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Jay Gruden won't coddle RGIII

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10:13 AM ET 01.11 | Jay Gruden is the youngest coach hired by the Washington Redskins since a youthful Joe Gibbs took the reigns at the age of 40 in 1981. But don't let his age or lack of experience fool you. The 46-year-old, trustworthy first-time NFL head coach has no plans to coddle franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. "He's got to understand that I expect a lot from a starting quarterback," said Gruden. "I expect him to come in and prepare and work hard. I expect him to take the blame on some throws. I expect him to be a great leader. I expect him to do extra things to be great."

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January 11, 2014  10:27 AM ET

Good luck with those expectations

January 11, 2014  10:30 AM ET

Okay Jay

Whatever you say

January 11, 2014  10:37 AM ET
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Okay Jay

Whatever you say

He actually said "cuddle". :)

January 11, 2014  10:42 AM ET

Hail to the Redskins!!

January 11, 2014  10:58 AM ET

So the criticism that he coddled the QB that the owner didn't want in Cincy won't happen with the apple of the owner's eye QB in Dc?

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January 11, 2014  11:02 AM ET

I expect him to take the blame on some throws. I expect him to be a great leader.


This could get interesting.

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January 11, 2014  11:39 AM ET

Title seems kinda risky?

January 11, 2014  11:40 AM ET
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Haven't seen you around for a couple of days.

We were at the Library checking some soft covers, where were you Dole?

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January 11, 2014  12:04 PM ET
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worked days this last week, I'll be around this week a little to annoy.

That Community Service requirement can be a real beeeyatch.

January 11, 2014  12:05 PM ET

Isn't there a "coddling clause" in III's contract specifying a minimum amount of coddling per day? Sure has seemed like it.

January 11, 2014  12:10 PM ET

"The 46-year-old, trustworthy first-time NFL head coach has no plans to coddle franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III."

Dead coach walking.

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January 11, 2014  12:26 PM ET

Five yrs, huh? We'll see...

 
January 11, 2014  12:41 PM ET

We'll see what Dan Snyder and RGII have to say about that.

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