Skip Bayless is no stranger to controversial statements. In fact, Bayless is probably encouraged by ESPN to make outlandish claims with the hopes of drawing big numbers and viewers to their show, First Take. So, in another edition of Skip being Skip, the talking head, who happens to be a fan of Robert Griffin III, discussed RGIII's struggles during the Redskins' last game and took the whole matter somewhere it didn't need to go.
“Some foolish Redskins fans–fans, foolish, doesn’t that go together, right?–they’re gonna sit back and say, ‘God, RGIII was struggling. He fumbled, he threw a couple of bad passes. Maybe Kirk Cousins is better right now. Maybe we should go with Kirk.’ NO! I don’t want to see that. I don’t want to set up that dynamic.
After the Redskins taking RGIII with the #2 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, we don't foresee the guy losing his job to a guy they took in the later rounds. Then, out of nowhere, Bayless pulled out the race card and things just got completely awkward.
“I’m going to throw it out there,” Bayless continued. “You also have the black/white dynamic and the majority of Redskins fans are white and it’s just human nature if you’re white to root for the white guy because it just happens in sports. Just like the black community will root for the black quarterback.
“I’m for the black guy. I’m just saying I don’t like the dynamic for RG3. It could stunt his growth in the NFL.”
Um, Skip, what the hell are you talking about? That's probably one of the dumbest things you've ever brought to the table. And trust us, there are plenty to choose from.
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