It’s been written here and there that Robert Griffin III isn’t particularly beloved by his Redskins teammates. And one of the ways this is measured, on the Beloved Meter, is by whether or not his teammates help him up after he’s knocked down. The Big Lead gave it the War and Peace treatment last season, and ESPN.com’s John Keim felt compelled to address the subject soon afterward.
So I thought I’d share a photo from the distant past, one of Jets center John Schmidt “gently” helping Hall of Famer Joe Namath off the ground.
If a lineman did that today, he’d probably be penalized 15 yards for horse-collaring his own QB. My not-so-subtle message: Honestly, people, can we move on?