Robert Griffin III: Five Reasons Redskins are Moving on

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Aug 29, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) directs receivers before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

To some Washington Redskins fans it may come as a shock that there are reports the team wants to trade quarterback Robert Griffin III but after all that’s transpired over the past few seasons it really shouldn’t come as a surprise.

Sometimes for whatever reason regardless of the best of intentions, things just simply don’t work out as planned.  So here is a list of reasons why the Washington Redskins want to part ways with RGIII.

1. RGIII hasn’t developed

I’ll admit it, I’m a fan of Robert Griffin III and I wanted to see him have a big season this year but ultimately it was just wishful thinking.  When examining RGIII’s struggles last season it wasn’t hard to see that there were flaws in his game as a passer and those flaws still exist this season.

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I was hoping that another year in Jay Gruden’s offense, more talent on the O-line and at the skilled positions and the addition of a quarterback coach would help RGIII’s development but it’s not working out.

He still isn’t finding the open man, he’s still holding on to the ball too long and he doesn’t have a very good feel for operating in the pocket.  A quarterback who can’t handle these responsibilities in a consistent fashion can prevent an entire offense from running at its peak effectiveness.

At times it could also make other players look bad because others could be blamed as fall guys for the quarterback’s shortcomings.  That creates dissention amongst the ranks.  The quarterback is the leader of the team but if the team doesn’t believe in him, then it simply won’t work.

It’s no one’s fault, that’s just the way it is.  The best NFL quarterbacks must have a certain level of understanding of offensive football and Griffin has yet to attain that level.  Maybe someday the light bulb will flash on for Robert Griffin III but it seems the Redskins have run out of patience.

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