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Jay Gruden: Robert Griffin III "Needs To Worry About Himself"

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    Let's be honest with ourselves: The Redskins are much more entertaining when they're terrible.

    The "good" times continued to roll Monday afternoon as the Redskins began to sift through the aftermath of their 27-7 loss to the equally terrible Buccaneers.

    As a refresher, Washington lost badly at home to a 1-8 team. Then Robert Griffin III overshared during his postgame press conference.

    "We’re 3-7, and everybody in this room knows that, and everybody in that locker room knows that," Griffin told reporters. "We can’t do what 3-7 football teams do. We can’t throw knives and stab each other in the back. I think we have good people in our locker room, men of God that are going to stick together and stay strong. ... I have to do better. I need every man in that locker room, players and coaches, to look themselves in the mirror and say, ‘What can I do better?’

    "It takes 11 men. It doesn’t take one guy, and that’s proven. If you want to look at the good teams in this league and the great quarterbacks, the Peytons and the Aaron Rodgers, those guys don’t play well if their guys don’t play well. They don’t. We need everybody. I need every one of those guys in that locker room, and I know they’re looking at me saying the same thing.”

    Then DeSean Jackson Instagramed his frustrations and shared it via Twitter. Coach Jay Gruden, as expected, was asked about it all:

    “First of all, Robert needs to understand he needs to worry about himself, number one, and not everybody else. It’s his job to worry about his position, his footwork, his fundamentals, his reads, his progressions, his job at the quarterback position. It’s my job to worry about everybody else. And yes, everybody else needs to improve. There’s no question about it. But it’s not his place. His place is to talk about himself, and he knows that. He just elaborated a little bit too much. He’ll learn from it; he’s 24 years old. He wants everything to be perfect around him, and yesterday was far from perfect. He’s gotta improve, the offensive line has to improve, everybody has to improve; myself. I mean, you’re 3-7."

    Griffin then posted on Facebook that his remarks at his post-game press conference were taken out of context. 

    Fun, right?!


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