Ryan Tannehill rarely says anything worth quoting. Doesn’t mean he lacks intelligence. To the contrary, it proves he has plenty.
Compare Tannehill’s formless cloud of clichés with the lightning bolt that Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III unfurled on Monday. It’s a quote that could be considered bulletin-board material for the Sept. 13 regular-season opener between the Dolphins and Redskins if it weren’t so ridiculous.
“I feel like I’m the best quarterback in the league,” RG III told a Washington television station, “and I have to go out and show that. Any athlete at any level, if they concede to someone else, they’re not a top competitor, they’re not trying to be the best they can be.
“There’s guys in this league that have done way more than me, but I still view myself as the best because that’s what I work toward every single day.”
Griffin, remember, missed six games to injury last season and later was benched in favor of Colt McCoy. It wouldn’t be that difficult finding a Washington fan who contends Griffin isn’t even the best quarterback on his own team. With him in charge last year, the Redskins went 2-5.
I’ll cut RG III a little slack, though, considering he’s only trying to boost his own confidence.
In return, I would only ask that he and everyone else agree that I am the most goodest thinker of deep and undisputedable football stuff that ever was borned.