Former Redskins CB Green questions Griffin's leadership

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Former Washington Redskins cornerback Darrell Green said the team lacks leadership.
The Hall of Famer said on Showtime's "Inside The NFL" that leadership issues are a big reason why the Redskins are 3-6. He included quarterback Robert Griffin III as part of the blame.
"It's not very good," Green said. "It's not very good. ... I think that it's been rough, but it looks like the kid -- and I'm talking about RG III -- it looks like he's starting to get it back.
"But I just feel so bad that you would have a system where it's all predicated on this guy running. He's the second rusher on the team. It doesn't work, in my opinion."
Green also said the Redskins do not have a leader.
"I think that's the problem," he said. "I think it's super important to have leadership, and I don't think (Griffin) really is the leader."
Show panelist and former NFL wide receiver Cris Collinsworth disagreed with Green's assessment.
"Robert Griffin is an unbelievable leader," said Collinsworth, who is also an analyst for NBC. "Teams are built now around first-, second- and third-year players. They're the great majority of the players on the team. And Robert Griffin is the guy that's gonna take them where they want to go if they just leave the whole thing alone.
"Next year, you'll go, 'Oh my gosh, we almost blew it up, it would have been the dumbest thing ever.' "
The Redskins visit the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

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