Drama in D.C.: Did RGIII take a shot at Mike Shanahan?

Robert Griffin III - Win McNamee

Did RGIII take a shot at his coach? His surgeon? His team owner? Griffin recently released a statement about his knee injury which included some cryptic remarks.

There is lots of chatter today about whether or not Washington Redskins' quarterback Robert Griffin III was taking a shot at head coach Mike Shanahan in a statement the rehabbing quarterback released to ESPN.

Here is the part of the RGIII statement that is open to interpretation:

"My first NFL season and my injury that ended it showed me a lot about the league, my team and myself ... "I know where my responsibility is within the dilemma that led to me having surgery to repair my knee and all parties involved know their responsibilities as well."

Is that a shot at Shanahan for leaving a clearly injured Griffin on the field during a playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks? A shot famed orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, who was on the sideline during that Seattle game but did not insist RGIII be taken out of the game? A shot at Redskins owner Daniel Snyder for the miserable condition of the FedEx Field surface?

It could have been a shot aimed, at least in part at all of them.

The fun part of this, from a Giants' perspective, is simply watching the turmoil of a rival NFC East franchise from a distance while the Giants quietly go about the business of getting ready for another. Well, except for Shaun Rogers and his stolen jewelry.

Pro Football Talk on RGIII's comments

USA Today on Griffin's statements

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