Osi Umenyiora calls Robert Griffin III ‘Bob,’ says he needs to earn RG3 nickname

Typically there are two types of nicknames for players in sports: achievement-based nicknames and ones that just stem from a person’s name like you or I would have. Robert Griffin III’s nickname falls under the latter category. The former Baylor star has probably been called a fair share of names that have to do with his athletic ability, but people normally call him RG3 because of his actual name. Despite that, Osi Umenyiora still feels as though Griffin has to earn the nickname.

“Who is this RG3 guy you guys keep talking about?” Umenyiora said on WFAN Tuesday according to the NY Post. “You talking about Bob Griffin? You guys are giving him a cool nickname already and everything. When he does anything in the NFL we’re gonna call him RG3. Right now he’s Bob Griffin.”

For starters, RG3 is no more of a nickname for Robert than Bob is. Umenyiora’s point is that Griffin doesn’t deserve a “cool” nickname until he has accomplished something, but calling the Redskins quarterback RG3 is no different from calling former Red Sox and Yankees outfielder Darnell McDonald “D-Mac.”

In reality, Osi is just talking a little trash — which we know he loves to do when it comes to division rivals. He’s trying to rattle the rookie a little bit, and there’s no harm in that. Having said that, it’s not like anyone is calling Griffin “The Chosen One” or “King Robert.” RG3 is nothing more than an abbreviated form of his actual name.

H/T DC Sports Bog
Photo credits: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE, Matthew Emmons-USPRESSWIRE

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jim-Harper/100001120346802 Jim Harper

    Wouldn’t it be nice if OU would just concentrate on his own business of football. His point would have been real clever and funny in the 5th grade which is where he probably be.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WJMATM2U5FNPR5HURID545RGWA Tony

    Im going to laugh if his 1st play RG3 runs right by him

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AD6MTB2RIFLLG3GJOCKJYPOFKY Charles

    Good God..what a moron! If he has a degree it’s probably written in Crayon.

  • ElreyDeLeon

    What – A – Douche!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elliott.timmons.96 Elliott Timmons

     OSI makes a good point,,to all the idiots,he’s not talking trash,he’s making a good point.Osi doesn’t always makes good points,but on this one he does.

    When Bob wins a SB or two,then he has earned that name,but till he does,he is just Robert Griffin for right now!

    Hell Giants fans didn’t start calling Eli “Eli-te Eli” until his 2nd SB ring!

    Your comment must be 2nd grade worthy.Redskins fans like Eagles and Cowgirls Fans are total idiots!

    Heck Osi has beef with some punk LeSean McCoy if the Eagals,and he trash talks him calling him she,that’s trash talking,He’s just calling Robert Griffin III just Bob,where’s the trash talking god you Redskins Fans are so dumb.

    I guess all that losing made y’all dumb!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elliott.timmons.96 Elliott Timmons

    Just like you,but a two time SB winning one!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elliott.timmons.96 Elliott Timmons

     It must be your degree

    I admit he’s not the smartest,but on this one,he makes a good point!

    The truth really must hurt!

  • http://www.facebook.com/elliott.timmons.96 Elliott Timmons

    I’m going to laugh if the Giants knock him outta the game!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VNN34O54ATP4UA4Z4WGCMFPZJI el mad hatter

    I agree with the writer.  RG3 is just a nickname, not like “King Robert” or anything like that. If we were already calling him “Touchdown King” or something like that that’d be unwarranted, but I think it’s ok to call him just a normal nickname. RG3 isn’t crowning him anything.

  • dboy504

    elliot is just as dumb as Oshit

  • http://www.facebook.com/george.Taz.keys George Tazz Keys

    Jealousy will get you No Where!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Voegele/500852941 Ben Voegele

    wow, you’re as stupid as osi! he’s had that nickname since he was a child because – whoa, he’s Robert Griffin the 3rd! RG3. doooooyyyyy. the media didn’t give him that nickname, dumbass.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Voegele/500852941 Ben Voegele

    are you trolling, elliot? or are you really just that stupid?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WUHEKUOPNVKWEZ2SJNQOJUXHNA james w

    Exactly!  Assi Human Urine needs to just shut the f**k up & play football!  So sick of this stupid tool constantly talking sh*t!  Hey, Assi stop talking, we already know what a dumbass you are, we don’t need any more evidence of your stupidity! 

  • Mike Azar

    He’s the SB champ, therefore he can trash talk all day!

  • Peter Garcia

    Elliot, you’re a moron.  In case you didn’t read the article, or are incapable of seeing the obvious, RG3 is an abbreviation of Robert Griffin III.  So Osi is not making a point, he’s just talking trash.  If he was being called superman, than fine, that would make sense, but that’s not the case.  Idiot.

  • Peter Garcia

    What point is hi making?  You’re an idiot and a dumbass yourself.  Just like Osi, you too should STFU.

  • Peter Garcia

    I think he’s just really that stupid.

  • Peter Garcia

    I agree, he’s earned the right to talk trash, and that’s exactly what it is, trash talk.  And trash talk is perfectly acceptable in sports.  At least you realize what it is, unlike that idiot Elliot.

  • Ashcan44

    Careful elliot, your picture gave you away to be attacked.