Robert Griffin III had a rookie season for the ages with the Washington Redskins back in 2012, but things went completely downhill from there. Griffin ended up having a downfall with head coach Mike Shanahan and the Redskins franchise as a whole.
Griffin called for a meeting. He declined to tell Mike Shanahan what he wanted to discuss, saying only it was important. Griffin, Mike and Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur gathered in the offensive meeting room at the team headquarters in Ashburn, Virginia. With the coaches seated, Griffin walked to a blackboard and wrote:
Change our protections.
Griffin instructed the coaches to let him speak uninterrupted and rolled through a list of grievances, stressing that substantive changes had to occur immediately. Scrap the pass protection scheme and start over, Griffin demanded. There were 19 plays — primarily those from the 50-series and quarterback draws — that were unacceptable. Griffin, who supported his presentation with video clips of each play, expected them to be deleted from the playbook. Bottom line, Griffin said, he was a drop-back quarterback — not a running quarterback.
After sitting out all of last season on the bench in Washington, RG3 looks to redeem himself this year as the new starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns.