USAToday- In a game where Robert Griffin III, who the Redskins traded six picks to acquire with the second overall pick of the 2012 draft, sat on the bench until an injury to starting quarterback Colt McCoy forced him into action at the end of the game, St. Louis made a pregame show of the six players now contributing to their roster thanks to the deal.
Generally I have always been pretty neutral on the Redskins. Don't really have any redeeming qualities, but I certainly don't harbor any ill will towards them. Holy hell though. I think I have to feel bad for them. Maybe not the team, but I got to feel for the fans in this situation. Cold blooded move by Jeff Fisher. Ice water in that man's veins. I didn't think he had it in him. I would say this is Jeff Fisher's way of getting the last laugh, but I am pretty sure he had the first laugh too. This wasn't a passive aggressive play. This was aggressive-aggressive. This wasn't just rubbing salt in the wound, this was curb stomping rock salt into a life threatening laceration. This was like your ex-wife showing up to your divorce proceeding with her new millionaire boyfriend on her arm. This was like robbing your neighbor then buying a sports car and using it to block his driveway. To think of it as adding insult to injury just doesn't seem to do it justice.
As badly as I feel for Redskins fans, I still love this play. Gamesmanship on a hundred, thousand, trillion. Not sure the Rams needed to get into the Redskins' heads to beat them. Showing up and putting on equipment probably would have been enough. Can't hate it though. Do everything you can to win, even if it means emasculating every fiber of an organization's being. There is no way you can see that as a Washington player and have it not affect your morale. I'm surprised not one player walked directly up to RGIII and punched him in the teeth. The last thing this group of players needed before kickoff was a reminder of how much they collectively hate their quarterback.
RGIII is the personification of a Ponzi scheme. The Redskins invested everything hoping for a organization changing return. It looked good for the first year. Solid return on investment. Then he was exposed as a fraud, and it was all for naught and the Redskins have nothing to show for it. He certainly gets as much criticism as Bernie Madoff. Has the same delusional outlook on life as well. Nothing about RGIII's personality says he realizes how much a criminal he actually is. Trading for RGIII was like going all in after the flop and hoping for a outside straight draw. Could return massive dividends or could bankrupt yourself completely. Going to take a lot of rebuilding to recover from that beating.
Man, I guess it took Jeff Fisher strolling out the entirety of the trade for me to realize how badly the Redskins got hosed. Jesus, the players and assets the Redskins traded could probably beat the Redskins by themselves. At this point, RG3 probably isn't worth one single player in that deal. If only they knew they were trading for a running quarterback with the knees of a baby giraffe...