Ok, so I'll be that guy today.
Is it just me, or is everyone telling Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III to play it safe? I'm starting to believe that in the 14-24 loss to the Seattle Seahawks Jan. 6, everyone (and I mean everyone) was yelling in unison for RG3 to just sit down.
Add to the list President Barack Obama.
According to the Washington Times, Obama spoke with RG3 Saturday about playing safer. Both were in attendance for Syracuse's win over Marquette in the NCAA Tournament.
I think everyone has given their two cents about the injury and staying safe. From family members, to Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan. In the end, RG3 has to make the decisions on the field for himself.
I think everyone from Redskins fans to "the others" for a brief moment were thinking this during their Wildcard game:
- Forget the game.
- Forget what how you feel about playing in front of the thousands of Redskins fans (old,new, and bandwagon jumpers).Just sit down. We need you next season. No one wants to see you injure yourself further. RG3, sit down!
RG3's Grandmother Juley Allen a.k.a "RG3-G", told WTVR News 6 last season that, "He knows what he wants to do and how he’s going to do it, and that’s [also] the way he plays". That's true: We were all witnesses, but the recovery process leaves a lot of time to think. I'm hoping this season he utilizes the resources around him before putting his body on the line. At the end of the day, it's all business and he's the investment. I'm going to chalk it up to trial by fire.
Experience is the best teacher, and even RG3 told us in his commercial to "blow it all up". It's a simple, yet entertaining reminder he wants to put the 2012 season behind him and get ready for 2013. I'm eager to see what he'll do to maintain his style of play this season, knowing that on any given Monday, Thursday, or Sunday, the season could end on one bad hit. While there will always be a certain level of bodily danger in professional football, it's a heartbreaker to watch people who show so much promise be taken out the game before they can truly shine.