One would think that play-actions, rollouts and bootlegs would be the perfect play-calls for Robert Griffin III in the Washington Redskins’ new offense, especially given the strength of the running game.
RG3 and the Washington Redskins play in Houston on Sunday, an opener matching two teams looking to bounce back from disappointing seasons with first-time NFL coaches. Jay Gruden takes over for Washington and Bill O’Brien for the Texans.
Robert Griffin III stood at his locker and answered five consecutive questions about sliding.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III sustained a thigh contusion in Monday’s 24-23 preseason win over the Cleveland Browns at FedEx Field. It is not considered serious and he expects to practice on Wednesday. It also typified an up-and-down day where some things went right and plenty went wrong.
The knee is fine, so Robert Griffin III didn’t need to do jumping jacks this year at the annual draft day party inside the Washington Redskins stadium. He jogged to the podium, saluted the fans and had to stop his remarks because they wouldn’t stop chanting “R-G-3!”
For the second straight week, Atlanta will be facing a backup quarterback. Hopefully this time the Dirty Birds will figure out how to beat a second-string quarterback-led team.
For many years Redskins fans found it easy to blame former special teams coach Danny Smith for all of their troubles. But now Smith’s value to the team is clearly evident as this year’s unit is unlike anything that we have seen in some time.
RG3’s lack of an identity trickles down not only to the offense but to the defense as well. It may seem a little harsh to blame the 0-2 start completely on Griffin, but sometimes the truth is harsh and it can hurt.
Monday night football began with Robert Griffin making a grandiose entrance fit for the King of Kings. But it ended with the burgundy and gold celebrating only a moral victory. Deep down inside, all members of the franchise understand that an 0-2 start could be a real possibility as they prepare to dance with the Green Bay Packers.
To say that the Eagles came out of the gates fast is obviously an understatement. Philly greeted the Redskins with the fastest tempo that has ever been seen in the NFL.