PHILADELPHIA (CBSDC) — The Washington Redskins would-be comeback against the Philadelphia Eagles came to an abrupt end in the game’s final minute when Robert Griffin III threw an ill-advised pass off his back foot that was intercepted by Brandon Boykin in the end zone.
“We had a certain concept with running and nobody got open so I was backing up, and in the situation where you get a sack there, it ends the game,” Griffin explained. “I was trying to throw the ball to the back of the end zone. It didn’t get to where I wanted it to go. Obviously I was on my heels and it’s something I can definitely learn from.”
Griffin has treated each loss in his pro career as a lesson, hoping to learn from his mistakes and ultimately become a better player because of them.
The Redskins final offensive play on Sunday is not exempt from his self-scrutiny and is one he wishes he could take back.
“I just thought maybe towards the sidelines, but right there a guy comes straight at me,” Griffin said during his post-game press conference. “I’m just trying to throw as far as I can and me backing up, trying to throw it out of the back of the end zone, the distance that it was, it was something I shouldn’t do. It’s something I’ll learn from. Like I said, we’ll get better from it.”
Griffin and the Redskins have six games remaining this season to improve for 2014.