Donovan McNabb calls RG3 'brainwashed'
Months ago former Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb expressed his interest in a sit-down conversation with current Skins passer Robert Griffin III. RG3 did not reciprocate the interest, and the meeting never occurred.
Now it appears McNabb finds Griffin's move to turn him down a foolish one, and the former Eagles QB thinks the younger Griffin may be a victim of brainwash. Seriously, Donovan McNabb suggested RG3 might be brainwashed by Redskins brass.
"It's a shame," McNabb said on his radio show McNabb and Malone, speaking of RG3's reluctance to schedule a meeting. "Over there in Washington, [Griffin's] getting brainwashed. "
Why McNabb feels so insistent that Griffin should agree to meet is unclear. Certainly McNabb experienced great success early in his career with Philadelphia, but McNabb's lone season in Washington was a disaster. McNabb and current coach Mike Shanahan ended the relationship on poor terms, and while RG3 and Shanahan may be in the midst of a testy injury rehabilitation schedule, the relationship between Griffin and Shanahan has not approached the level of animosity McNabb felt for his former coach.
Perhaps Griffin believes in himself, and his own ability to deal with his coach, over a former player who still feels the need to throw slights and jabs at both Griffin and Shanahan.
Griffin has clarified he doesn't hold anything against McNabb, but the reigning Rookie of the Year would rather stay away from McNabb's advice. Griffin went so far to say he doesn't consider McNabb "an idiot," a curious choice of language.
"They think they have all the answers," McNabb said on the radio, speaking of Griffin and young quarterbacks in general.
The strongest language in McNabb's diatribe on Griffin came towards the end, when things almost sounded threatening. McNabb ends his rant saying, "He does not want to go there with me, especially when I got the last word."
At best, McNabb's comments sound like normal sports talk bravado, not an unusual thing to hear on the radio but surprising from a former Pro Bowl quarterback to say to a current one.
Regardless of the intent, the comments hardly seem appropriate or warranted. McNabb continues to say he wants the best for Griffin and only wants to help the young star.
By accusing Griffin of being brainwashed, few could suggest McNabb's words were aimed to help. It's time Donovan's talk matched up with that sentiment.