Ryan Clark: RGIII’s Logo Isn’t ‘Stopping Him from Working’
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WASHINGTON (CBSDC) - Ryan Clark is just as perplexed as many Redskins fans as to why Robert Griffin III releasing his own personal logo has caused so much of a stir, publicly, and he intimated as much on Wednesday.
First, Clark made an observation about it on Twitter, to which Griffin himself responded:
“@Realrclark25: So AJ McCarron is filming a reality show about his wedding &...No one thinks this is bigger deal than a logo?” Crazy bro—
Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 09, 2014
The notion that Griffin’s logo has received more public backlash than NFL hopeful AJ McCarron televising his marriage with Katherine Webb is an interesting one, and worthy of a followup.
Clark was asked about it in an appearance on 106.7 The Fan’s Lavar and Dukes.
“I can’t even get into people’s heads to figure out why it’s such a big deal,” Clark said.
“If I had to guess, though, I would think it is the combination of the way last season went, the way his offseason was prior to that, and I guess feeling like, you know, ‘Hey, he has to go out and work, and produce,'” he said. “And he does.”
“These are the things — yea, sometimes they do put more pressure on you — but it’s not going to be any more pressure that’s heaped on the starting quarterback of an NFL football team, or NFL organization,” Clark continued. “Some guys are good targets. Look at Johnny Manziel, he’s a good target. RGIII, he’s become a good target for people.
“It’s not like he’s not working. And I think that for me, getting to see his work ethic up close the last couple of days, and see how much wants to lead this team, it’s really changed my opinion about certain things he did.
“But even if I wouldn’t have met him, or I wouldn’t be a part of the team now, for someone to make a big deal over a logo — which RGIII just spends four days trying to put together, or sitting in a design room saying ‘No, I don’t like this, I don’t like that,’ that’s not stopping him from working — for that to be a big deal, it’s confusing.
“But some guys can film reality shows, but you know, they’re great guys, and they’re all about work, and they’re all about team, and that guy is really trying to impress NFL teams — ‘Hey, let’s put him on [Jay] Gruden’s quarterback camp.'”
“Now, do I care that he’s filming a reality show? No. I’m just using it to sort of contrast between the way the two situations are treated.”
For the sake of the comparison, RGIII filmed a documentary for ESPN last offseason.