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Boomer Esiason talks RG3, Dan Snyder and Jay Gruden

The NFL Today on CBS analyst Boomer Esiason said it was evident there’s tension in the Washington Redskins’ locker room between Robert Griffin III and some teammates after the quarterback’s presser following their 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Esiason thinks the first year Redskins’ head coach put the face of the franchise in his place.

“Jay Gruden really stuck his neck out, I think he’s trying to take this thing head,” Esiason told The Jim Rome Show. “I think RG3 probably needs to be dialed back a little and I think from listening him the rest of the week I think he’s getting the message.”

Esiason said if the Redskins want to be competitive Griffin needs to co-exist with Gruden, but isn’t sure the team’s owner sees it that way.

“You got Mike Shanahan fired already because they couldn’t get along,” said Esiason. “If Dan Snyder is stupid enough to think this quarterback is the one that should be leading this team as opposed to the head coach well then they’re going to mirrored in mediocrity for years and years and years and years and years to come and maybe that’s why they’re right now, I don’t know.”

The 1988 NFL MVP says coddling Griffin isn’t going to get you anywhere and hopes, finally, a head coach in Washington is given the power to do it his way.

“You’ve got to let the guy whose coaching your team have his way with the players on the field and not to suck up to these players anymore,” said Esiason. “Hopefully Dan Snyder’s going to learn that and hopefully Jay Gruden’s going to be able to turn it around to change the culture there in Washington.”

  • Boomer Esiason
  • Nov 21st 2014