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Report: RG3 asked coaches to stop showing negative plays on film

By Will Brinson | NFL Writer

RG3 and the Skins have lost four out of five to fall into last place in the NFC East.
RG3 and the Skins have lost four out of five to fall into last place in the NFC East. (USATSI)

No team attracts drama like the Washington Redskins. And the latest bit of rumored drama is a doozy, with Robert Griffin III reportedly asking coaches not to show his negative plays during film sessions.

That's the report from Mike Silver of NFL Network, who stirred up the pot Sunday by reporting that "at Baylor they didn't put RG3's bad plays up on the board in the meeting rooms. Sources familiar with the situation say they've asked the Redskins to do the same but they've refused to this point."

Mike Shanahan was asked about the report and, not surprisingly, wasn't happy about it. He called the claim from Silver "absolutely untrue," "completely false" and referred to it as "character assassination."

But wait! There's more!

Silver also reported that "inside the building when you talk to people familiar with this situation they perceive RG3 as kind of insecure especially about Kirk Cousins."

Silver said it's possible that Cousins' presence on the roster -- and RG3's reported insecurity with him -- could be why the Redskins quarterback rushed back from his ACL injury this past offseason.

But it's not all (reportedly) bad. Ian Rapoport said in the same segment that Shanahan and Griffin met "to clear the air" and that they are "working together and there is an air of positivity."

That doesn't exactly fit with the second piece of the narrative that Silver pushed, however, as he said that "RG3 has expressed to teammates his dissatisfaction with Mike Shanahan."

If RG3's unhappy with his coach it would explain why he was taking not-so-veiled shots at him during the postgame press conference after losing to the Eagles last Sunday.

The bottom line is this: Washington appears to be like a soap opera at this point. There's no telling what we might hear in advance of Monday night's matchup against the 49ers with the problems building around the Redskins.

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