Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson joined the Holden and Danny Show for his weekly Pick-Six Report on Tuesday morning after a disappointing loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Even though the defense (ranked 31st in yards allowed) played better than they have in recent weeks, the teams concerns have now shifted to quarterback Robert Griffin III who sustained a concussion and was forced out of the game.
Having already also suffered a concussion this season, Wilson said that in the future RGIII has to consider his importance to the team before he puts himself in risky situations.
“This team is very dependent on him [Robert Griffin III]…maybe next time just run out of bounds,” said Wilson. “He’s just trying to get every yard, every inch because he’s a competitor.”
Obviously the Redskins cannot stop Griffin III from running, or tell him to contain his competitiveness, but like every other player on the field, Griffin III knows the inherent risks with stepping on that field. Now three weeks removed from his concussion, Wilson knows that better than most.
Wilson didn’t miss a game after his concussion; the Redskins are hoping that Griffin is as fortunate but they will delay their decision on if he plays until more tests are conducted.
The Redskins struggled in the fourth quarter without RGIII but his backup and fellow rookie quarterback, Kirk Cousins, did his best to keep the game competitive.
Every game has been close for the Redskins so far this season, and Wilson noted that the team has to execute better at the end of games to get over the hump.
“As we look at this season, we think we could easily be in this thing,” Wilson said. “Every game has come down to the last drive. We are ready to turn this thing around, but we just need to make sure we win the fourth quarter.”
Up next are the Minnesota Vikings, whose surprisingly potent offense will challenge a Redskins team that can ill-afford another loss to drop to 2-4.