BY PETER HAILEY
NFL analysts and Redskins fans have questioned Robert Griffin III's on-field decision making a lot in the past few years. And while there's no debating that he certainly needs to work on making better choices in the pocket, a more pressing need surfaced Thursday: The man needs to make better choices at the dinner table.
The fourth-year signal caller appeared on Thursday's episode of "Redskins Nation," and spent the 30 minute show taking questions from Burgundy and Gold fans. At one point, a Skins supporter sent in a question that began with a reference to Griffin looking like Kel Mitchell from the 1997 movie Good Burger (an astute observation, by the way), which then sparked a discussion about his favorite hamburger toppings. What Griffin said next can, at the very least, be described as troubling.
"What do you like on your burgers, by the way?" host Larry Michael asked.
"I like egg, hashbrown, and a little bit of maple syrup," Griffin responded.
Hold on. What?
So, out of all the burger toppings in the world, from bacon to onions to tomatoes to pickles to peppers to mushrooms to avocado and even lettuce, Robert Griffin III prefers to put eggs, hashbrowns, and a little bit of maple syrup on his sandwich?
Is that even allowed?
Breakfast for dinner is a great thing -- there's no denying that. And putting an egg on a burger isn't that odd -- to some, it's ideal. But putting a hashbrown alongside a well cooked patty, and then finishing the burger off by drizzling some maple syrup on top, sounds about as appetizing as watching a replay of the Redskins-Seahawks 2012 playoff game.
Someone -- whether it's new quarterbacks coach Matt Cavanaugh, head coach Jay Gruden, or new general manager Scot McCloughan -- needs to take Griffin aside and tell him what he's doing is not okay. It's time to put an end to this mistreatment of burgers once and for all.