Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had a tremendous start to his NFL career. His rookie season ended with an ACL injury and he seemed to not be able to regain form in his second season in the NFL, some say because he returned too soon.
That has left NFL pundits and analysts dissecting Griffin and trying to determine whether he can ever regain the form he showed in his rookie season. Griffin hears the nay-sayers and he has spoke out against them in a simple tweet.
They doubted in High School They doubted a turnaround at @Baylor They doubted a Heisman was possible Keep doubting. It's nothing New.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) August 20, 2014
It certainly is the right mentality to have if Griffin is ever going to regain form, but that doesn’t necessarily make them wrong. Most of these NFL pundits weren’t the people doubting him in those previous stages of his career either.
But until Griffin shows signs of that 2012 version of himself, the nay-sayers will continue to question him. Part of his issue is training himself to slide.
“I’m new to this. I never had to practice a slide. I played baseball,” head coach Jay Gruden said, via the Associated Press. “He played baseball. It should be a little bit more natural. … He needs to be a bit more fluid with his slides.”