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Tony Gonzalez on RG3: ‘The things he said after this week’s game is shocking’

The NFL Today on CBS analyst Tony Gonzalez couldn’t believe the comments Robert Griffin III made, calling out his teammates after Sunday’s 27-7 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Washington quarterback said “It doesn’t take one guy, and that’s proven” and noted that even the greats like Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers can’t do it alone.

“You don’t throw your teammates under the bus after a game,” Gonzalez told The Jim Rome Show. “You take all the criticism. The things he said after this week’s game is shocking, especially coming from a player of his caliber.”

Gonzalez also points out that after Griffin’s 2012 Pro Bowl Season, he hasn’t done much himself.

“Let’s not get it twisted obviously he had a pretty good rookie season.” Gonzales said but added: “When he’s been healthy, it hasn’t been all that impressive. So I just don’t know where you get off after a game calling out your teammates, when you yourself haven’t played that well.”

The 14 time Pro Bowl tight end says the 24 year old Griffin needs some guidance.

“He needs to get somebody in his ear that he trusts,” said Gonzalez. “Maybe somebody who’s been there, and done that like a former quarterback or a sports psychologist.”

The future Hall of Famer says Griffin’s a smart kid and hopes he turns the backlash he’s received from his comments into something positive.

“If he’s going to stay around this league and have a good career maybe this is a turning point for him,” said Gonzalez. “This could be a huge learning experience for him. Maybe this is rock bottom, where he gets out of his own way and stops worrying about doing commercials and social media? Maybe he’ll get back out there, playing football, become a good player and pick up where he left off after his rookie year.”

  • Tony Gonzalez
  • Nov 19th 2014