Former Redskins LB Brian Orakpo Threatens To ‘Smack The Shit Out Of’ Chris Cooley For Talking About RG3
Yesterday, Robert Griffin III was officially cut by the Washington Redskins. After RG3’s release was reported by the media, retired Redskins tight end Chris Cooley went off on his former teammate.
“From the moment Kirk was drafted,” said longtime TE Chris Cooley, “I think Robert had animosity towards him. A lot of people in this area hated that fourth-round pick; I don’t think anyone hated it as much as RGIII hated it.”
The offensive line did not like Robert Griffin,” Cooley said. “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,” Cooley said. “Robert continued to let his offensive line eat the blame. They don’t like it. They hate that, man. That kills them. Perception is the only thing an offensive line has, because 99 percent of people watching football have no idea what an offensive line’s doing.
“Receivers didn’t like playing with Robert, because they didn’t get the ball,” Cooley said. “It was never consistent, other than a couple in 2012; they struggled with that. So they didn’t like Robert.”
Cooley’s thoughts on Griffin did not sit well with Brian Orakpo who played on the team during the RG3 era.
Cooley is probably telling the truth about how players felt about RG3 but spilling the beans about what goes on in the locker room is kind of a dick move.