RALJON, Md. (CBSDC) – The Redskins’ 33-27 season-opening loss against the Eagles brought both the long-anticipated return of Robert Griffin III and new concerns that perhaps his knee hasn’t fully healed as he’s claimed throughout the preseason.
RGIII much closer resembled the motionless heap Seattle left him in in the playoffs, as Washington filed their first loss of the season last night, than he did the rookie sensation who racked up 138 yards on the ground against Minnesota in week six of the 2012 regular season.
Thanks to Jerome in D.C. for putting the button on it, when he called into the Junkies Tuesday morning.
“Everybody watched. I watched the leg even when his face is running out for the cameras,” Jerome said to the Junkies on 106.7 The Fan. “His leg still has a gitch in it.”
“He’s got a gitch,” Lurch laughed. “He’s definitely got a gitch.”
“I’m with you though,” EB said. “His stride is not right! It doesn’t look natural.”
Here were some other quotes from the same segment, which likely mirror the sentiment of Redskins fans everywhere as they watched in horror as Griffin trudged around in the pocket, ya’ know, as if his leg had a gitch in it.
“He’s wearing a heavy brace,” JP said. “If you run him in a straight line, I bet he gets you that 4.3. You think the defensive lineman catches him in a straight line? When were the defensive linemen catching him in a running race? They were catching him in the pocket.”
“A linebacker caught him from behind!” Cakes exclaimed. “A WHITE LINEBACKER caught him from behind! What are the odds of that?!”
“JP, he doesn’t have that expensiveness,” EB said. “It takes him 18 steps to get up to full speed. He’s not anywhere near he was the same he was at the beginning of last year.”
“I think you’re seeing what you want to see,” JP defended.
“I DIDN’T WANT TO SEE THAT!” Bickel shouted.
“But JP, you could be seeing what you want to see too,” Lurch reasoned. “I mean, come on.”