How can I put this eloquently?
This is STUPID.
Schlereth was asked at the end of NFL Live what he thought of RG3’s new logo and here is what he had to say courtesy of Washington Post.
“It was kind of a throwaway comment at the end of NFL Live,” Schlereth explained on Mike and Mike this week, when asked how he attracted the ire of #RGIIINation. “Trey [Wingo] asked me and Mark Brunell what we thought. And I’m like I understand if you create a logo for your foundation, or I understand if Adidas creates a logo because they’re releasing your RGIII training shoe or something. But to have your own personal logo, I just thought, was like the cart before the horse.
“You know, are we working on branding ourselves, or are we working on becoming a great football player?” Schlereth went on. “You were benched at the end of last season. And so, to me, [the comment] was not a big deal. Well, apparently he was offended by that.”
At this point it gets petty. Redskins fans attack Schlereth who then proceeds to act like BIFF from Back to the Future.
— mark schlereth (@markschlereth) April 8, 2014
Then RG3 starts preaching.
No matter what, have to stay above the fray. Same ones bad mouthing you on TV and radio are smiling in your face asking for favors
— Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) April 7, 2014
Schlereth gets paid to give an opinion and people can agree or disagree with it. Part of being at ESPN is giving “hot takes”, this particular hot take just happened to be dumb. Kirk Cousins can do 1000 interviews about wanting to be traded, but RG3 puts a logo on Instagram and all of sudden he isn’t working to become a great football player.
In the immortal words of Allen Iverson…..How silly is that?
RG3 is just held to higher standard than most, some of that is his fault, but some of it is just ridiculously and this falls in the ridiculously category.