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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Troy Aikman: Redskins are more dysfunctional than the Kardashians

Troy-Aikman-Archie-Manning-ResponseIn terms of being successful at what they do, Troy Aikman would take the Kardashian family over the Washington Redskins any day of the week.

During Sunday’s preseason game between the New Orleans Saints and Houston Texans, FOX aired a graphic showing the three quarterbacks — Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy — who made starts for the Redskins last year. Aikman has little hope for their situation.

“It’s pretty bizarre, huh? Someone compared the Redskins to the Kardashians, saying they’re the Kardashians of the NFL,” Aikman said. “I don’t think that’s fair — I don’t think the Kardashians are nearly as dysfunctional.”

Aikman was referring to Redskins studio analyst Trevor Matich, who said last week that the Redskins are “the Kardashians of the NFL” and “an endless dirge of misery.” Matich also said any outsider with no prior knowledge of Washington’s situation would think Cousins is the starter, McCoy is the backup and RG3 is third string.

For what it’s worth, FOX later changed its graphic to make it seem less certain that Cousins has earned the starting job.

As Des Beiler of DC Sports Bog noted, Aikman is certainly right that the Redskins are more dysfunctional than the Kardashians. If reality TV and publicity is the Kardashian’s game, they have been winning at it for years. The Redskins have been doing the opposite.

The cold hard truth is that Redskins coach Jay Gruden wants nothing to do with Griffin, and neither do several high-ranking team officials. Daniel Snyder and the team’s ownership are forcing the coaching staff to stick with their former first-round pick.

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