Our Nation’s Capital Has A Football Team That Runs Like A Militaristic Government
Redskins have to be the most culturally confused franchise in the world. They're named after an ethnic slur (or are they?), while being based in the capital of the United States of America, (formerly) having an african american starting quarterback, yet they run their franchise like militaristic dictatorship.
Anyone else puzzled?
Washington benched Robert Griffin III, so that Colt McCoy can start in his stead. And thus, they have continued their cycle of beheading the offense by rotating quarterbacks and coaches at a rate that only the Cleveland Browns can rival.
First, let's point out that Colt McCoy is the junior varsity version of Robert Griffin III. Second, let's point out that the
Redskins' season is over. So why in the hell are the moving away from RG3?
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 26, 2014
Admittedly, the writing was on the wall (of Grantland). Griffin was too vocal and sometimes quick to give blame to his teammates for problems that quarterbacks typically take blame for.
Then there was the slew of injuries. While those are supposed to over with and done, RG3 still plays with the confidence of Greg Oden. He hasn't thrown for more than 267 yards in a game this season, and hasn't thrown more than one touchdown in a game. His season-high rushing game amounted to 41 yards. The Baylor product isn't lighting up a scoreboard -- he's not even lighting up those tiny-weeney holiday lights.
He's a sunken cost, a cost of draft picks.
The answer was simple: RG3 is not "the guy" in Washington, according to Jay Gruden. That's why he's benched. And while Colt McCoy certainly may not be the quarterback of the future, Gruden has seen all that he needs to of Griffin.
The evaluation: Not good enough.
Redskins are at the bottom of the league, and they're not coming out anytime soon. The only consolation -- which may be in Gruden's thought process -- is that the more games they lose, the closer they get to picking Marcus Mariota or Jameis Winston. Someone with which Gruden can start over.
The problem remains, however. They can change their head coach; they can change their quarterback. This militaristic regime is cyclical, providing unending pain for their fans.
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