RG3 on WRs speaking their minds: 'I can't control what they say'

By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com

RG3 isn't nearly as effective as he was during his rookie season. (USATSI)
In the wake of the Redskins latest loss, this time to the Broncos, wide receiver Pierre Garcon explained Washington's inept offense in nine words: "If you suck as passing, you suck at passing."

Garcon, who has 47 receptions for 512 yards and two touchdowns this season, wasn't calling out quarterback Robert Griffin III, but was speaking more generally about a passing game that just isn't very good.

On Wednesday, RG3 was asked what he thought about wide receivers speaking their minds.

"These are grown men," he said. "I can't control what they say. Obviously, we're all in this together and everybody's going to be frustrated here and there. But the only way for us to get better is to stick together, and that's what we have to do."

Griffin was also asked if he gets involved with offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan when the offense sputters.

"That's a tough question that I am not going to answer, because that's something that I have to address internally," he said, via ESPN 980's Chris Russell. "That's not something that I can come out and tell you guys. Hey 'I'm doing this, I'm doing that,' because that's not beneficial. So that's something I'll keep between me, Kyle and the rest of the coaches and the players. ...

"I think everybody has opinions about it but we're the only ones who know what's going on. It's not my job to come up here and tell everybody what goes on in this organization. Our job is to keep that stuff in-house and to be sure we get better from it because it takes all of us."

Fair enough. But the reality is that the Redskins are 2-5 and are among the worst teams in the league.

"It sucks," Griffin admitted of the team's slow start. "And like I said, there are a lot of things that go into that but it's not for me to discuss that stuff up here. We have to fix that stuff on the practice field and the game field. Nothing that we say is going to change that. Talk doesn't help. We just have to make sure we do the best we can."

Sometimes, however, your best just isn't good enough. And it's reasonable to think that if the Redskins limp to five or six wins, both Kyle and his dad, coach Mike Shanahan, could be replaced this offseason.

 
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