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Subway makes a Robert Griffin III statue out of sandwiches (Picture)

That, folks, is Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III in Subway sandwich form. According to the accompanying tweet that RG3 sent with the photo, that is the former Baylor quarterback’s head and shoulders sculpted out of smokehouse barbecue chicken. I personally don’t order hot subs from Subway and I certainly wouldn’t eat one that came off a star athlete sculpture, but RG3 must be flattered.

The good news is by tweeting a picture of something that has to do with himself, Griffin is safe. We wouldn’t want to see another embarrassing mix-up like the one we all got to witness over the weekend. Actually, yes we would.

RG3 makes embarrassing Twitter mistake with Alex Morgan

Alex Morgan is a popular gal. That’s especially the case on Twitter, where some of her thousands of adoring fans often attempt some harmless (and hopeless) flirting with the soccer star. (She’s taken, fellas. But, hey, we don’t blame you for trying.) But at least those fans know what she looks like. Can’t say the same for Robert Griffin III when he tried to jump on the Alex Morgan bandwagon this week.

Observe:

Oh, well this is nice. Honestly, who isn’t an RGIII fan? Well, other than Von Miller.

Shameless tweet by Griffin. But this is Alex Morgan we’re talking about. Can’t say we blame him. Let’s see how she responds.

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Von Miller questions RGIII’s toughness

Robert Griffin III is more than likely going to be the second overall pick by the Redskins in next week’s draft, but that’s not stopping Broncos linebacker Von Miller from delivering a harsh criticism of the quarterback this week.

“He can throw the ball pretty well, and he’s fast. But if you hit him enough times, he’s going to wear down,” Miller told Pro Football Weekly. “He can run and throw, but I wouldn’t put him in that same class as (Michael) Vick, Cam (Newton) or (Josh) Freeman.”

Miller is speaking from experience. As a linebacker for Texas A&M, Miller played against Griffin twice as a Big 12 rival in college. During Griffin’s freshman year, he threw for 241 yards and two TD’s in Baylor’s 41-21 victory against the Aggies. But in 2010, Miller forced Griffin to fumble on a sack during A&M’s 42-30 win over Baylor.

In Griffin’s defense, he kicked things into gear last season when Miller was already long gone for the NFL. A lot can change in a year and Miller wasn’t around for any of it. Miller did acknowledge that his comments might be rooted in some bias: “You know I can’t say anything nice about somebody from Baylor.”

Even still, this is the second time this week where Griffin has come under heat. An anonymous scout also tore into Griffin, telling the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that the quarterback has “a selfish streak … He doesn’t treat anybody good.” Miller, however, went on to say he hopes Griffin can “prove me wrong.” The scout wasn’t so genial.

H/T Pro Football Talk
Photo credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Alex Trebek predicts 12-win season from Redskins, Robert Griffin III

If you can’t trust a man who you have seen on TV your entire life hosting a show that makes you feel dumber every time you watch it, whom can you trust? Alex Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy since 1984. He has learned more random facts over the past 28 years than any of us would learn in 28 lifetimes. But does he know sports? If the people of Washington, D.C. trust Trebek’s opinion of their teams, 2012 is going to be a phenomenal year.

Trebek sat down for an interview with ABC7′s Alex Parker this week and shared his thoughts on the Redskins, Nationals, and other D.C. teams. One of the subjects he touched on was the Redskins potentially drafting Robert Griffin III, whom Trebek can envision leading the Skins to a 12-win season.

“(Robert) Griffin is going to be something special,” Trebek said. “He is something special because he is multi-talented. He can pass, he can run, he can do a lot of things. I think Washington is going to be very happy if they get him.”

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Donovan McNabb blasts Mike Shanahan, says Robert Griffin III wouldn’t fit with Redskins offense

Assuming the Colts don’t shock everyone and decide to take Robert Griffin III instead of Andrew Luck with the first overall pick in the draft next month, Griffin is going to wind up with the Redskins. It’s no secret that Washington traded with the Rams because they’re salivating over the Baylor product. The question now becomes whether or not Griffin is a fit with the Mike and Kyle Shanahan offense. Donovan McNabb, who had some experience with the system, doesn’t seem to think it will work.

When asked if he thought Griffin would be a goof fit for the Redskins on ESPN First Take, McNabb immediately said, “No.” He then said that Washington offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan brought his offense over from when he was with the Texans and tries to force the quarterback to adapt to the system.

“A lot of times ego gets too involved when it comes to being in Washington,” McNabb said according to Pro Football Talk. “Here’s a guy coming out who’s very talented, mobile, strong arm, we’ve already heard he’s intelligent, football mind. Are you going to cater the offense around his talent, and what he’s able to do, or are you going to bring the Houston offense with Matt Schaub over to him and have him kind of be embedded in that?”

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Redskins trade with Rams to draft RGIII

The Redskins have themselves a franchise quarterback. According to Jay Glazer, the Skins traded with the Rams to acquire the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft. It’s assumed the Colts will take Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, leaving Washington with Heisman Trophy winner Robert Griffin III.

The Redskins are swapping first-round picks with the Rams and reportedly will trade two future first-round picks. Washington was set to pick sixth overall, so they’re trading three picks in order to move up four spots in the draft. As long as Griffin performs as well as most people expect, it will be worth it.

Washington has a stout defense but they’ve been missing a good quarterback for several years. They’ve put together filler QBs here and there like Gus Frerotte, Brad Johnson, and Mark Brunell, but they need a franchise quarterback who can lead the team for a decade. It looks like they finally have that.

Swapping first-round picks, trading a first in 2013 and 2014, and a second in this year’s draft will seem like nothing if RGIII is the real deal. The Giants swapped firsts (Philip Rivers) with the Chargers, and added a third, first, and fifth in order to get Eli Manning. Do you think anyone in New York is complaining now?

This trade should work out well for both teams.

Robert Griffin III’s latest themed socks are Ninja Turtles (Picture)

Where do you think the Robert Griffin III sock collection ends? I have to hand it to RG3, this is a pretty original bit he has going. As you can see from the photos above that @willbrinson and @JeffDarlington shared on Twitter, Griffin broke out some Ninja Turtle socks at the scouting combine on Friday. As many of you know, this isn’t the first time we’ve seen RG3 rocking children’s socks. Check out all the others he’s worn below.

-RG3′s Superman socks
-RG3′s Elmo socks
-RG3′s Barney socks