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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Report: Jay Gruden has issues with Robert Griffin III off field and on it


It seems fairly obvious that the Washington Redskins are going to have to choose between head coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Robert Griffin III after the season. All indications are that Gruden is done with RG3.

According to Jason Reid of the Washington Post, Gruden’s frustrations with Griffin extend beyond the former Baylor star’s poor play. Gruden is said to be “done with” RG3 and fed up with RG3’s decision making and attitude off the field.

Also, Gruden’s assessment goes deeper than Griffin’s play. He has major concerns about Griffin’s decision making off the field, which has come to light through conversations with team officials at Redskins Park.

To Gruden, Griffin seemed more concerned about enhancing his brand than about honing his pocket skills. Often, Gruden rolled his eyes after being informed about the life lessons the 24-year-old offered on social media. Gruden became frustrated that Griffin, even after Gruden benched him, failed to acknowledge his role in his failure.

We already know that Gruden does not feel RG3 is a good fit for his offensive system. The first-year head coach has been critical of Griffin’s decision making and inability to read defenses. Simply put, it seems like Gruden has already run out of patience with RG3.

And if Gruden isn’t a fan of Griffin as a player or a person, there’s no way he’s going to want to work with him in 2015. That leaves Redskins owner Daniel Snyder with a decision to make. Does he want to run another coach out of town, or accept that Washington’s decision to trade assets in order to draft RG3 was a failure? The latter seems more likely this time around.

H/T Eye on Football

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