Last season, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III suffered a sophomore slump, but team president Bruce Allen seems to believe there was a reason for the drop off in production from the former No. 2 overall pick.
During an appearance on ESPN 950, Allen shared his thoughts that Griffin had too much pressure on him and was asked to do too much considering he was coming off of knee surgery.
“What you saw last year was almost a little disrespectful to the game of football,” Allen said, via the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
“It’s impossible to ask a player to perform well during the regular season if you haven’t practiced. Last year at this time, he was still rehabbing his knee, and he wasn’t allowed to practice or work in team drills. We put him on the spot by trying to do that. And this year he’s had a full offseason, his knee is 100 percent, knock on wood, and he’s had all [the practices], and that’s how you get ready to play a football season.”
It is hard to ignore the fact that Allen took a bit of a shot at former head coach Mike Shanahan, but that isn’t the main focus.
Shanahan is now gone and the Redskins will be looking to move on.
With a new coaching staff and a healthy Robert Griffin III, the Redskins will be hoping that the team can bounce back from their two-win season in 2013.