Michael Irvin on RG3’s Treatment: Would They Bench Andrew Luck?



Michael Irvin has been weighing on several topics this week, and of course he had to weight in on the Robert Griffin III/Mike Shanahan fiasco in Washington.

If you’ve been under a rock, Mike Shanahan benched and deactived Robert Griffin III for the final three games of this season, blaming it on preserving the 2nd year quarterbacks health.

On NFL Network’s “NFL Total Access Kickoff,” Michael Irvin said that Mike Shanahan shouldn’t get the benefit of the doubt because of the coach’s history of problems with star players in Washington.


“You are tearing him down,” Irvin said of Griffin. “I doubt that any man could come back from this — walking around three weeks around these guys that you have to lead.”

“You think they would do this to Andrew Luck?” Irvin asked.

Would you bench Andrew Luck.

No seriously though.

It’s hard to bring race into the matter because of how erractic and awful Shanahan is with quarterbacks.  I think what Irvin was trying to speak on was the respect Andrew Luck is afforded.

Luck has had some awful games in his second year with the Colts, yet we would never hear of Chuck Pagano or Jim Irsay thinking of playing musical quarterbacks.

You mortgaged your future to acquire RG3.

Treat him like he’s that important.

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  1. This is textbook Michael Irvin. Always a race-baiter because he has nothing valid to say. The reason why RG3 got benched is because he has SUCKED this year. Morris has run just as well if not better than his rookie season, and while RG3 does not have the greatest receiving corps, he has been absolutely terrible as a dropback passer. Why would Andrew Luck not get benched in this situation? I’ll tell you why…because he doesn’t have a 1400 yard rusher in his backfield. Its either ALL Luck or nothing, he has no choice but to throw into triple coverage half the time. And considering that fact I think he’s performed damn well. RG3 has shown a complete lack of ability to adapt to game plans designed to stop him, as has Kaepernick. Both Kap and RG3 have sucked this year. Luck, Stafford and Wilson have all shown they can adapt and pick apart defenses with good read progression on the defense. RG3 has not…at..all. I’m not an RG3 hater…I happen to like the guy and think he’ll be just fine if he applies his work ethic to reading defenses instead of being “primary target read, then run” type of qb. But if he stays a one read and run qb he’ll be out of the league quick. That’s just the fact.

    • Everybody runs the spread option in college football. Denver Broncos run out of the pistol formation 30% of the time. Only programs in college that don’t fully run the spread option are USC, Stanford and Alabama (when Blake Sims not playing). Sam Bradford and Kurk Cousins are products of the spread and read option so was Ryan Tannehill. What I’m saying is that 95% OF QBs DRAFTED COME FROM A SPREAD & READ OPTION SYSTEM! Because. So RG3 is a product of the environment and culture of college football so are mostly every other QB drafted nowadays.

  2. Michael Irvin is a race-baiting sh**-monkey. Always has been. RGIII is WAY over-hyped, and all the coons jump on his bandwagon because of his skin color and nothing else. Glad to see he’s failing.

    • Wow! Enlighten you’re glad to see someone fail because of they’re skin color. Michael Irvin isnt the racist, you are.

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