Let’s be honest: The Dallas Cowboys have a serious issue on their hands next season.
Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III is a phenomenon. Please take my word for it. I live it the D.C. Area. And gosh, golly, gee, the media here does not stop reminding us of Griffin’s success.
Hey, don’t get me wrong, this success is well deserved. When you win seven straight (two against The Cowboys), score a 102.4 rating, rush for 815 yards, resurrect a city, own the NFL’s top selling jersey, and cure a losing cancer, well you’re going to get noticed.
I can’t stand it.
Dec 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) runs for a first down against the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedEX Field. The Redskins won 28 – 18. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports
When I see burgundy and gold I’m designated to barf. I can’t help it; it’s in my DNA.
I’ll admit it, I’m a little jealous of Griffin’s success. And as much as I like this guy’s character, his model citizenship for the league, and the way he carries his success (and team), I just hate the fact that he is doing it as a Redskin.
With that said, I believe it’s important The Cowboys figure out a way (or several) to stop him — sooner than later.
And in order for this to happen, Griffin needs to recover from the two torn ligaments in his right knee.
This RG3 thing isn’t going to go away. He turns twenty-three next month. If he learns the difference between a human toe and head, and chooses to slide, this guy is going to be around for years. That’s years of hassle. That’s two times a year we have to see this phenomenon, and all the circus media he brings.
We cannot have a repeat of last season where RG3 runs wild and scalps the defense — not to mention showcase his ability to make future Hall of Fame Linebacker DeMarcus Ware look second string.
It can’t happen!
If there’s anything the NFC East should know from these past few seasons it’s that one game, just one winning game, can make the difference between a playoff schedule or an off-season one.
Dec 30, 2012; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) lays on the field after getting sacked by the Dallas Cowboys during the second half at FedEX Field. The Redskins won 28 – 18. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA Today Sports
I don’t want The Cowboys to win over the Redskins because Griffin was out. I want him to be in the game when it happens. The Cowboys should want him to be in the game when it happens.
Because in order to get over this subpar level, The Cowboys need to play the best in order to beat the best.
Griffin has a target on his back. Let’s let Linebacker Sean Lee take aim. Or how about Demarcus Ware?
Look, say what you will about The Cowboy’s defense last year, but this personnel is very capable of stopping this read-option fad, slash, college stuff.
So please, Mr. Griffin, have yourself a full recovery. I always like to have herbal tea when I’m feeling down. How about chamomile tea? Perhaps splash a little honey in it. Mix it up good. Rest, and enjoy your time off.
Because when newly hired defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin defeats your scheme, I don’t want to hear one excuse from you or your raging entourage. Not one.
I especially don’t want to hear it in the media.