Joe Theismann Thinks Washington Is A Good City For RG3
From an article on Redskins.com, Joe Thesimann has said that he believes Robert Griffin III is in a good city to succeed. What? Really? Since when has Washington ever been good to quarterbacks?
I love Joe, I truly do, but I have to disagree with him in spades. Go back through our QB carousel of the last two decades or so, and see how much faith and patience the fans of the Redskins have ever given a quarterback.
Do you remember when we signed Heath Schuler? Gus Frerotte? Colt Brennan? Jason Campbell? I mean, come on, other than Colt Brennan, nobody in Washington cut these guys any slack. Maybe it was deserved, but unless you're a third string rookie out of college with no hopes of ever actually playing in an actual NFL game, you catch holy hell.
The knock on Campbell was that he wasn't aggressive enough. Too "laid-back". Too much of a nice guy.
Schuler was simply ineffective and didn't grasp the pro game. Frerotte, well he was a whipping boy.
For a man who played in Washington and won a Superbowl in Washington, Theismann sure doesn't see what the rest of us do. We all want RG3 to be everything we hope he can be, and more. We WANT him to succeed, but any die-hard Redskins fan is going to be the first to tell you that if he doesn't get in a rhythm early and start being productive, we will boo him the hell out of town in a hurry.
We're not known as patient people, when it comes to the QB position.