May 29, 2014; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden (left) talks with Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Robert Griffin III: No Ulterior Motives for 2014 Redskins


Robert Griffin III is and Mike Shanahan reportedly did not get along during their time together. And perhaps accordingly, Shanahan made some bizarre coaching moves and shelved RG3. It may have been the right decision, but his reasoning was porous. He certainly looked like he didn’t know what he was doing — or did he? Did Shanahan have ulterior motives?

RG3 seemed to think so.

“What I think is going to help us most this year is that everybody in that building is going to be for us being successful and for us winning,” Griffin said, via FOXSports.com on Thursday. “There are no ulterior motives. That will be great.”

RG3 really knows how to stir up controversy, doesn’t he? He never referenced Shanahan, but it’s not hard to see what RG3 was alluding to. But why reference the situation after Shanahan has been ushered out of the building — long ago? It just seems unnecessary.

At least, the third-year signal caller directed the attention back to his current coach and praised the outlook for the 2014 Redskins.

“Jay has been phenomenal,” Griffin said. “Bruce Allen has done [a] great job of getting the right guys in that locker room. I tip my hat to them. They have given us everything we need to be successful. We’re going to work our butts off for them.”

Gruden and Griffin should make sweet, air-raiding music together and torch defenses with creativity and spunk. RG3 would be best served to forget about his 3-13 season and focus on the future. No ifs, ands, ors, buts–Shanahan is a thing of the past.

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  • http://twitter.com/aprilwalker14 april walker

    Great Great article! I’ve been saying the same thing! When is QB and all of rest gonna quit talking about Shanahan? He’s gone, they (QB) got what wanted, move on and do your job! If they do well, it will be..see..Mikes gone..if we do bad, it will be Mikes fault somehow! Great article!!

  • Chris Coffman

    I really hope RG3 can bounce back. I am not sure how I feel about Jay yet but people are already making jokes. http://theupfl.com/2014/06/jon-gruden-gleefully-admits-brother-jay-an-android/