McNabb to RGII: Stop it!
caines | 6/6/2013, 5:30 a.m.
Another exciting NFL season is rapidly approaching and one of last year's rookie sensations Robert Griffin III aka RG3 continues to stay in the headlines. Griffin came as advertised a year ago and revitalized the DC fan base as he became arguably the league's most exciting player. The Washington Redskins shocked everyone by winning the NFC East behind their rookie QB. Despite the disappointing playoff loss and RG3's season ending injury the future looks extremely bright for Skins fans. Griffin has enjoyed all of the accolades, perhaps a bit too much says former NFL QB Donavan McNabb. McNabb,has said he attempted to reach out to Griffin last season, told the Post that Griffin's recent actions may start to become a circus, a sideshow. I could not agree more, somehow the focus has shifted a bit from the field, it has become the RG3 Show. It's too much right now; it's just too much, McNabbrevealed tothe Washington Post this past weekend. I get some of the things he's doing to draw attention to himself: the Adidas commercials, going out and enjoying the life of a young, famous NFL quarterback. I understand RG has a lot of stuff going on. But if you're coming off ACL surgery, you don't need to be having a press conference at OTAs. Every week? Really? It becomes a circus, a sideshow. It takes away from the focus of what those sessions are supposed to be about: the team. McNabb said the added attention can be counterproductive. again we agree. RG3 is still young and despite the early success he can always continue to learn and needs to remain focused on improving. Most of all he needs to be humble amidst all of this attention on himself, his family and remind everyone that he is just a part of a team. He is not the team, the media can build you up real fast and turn on you just as quickly. So when I look up on TV and see him up there talking all the time about how great he's doing or doing jumping jacks or someone else talking about his supernatural healing powers I wonder to myself: Is this about selling tickets to the fans or what? McNabb continues. I don't blame him. They're letting him do it. But at some point, it can be counterproductive. You can set yourself up for more criticism later. Lets hope the young QB listens to a man who has been there before, you can never go wrong heeding the words of your elders. If anyone knows how smooth and then suddenly rocky the road can get for a young QB in the NFL, it's Donavan McNabb. RG3 are you listening?