Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin II got called out for a lack of leadership by Redskins Hall of Fame cornerback Darrell Green.
During an appearance on Showtime's “Inside the NFL” program, Green weighed in on the Redskins.
“It's not very good,” Green said. “It's not very good. I think that it's been rough, but it looks like the kid — and I'm talking about RG III — it looks like he's starting to get it back.
“But I just feel so bad that you would have a system where it's all predicated on this guy running. He's the second rusher on the team. It doesn't work, in my opinion.”
Who's the leader?
“I think that's the problem,” Green said. “I think it's super important to have leadership, and I don't think [Griffin] really is the leader.”
What does Griffin have to say for himself?
“Right now, it's not a burden,” Griffin said. “It's a burden if you make it a burden. You've got to believe. I understand what comes with being the quarterback of the Washington Redskins. I understand what comes with being a quarterback in the NFL. And yeah, it might be a little harder here because of certain aspects of what goes on around this team. I understand that. I've got tough skin.”
Cris Collinsworth disagreed with Green.
“Robert Griffin is an unbelievable leader,” Collinsworth said.. “Teams are built now around first-, second- and third-year players. They're the great majority of the players on the team. And Robert Griffin is the guy that's gonna take them where they want to go if they just leave the whole thing alone. Next year, you'll go, 'Oh my gosh, we almost blew it up. It would have been the dumbest thing ever.'”
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.