WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — Redskins Park has apparently become a very lonely place for displaced franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Some, like radio host Jason Bishop of 106.7 The Fan’s The Junkies, are beginning to feel bad Griffin, as a growing number of people — fellow teammates, remaining unnamed, included — have taken to media to besmirch the quarterback’s name.
Recent examples include an unnamed player reporting to TMZ over the weekend that playing with Griffin has “been a nightmare” this season, and the Redskins locker room has “lost faith” in the quarterback.
Last Friday, Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton, in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB, drilled Griffin in the most unceremonious of ways, saying he will never make it as an NFL quarterback, and it’s just a matter of time before he’s “in the same graveyard as JaMarcus Russell and Vince Young.”
Then, on Monday morning following Washington’s 24-0 loss to the St. Louis Rams, Redskins reporter Mike Jones of The Washington Post provided this saddening eyewitness account about Griffin’s behavior around Redskins Park in Ashburn.
“Last Friday, after practice, he was on the field by himself for like 40 minutes, just punting the ball, and running after it, and punting the ball and running after it,” Jones informed The Junkies. “The guy looks like he’s lost, doesn’t know what’s going on, and so I did feel bad for him.”
“So wait a minute; he was on the practice field, in the bubble, just punting the ball — like a kid would, just out in the back yard?” Bishop asked.
“Out there on the practice field,” Jones said. “He stayed there. This was outside, after everybody’s in the locker room changing their clothes, getting ready to go, and he’s just out there for like 40 minutes punting the ball, he’d run after it, punt the ball.”
“That’s a little strange,” Bishop acknowledged.
Strange and so, so sad.