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RG III's leadership problem?
Robert Griffin III's sophomore season hasn't been awful, but neither has it been the raging success fans dreamed of after his stellar debut season. Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan still thinks Griffin can do it all, but former Washington cornerback Darrell Green criticized the young quarterback's leadership, saying that he doesn't know if the team really has a leader. Leadership is an important intangible for any quarterback -- does RG III have what it takes to motivate his teammates?
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NFL Week 11: Redskins at Eagles
It might not be the best division, but the NFC East is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested. This becomes even more true if the Philadelphia Eagles -- they of a 5-5 record, a first-place tie and a stellar recent showing from quarterback Nick Foles -- can't snap their 10-game home losing streak Sunday. If not, that means Washington would be one step closer to repeating its 3-6-to-the-playoffs feat of 2012.
Are RG III, Washington finished?
A year ago, the Washington Redskins started 3-6 and coach Mike Shanahan effectively wrote off the season. Then his team went 7-0 and made the playoffs. Thursday night, Robert Griffin III & Co. fell to 3-6 with a loss to the lowly Minnesota Vikings. Can the feat be repeated in D.C.? Or is this group done?
Football is generally perceived as a sport of tradition, but it's surprisingly adaptable when it comes to the product on the field. Take the quarterback position. It's gone from run-first in the game's early years to pass-first as the game evolved. Now, with a number of quarterbacks starting and succeeding by relying on their feet, it seems like the pendulum is swinging back in the other direction. Robert Griffin III thinks more and more teams will employ mobile quarterbacks or will at least be forced to draft a passer who can run as a last resort.
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