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Teammate: RGIII's comments were 'cold-blooded'

Robert Griffin III's leadership has come under focus this week after some postgame comments that drew a sharp response from teammate Santana Moss.

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Moss eventually backed off the comments, but NFL Media columnist Michael Silver reported Thursday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access Kickoff" that the issue has been bubbling under the surface for some time.

"Robert Griffin III's propensity for saying things that maybe the coaches and others in the organization wish he would not say publicly has been a source of frustration for quite some time," Silver said.

One player described Griffin's postgame remarks to Silver as "cold-blooded."

Griffin mentioned to the press that it was "disheartening" when the Philadelphia Eagles' defense knew what plays were coming during Sunday's loss. That sounded like a shot against the coaching staff. Speaking about his interception to end the game, Griffin mentioned that no one was open on the play.

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This is becoming a bigger story in the media because it's Griffin, and because the Redskins are losing. That doesn't mean it's not a story. There has been tension between Griffin and the Redskins' coaching staff since his injury last January. Now we are hearing grumbling from more than one teammate.

These are the growing pains that typically happen with young quarterbacks. It's understandable considering Griffin's torn ACL and lost offseason. We just wonder if the Shanahans will be around to shepherd Griffin through his inevitable improvement next year.

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