Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III created a stir this week with a tweet he made in responding to his doubters on twitter. Here’s the tweet;
They doubted in High School They doubted a turnaround at @Baylor They doubted a Heisman was possible Keep doubting. It's nothing New.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 20, 2014
RGIII speaks of wanting to be one of the greats and personally I don’t doubt that Robert Griffin III can be a great player. As a Redskins fan I absolutely want to see him become one. He has the athletic ability to accomplish some fantastic things on the football field and to a certain extent he already has.He won a Heisman Trophy, won NFL Rookie of the Year, and led the Redskins to their first division title in 12 years. But by coming out with tweets like this he only increases the immense pressure that’s already on him. But some people thrive on pressure and want to test themselves against the expectations we have for ourselves and what others think we can do.
And sometimes when we find out that there are some out there who don’t believe we can accomplish the goals we set out for ourselves it acts as a tremendous motivating factor. However, most of us keep those thoughts to ourselves. But that’s not how Robert Griffin III operates.
There’s a certain arrogance about him. And I’m not saying that as a bad thing either. Because many of the great athletes have that arrogance. That swagger and confidence to believe that they can be the best. But now that RGIII has come out publicly and stated he’s going to defy his doubters he can’t take those words back.
So there’s only one thing left to do. Prove the doubters wrong through his actions and back his words up. Because if he should fail to prove that he can the walk like he’s talking it, then the doubters will be letting him know about it loudly and clearly.