“I just know that based on what I know Robert can do, he doesn’t have to be a runner as much as I saw last year,” Robert Griffin Jr. said. “To me, you’re paying these [receivers] a lot of money to catch the football. I’m his dad — I want him throwing that football, a lot. A lot.”
Griffin Jr. went on to express his opinion on Mike Shanahan’s coaching and the team’s need for unity. During Thursday’s presser, the Redskins quarterback was asked if he had spoken to his father after those comments.
“I talked to my dad after I saw what he said,” explained RGIII. “I don’t have a leash on my parents. They’re my parents, guys. And I love my dad. So I talked to him after I heard what he said, and I told him thank you, because that’s what he’s supposed to say, as my father.
“Yeah, he doesn’t want to see me running out there,” he continued. “He wants to see me throwing the ball. He’s the one who trained me. He knows what I can do. Coach knows what I can do. So it’s not that I agree or disagree with what he said. I was just proud of the fact that he stood up and said something.”
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Amazing self restraint.
— Travis Magorien (@TravyLeww) May 24, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Fred Davis, on RGIII:
“He’s not a human. He’s an alien. He’s from outer space. Pluto or somewhere. I don’t know.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Gio and his dog, because awwww.
WHAT TO WATCH TONIGHT
Phillies at Nats, 7 p.m. on MASN. All TV/Radio listings here.
VIDEO BOMB CHAMPIONS
The Cincinnati Bearcats have perfected the art of postgame shenanigans. (via FTW)
There will be tons of grilling going this weekend, but to me it’s about the sides. Potato salad, or get out of my house. Leave your favorite side in the comments.