Asked about Shanahan’s health related reason for sitting Griffin, one Redskins jerseys player told NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington, “I believe that’s the best way to sell it.”
Another player said: “Don’t overthink it at all. The guy got benched.”
Griffin will be inactive on Sunday, while Rex Grossman backs up Cousins. It’s a stunning story on many levels. Griffin is the type of franchise quarterback that traditionally doesn’t get benched. He has struggled this season, but he’s hardly the only struggling aspect of the team. Shanahan can’t bench the entire embarrassing Redskins jerseys defense or the historically bad special teams. So Shanahan is sitting down his quarterback for safety reasons, even though Griffin just completed 13 straight games.
Shanahan’s tenuous future in Washington hangs over everything involved with the Redskins jerseys. Darlington said Wednesday that people he’s spoken to inside the Redskins jerseys’ building “do not feel good” about Shanahan’s job security, even those people firmly in support of Shanahan.
Look past all the coaching drama, and we see a young quarterback that lost his way on the field.
Sunday’s performance against Kansas City was the “worst game” of RGIII’s career as a Redskin, NFL Media’s Charley Casserly said.
Griffin has been sacked at least four times in five straight games. Casserly noted that those sacks are on Griffin as much as the offensive line.
“Half of those sacks were his fault. Not seeing receivers, seeing the rush,” Casserly said. “He was inaccurate during the game. Many times I thought he abandoned his reads. Didn’t throw to people that were open. . It was almost as if Washington (thought), ‘You know what? The guy needs a break. There’s something wrong with this thing.'”
Redskins jerseys radio analyst Chris Cooley echoed many of the same points in his weekly film review segment Tuesday on WTEM AM.
“(cheap Robert Griffin III jersey) only reads one side of the field, and the Kansas City Chiefs jerseys were very aware of that. . His technique right now, as far as dropping and throwing the ball, is dreadful. He’s throwing high over and over and over again.
“He’s throwing behind guys, he’s missing guys, his accuracy is wholesale jerseys as low as I’ve seen from a guy who should be a very good quarterback. He is never taking a regular drop from under center,” Cooley said, via The Washington Post.
Washington’s offensive scheme is no longer confusing opponents. Griffin has looked like a second year quarterback that desperately missed an offseason of development in the pocket. He’s able to run at times, but his ACL injury has hurt his trademark accuracy.
This benching is without true precedent in recent football history. cheap Drew Brees jersey was benched for Doug Flutie during Brees’ third season, but it’s not like Brees was the Offensive Rookie of the Year. And he wasn’t the No. 2 overall draft pick. Vince Young was benched in his third season by the Tennessee Titans jerseys after a fantastic rookie season, but Young’s performance and maturity were far different than Griffin’s.
Shanahan indicated that, if Griffin was benched, it would be for the rest of the season. Griffin probably won’t play again this season, but this story has a long way to go before it dies down.