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Brooks: RG3 shouldn't be on the field

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07:20 AM ET 11.26 | For the second consecutive game, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III has submitted a clunker, and San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks thinks he knows why. "He's obviously a man and he makes his own decisions, but I personally don't feel he should be playing right now," Brooks said. Asked directly if Griffin shouldn't be playing because of the knee injury he sustained in a January playoff loss to Seattle, Brooks confirmed. "I don't think he should be playing," he said again. "You can see it. Everybody can see it, everybody can see it." ... [Against the Niners,] Griffin took a lot of hits in the game, including two sacks from Brooks. "He's a man, he has the heart of a warrior and is going to go out there and play regardless of the circumstance," Brooks said of RG3. "Everybody can see it."

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November 26, 2013  07:42 AM ET

Clearly Bob's rehab is incomplete yet Bob lacks the maturity to see it himself. Maybe a one hit wonder?

November 26, 2013  07:58 AM ET

There have been many careers cut short by injury and if he isn't careful he could be the next victim. The hits he was taking in last nights game were vicious and he is t the biggest guy in the world. Would be dad if he was a one hit wonder because he really is a talented guy. Needs to take some responsibility too though - his presses just come across as very arrogant, and you feel like he is looking to toss everyone else under the bus.

November 26, 2013  08:07 AM ET

This is one reason why the running QB style is hard to pull off in the NFL. All it takes is a few good hits and your main QB is out, or in this case playing at diminished capacity.

November 26, 2013  08:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

...and you feel like he is looking to toss everyone else under the bus.

RG-III? No, he doesn't take the bus. He takes the subway.

November 26, 2013  08:15 AM ET

RG2 gave his son an earful last night

November 26, 2013  08:17 AM ET

Not tonight Hun... I have a headache...---->

November 26, 2013  08:19 AM ET

I'm sure the Shanahan's know he's not 100%. It's their decision to keep him in. Donovan said that there would be days like this...

November 26, 2013  08:25 AM ET

"Hail to the Redskins" is being sung as a dirge this season.

I hope RG-III can come back next year. And maybe one or two Shanahans will be absent.

November 26, 2013  08:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Donovan said that there would be days like this...

Oh wait - RGIII didn't feel the need to talk to Donovan, didn't feel he needed his input. Maybe, Mr.Griffin, you should have listened to an old warrior and taken some of his warnings to heart. Sometimes I wonder if the shanahans are hoping RGIII goes down so they can bring in Cousins....

November 26, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Did you know that Michael Vick owns a fleet of high end cars?

November 26, 2013  08:42 AM ET
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Sometimes I wonder if the shanahans are hoping RGIII goes down so they can bring in Cousins....

Cousins mght be one of the best backups in the League. 2 years to go on his contract, after this one. The Skins might think about doing something about that. As long as RG-III is your number one QB, your backup is going to need to start a few games each season.

November 26, 2013  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Oh wait - RGIII didn't feel the need to talk to Donovan, didn't feel he needed his input. Maybe, Mr.Griffin, you should have listened to an old warrior and taken some of his warnings to heart. Sometimes I wonder if the shanahans are hoping RGIII goes down so they can bring in Cousins....

Hmmm...

November 26, 2013  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Sometimes I wonder if the shanahans are hoping RGIII goes down so they can bring in Cousins....

Now would seem to be the time to do so.

November 26, 2013  08:50 AM ET

OK, but if only guys who were 100% played, it would become a 7 on 7 league this time of year. It is not the physical part that should concern Redskin fans, it is the mental part of it. The bad habits he seems to be developing.

If RG is only an effective QB when he can run, and is 100%, then you have a problem long term. See Mr. Vick.

November 26, 2013  08:52 AM ET

"Brooks: RG3 shouldn't be on the field"

And Ray Lewis shouldn't be a broadcaster on ESPN. Next ...

November 26, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Did you know that Michael Vick owns a fleet of high end cars?

Yes. Since he can't electrocute or drown dogs any more, he has to kill them by running them over.

November 26, 2013  08:54 AM ET

Did anyone consider that III may be sand bagging it to get rid of Shanahan?

November 26, 2013  08:55 AM ET
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RG-III? No, he doesn't take the bus. He takes the subway.

If he's on the Metro, no wonder why he's playing so poorly. He's about as bad as Metro's service.

November 26, 2013  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Did anyone consider that III may be sand bagging it to get rid of Shanahan?

Who would he want as a replacement?

 
November 26, 2013  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Clearly Bob's rehab is incomplete yet Bob lacks the maturity to see it himself. Maybe a one hit wonder?

....and from all reports, the maturity to be accountable for poor performances.

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