February 1, 2023

Did Robert Griffin III subtweet Michael Vick over Lamar Jackson?

He said what he said.

He explained what he said.
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I can’t confirm that Robert Griffin III took a shot at Michael Vick Saturday on Twitter. But the truth that Griffin tweeted out a paraphrased model of what Vick reported Fox NFL Kickoff, it’s not farfetched to believe that those opinions didn’t sit correct with RGIII.

On the broadcast, Vick stated Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson ought to “put a brace on it and get it likely.” A several several hours later, Griffin tweeted out that these who believe that that Jackson should only set on a brace and go perform “need to get their head out of their ass.”

Griffin didn’t tag Vick, NFL on Fox, or even quotation tweet the online video. Having said that, him sending that tweet on Saturday, and speaking about a brace, it is considerably more very likely that he was upset with Vick than with what Sammy Watkins claimed on Wednesday, or something other criticisms levied at Jackson final 7 days.

Even though Vick’s remarks were being insensitive, what Watkins claimed was absurd, suggesting to the Washington Post’s Adam Kilgore that the Ravens place Jackson on the discipline for passing plays only, and don’t allow for him to operate. Fantastic solution, simply because of class there won’t be 250-additionally pound people diving at his legs though he’s making an attempt to toss.

Vick wasn’t even the only human being on the Fox established on Saturday who had some problems with Jackson. Sean Payton went first, and he stated that he has listened to there are some “grumblings” in Baltimore about how very long Jackson’s restoration is getting. Payton also offered up the scorching choose that Jackson will move on from the Ravens during the offseason. Charles Woodson stated, “I really don’t know if I would have the balls to sit out.”

Each Woodson and Payton did press again against Vick for actually stating that Jackson should really engage in on that sprained MCL. Also, even nevertheless Jackson detailed what is erroneous with his knee, it is the Ravens who shown him as out for their Sunday night matchup towards the Cincinnati Bengals.

The media beef we deserve

Vick should not have explained that an injured participant should really consider the subject.
But Griffin’s tweet was a bit performative, particularly when it seems that objected to what Vick explained, but did not point out him. Let us get much more sporting activities media persons going just after just about every other.

The studio reveals can also be much more enjoyable when the people today in the fits driving the desk really do not get along. The Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe pressure has been equally entertaining and awkward in recent weeks, but Bayless has gotten into it with individuals at the debate desk for many years. Obtaining upset with him is like currently being indignant about the sunlight in the summertime.

It would be wonderful for there to be some information athletics media beef, but sadly Griffin didn’t lean all the way into it. He despatched out very the strongly worded social media submit, but did not place an address on it.

RGIII vs Vick could have been excellent. Probably they could’ve settled it with a 40-lawn-sprint like in the episode of Atlanta when Vick was racing folks in the street. However, we’ll probably under no circumstances know what could’ve been.