November 26, 2013
There’s Still Hope for RG3 — Just Look at Cam Newton

During his first-year campaign, Robert Griffin III vastly exceeded expectations: He set a new record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback and another for passer rating by a rookie quarterback. Griffin also appeared on the verge of becoming a celebrity athlete of national import; his rookie jersey broke the record for most jerseys sold in a single fiscal year, and he was the subject of a particularly reverential documentary called RGIII: The Will to Win. And perhaps most importantly, he led the Washington Redskins to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth, giving perennially jaded football fans in the nation’s capital a feeling that has been in short supply since the first Joe Gibbs era: hope. Though his season ended with a gruesome knee injury followed by major reconstructive surgery, expectations for his second year remained sky-high.
Griffin’s second season, however, has been an unmitigated disaster.
Read more. [Image: AP / Evan Vucci and Lynne Sladky]

There’s Still Hope for RG3 — Just Look at Cam Newton

During his first-year campaign, Robert Griffin III vastly exceeded expectations: He set a new record for rushing yards by a rookie quarterback and another for passer rating by a rookie quarterback. Griffin also appeared on the verge of becoming a celebrity athlete of national import; his rookie jersey broke the record for most jerseys sold in a single fiscal year, and he was the subject of a particularly reverential documentary called RGIII: The Will to Win. And perhaps most importantly, he led the Washington Redskins to a 10-6 record and a playoff berth, giving perennially jaded football fans in the nation’s capital a feeling that has been in short supply since the first Joe Gibbs era: hope. Though his season ended with a gruesome knee injury followed by major reconstructive surgery, expectations for his second year remained sky-high.

Griffin’s second season, however, has been an unmitigated disaster.

Read more. [Image: AP / Evan Vucci and Lynne Sladky]

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    there is still hope but RG3 has a different set of “me” issues from what Cam Newton had…
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  9. 23ivanalves said: SHIT HAPPENS
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    *sigh*
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    What I was talking about today. RGIII can be tamed, controlled and changed. SMH. For the record, the article says...
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    THIS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN SAYING. All yall have been writing off Cam Newton for almost a season and a half, and now here he...
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    Football is a very hard and punishing sport. It destroys the athletes who play it, each and everyone to a greater or...
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