Robert Griffin III: “I never told Mike Shanahan what plays to run”

635598894093453941-USP-NFL-Washington-Redskins-at-Green-Bay-PackersAs the Washington Redskins are trying to move forward towards the 2015 season, their starting quarterback continues to talk about the past. Robert Griffin III was thrown under the bus by former head coach Mike Shanahan earlier this year and Griffin is trying to change the perception about himself. One of the criticisms Shanahan leveled on his former QB is that Griffin use to tell him and his son Kyle that he would not run certain players.Well Griffin made an appearance on a Redskins television program and was asked about his former coach’s comments. Griffin says that he never told Mike or Kyle that he wouldn’t run certain plays.


“The urban legend, right?” he said with a smile. “Actually, just like any coach-quarterback combination, we had healthy conversations about everything, evolving as a player. There’s a lot of dark things that are talked about with Mike and Kyle and those things, but it was never a wholesale ‘This is what we’re gonna run, this is what we’re not gonna run’ [demand].

“You know, I’m a player,” Griffin said. “I’m here to play. As we like to say, I just work here. Open discussion. Coaches get to call the plays, and players have to run them.”


I understand that Griffin wants to defend himself but this is water under the bridge now. Griffin needs to focus on the upcoming season and not worry about what is being said about him.

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