Report: Jay Gruden had given up on RG3 as early as last preseason
Talk about bad timing. Just when you thought everything was nice and dandy between Washington Redskins head coach Jay Gruden and quarterback Robert Griffin, a nasty report has surfaced.
Chris Russell, who covered the Redsins for six years, revealed some pretty shocking quotes to 106.7 The Fan.
According to Russell’s source, three days after the Redskins’ first preseason game against New England, “Jay was completely at his wits’ end and wanted nothing to do with Robert.”
After sticking with RG3 through some brutal regular-season weeks — where Griffin would often have multiple breakdowns with his footwork, mechanics, dropbacks and reads — at some point Gruden reportedly decided that he’d had enough.
Of course, Gruden was often forthright in his criticism of RG3’s play last year, saying the QB had “some fundamental flaws,” notably poor footwork. “He took three-step drops when he should have taken five,” he said. “He took a one-step drop when he should have taken three, on a couple occasions, and that can’t happen.”
That doesn’t sound like a quarterback who has control over his domain, with that domain being Gruden’s playbook.
Both Gruden and RG3 are saying all the right things on the first day of training camp, and have been all offseason, but only time will tell if the two can truly co-exist over the course of a 16-game regular season.