Ever since January 6th 2013, the relationship between quarterback Robert Griffin III and head coach Mike Shanahan has been on the forefront of all sports fans’ mind. The media has been all over the pair in regards to the handling of the NFL’s offensive rookie of the year’s left knee. The back and forth drama between the two has left many wondering, “Will the conflicting relationship hurt the team’s success?”
As a lifelong fan of the Redskins, I have witnessed the annual struggles of a prideful franchise. I gasped at the extravagant signings of Albert Haynesworth, Adam Archuleta, among others. The entire Washington Redskins organization just needs to take a big gasp of fresh air and relax.
For the first time, in my life at least, the team has high expectations entering their 2013 campaign. They’re a team coming off of its first division title in god knows how long, and things are looking up after a successful recovery for RG3’s knee. What peeves me is the constant back and forth ESPN coverage of the situation. I just wish the two of them would stop, ignore the press, and just let the entire situation die down. They both claim the situation is fine, but what really is going on remains unclear. Remember when Terrell Owens said everything was fine, and he was suspended for the season? I know, I know, RG3 is not T.O., but who really knows what could disrupt the chemistry of the Redskins? Winning settles everything and the Redskins need a little dose of that right about now. The season is quickly approaching and this may be the solution to our problem as it finally provides Shanny and Robert an opportunity to silence all the haters.