Robert Griffin III: Five Reasons Redskins are Moving on

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Jul 30, 2015; Richmond, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden (L) talks with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during afternoon practice on day one of training camp at the Washington Redskins Bon Secours Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

5. Lack of chemistry with Head Coaches

Some believe that Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden was brought in to be some sort of quarterback whisperer for Robert Griffin III.  That he was supposed to fast track his development and get him back to the form he showed as a rookie.

And while Gruden may have believed himself that he could bring out the best in Robert Griffin III, the fact is a coach can’t bring out something that isn’t there.  A quarterback has to meet the coach half way.  And Jay Gruden is the second head coach that RGIII has failed to click with in less than four seasons.

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The first was Mike Shanahan and I’ve been very critical of Shanahan and his time as Redskins head coach but the reality is that after things fell apart with the Shanahan, RGIII needed things to flow smoothly with Jay Gruden and it hasn’t worked out that way.

I don’t think the expectation should be for the head coach and the quarterback to always agree.  That’s not possible.  But they at least need to be on the same page and for whatever reason, Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden have not been able to gel.

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