Robert Griffin III being referred to as “The Arm”

Losing out on the RG3 sweepstakes was enough of a smack to the face for Browns fans.  But now he is working out with the ‘Skins and reports of his performance are pretty good, it could hit home just a little bit more.1 If glowing reports weren’t enough, there’s this little anecdote coming out of Washington during OTAs.

Per Carpenter, members of the Redskins’ organization have nicknamed Griffin’s arm strength, simply, “The Arm.”

I think it might be time to just call it “The Nomenclature.” The city of Cleveland seems to own most of the negative “The” events. Even when another team tries to use it to refer to something good about one of their players it seems to reflect right back on Cleveland somehow.

We’ll see what happens when “The Arm” comes to Cleveland on December 16th, 2012.

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  1. Yes, the Browns got Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, but even they can’t deny how badly they wanted Griffin after the fact. []

  • Natedawg86

    Better protect The Arm, skins…

  • mgbode

    wait, we are concerned because all the ‘Skins writers are comparing RGIII to Jeff George?

  • Jason Whitlock thinks the Browns should sign Jeff George even without the use of a time machine.

  • mgbode

    haha.  I had to check google just to make sure you were joking too.

  • BisonDeleSightings

    The Redskins’ lawyers will never allow this nickname to take off, lest they have to pay royalties to Jim Abbott.

  • porckchopexpress

    I remember when Todd Marinovich was named The Robo QB,  I remember Harold 8stop competing in the decathalon, I remember that Tiger Woods was going to win so many more majors than Jack that they were going to have to stop counting, and I remember when The Chosen One was going to win not one, not two, not three, four five, six, or seven….  The point is that Legends earn their nicknames, pretenders have names bestowed upon them. Maybe Griffin will be great, and by all accounts he is a great kid who deserves it, but I’m waiting for something more than 7 on  7 drills before I start nicknaming him.

    I mean its not like we are all Kippnisses to his greatness or something.

  • porckchopexpress

    Damn editing, that was Harold Minor being baby Jordan and Dan and Dan making people stop competing.