RG3 Says He’s Got “Tough Skin,” He Can Handle Criticism


Over the span of a year, Robert Griffin III has gone from a man who could have run for mayor of D.C., to a guy who’s having his leadership and passing skills questioned.

Despite recent criticism from media pundits and former Redskins great Darrell Green, RG3 told the Washington Post that he “has tough skin, and he can handle to criticism.”

“You take life as it comes. Life’s going to throw you curveballs sometimes. You just have got to figure out which ones to try and hit,” Griffin said, via Mike Jones of theWashington Post. “Right now, it’s not a burden. It’s a burden if you make it a burden. You’ve got to believe. It only takes one person to believe so you can have success. I always believe in this team. I always believe in these players and so on and so on. That’s what it is for me. It’s not a burden.

“I’ve got tough skin,” he said. “My parents brought me up the right way — military background, discipline and all that stuff — and I’m happy to call them my parents and they’ve done a great job there for me. I have all that inside of me and that’s all it takes. You’ve got to have it inside of you to make it in this world and that’s what I have got to do.”

He also talked about the challenges and burden of being the quarterback in D.C.

“I understand what comes with being the quarterback of the Washington Redskins. I understand what comes with being a quarterback in the NFL. And yeah, it might be a little harder here because of certain aspects of what goes on around this team. I understand that.”