Shanahan and RGIII on accountability and leadership
The nickname Drama City has been applied to D.C. for some time, but often in reference to politics or crime. Over the last week it's quite applicable for the football team as well.
Following a last-second interception from Robert Griffin III in a road loss to Philadelphia, controversy flared. Griffin said following the game his interception was a combination of factors from a poor play-call to no receivers being open. Veteran wide receiver Santana Moss responded to RG3's comments by questioning his leadership techniques. Griffin then said he wished he could take back his comments following the Eagles loss.
After four days of questions about comments, Moss seemed done with the storyline.
"Everything is positive, only negative thing is the people around us trying to make things negative," Moss said Thursday at Redskins Park.
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"You can't let people on the outside try to bring your shine down," he said. "They don’t know what you got going on, they just hear things and try to speculate and try to make things bigger than they are."
Fellow receiver Pierre Garçon echoed Moss' comments.
"We already know what the media is trying to do," Garçon said, "it's 100 percent untrue. Guys blow up things and make it more because of the area we live in."
The attitude inside Redskins Park seems uniform: There are no locker room divisions. Moss and Garçon reiterated similar sentiments that Griffin and defensive captain London Fletcher expressed that the team is unified and focused on Monday night's game against San Francisco.
The best way for a frustrated Redskins team to start hearing new questions would be a win against the 49ers.