Why There Is Still Hope for Robert Griffin’s Future in the NFL

June 9, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's easy to get carried away with Robert Griffin III.
After his first season, he was changing the landscape of the NFL. His athleticism, arm strength and willingness to work from both inside and outside of the pocket were something that the NFL hadn't ever seen from a rookie.
Twenty-two games, 24 months, multiple injuries, one scheme change and the arrival of a new head coach have passed since that point; and now the question is if Griffin should even be on the team's roster.
A former Washington tight end and teammate of Griffin's was one of his most outspoken critics. Chris Cooley aggressively went after Griffin's on-field performances during the season before attacking his off-field contributions toward the end of the year.
On his radio show (h/t Dan Steinberg of the Washington Post) Cooley lay a lot of the franchise's problems at the feet of the young quarterback:
“He does not positively influence your organization in any way shape or f...

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