Not as soon as did Robert Griffin III point out “Kirk Cousins” or “Jay Gruden.” However in a collection of tweets Sunday night time, the previous Redskins wunderkind rehashed his beautiful undoing in Washington, with a coach he feels all the time had a penchant for his understudy.
Griffin, after watching from residence because the Redskins fell to Dallas 33-19, opened up concerning the conclusion of his fall from star rookie to expire of D.C., reliving bits of the 2014 season, Gruden’s first as Redskins head coach and Griffin’s final as the way forward for the franchise.
“Query for my Soccer specialists….Is a coach imagined to tailor his offense to the talent set of his starter or his backup? Please @ me,” Griffin stated, his level turning into clear. “I requested these inquiries to show some extent. Coaches do what they consider in. You gotta respect that. After wanting again at 2014, I get it now.”
Griffin stated he has come to phrases with dropping the group he as soon as owned, saying he takes duty for his plunge, however appeared to point Gruden put him able that he couldn’t win.
The now 27-yr-previous has fallen utterly out of soccer, his electrical rookie season in 2012 giving approach to accidents, giving option to ineffectiveness, giving solution to a training change that noticed him yanked and Cousins inserted. Griffin spent an damage-plagued 2016 with Cleveland and hasn’t gotten a lot of an NFL look since.
“Shook my hand in 2014 and informed me ,’I got here right here to work with you,’” Griffin wrote about Gruden, who took over for Mike Shanahan in 2014. “Went to his press convention and stated he wasn’t positive about me. … I simply wasn’t his man. However I utterly get a coach who believes in a participant and has that gamers again it doesn’t matter what. A lot love.”
Griffin’s account is a curious one. He appears to put the blame on Gruden, who began Griffin that season earlier than the quarterback dislocated his ankle. Gruden turned to Cousins — after which to Colt McCoy when Cousins was ineffective.
But Griffin implied Gruden by no means gave him an opportunity, believing Cousins the higher choice than the previous Heisman Trophy winner, and suggesting Gruden adjusted his playbook to suit Cousins’ drop-again type over Griffin’s twin-menace.
“Not bitter in any respect,” Griffin stated at one level, insisting he’s moved on, saying he nonetheless loves Washington and talks with most of the gamers.
“In D.C. It obtained bizarre for lots of causes,” Griffin wrote. “Browns determined to go youthful. I’ve discovered A LOT. I gotta keep…