Tuesday, January 12, 2016

RGIII Leaves Redskins...But The Story Isn't Over

If you are successful, you will win 
some unfaithful friends, and 
some genuine enemies.
-Mother Teresa

Shots fired in Washington DC! Well, not in the sense you might be thinking. The Washington Redskins have had quarterback issues, although as far as the team and fans are concerned, there is no issue. Kirk Cousins is the Redskins quarterback. Quarterback, Robert Griffin III as we all know was drafted by the Skins with the second overall pick of the 2012 NFL Draft. A quarterback class destined to rival the famed 1983 class, consisting of Dan Marino, John Elway, and Jim Kelly. This class of course consisted of Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Ryan Tannehill, and Russell Wilson. But, also later in the draft, the Redskins drafted a second QB, Kirk Cousins. Insurance? Maybe. But, you can't deny the end result.

Following his amazing 2012 rookie season, Robert Griffin III had injury issues, and didn't click with the offense. In the 2015 season, he was benched in favor of Kirk Cousins. Cousins had problems at first, but by the end of the season, he had one of the highest QB percentages in the NFL. He led the team into the playoffs, only to lose in the Wild Card round to Green Bay. No problem, the Redskins will be back and better next year, considering they are in the second weakest division in football with the Cowboys in a rebuild mode, and the Giants and Eagles with new coaching staffs coming on board. The Redskins will win the NFC East next year. Bet on it. 

So, where am I going with this? Let me get started. RGIII cleaned out his locker, and left the Redskins facility, leaving a poem by Mother Teresa in his locker. Basically, he was quoting the Terminator, saying "I'll be back!" but doing it more politely. And, he will get picked up by another team, and eventually, he will be back to face his former team. Redskins fans aren't worried, but maybe they should be. As a Miami Dolphins fan, I have seen this movie far too many times. The Dolphins seem to have more former players on other teams than any other team, and they are all doing well. 

Right now, WR, Ted Ginn is with the Carolina Panthers, and playing the best football of his life after stinking up the joint in Miami. DB, Vontae Davis is now with the Indianapolis Colts, and has been in the playoffs most of the years since he's been there. Wes Welker left Miami to go to the Patriots, and became a premier player in the league. QB Daunte Culpper left Miami and went to the Raiders. Not to mention half the current Buffalo Bills roster. The list goes on and on. What do all these players have in common? 

They all came back to Miami and had career games in wins against the Dolphins!!!

I am calling it right now. Whatever team Robert Griffin III goes to, whether its the Cowboys, Cleveland, San Francisco, or any other team will beat the Redskins, and RGIII will have a career game. I don't care how bad the team is. It will happen. There was too much vitriol surrounding that situation. Too many negative emotions. When Coach, Jay Gruden trashed Griffin after a 2014 loss to Tampa that Griffin struggled in, that was the end, and everybody knew it. But, Griffin wasn't released after that game. Instead, they made him the third string QB throughout the entire 2015 season. 

Kirk Cousins and a benched RGIII

So, like I said...The story isn't over. RGIII will get some revenge. The Redskins could win the Super Bowl in coming years, with only one loss on their record. That loss will be to the team that Robert Griffin III is playing for.

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