When the dust settles, the decision to bench Robert Griffin III may prove to be one of Mike Shanahan’s finer decisions as the Redskins head coach.
Pierre Garcon and Mike Shanahan believe Kirk Cousins did a fine job in place of an inactive Robert Griffin III.
Desmond Trufant deflected Kirk Cousins’ pass on a potential winning 2-point conversion with 18 seconds remaining, and the Atlanta Falcons edged the Washington Redskins 27-26 on Sunday.
Headlines coming from Ashburn have been anything other than football-related this week, but the Washington Redskins do still have a game to play.
As of Wednesday morning, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan is leaning toward benching Robert Griffin III for the remainder of the season according to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports.
Most awoke on Monday morning hoping to see breaking news on their Twitter feeds. But there was no such news as Shanahan made it through the night, had a meeting with Daniel Snyder in the morning, and now appears to be on the same page as the owner.
The Atlanta Falcons have signed Washington Redskins castoff offensive tackle Jeremy Trueblood.
Quarterback Matt Ryan set five Falcons single-season passing records. While impressive, it made the Falcons one-dimensional, relying too much on their aerial attack. With the addition of All-Pro running back Steven Jackson, the Falcons can now be dangerous both through the air and on the ground.
The future is looking a little less hazy for Redskins Robert Griffin III just one day after the franchise quarterback suffered a mild concussion.
The Washington Redskins lost the game and potentially more Sunday afternoon as Robert Griffin III was shaken up during a 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons.