Why I'm not buying the negative report on RGIII

Buried in a scouting report on QB Robert Griffin III (via the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel), there is a comment from a league scout on the Baylor product that comes off as negative.

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Here's what was said on RGIII: “He's got a little bit of a selfish streak, too. Everybody was laying on Cam, but for some reason this guy has become gloves off. He doesn't treat anybody good.”

I’ve written before that I would love to coach Griffin. Sure, that is based on talent and what I have seen of the QB in game situations. But the idea of the RGIII being “selfish” doesn’t impact that at all.

I would tell any prospect that is heading into the NFL next season to show up with a swagger and even some arrogance if they want to survive. Those vets—the experienced vets—will take care of the rest. They will introduce each and every rookie to the NFL.

Part of the process of being a rook, starting at the bottom and experiencing the daily adversity of competing vs. paid professionals.

Griffin is no different. He will come into camp this summer in Washington and experience some humbling days on the field. And that will continue throughout the preseason games and into the regular season.

He won’t be perfect. In fact, no one should expect him to be.

However, if he doesn’t have that swagger when he shows up, he won’t succeed. And after months of looking for negatives in the top prospects, this doesn’t impact my opinion on RGIII at all.

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