Redskins fans haven't heard much out of Robert Griffin III the past few weeks, which is good. However, just because the former-star-quarterback-turned-third-stringer hasn't said anything recently doesn't mean his critics are going silent, too.
During the week, Rodney Harrison, who played 15 years in the NFL before retiring after the 2008 season, made an appearance on the Spiegel and Goff show and talked about RGIII. He did not have many kind words to say.
After one of the hosts discussed Griffin's behavior during the last couple of years — which in his mind was not exemplary — he pointed out that he thinks Kirk Cousins has been "underwhelming" as well, but no one seems to notice because they're too busy celebrating how "they were proved right" when it comes to Griffin. Then it was Harrison's turn.
“Well first and foremost, we see every week that there’s a lot of bad quarterback play, so I think we’re used to that,” Harrison said. “What we don’t see is guys being jerks at the quarterback position. And Robert Griffin III was a jerk. He was a flat-out jerk. And when you look at Kirk Cousins, he comes and he says all the right things. And he’s trying, he’s fighting, his team is out there supporting him, he’s doing everything he can to win."
He continued: "I think we respect guys that work hard and try to do the right thing and stay humble. Robert Griffin didn’t do that, and he lost the respect of his teammates, as well as the guys in the media.”
Harrison, now an analyst at NBC and NFL Network, certainly didn't take it easy on the 25-year-old passer, proving that, even when Griffin's not on the field, he's constantly under pressure and getting blitzed from all directions. One may think it's strange for this attack to come now, especially considering #10 hasn't done much as of late, but such is the polarizing nature of Robert Griffin III. You never know what's going to come next.