Sunday, November 17, 2013

Former Redskins great Darrell Green says Robert Griffin III not a leader

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After a fantastic rookie campaign, Robert Griffin III has faced considerable criticism in his second year in the league.

The latest to bash RG3 is former Washington Redskins great Darrell Green.

“I think that’s the problem. I think it’s super important to have leadership, and I don’t think [Griffin] really is the leader,” former Redskins great Darell Green said on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL.”

Aside from criticizing Griffin's leadership ability, Green also proceeded to attack Washington's offensive philosophy, which he believes lacks structure.

“It’s not very good,” Green said. “It’s not very good. … I think that it’s been rough, but it looks like the kid — and I’m talking about RG3 — it looks like he’s starting to get it back.

“But I just feel so bad that you would have a system where it’s all predicated on this guy running. He’s the second rusher on the team. It doesn’t work, in my opinion.”

At 3-6, empirical evidence seems to suggest that Green is somewhat correct in his assessment. But the fact that Griffin is coming off season-ending surgery, coupled with the fact that the Redskins are far from a talented team, means that it is a little unfair to bash RG3 so early into his career.

Remember, this is the same player who led Baylor to prominence just a few years ago, which culminated into the Heisman Trophy Award in 2011. Oh, and let's not forget Griffin's play help guide the 'Skins to the postseason in 2012.


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