Griffin was supposed to be the franchise quarterback and looked like it in a thrilling rookie season in 2012. But nothing has been the same since.
Robert Griffin III trudged out of the team’s practice bubble on Thanksgiving Day, most of his teammates already back in the warm locker room at Redskins Park. A small group of reporters waited for him outside.
In the end, it just was not enough. Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III played better than he did against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
The Redskins have faced their share of injuries this season. They have lost a starting outside linebacker and cornerback. But they had not endured a day like this one.
Redskins cornerback David Amerson was suspended for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers for violating an unspecified team rule.
Carlos Hyde ran for a go-ahead 4-yard touchdown with 2:59 remaining, and the San Francisco 49ers barely squeaked by the lowly Washington Redskins with a 17-13 win Sunday that kept them in the thick of the playoff chase.
Redskins cornerback David Amerson will be a surprise scratch for Sunday’s game against the San Francisco 49ers, according to ESPN980 reporter Chris Russell and the team’s radio broadcast network.
Every Redskins game from here on out will put an inordinate amount of attention of quarterback Robert Griffin III. That’s only natural. The franchise quarterback hasn’t looked like one since 2012.
While Redskins coach Jay Gruden tried to squash an apparent social media beef between his quarterback and wide receiver, he also had a strong critique of Robert Griffin III’s performance during Sunday’s loss to Tampa Bay.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sat slumped in the chair in front of his locker, his words a half whisper.