If Robert Griffin III has PR people behind him, they need to be let go. Someone needs to let him know that, after the tumultuous season he just endured, he should be out-of-sight and out-of-mind until OTAs. At a minimum.
On Friday, he vented on his Facebook page with words that can be interpreted as responding to critics, because he didn’t provide any context to it:
I usually don’t do this because everyone will have an opinion on what you do or don’t do. But to answer your question.
I wear a sleeve because….well the same reason Pierre Garcon wears a fang mouthpiece-S. Moss wears a hand warmer when it’s 70 degrees-Will Montgomery wears elbow pads-Alfred Morris wears shin guards-London Fletcher doesn’t wear sleeves in below freezing weather-Adam Carriker does bicep curls and tricep extensions before a game-Chris Baker dances before every game in the locker room-Logan Paulsen does 2 handed spikes when he celebrates touchdowns-Chris Chester does ninja spins to block people-Some guys wear sleeves & some don’t-Some guys wear wristbands & some don’t-Etc Etc
You see WE do these things because they make us comfortable. Not to be different. Been wearing a sleeve and glove for 10 years.
You see WE are a team.
You think I want it to be national news that I visit a beach? Or shop at Walmart? Or wore red shoes instead if green yesterday? Well I don’t. I’m “striving” for greatness just like my fellow teammates do. The “attention” that comes with being a QB in the league is what you are referring to. All the press conferences and talking to the media? Mandated by the league to have a press conference every week during the season and during team activities during the off-season. Oh wait, you must be talking about the Commercials? Right? Oh ok so what was the deal with those in 2012? WE won the division. So in 2013 when WE get knocked down, and finish last it’s because of the commercials? If that is your reasoning I have nothing more to say. WE will get back up. That is what matters. I hope I answered your question well enough.
And that you keep supporting the team.
Again, no one knows what prompted this, so it was largely taken as responding to critics (why he decided to include his teammates in this is beyond me).
After enduring the reaction to that today, Griffin again decided to respond (this time via Twitter) and explain where he comments are coming from. Just walk away, Robert. You can’t win. Even if you should.
Answer a fan question on Facebook & it is reported as an “issued statement to critics and fans”…..SMH. Not the case people.
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) January 13, 2014