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Robert Griffin III surprises Kyle Shanahan with stiff arm after Ravens win over 49ers

Robert Griffin III surprises Kyle Shanahan with stiff arm after Ravens win over 49ers

It’s funny how things come back around.

Immediately after the Ravens’ Week 13 victory over the 49ers on Sunday, conversations on Twitter began to surface surrounding Ravens backup quarterback Robert Griffin III and San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan.

During postgame celebrations the camera showed a quick glimpse of what looked to be RG3 catching Shanahan by surprise with a stiff arm followed by a simple dap.

However, it was all out of love. In fact, RG3 made his way through the crowd to find Shanahan and show his respect.

What many may have forgotten in the moment is that the two have quite a bit of history together during their time in Washington.

When Washington traded up to select Griffin with the No. 2 pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, Shanahan was the offensive coordinator. That same year Griffin was named 2012 AP Rookie of the Year after throwing for 3,200 yards, 20 touchdowns and five interceptions while also adding 815 rushing yards and seven more touchdowns.

Unfortunately, a knee injury in the playoffs ended up hindering his potential, and Shanahan was fired after the 2013 season.

So Sunday was the perfect chance for the two to reunite.

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Lamar Jackson is apparently converting Browns fans to Ravens fans

Lamar Jackson is apparently converting Browns fans to Ravens fans

Lamar Jackson is now stealing fans for the Baltimore Ravens. 

In an appearance on The Peter King Podcast, Ravens coach John Harbaugh told a story about a friend of his who is a high school coach in Ohio. You know, Cleveland Browns territory. Except apparently it isn't so much according to Harbaugh. 

"They're Ohio farm kids," said Harbaugh. "I said, who's your favorite team? I know they're Browns fans. They go... 'Ravens'. I'm like, Ravens? Why? All four of them said at the same time, 'Lamar'. It's made us into a more national team because he's that kind of guy."

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There's no question when you have one of the most dynamic talents in the NFL, who also happens to be the reigning MVP, you're going to start getting some serious attention from outside your market. 

The quarterback position is the most important position in sports, and when you have a superstar in that spot, it's pure gold for an organization.

It also doesn't hurt when that superstar steals some fans away from a division rival too. 

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ESPN's Mike Greenberg slams Lamar Jackson critics, compares early playoff woes to that of Peyton Manning

ESPN's Mike Greenberg slams Lamar Jackson critics, compares early playoff woes to that of Peyton Manning

ESPN's Mike Greenberg opened up a segment "Get Up" Tuesday morning with a strong statement on Lamar Jackson's critics. 

"You know what I'm getting a little tired of hearing about? All of the things Lamar Jackson hasn't done."

He was especially fed up with the recent wave of disrespect regarding the league's MVP, and Baltimore Ravens QB, Lamar Jackson, heading into the 2020-21 season. So fed up that he began to shed some light on just how phenomenal the third-year pro is and why compared to a certain NFL legend, his lack of early playoff success isn't anything to worry about. 

"Since [Jackson] became Baltimore's starter in Week 11 of his rookie year, he is the winningest quarterback in the NFL. He's thrown more touchdowns than Tom Brady, fewer picks than Patrick Mahomes, and has rushed for more yards than Saquon Barkley at 52 fewer attempts," Greenberg said. 

"In a span of one month last year, he beat Russell Wilson, Tom Brady, and Deshaun Watson by an average of 22 points per game," Greenberg said. 

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Things got a little spicy when Greeny compared Jackson's lack of playoff success to future Hall-of-Famer, Peyton Manning.

"Let's talk about a quarterback who started his career 0 for his first 3 playoff games despite his team being favored in two of them," Greenberg said. "He completed less than 50 percent of his passes in those games, and the third one his team lost 41-0 to the Jets."

"That quarterback was Peyton Manning -- he turned out ok," Greenberg said. "By the way, he was 26 when he lost that game. Lamar Jackson is 23."

Greenberg then attempted to diagnose just why so many people are bearish on Jackson. Here's what he concluded. 

"What I think is going on here is a case of a lot of people not believing what they're eyes are seeing mostly because he is making them look bad," Greenberg said. "The whole league passed on this guy. Respective evaluators told this guy to play another position. Then he went out and was the unanimous MVP in his second year and made a lot of decision-makers look even worse than the linebackers who fall down trying to tackle him. 

"The moral of this story my friends is simple," Greenberg said. "There's nothing so terrible about having been wrong about Lamar Jackson. Most people were."

"The real mistake is failing to admit it now."

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