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RGIII reportedly feared losing Redskins starter job

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08:47 AM ET 11.30 | Can a closer look at Robert Griffin III's background help explain his actions during a trying second season in the NFL? NFL Media's Albert Breer wrote in his weekly "Inside The NFL" notebook that Washington Redskins coaches picked up on an "insecurity" with Griffin this season, with some members of the organization concluding that Griffin rushed back from his knee injury out of fear Kirk Cousins could take his starting job. Cousins worked with the Redskins' first-team offense throughout the offseason and preseason while Griffin rehabbed a knee injury suffered in Washington's playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks in January. The thought of his job being in danger was foreign to Griffin during his brilliant collegiate run at Baylor. He committed to the University of Houston, was courted by Stanford and received a scholarship offer from the University of Texas, but only Baylor offered him the chance to start immediately at quarterback. Baylor never wavered on Griffin, even after he suffered his first ACL tear during his sophomore year.

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November 30, 2013  08:59 AM ET

I don't know if that's it, but I'm sure Shanahan being a joke factors in there somewhere.

November 30, 2013  09:06 AM ET

Nonsense. Nothing this complex about it. He got hurt. He came back too soon. He does not have the experience to adjust to being a QB that cannot run and move 100%. So he regressed trying to be something he is not.

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November 30, 2013  09:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Nonsense. Nothing this complex about it. He got hurt. He came back too soon. He does not have the experience to adjust to being a QB that cannot run and move 100%. So he regressed trying to be something he is not.

I'm blaming society.

November 30, 2013  09:54 AM ET
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I'm blaming society.

OK, that seems reasonable.

November 30, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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I'm blaming society.

Canuck's right, let's form a focus group and order donuts immediately.

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November 30, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Maybe its that time for sexy Rex?

November 30, 2013  10:23 AM ET
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This guy has regressed, and doesn't seem to be a leader. That said, folks were saying the same thing about Cam Newton a couple of years ago.

A good coach would have kept that from happening.

November 30, 2013  10:24 AM ET

This is the pros not collage.

November 30, 2013  10:26 AM ET

No doubt he came back too early, but the whole organization, as well as himself, are to blame for the results.

November 30, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Canuck's right, let's form a focus group and order donuts immediately.

It's difficult to focus when there's donuts. :)

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November 30, 2013  10:55 AM ET

He has the mental toughness of VY it seems. Poor Foreskins, wasted all those picks and soon will find out they have a qb that is fragile physically and mentally. Ah, love it.

November 30, 2013  11:13 AM ET
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He has the mental toughness of VY it seems. Poor Foreskins, wasted all those picks and soon will find out they have a qb that is fragile physically and mentally. Ah, love it.

Well, they have a dysfunctional HC they should be able to work it out.

November 30, 2013  11:30 AM ET

RG3: With all the money and draft picks the Redskins have had to give up to obtain you, your job is secure until the day they Tim Tebow.

November 30, 2013  11:54 AM ET

O.k. Redskins rushed him back and he did so willingly.

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November 30, 2013  12:28 PM ET

Clearly he's too self absorbed to not know when to back off for his own good. He's two years into his career and already in crisis mode. He has the skills to be what he thinks he should be, but not the judgement to know that once a knee is gone, it's gone for good. More importantly, he's forgetting one simple truth that's always been abundantly clear... "In American sports, if teams think you're that good, they'll do what they have to do in order to get you involved... Even if it means waiting."

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