Robert Griffin III
As of Wednesday morning, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is leaning toward benching Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Redskins players have been told Rex Grossman will backup newly named starter Kirk Cousins on Sunday, and Robert Griffin III will be deactivated, Jeff Darlington of NFL.com is reporting.
Mike Shanahan says a decision has not been made regarding Robert Griffin III’s status for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons.
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan did not deny a report that he was ready to quit after the 2012 season.
Mike Shanahan had cleaned out his office and was ready to leave the Washington Redskins at the conclusion of the 2012 season according to an ESPN report.
The saying goes that defense wins championships, but there is no more important relationship in sports than that of an NFL coach and his quarterback.
The dynamic between Robert Griffin III and Mike Shanahan was again on display Wednesday at Redskins Park as they each were asked to describe their quarterback-coach relationship.
The media circus surrounding the benching of Robert Griffin would be astronomical. But there is always a media circus waltzing around Redskins Park, so what would change?
The naysayers who claim that Griffin has regressed as a pocket passer may want to rethink that notion, as Griffin’s strides were evident against the Giants. Robert Griffin also added 88 yards rushing on only 12 carries and was certainly the best player on the field for Washington.
Including a pair of Super Bowls apiece, Mike Shanahan and Tom Coughlin have won a combined 345 games as head coaches in the NFL.