruden would have modified his offense to accommodate a scrambling QB? If the rumor mill was correct, RG3 and his dad did not want RG3 scrambling anyway, so that point is moot. Do you think RG3 – today – is a better pocket QB than Cousins? I will grant you that the o-line was better this year at protecting the QB, but Cousins was also a big part of the reduced sack totals and that is because he gets rid of the ball fast. We have all seen the statistics to support that. Do you think RG3 had leverage over coaches both past and present because of his relationship with Dan Snyder? I think he did and I think it was a huge detractor in the locker room to know that there was a person on the team getting preferential treatment.

      You can say the well was poisoned for RG3 and he was never going to get a fair shake in Washington. I agree with that, which is precisely why he needs a fresh start somewhere else. I think it would be good for him to go to a team that will use his abilities which is why I think it will be a mistake for him to go to Dallas. If there is anyone more reluctant to change his offense for a player than Gruden, it is Garrett which was shown repeatedly this season once Romo was hurt. I think he would be best in going to a team that is already setup with a scrambling QB and an offense that is adapted to that. So, Seattle or Carolina seem like they would be excellent places for RG3 to tune his craft behind reliable starters and who could be a plug and play replacement if their starters went down.

      I don’t hate on RG3 like some people. He just doesn’t fit with Washington anymore. Cousins is our QB and I think just having stability at the position for an entire season was huge. He will continue to develop.

      • timwillhide - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:32 PM

        I think RG3 and Morris should go to Denver. They both know the system and there is a need at both positions

        • John - Jan 12, 2016 at 2:15 PM

          Not sure where Morris is headed but big Jer according to John Clayton wants Manziel, so it appears the RGme will be headed to football hell: Cleveland!

        • ET - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:03 PM

          That’s kind of intriguing.

          Could Robert unseat Brock for the starting job? Is Morris experiencing system or personnel issues, or is it a personal performance issue? (I don’t claim to know the answers to those questions.)

        • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:49 PM

          That makes some sense but it would be a bit of a “mea culpa” from Griffin. Then again maybe it was just the Shanahan relationship that was the problem not the system. I’d like to see Morris back with a new running backs coach but that’s probably just wishful thinking but I’m not sure how Randy Jordan keeps his job unless the improvement of Chris Thompson outweighs Morris and Jones not reaching expectations.

      • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 1:34 PM

        “If the rumor mill was correct, RG3 and his dad did not want RG3 scrambling anyway”

        Glad you brought that topic up, troy, as we still hear it a lot as an example of Robert & family reaping what they so selfishly sowed. IIRC, that statement is more than just a rumor — there are actual quotes from his father out there on that topic. Where I think there IS room for debate, imho, is how one chooses to interpret those words.

        You seem to be among those who believe that the Griffins meant absolutely NO MORE SCRAMBLING! (No?) Others say it meant “No more read-options!”. Me, I think both of those interpretations are somewhat exaggerated. I have always believed they meant that they didn’t want Robert to carry the ball AS MUCH as he did in his rookie season —120 times in 15 games.

        NO QB carries the ball that much — unless he’s the size of a defensive end, maybe (lookin at you, Cam Newton!). Most people who follow the NFL know a guy RG’s size is not gonna last very long carrying it that much. We actually have proof of that.

        But I don’t think Griffin was ever completely averse to running — just to doing it so MUCH. We actually saw him running bootlegs & around end when he was in there last season, didn’t we?. (Remember that infamous “TD run that wasn’t” vs. the Giants last season! Ouch) I even heard him say on camera when he returned from his ankle injury last year that he was ready, willing & able to run ALL the plays, including read-options.

        Sure, there’s little doubt he WANTS to — and has been working to — get better in the pocket like the top QBs (who wouldn’t), but I just don’t believe he meant it to be to the complete exclusion of his great running skills.

        So I think that claim is one of those several “straw men” that detractors have used against him ever since that time (shocker, huh?! LOL)— because if you look at it in a negative light it CAN appear to be a case of a meddling father looking out for his son’s selfish interest to the determent of the team’s. (And we know that for many, “appearance” IS reality … especially in RG3’s case.) I just never saw it that way. And I can’t believe they actually meant it that way.

        • kenlinkins - Jan 12, 2016 at 2:05 PM

          I am still waiting on a business reason not to sign RG3 for the 2016 season as a back up QB, by the way most on here same to think that Kyle and Mike said “We want you to run” and RG3 said “NO” then Gruden said “We don’t want you to run” and RG3 said “NO”? The only question in the debate that matters now is where RG3 is in his development after working this year and what he wants to sign for 2016? Anything other that is just noise unless there are unreported facts I do not know of (which is unlikely as everything from RG3’s socks to his bathroom habits has been reported often). Do we even know about Cousins socks yet?

        • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:22 PM

          “most on here same to think that Kyle and Mike said “We want you to run” and RG3 said “NO” then Gruden said “We don’t want you to run” and RG3 said “NO”? T”

          MOST on here think that?! We’re did you get your count from ken? You think, what …51%? 60% 75? Tell ya what, I’m living proof the answer is 100%. I wonder where you stand on your statement. Really

          And as far as a business decision not to sign RG as a back up for next year, I’m not sure I understand your argument. Doesn’t it seem obvious that you need a minimum of two to strike a deal? What ever makes you think that he wants to sign as a backup when he can get a legimste shot at a starting job elsewhere. Because his Redskin experience has been so rewarding? Or his bond with Gru is so strong?. (And it’s not like the team — minus Snyder? — has all that much incentive either.)

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jan 12, 2016 at 7:06 PM

        RG3 and his Dad don’t coach the team Troy. Those are statements founded on media rumor and not fact. The fact is that Gruden ran the wrong offense for a quarterback like RG3. He was a horrible hire if the organization wanted to really give RG3 a final chance. I’m glad he’s moving on and I think under the right system he’ll do very well. Avoiding injury is his biggest risk in the NFL.

    • John - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:30 PM

      Year 1of a 3 year rebuild with better days ahead. We’re now regularly beating the bad teams. Now we need to upgrade the roster to run the ball and stop the run.

      In the playoffs teams will focus on taking away the things your good at. We lacked a running game and had no balance. Take away the pass and what do you have left to lean on? The majority of championship teams have balance and strong defenses. We lack a running game and have a weak defense. Plain and simple.

    • John - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:39 PM

      Football is a team sport. The quarterback handles the ball a lot but he is not the only reason teamsxeinor lose games. We don’t have the talent to hang with the big boys at this point. The pass rush is insufficient. We still can’t stop the run. We can’t stop good qbs. We also can’t run the ball with any consistency. Until the talent improves and those areas are fixed you can’t put it on the QB.

    • Skulb - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:34 PM

      Still going with this I see. Maybe you should have your brain checked for tumors.

  7. metalman5150 - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    RG3 was immature and his team mates didn’t respect bc of his me-first, brandish -like mentality.
    His athleticism covered up his inability to read defense. His habits were not that of a leader.

    But if Robert wanted to be the best QB in the NFL, all he has to do is change is ways.
    And he will. Unfortunately that won’t happen until he is on a different team.

    • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM

      Can you verify those rumors with links to any players actually saying those things, metalman5150? Or how about naming a Skins’ beat reporter who has claimed RG’s teammates have actually said that to him or her, but they are sworn not to divulge their names to protect them as sources?

      Because that is just the type of real info that I’m am looking for that will help me somewhat understand all this disdain for Griffin as a PERSON that’s out there.

      As a QB on the field, I can understand and see where people would have a problem with him (ergo, “his inability to read defense”, is acceptable. We have all seen instances of that. And I doubt Griffin even would totally disagree!)

      But these claims that he’s “immature”, “his team mates didn’t respect”, “me-first, brandish -like mentality” or “not that of a leader” are just myths that no one “in the room” (or even NEAR the room!LOL) has ever given any credence to.

      Until we get some better verification, many of us here feel strongly that they are just rumors that have been passed along 3rd- or 4th-hand — or just plain made up?? — to discredit the guy when things went wrong.

      • metalman5150 - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:24 PM

        Unsubstantiated claims – I will admit – definitely more rumor and hear-say than factual. RG3 has been an outstanding, humbled person throughout this season. THANK GOD bc creating a ruckus would only hurt his future opportunities.

        Bottom line is that Robert DID have third party contactual agreements and endorsements to juggle on top of his professional, third-party QB coach, not named Jon Gruden. Robert DID NOT know how to slide to prevent injury and he did not know when to say, after a defeat, “It’s my FAULT”. Instead, Robert turned into a french waiter, saying things like “WE [need to do better]” “WE WE OUI OUI”

        The one pet peeve that I have always held against Robert was that he wouldn’t jump on a grenade for his teammates. EVEN if robert was never the person at fault, he should have taken blame for losses as if they were his fault. He never did. In my mind, a more effective leader would have done exactly that.

        I wanted Robert to succeed more than the guy next to me. He will never succeed in the NFL if he doesn’t learn how to get rid of the ball before getting sacked; slide before getting concussed, and take responsibility for the team’s faults.

        • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 7:45 PM

          “I have always held against Robert was that he wouldn’t jump on a grenade for his teammates”

          I never remember have his actually having to “jump on a grenade” for his teammates, so to me its hard to argue that one way or the other.

          But this I do know; he gave up his body time & time & time again, trying to get that first down or important yard, much to his own personal peril! If that amount of fortitude and selflessness doesn’t count for a whole lot anymore, I don’t know what does.

          But I do think it still does — except for Griffin.

          Think about it … in Griffin’s case his guts often got counted AGAINST him! Instead of “Wow! That guy laid it all on the line for the team!”, it’s “That idiot doesn’t know how to SLIDE!” (Sound familiar?) … or “Why doesn’t he run out of bounds??” (two yards short!). Sure, he needed improvement in those areas, but that doesn’t negate all his outstanding efforts through the years.

          Tell me … who else gets dragged over the coals for not going all out for his teammates … at the same time he’s busting his backside doing so … and at the same time being criticized for the WAY he did it??!! LOL

          All part of the Redskin career of Robert Griffin III. It can only be uphill from here, right?

  8. 226thebeatdontstop - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:06 AM

    Great RG3 can move on to another team. Hopefully he has been humbled and understands he does not have to be a pocket passer to be successful he must be wise ,crafty and understand he does not have to do everything..
    It made no sense to me that a hybrid read option,pocket passing scheme couldn’t have been implemented..
    RG3 can be successful in systems like Cam in Carolina ,Wilson in Seattle or a creative coach that recognizes RG3s strengths…RG3 must be open an receptive to using his athleticism…

    I’m not sold on Cousins after 1 _year nor would I pay him 18-20 million…Cousins couldn’t create in the 2nd half of the playoff game, he stood in pocket like a statue, once djax was doubled there wasn’t any derp threat an the offense stagnated….Cousins can’t create off script or scramble when things break down..
    Anyway I see RG3 being successful in or out of the NFC he can make all the throws …

    • renhoekk2 - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:42 AM

      When a team is behind in the 2nd half and has no running game to begin with, and has to throw the ball, and the defense can sit back and play seven in coverage because they are getting a ton of pressure on the QB while rushing just four guys, no QB is going to have success. That’s exactly what happened Sunday night. As far as scrambling and making plays off script, how often have you seen T Brady or P Manning running around scrambling, making plays off script. Sure it’s a nice tool to have in your tool belt, but it has nothing to do with the success or failure of an NFL QB.

      • John - Jan 12, 2016 at 2:26 PM

        Kirk is not the first Redskin QB to have this happen.
        I remember when the Giants rushed 3 or 4 guys and pushed the Hiogs around in 1986 3 times, even the NFC Championship Game. This when the Skins had Monk, Clark and Sanders and Jay Schreoder had a 4,000 plus yard, record breaking season.
        Same thing happened to Theisman during Super Bowl 18 against the Raiders in a 38-9 loss. That team wrote the record book. Joey T was a wellknown scrambler and it did no good in that game. Just because you can scramble does not nmean you can fix all problems. Keep in mind Kirk is still learning. It takes a few years of playing for a QB to be in tune. Better days are ahead.

      • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:22 PM

        Good points. I believe that Robert can get better but I also believe the same to be true with Cousins. The folks who can’t come to terms with the end of the Griffin era seem to be unanimous is their belief that Cousins has somehow reached his ceiling yet with Griffin the sky’s the limit. WTF? Why does Cousins after year one of being a starter – records and all – have to be on the same level now with Brees and Brady? Mike McCarthy entering that playoff game had a playoff record of 7-6 and Rodgers had a playoff record of 6-5. As long as we’re reasonably patient with both we should eventually get to or surpass those numbers.

    • colmac69 - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:30 PM

      Yeh our good friend Greed finally shows up to predict outcome of nxt season (my friend u should use your crystal ball and get winning numbers for the powerball draw… 1.4 billion dollars I wish I could b an American citizen for couple days )

      Must bn hard greed watching gruden,,cousins and Co marching to a divisional title….

      As bn stated before cousins getting paid going rate whether people think it’s right or wrong….we only fans with opinions….the people in charge (ie Gm) obviously think he is the future and will pay him the bread

      Obviously key for cousins is to prove this yr wasn’t a one off……u got to think offense is only going to get better which will give cousins even more to work with….full offseason as the main man and you can only see one road for cousins and it’s uphill

      Rgiii era is over… need to go into rights/wrongs of the matter…..Think most fans would wish him well wherever he ends up

  9. kenlinkins - Jan 12, 2016 at 12:09 PM

    The RG3 debate will be around for years to come for those who want to talk about the past (i.e. The Deal, R.O.Y. injury, Shanahands, Owners pet, Drama, Gruden etc.) but for my money I want to know what RG3’s NFL value is right now. What kind of deal will be sign (i.e. what is the value of him as a back up QB ).. IMO the only persons with a true read on that is the new GM & Redskins staff! Any team other than the Redskins would be taking a major gamble on him due to the unknowns involved. My concern is that the Redskins are unwilling to even try and keep him, why? It can not be that Cousins would not like it as the Redskins have control of him due to the TAG. The $16 million option will be gone on Feb 9th as that is not the reason. He proved he can be drama free this year so cross that one off the list. McCoy is not under contract so the Redskins need a back up QB so that can not be it. The Redskins carried 3 QB’s the last two years so that can not be the reason. More than one NFL team is interested in signing him so he must have a value. No NFL team is talking about making him the starter so money can not be the reason as he will only get back up QB dollars in 2016. Cousins has not yet proved he is sure money as a NFL starter so both RG3 and Cousins will be a gamble in 2016 (but one will cost a lot less then the other). So, what is the business reason for not trying to sign RG3? As someone who hated the RG3 deal in 2012, I can not see a real business reason not try and sign him if the price is lower then the value and I have yet to hear any Redskins staff member say RG3’s value / talent is not NFL grade. What am I missing? Business is Business, but I am not seeing a business reason not to try and sign RG3!

    • John - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:15 PM

      RG3 is done here. McCoy will probably be resigned and another young qb will be brought in through the draft or undrafted free agent.

      They won’t keep him around just to be around for $16 million. No team would do that . Nobody would trade for him and the Skins won’t just eat that contract. If anything, he leaves here and latches on elsewhere as a backup.

      He is not a starting QB. Get over 2012. Its ancient history.

      • kenlinkins - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:59 PM

        John: 1. I was never a big RG3 fan so I have nothing to get over 2. Just saying RG3 is done here is not a business reason not to him sign(i.e. why is he done here?). 3. I never said he was a starting QB, I said why not look into signing him as a back up QB as the Redskins are the only team that knows where his development is today. 4. The $16 million has nothing to do with signing for 2016, he will be lucky to get 2.5 million 5. I wouldn’t be so sure McCoy is going to sign with the Redskins, there are a few teams he might feel he has a shot at starting for in 2016 and might sign with them (McCoy knows he has no shot of starting here). 6. Why do so many Cousins fans see RG3 as a threat, what is there to fear? 7. Name any QB who will be drafted after round 5 that would have the up side RG3 has. I am still looking for a football business reason not to try and sign RG3 as a back up QB for the 2016 season. All reports I read said RG3 worked his butt off this season (extra work after practice, extra film study, scout team work, no drama, etc.) so he is that much ahead of any rookies the Redskins might sign. where is the down side?

        • John - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:07 PM

          After bouncing around a couple times McCoy should realize by now that he is a career backup like Matt Flynn or Chase Daniel.

          RG3 is not going to be satisfied being #3. Would you be happy going from $4million to $500 thousand per year and knowing your not going to have a shot at playing.

          By being released they keep him from potentially becoming a locker room cancer and he gets a shot at playing elsewhere. Though I don’t see him being a starter elsewhere.

          Keep this in mind. As a backup, he has not practiced with the starters to any degree. If anything, he would run the scout team. If he was smart, he took time to work on the fundamentals and understanding coverages.

          Wherever he ends up, the team will not go out of their way to devote resources to him if they have their starter in place. If he wants to start his best shot is in Cleveland or perhaps Houston, however they may be looking to develops a qb out of the draft who came out of a pro style system like Connor Cook or the Goff kid at Cal as opposed to someone who has been around for a few years and has shown he is not capable in a pro style system up to this point.

      • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jan 12, 2016 at 7:11 PM

        The Redskins won’t and should not keep 3 quarterbacks on the roster next season. They need another backup that is young and has promise. Cousins proved capable at times but also never proved he could play a full game well against an above average team with an above average passing defense. Green Bay left two interceptions on the field where one was snatched by the newest addition of elite tight ends in Jordan Reed and the other was two defenders with equal opportunity for the same ball being their own worst enemy.

        Cousins has proven he is a capable starter by has not proven he is franchise QB.

        • hail74 - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:08 PM

          I can agree with that last sentence, so what would constitute a franchise QB, for conversations sake. How much do you attribute the lack of a viable run game to his performance against good pass defenses? If cousins had a defense that could bail him out when he had bad games, or even just avg games, giving him some of those wins against winning teams would he then be considered a franchise QB?

      • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:07 PM

        “He is not a starting QB”

        He’s probably gonna be a GREAT starting QB!

        Think how may QBs have been taken off the NFL ash heap (including the guy who ended LAST season as the Redskins third string QB!) to revive their careers and find NFL stardom.

        The gyt has a great arm, can make all the throws, and can run with the best of them … so he can beat you with his arm AND legs — the kind of threat defensive players admit they hate. (D’ja notice Russell Wilson, Alex Smith, Aaron Rodgers last weekend alone … and then get a load of Cam this weekend.)

        Sure, Griffin needs improvement in standing in the pocket & reading defenses to match up to those guys, but I think he’s smart enough and hard-working enough to get it done — as long as he has a coach who believes in him, trains him, and knows how to take full advantage of his skill set.

        Now, I know that kind of game is not for EVERY NFL coach (including Gruden, obviously), but I think there are enough out there that he’ll get a fair shot to reach his full potential.

        • skinsgame - Jan 13, 2016 at 7:53 AM

          “He’s going to be great” after he improves standing in the pocket and reading defenses. Also, he’s a hard worker and smart.
          But in the time he spent in Washington, he couldn’t figure or work those things out. That is part of the discussion I just don’t understand. It isn’t as f he wasn’t given opportunities, it’s that he plateaued at such a low level.

      • rcjur - Jan 18, 2016 at 9:18 PM

        RG III will be in Dallas, Colt will bolt out of here to another team to get a chance to start, while the Redskins will be losing next season with their chosen high priced qb Cousins. Colt isn’t signing here bet that!

    • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:35 PM

      Ken, the Redskins won’t make him an offer because he will get something out there better than $1M to back up his former understudy. The Redskins know the value of Griffin’s potential will likely intrigue a number of teams during the off season. There are a number of head coaching changes that may consider bringing him in to challenge for a starting job. There are number of teams with aging QBs that may consider him as a project for the future that does not cost a draft pick or long-term financial commitment. Lastly, there are number of teams with similar style of QBs that may see Griffin as a good contingency should their starter go down. For the Redskins to sign Griffin, you presume that Griffin would want to be here.

    • skinsgame - Jan 13, 2016 at 8:00 AM

      After that poster he left in his locker, I’d say he burned his last bridge in DC.

  10. hitmeimopen - Jan 12, 2016 at 1:53 PM

    I wish RG well. I will, however, say that if he wants to be a pocket QB, he needs to become immersed in what it will take. I personally watched him turn the wrong way for run-fakes more than once (3 times) in preseason this year. Anyone who knows about play-action fakes knows that if the fake isn’t sold, the play has slim chance of working. If he goes to another team and they begin his training to become that pocket guy, it will still take time. Good luck RG.

  11. hitmeimopen - Jan 12, 2016 at 1:59 PM

    If RG was taken by a team without all the extra draft picks then the stigma would be much less. He would simply be a guy who didn’t fit the team’s mold. But I look at his body style and I see a sprinter who’s legs are too thin to take NFL punishment. RG didn’t make the mistake – we did by taking him.

    • gasngo14 - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:09 PM


    • brucefan1 - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:13 PM

      “RG didn’t make the mistake – we did by taking him”

      Still remains to be seen if “we” didn’t make a mistake by letting him go. It would be a mistake to think this story doesn’t still have a long way to go.

    • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:56 PM

      The extra picks are only an issue because the team expected to have cap space and got “Mara-ed” out of $18M two seasons in a row. The trade was made in principle on Thursday, March 8, 2012 but wouldn’t be official until Tuesday, March 13, 2012. Then the penalty was executed on Monday, March 12, in order to get the league year started on-time on Tuesday. Suddenly the Redskins were going to have a QB but the cost of four draft picks and negative $36M was damaging. The team was going to have to build without resources. Four years later, the Redskins have a QB, cap room, and their draft picks.

  12. metalman5150 - Jan 12, 2016 at 3:26 PM


  13. nomaan78 - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    I think we should keep RG3 and trade Cousins for a first round pick. RG3 has had a year on the bench and has watched and learned from Kiirk, the new offensve Coordinator and also from the QB coach. RG3 s now fully healthy as well. Cousins has a ton of value. Franchise him and trade him. RG3 has talent and the smarts and physical tools to still be a monster QB. Trade Cousins and then enter the draft with two 1st round picks.

    1st 7th pick. Overall. TRADE Kirk Cousins to 49ers. Redskins Draft Deforest Buckner DE Oregon
    1st 21st pick Jarran Reed DT Alabama
    2nd round Tyler Boyd WR Pittsburgh
    3rd Cardale Jones QB Ohio State
    4th Kareem Hunt Toledo RB
    5th Evan Boehm C Missouri
    6th Beau Sandland TE Montana State.
    7th Josh Forrest ILB Kentucky.

    Redskins need to beef up the defense. Buckner and Reed will help dominate at the line. Our secondary is not terrible. I like Dunbar, Breeland and Culliver when he comes back healthy. D-Hall is doing well at FS, and Golston is solid. ILB is a need. I hope we can sign a FA.

    • unknownskinfan - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:41 PM

      With the Franchise tag the ball goes into the player’s hand to sign it. Or if he doesn’t but a team decides to take the chance of signing the franchised player then the team who does must give up 2 First round Picks. Thus, your idea of franchising and trading is…lacking.

      I agree that the Skins need to beef up the defense, they also need a tall receiver (over 6 foot 1) who can use his body to shield the defender away from the ball. I don’t know if Tyler Boyd from Pitt fits that mold, as I don’t know the height/weight stuff of the future draft eligible players as of this time. But a player such as Laquon Treadwell from Ole Miss or Josh Doctson from TCU may fit the bill due to the combination of Collegiate accolades, football pedigree and size, should the sizes listed be legitimate, with both listed at 6 foot 2 or 3.

    • DiCaps - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:25 PM

      Vinny Cerrato (nomaan78) we already have a gm.

    • John - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:46 PM

      Whatever drugs you’ve been taking, you need to stop. Their creating hallucinations, making you think that RG3 should be the starter here when he has proven he can’t get the job done.

  14. Bill22 - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Shanny didn’t want RG to begin with because he wasn’t playing in a pro style offense and Snyder did that’s why they drafted both qbs. So Shanny did what he had to do and developed a system around RG that was successful. Everyone was happy. Then comes injury and RG and family didn’t want him in that style offense anymore. So Shanny is now screwed because he knows RG Is Not Capable of being a drop back passer at this point in his career and will not be for many years. Ultimately RG and Snyder wins the battle and Shanny is out. In comes Gruden and eventually Scott and they seem to be expressing the same feelings that Shanny did about RG. When multiple very talented football minds all feel the same way about a player I would say 9 times outta 10 their probably right. It’s not about race, it’s not about trying to do someone dirty, it’s about knowledge and a lot of yall RG3 nuthuggars don’t have any at all. Good luck to RG3 wherever he goes and if the Redskins have to play him twice a year even better. It will make for some good games. HTTR

  15. Skulb - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    The sooner he’s out the door the better. Biggest draft bust in NFL history AND one embarrassing thing every day for two and a half years. Thanks Bob! Please leave inspirational poems about what a victim you are in our locker room before you go!

    Oh wait, you already did that. Never mind then, bahbay!

    • redskinsnameisheretostay - Jan 12, 2016 at 7:26 PM

      So the “Biggest bust in NFL History” Can also be ROY? He deserves better than gutter fans like you.

      • Skulb - Jan 13, 2016 at 12:27 AM

        No he doesn’t.

      • Skulb - Jan 13, 2016 at 8:32 AM

        Oh and also, I’m a Redskins fan, not a fan of individual players. Anyone who helps the Skins win is alright with me. Robert hasn’t done that in a long time. The Redskins deserve better than personality cultists like you. You should go with him when he leaves.

        • timwillhide - Jan 13, 2016 at 2:28 PM

          In a long time???? 2 years you are a moronic imbecile

  16. hail74 - Jan 12, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    I wish RG3 all the best and think a fresh start will be great for him. This weak schedule excuse for this years success is getting old. Last place vs first place schedule comes down to exactly 2 games. That’s it. All the teams in the nfc east played essentially the same schedule and will do so next year as well.

    • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:00 PM

      Agreed on all points. Last place schedule has been the same situation SINCE 2002! Where the eff has all the nimrods been?

  17. redskinsnameisheretostay - Jan 12, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Reported! I bit of education for you about Freedom of Speech. The first exists to protect society from government abuses that include to right to speak freely. It doesn’t mean you can come on here and spout meaningless garbage with your all caps.

    • Rich Tandler - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:04 PM

      joeyjust4u2 no longer has freedom of speech here. He has been banned for personal attacks, using all caps and just plain dumb posts.

  18. Ray - Jan 12, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Hey will sign with Texans. They desperately need a QB and RG is better than what they have. He will be starter. Anywhere else, he would be back up. Sitting out this whole year and getting healthy is what he needed. Unfortunately his knee and repeated concussions will be his downfall. We already know he loves to tweet everything. A team signing him needs to know he will continue. He has been quite for 6 months, but as soon as Redskins release him, he will release everything via social media.

  19. Rich Tandler - Jan 12, 2016 at 8:06 PM

    joeyjust4u2 no longer has freedom of speech here. He has been banned for personal attacks, using all caps and just plain dumb posts.

    • bangkokben - Jan 12, 2016 at 10:07 PM

      DARN! I never knew you Joey. Away for 36 hours and I miss someone with the instant notoriety of “just plain dumb posts.”

      With the bar not always being set high by myself as well as others, that has got to be noteworthy but no one needs personal attacks especially in ALL CAPS. Speaking of Caps, looks like we’ve got something to pass the time until the off season.

  20. ranie - Jan 12, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    The redskin sucks when it come to this that’s my team but they did him wrong I hope you do good wherever he goes

    • skinsgame - Jan 14, 2016 at 8:07 AM

      Did him wrong?? HA! They paid him millions of dollars and gave him repeated opportunities to take the team.

  21. jhcook99 - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Russell Wilson was the best qb taken that draft.Luck could still do better but R G lll is done.

  22. nomaan78 - Jan 12, 2016 at 11:19 PM

    The trick is on of you all!!! Mwahahahaha!! The truth is that Dan Snyder is in love with RG3 and he will be our QB next year. There is a reason Snyder wanted him on the team this entire year. They will bring him back on his 5th year option. This is why RG3 stayed quiet all season. They will Franchise Cousins and then trade him for a first round pick. The whole team concocted a plan to boost the value of Kirk Cousins this year by showcasing him against a weak schedule this past year. Cousins is good, But Scot McLoughan knows that RG3 is very talented. They will have two 1st rounders this upcoming year after the trade of Cousins. They will use the first rounders to make our defensive line better and to build a defensive foundation like the Seahawks and Panthers have.

    Preston Smith, Ryan Kerrigan, Junior Gallette, Trent Murphy at OLB.
    Keenan Robinson, 1st round pick Reggie Ragland ILB Alabama, Will Compton, Martrell Spaight
    1st round Jarran Reed DT Alabama replaces Jason Hatcher at DE
    2nd round Darian Thompson FS Boise State adds needed depth at FS To Goldson, and D-Hall
    CB’s are set. I like Breeland, Dunbar, Culliver and Kyshoen Jarrett, Mixed in with a Little D-Hall
    Wouldn’t it be crazy if my blasphemy came true!!! LOL.

    • John - Jan 13, 2016 at 9:34 PM

      Nomaan be nice to the men in the clean white suits. They’ll make sure your straight jacket is just tight enough and put you in a nice padded cell…

  23. James, Redskin for life. - Jan 13, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    Football is a business, a business for adults. If you’re not ready or prepared for the adult game, the childlike mentality will be swallowed alive. RG III is going to be good, but not in Washington DC, if his maturity has made that turn.

  24. Larry - Jan 13, 2016 at 12:15 PM

    I think the redskins need to resign him and get a qb coach like Jim Zorn or Norv Turner or Doug Williams to work with him because he is a better athlete and presence on the field . But I also think they should have him grow under a more experience qb rg3&Kirk Cousins

  25. Redskin - Jan 13, 2016 at 1:11 PM

    Rg was good but after the injuries he lost a step can’t avoid defenses can’t read defenses
    And no longer has the speed to out run them
    There for at the time he isn’t even a top 30 qb.
    Which is to bad I liked him and enjoyed watching him play

  26. squawonthewarpath - Jan 13, 2016 at 6:43 PM

    LOL Who are all these posters and where have they been all season??????????????

  27. Chuck Sharp - Jan 14, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    I think the redskins are absolutely stupid for getting rid of him they way they did him was terrible I hope he goes somewhere to were he comes back and beasts the sh.. out of gruden and cousins as a starter. Cousins isn’t what people think he is his stats are high because of the receivers we have not because he’s great we did not beat a team with a 500 or better record next year you will see the true colors of both of them for making a mistake of getting rid of rg3

  28. John - Jan 14, 2016 at 11:16 AM

    For those that think the Skins are racist for bumping Robert, the only color in the NFL that matters is GREEN the color of money. Sure, they get $ from jersey sales but winning makes more money.

    Robert did not grow during the years following his 2012 success. He sewed the seeds of his own demise, when he demanded they change things. He did not perform the team lost, he lost favor in the locker room and he’s out, plain and simple. That being said, I hope he does elsewhere hopefully Cleveland.

  29. Robert - Jan 14, 2016 at 6:49 PM

    Been a die hatd fan since 1972.
    Next year skins go 6 and 10.
    Kirt cousins shows average at best.
    RG 3 goes on to shine. Another rebuild because Gruden gets fired.
    When will it stop?

  30. rcjur - Jan 18, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    It won’t stop until Gruden is fired! Archives

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