Redskins Notes and Quotes: ‘We Want to Have Our Backs Against the Wall’
LANDOVER, MD (CBSDC)–The Redskins have won three in a row, all against NFC East foes, and are right in the middle of the playoff hunt as they defeated the New York Giants 17-16 on Monday Night Football.
“We knew three weeks ago that every game we played was like a playoff game,” Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said. “We’re really proud of our football team – the way we focused, how hard we played, playing for 60 minutes … I was just pleased with our guys fighting through it, keeping their poise and never giving up.”
Perhaps no player better personifies perseverance than Robert Griffin III, who broke the NFL single-season rookie running record for a quarterback during the win.
“We made the plays when it counted,” Griffin III said. “We held onto the ball when we needed to, there at the end, to go and seal the victory. I couldn’t be any more proud of the guys.”
Running back Alfred Morris has now rushed for more than 1,000 yards on the season, setting the franchise’s 19-year-old rookie rushing record.
“It is huge, so much history here and to be able to do that says a lot,” Morris said. “I am humbled that I was able to break that record. I am just more happy about the win though.”
One guy who might of been the happiest in the locker room was Barry Cofield. He is now 3-1 against his former team and loves the mentality the Redskins have right now.
“We want to have our backs against the wall,” Cofield said. “We don’t want anybody to pick us and we wanna just have an inner strength and when guys come together and combine over a common thing like that, just a me against the world type mentality is a beautiful thing.”