NFL Head Coach on Jay Gruden Leaving RG3 in Game: ‘It Looks Personal to Me’

August 24, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

After watching the Detroit Lions use Robert Griffin III as a practice dummy, I texted a head coach, one whom I know is a huge RG3 fan, to get his thoughts. His immediate reply: "I have never, ever, on any level, seen a head coach treat his quarterback with such a lack of respect." 
Please explain.
The coach does, beginning with the game tape of the offensive line. "It's easy to see that the line play was in shambles," the coach said. "That happens, especially this time of year.
"That Lions front, even without [Ndamukong] Suh, is pretty ferocious. As a coach, you see your guys getting beat, and you see your quarterback especially take that first shot, every coach I know would have taken their quarterback out of the game."
The coach stressed it's not that Griffin might take hard shots. It's that the line was playing so poorly that he was destined to.
"You can see from the tape it just wasn't their night," the coach said of the line.
"What is baffling," ...

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