Osi Umenyiora Disrespects RG3 by Calling Him Bob Griffin
It was meant as a funny jab or mock towards the Washington Redskins rookie QB who is coming into the league with a lot of hype.
Many reporters and television sports commentators are of course trying to make this into a big deal. The ever ridiculous Jamele Hill called it a "verbal assault" during today's broadcast of ESPN First Take. Nothing she says ever makes sense, plus she is a well known New York hater. Here is the exact quote from Osi:
Who is this RG3 guy you guys keep talking about? You talking about Bob Griffin?
He goes on to say
You guys are giving him a cool nickname already and everything. When he does anything in the NFL we're gonna call him RG3. Right now he's Bob Griffin
In a funny way, Umenyiora is just trying to say what I'm sure many established NFL players are thinking. This kid has done absolutely nothing at the pro level and everyone is already anointing him the next big thing. Lets just wait and see what the young man has before giving him so much undue credit.
Robert Griffin III had a great college career and is a heck of an athlete but now he is going to play with the big boys. Great college players do not automatically become great NFL players, many don't even pan out to be decent football players in the pros.
Could Osi have worded his comments a little differently? Sure, but we all know Umenyiora is a funny guy who likes to once in a while get involved in a conversation and stir the pot a bit. I think his point is well taken, especially coming from a player like himself who has proven to be very good and has to battle for decent contracts despite his accomplishments.
Even Skip Bayless agreed with Osi's comments during the ESPN show. There is nothing wrong with a little trash talk especially between NFC East rivals. So for everyone getting bent out of shape over the Bob Griffin comments, get over it cause truth is RG3 has yet to prove anything in the NFL.