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On Friday, former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan appeared on FS1’s Undisputed and discussed how Robert Griffin III believed he was an elite pocket passer during their time together with the ‘Skins.
As seen in the following video courtesy of Fox Sports, Shanahan said RG3 wanted to focus on his dropback passing more than utilizing his legs:
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“I was really disappointed,” former @Redskins HC Mike Shanahan said of RGIII. “He really believed he was Aaron Rodgers.” https://t.co/dHyTDEHo3n
“I’ll be honest with you, I was really disappointed myself because I knew where Robert was going. I knew where his dad was going. I knew where [Redskins owner] Dan Snyder was going. It was up to me to convince this guy that, ‘Hey, if you don’t run, your dropback game…it’s not there now, but you can get there.’ I blame myself for not getting to the kid. He really believed he was Aaron Rodgers. In his mind, he believed he was Aaron Rodgers. I said, ‘You know what? You’re not Aaron Rodgers, and Aaron Rodgers is not you.'”
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