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Former Redskins TE Chris Cooley: Nobody Liked RGIII


Now that the Robert Griffin III era in D.C. is over, the truth is coming out.

In an interview with The Washington Post, former Redskins tight end, Chris Cooley, keeps it real on the team's attitude toward Griffin. It seems he wasn't that well-received by the team, and it all started when Kirk Cousins was drafted. Griffin was never really happy with that decision by the organization.

"From the moment Kirk was drafted," Cooley said. "I think Robert had animosity towards him. A lot of people in this area hate that fourth-round pick; I don't think anyone hated it as much as RGIII hated it."

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A little competition can do that to a person, but that's not where it stops. Cooley goes on to mention that many players on the team weren't the biggest RGIII fans.

"The offensive line did not like Robert Griffin," Cooley continued. "A lot of the receivers did not like Robert Griffin. The offensive line had a problem with Robert, because they were considered for a year-and-a-half or two years a terrible offensive line that couldn't protect a quarterback. A lot of that isn't true. A lot of that was Robert. A lot of the sacks were put on Robert. Want to believe it or not, they were, okay? Football-wise, they were: it was Robert."

"Robert never took [responsibility] for that. Robert continued to let his offensive line eat the blame ... Receivers didn't like playing with Robert, because they didn't get the ball. It was never consistent, other than a couple in 2012; they struggled with that. So they didn't like Robert."

Those are pretty strong words, especially for new teams looking to obtain RGIII's services. A quarterback is always considered a leader on the team and without a strong one, there's no telling where your team is headed.