Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy thinks the only way the Washington Redskins can stop other teams from abusing Robert Griffin III is to develop other offensive weapons.
Dungy joined the Holden and Danny show to talk about the Redskins’ inability to protect their prized signal caller as well the latest replacement referee saga from around the league.
Griffin, who was sacked six times in the 38-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, is naturally vulnerable to injury because of aggressive play calling according to Dungy.
“It goes with the territory when you’re going to run the bootlegs and get (Griffin) out of the pocket and run the college option,” Dungy said. “I saw Cincinnati, even when they handed the ball off yesterday, they’re taking shots at him.”
Dungy believes Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is the perfect guy to develop other weapons and create schemes to take advantage of the extra attention teams are paying to Griffin.
“That’s where Mike Shanahan is so smart, he’s going to look at this tape and say ‘you want to come after our quarterback in this way, we’ll have some thing to take advantage of you’re aggressiveness,’“ Dungy said.
Despite the sacks and numerous hits the Bengals were able to put on the rookie, Griffin came out after the loss and stated that he doesn’t intended on changing the way he plays.
“Even if they have to cart me off the field, I’m going to get off that cart and walk away,” Griffin said.
Though such statements make Redskins fans cringe, Dungy likes the Baylor product’s confidence.
“I saw his interview last night and basically he’s saying bring it on,” Dungy said. “If you think you’re going to intimidate me, take all the shots you want, I’ll trust the referee’s to make the calls so that nothing’s illegal. You just keep coming with legal shots and I’ll keep coming myself and I kind of like that attitude.”