The Redskins are in a free fall right now. The loss last week dropped them to 3-7 in a year where 8-8 could actually win their division. After Robert Griffin III’s percieved shot a the coaches, Santana Moss is not happy. He thinks as the QB of the team and the face of the franchise, RGIII needs to take more responsibility:
“If we’re going to win games, we need to win games with our guy saying, ‘At the end of the day, I didn’t make a play,’ regardless of if it wasn’t him,” Moss told 106.7 The Fan’s LaVar Arrington and Chad Dukes on Tuesday. “And that’s how I feel. Because that’s what we’re out there to do. I’m not sitting here to tell you why it didn’t happen, or who didn’t make the play for me to make a play.
“If I’m the guy, that’s at the end of the day have the ball in my hand, and we’re sitting there and the game is over because of me, I didn’t do enough to make the play. I didn’t do enough to help us win. And that’s what I would do.”
“I don’t need to be going back and forth in the media about who didn’t do this and who didn’t do what,” Moss said. “At the end of the day, I was seen with the ball in my hand last, as a quarterback I’m saying, and if it didn’t get done then I’m going to let you know it was me. Whether it was me or not. It was me. And I’m going to get better. And we’re going to get better together.”
I understand what Moss is saying and the truly great QB’s like Aaron Rodgers or Drew Brees typically aren’t throwing their coaches under the bus. However, I don’t think there is a level of distrust between other star QBs to the level it is between Griffin and the Shanahan.
The situation brewing here shouldn’t actually be between the players. It’s really between RGIII and Mike Shanahan. That battle will be more interesting than Redskins games going forward.