RGIII: ‘Coach supports his players, New Year’

We still haven’t received a full, on-the-record accounting of Robert Griffin III’s innermost feelings about his previous head coach.

Monday night, though, we got a taste.

In response to a pair of Pro Football Talk items about the Redskins, Griffin sent out a pair of non-cryptic tweets.

I think you can safely guess that Griffin prefers the new year to the old year.

INSTAGRAM OF THE NIGHT

DeSean Jackson, proto Redskin. The new receiver posted this childhood card late Monday.

QUOTE OF THE NIGHT

John Thompson Jr., talking to Chick Hernandez about Gary Williams making the basketball hall of fame.

“I hate the guy, to tell you the truth. No, I was proud of Gary, and I expected Gary [to make it]. With what he did over at the University of Maryland, I thought it was phenomenal. Because it was an emotional time for him and the school, and he got past that. I thought Gary was an outstanding coach when he was at American University, Boston College and then at Ohio State. You know, Gary’s paid his dues, and definitely, I thought he was an excellent coach. So I’m kind of happy. But I don’t want to be too happy for anybody at the University of Maryland, because it may spoil my image.”

PHOTO OF THE DAY

Frank Caliendo is already working on his Jay Gruden impression.

ON OVECHKIN AND PUIG

An interesting little piece-let on Grantland, arguing that Alex Ovechkin and Yasiel Puig get similar sorts of criticism, for similar reasons. Excerpt:

The criticisms of Puig and Ovechkin come in two forms: legitimate, if somewhat exaggerated, concerns about them as all-around players, and hysterical overreactions to colorful (probably not coincidentally) foreign players who enthusiastically celebrate their success….Ovechkin and Puig could not be more physically or culturally different, but both share the same fatal flaw: violating the wrong norms, while in possession of the wrong passport and the wrong first language.

DANCE OF THE DAY

Kevin Seraphin, Garrett Temple and Martell Webster do something involving the NaeNae.

WHAT TO WATCH TODAY

The Nats host the Marlins at 7 on MASN. The Orioles are in the Bronx at 1 on MASN. The Caps will make a possible last stand in St. Louis at 8 on Comcast SportsNet. All radio and TV listings are here.

 

Dan Steinberg writes about all things DC sports at the DC Sports Bog.
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