The Washington sports scene has gone from a circus, to a zoo, to now a circus stuffed inside of a zoo that’s strapped to a nuclear bomb. Mike Shanahan’s decision to bench Robert Griffin III this morning has made waves throughout the organization and it’s apparently loosened Shanahan up to tell us how he really feels.
Shanahan spoke this afternoon about the decision to bench RGIII and said not only does he think it’s the smart move but said he should have done it at the beginning of the season.
Shanahan says “I should’ve went with my gut” to keep Griffin out to start the season. Pretty big admission.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) December 11, 2013
A big admission indeed. We’re clearly just scratching the surface of the toxic situation in Washington as the reports that Shanahan wanted to quit last year are just the appetizer to the avalanche of information that is waiting to fall on us. Shanahan is making it sound like it was never his decision to start RGIII at the beginning of the season and instead owner Daniel Synder forced his hand.
The Redskins gave up a ton to get Robert Griffin III so it’s no shock that the owner of the team wants to trot out his prized possession to the masses. But the result has been a disastrous season that has gashed the pristine start Robert Griffin III’s career got off to and has left the franchise is in shambles.
And the worst part is, this appears to only be the beginning.