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Do YOU think the Washington Redskins lack team Leaders?

Washington Redskins legend and hall of famer Darrell Green recently stated that he didn’t think the Redskins had a leader.  When London Fletcher was mentioned, he stated that Fletcher was an old leader, more out of respect than on the field.  This begs to question why Green is suggesting that Redskins QB Robert Griffin III is not a leader on the team?

And I would say this, RGIII’s leadership has been more by example than a vocal leader, and that’s not a surprise to me.  When he was drafted he stated his intention was not to come in a try to run all over the veterans on the team, but to gradually become a vocal leader, and earn his teammates respect.

Griffin’s work ethic and lead by example style quickly garnered him praise from his teammates and coaches, and he was voted a team captain during the 2012 season.  And Darrell Green may be right in that maybe RGIII hasn’t been the vocal leader that the Redskins truly needed up to this point, but there are reason for this.

One thing that stunted that leadership growth was his knee injury.  RGIII’s rehab set a lot of things back for the team, including preparation for this season, and I  believe his ascension into becoming a more vocal leader.  Another thing to remember is that RGIII is still young, and the more experience he gets at being the leader of a franchise, the better a leader he will become.

So, do you think the Washington Redskins have a leader?  And if so, who might that leader be?

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  • becky good

    I respect Darrell Green immensely, but I don’t know why he’s saying this; the Redskins have enough problems right now, they don’t need the media (ESPN, etc) glomming onto any more stories about trouble in the Skins’ locker room, etc. All of that just causes more distractions, makes the players have to answer questions, etc., when they need to concentrate on WINNING.

    • Maurice Barksdale

      I agree Becky, Darrell Green is one of my all-time favorite Redskins, but these comments do nothing but add to the up hill battle the team faces. Maybe Green didn’t think this would blow up as big as it has, but when it comes to RGIII, any controversy that surrounds him becomes national news. Green should have known better.

  • joey just

    I am a SKINS fan and i have always said that RG3 should have stayed out until next year.Cousins would have got the job done and he should be the quarterback now.RG3 played in no preseason games so he was in no rhythm during the season.Shanahan is full of it,he is a snake,when you cut a snake’s head off the rest goes,so next coaches,all of them,Rex Grossman is just taking another person’s spot on the team,another body playing should have been on the team,anybody who could play ball

    • Maurice Barksdale

      RGIII sitting out the entire season wouldn’t have helped the team. I seriously doubt the Redskins would have been any better off if Cousins was the starter, and I like Kirk Cousins. The problem with the Redskins isn’t RGIII, it’s Mike Shanahan.