Wilbon: RGIII Not the Biggest Issue Hurting Redskins
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) – Michael Wilbon, longtime Washington Post columnist, and one half of Thursday’s 11th Annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Celebrity Roast & Golf Classic, attributes more to the Redskins’ 0-2 record than just Robert Griffin III, calling placing the blame for their start to the 2013 NFL season on “system-wide” problems.
“I’ve been here thirty-three years,” Wilbon told the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan on Friday. “I got here at the end of, what quarterback controversy was going on when I was here? I got here when Joe Theismann was still in the lineup, kind of squarely in the lineup, and Washington loves nothing like quarterback issues and controversy. But you know what? That’s not their number one problem.”
“It’s a problem,” he went on. “It’s an issue if not a problem. How quickly is [RGIII] going to resemble himself if he’s going to? Legitimate news story. But when you give up fifty, they’ve gotten CRUSHED. They’ve gotten crushed in these games. They’re not in the games. Last week, there was like one blowout in the entire NFL, the Redskins. And I’m like, okay, I don’t hear this when I’m listening, I hear it occasionally just about town. I hear all this stuff about RGIII and the read-option. Read-option? You’re down fifty to nothing, you’re offense is, after two first halves, right?”
The Redskins have given up exactly fifty points in the first two quarters of each loss, including 26 to the Eagles and 24 to the Packers.
“Fifty to nothing? You’re getting crushed that way, there’s something system-wide here,” Wilbon said. “Now, they got, it’s not panic time, because like JB said, you got a division where nobody’s any good. You got Detroit coming in. You go 2-2 if you beat Detroit and Oakland, it doesn’t matter. But, if they go out and lay an egg against Detroit, then you’ve got issues. So this is a game where they really gotta kick it in.”