If I had a dollar for every time someone wrote about Robert Griffin III's time in Washington and didn't quote Griffin while quoting Mike Shanahan, I would be a very rich man. I just got richer, because there's a new story featuring Shanahan telling his side of the story.

And it's a good one from Jason Reid, formerly of the Washington Post and now of ESPN's new website The Undefeated. Reid goes in on the details about Griffin's time in Washington (the piece is titled "The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII") and it features lots of Shanahan.

Including some discussion of when Griffin was drafted, with Shanahan saying he "wasn't very happy" about the trade up with the Rams to land the Redskins the second-overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft and he told owner Dan Snyder as much.

"Dan knew I wasn't very happy about what we did, but he wanted everybody to celebrate how smart we were, so we jumped on his plane and met the other owners on his yacht," Mike Shanahan recalled. "Everyone was celebrating. I just didn't think it was very smart to give up that much for a guy who we didn't even know if he could drop back and throw.

"When I finally sat down with Dan, I said, 'Hey, you own the team. We can work with him and do some things. But we haven't seen anything on tape that warrants giving [up] this type of compensation.' To me, it was absolutely crazy. But I told Dan that if that's what he wanted to do, I'd make it work."

To be fair, there were always rumors about Shanahan not being a huge fan of Griffin's and about concerns over Griffin's ability to meld seamlessly with an NFL-style offense. (This is not unusual for anyone coming out of Art Briles' offensive system at Baylor.) It's still an issue, as talented as Griffin is.

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According to Reid, in February of 2013 Griffin called a meeting of various coaches, including head coach Mike, offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Matt LaFleur. Griffin didn't tell them what the meeting was about, only that he needed to speak.

Griffin instructed the coaches to let him speak uninterrupted and rolled through a list of grievances, stressing that substantive changes had to occur immediately. Scrap the pass protection scheme and start over, Griffin demanded. There were 19 plays -- primarily those from the 50-series and quarterback draws -- that were unacceptable. Griffin, who supported his presentation with video clips of each play, expected them to be deleted from the playbook. Bottom line, Griffin said, he was a drop-back quarterback -- not a running quarterback.

Oh, and he also apparently wrote four things on a blackboard, demanding to "change things" and "change our protections" and included the word "unacceptable" and the phrase "bottom line."

After the meeting, Shanahan says he knew it was "coming from Dan" based on how Griffin talked to the coaches and his willingness to sit coaches down and make demands.

"When Robert is standing there going through all of that, I know it's coming from Dan," Shanahan said. "When Robert talked about 'unacceptable,' that was a word Dan used all the time. He was using phrases Dan used all the time. There's only one way a guy who's going into his second year would do something like this: If he sat down with the owner and the owner believed that this is the way he should be used.

"He had to have the full support of the owner and, in my opinion, the general manager to even have a conversation like that. He just had the best year for a rookie QB in the history of the game. You got selected to the Pro Bowl. We went to the playoffs. We tried to get him to slide. We tried to get him to throw the ball away. If he had told me he was hurt, I would have taken him out of the [playoff] game. To hear him ... it was really incredible."

There are a lot of people to blame for Griffin's disastrous fall from grace in Washington -- the basic premise of Reid's piece appears to be that a lot of blame falls on Griffin himself. Shanahan's taken plenty of heat, but there shouldn't be anyone out there who doesn't think Griffin deserves blame for what went wrong.

There's also an ample amount in the piece -- which is very much worth reading -- from Warren Moon, who says that Griffin never reached out to either he or Doug Williams, the first African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl, a Redskins legend and a man with an office near Griffin.

"I guess he just felt like he didn't need Doug," said Moon, who is close with Williams, now a Redskins player-personnel executive. "And that's too bad. Doug really could have helped him through some of those rough times."

Griffin pretty clearly didn't listen to the right people when he was in Washington. He was, by many accounts, far too interested in branding, Instagram slogans and other non-essential items that took the place of actually preparing for football games.

Injury struck, and Shanahan did no favors, but as this recent look back on Griffin's time in D.C. makes clear, he very much deserves responsibility for his own undoing.