May 21, 2012; Ashburn, VA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) laughs with Redskins quarterback Rex Grossman (8) during organized team activities at Redskins Park. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-US PRESSWIRE
Going to a foreign country is almost eye opening whether it be positive or negative, as was the case with my recent trip to Saint Lucia. The people of St. Lucia could not have been any more friendly or just happy in general. One saying you would hear often around the island was "No Pressure, No Problems". Of course, as a Redskins fan this made me immediately think of Robert Griffin III's "No Pressure, No Diamonds". The Baylor shirt and saying certainly are catchy, but why does it have to be that way.
American's feel as if in order to thrive they must not only be put through pressure situations but also to invite them. Saint Lucia seemed to be an impoverished nation where the people are inherently happy because their way of life is all they know. It's, virtually a pressure free society or at least that's what I took from it. So the question is for Redskins fans why does it have to be "No Diamonds" instead of "No Problems"?
The optimism surrounding our franchise and the possibility that we have finally found our franchise quarterback is certainly warranted, but why not just sit back, relax and see where this guy takes us. I've seen plenty of comments/articles about how the Skins can go from first to worst, or that the NFC East will have three playoff teams in 2012, all while RG3 is on a rookie of the year campaign. But the question is why should all that matter this year and why put those type of lofty expectations on a rookie so earlier?
Do I think we can make the playoffs? Definitely. Do I think there is a high probability we make the playoffs? Absolutely not.... and you know what? That's OK. We finally have our QB and I'd rather see long term dividends, rather than a flash in the pan. For now I'm going to sit back with a rum punch and continue along with "No Pressure, No Problems" and see where the RG3's maiden voyage takes me. We will certainly see some exciting, improved football this year, anything more than that (playoffs) will be gravy.