Oct 12, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Washington Redskins injured quarterback Robert Griffin III (right) talks with quarterback Kirk Cousins on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Redskins 30-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Redskins: RGIII and Cousins aren’t speaking, So What?
One thing about the Robert Griffin III era of the Washington Redskins, there has been no shortage of anonymous source reporting. Someone reports an anonymous quote from a source of something negative surrounding RGIII and then collateral damage ensues.
Well, it’s happened again, as Bleacher Report’s Jason Cole alleges that according to multiple sources that Robert Griffin III and Redskins starting quarterback Kirk Cousins aren’t speaking and can’t stand to be in the same room.
Considering what’s at stake here between the two men, is it really that surprising if they aren’t on the best of terms? Are they supposed to be best buddies or something? So I question why this is even relevant?
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, if the source isn’t willing to put their name behind the quote then why report it? Even if it’s true there’s no way to validate it and if it isn’t true you’ve just damaged the reputations of those involved.
If the only way to bring validity to the report is to say that people who refuse to put their names behind it says it’s true, then it may as well not be true at all. Otherwise, why wouldn’t they put their names behind it?
But regardless of what you think about Robert Griffin III, I think it’s fair to say that he’s tolerated more than his share of this type of nonsense. Even if he’s brought some of it on himself.
He’s in a bad spot in his career right now and all some people can do is keep piling on. I think it’s ridiculous. As for Jason Cole, if it wasn’t him then surely someone else would have reported these rumors, so I can’t say that I blame him.
But who ever the anonymous sources are, I say you’re nothing but cowards for hiding in the shadows while Kirk Cousins and RGIII are out their trying to make the best of a bad situation. Cousins is playing well and Griffin is at least attempting to put a positive face on his predicament.
It’s also not a surprise that this news comes out when the Redskins are playing well. I’ve noticed some in the media who are clearly disappointed that they have to report the Redskins are anything other than the worst team in the league this season.
And the fact is, the Redskins have found a way to rise above all of the drama, so-called dysfunction and negative predictions of how some NFL pundits thought their season would be going. The team has performed better than most expected and Jay Gruden has found a way to turn a lot of the negatives of the preseason into positives.
Hopefully the team can maintain their focus and keep things headed in the right direction on Thursday night with a win on the road over NFC East rivals, the New York Giants. HTTR!!