I think I’ll end the week with a story not completely talking about Robert Griffin III.
It’s not that I’ve got no material to tell you about, it’s just there’s more to the Washington Redskins than RG3. It’s easy to forget that with all the hype and hope wrapped around the young man from Baylor.
I’m not saying that it’s wrong but, when it comes to the performance marks of the Redskins, RG3’s marks will not be the only ones graded and judged—it will be the entire team. It will be the front office. It will be the coaching staff.
We have veterans like Pierre Garcon (signed this year), London Fletcher, Chris Cooley, Santana Moss, and Tim Hightower just to name a few. To make these guys “B-Actors” in this full-featured film taking place before our very eyes would be wrong. These are the guys with the experience. These are the guys that will determine the fate of the Heisman trophy winner.
In the end we’re excited because we’ve been frustrated at the QB spot for a very long time. However, in our excitement let’s not forget the people who have managed to keep the ship afloat during the QB adjustments. Michael Vick, Tony Romo, and Eli Manning are only as good as the people they throw to. The NFC East has a reason to pay close attention to what the Washington Redskins have to offer this season—and that comment was meant for the entire team, not just RG3.
The dictionary defines starstruck as, “Fascinated by or exhibiting a fascination with fame or famous people.” Let’s not be starstruck, but supportive of what many have called a whole new team. Otherwise, when the bottom falls out and the media turns on the Redskins Nation, we’ll be hurled back into the place they had us at when the team was 5-11: The latest bar joke.