Robert Griffin III
In some ways, the contrast from a week ago Sunday to yesterday couldn’t have been greater for the Redskins.
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Pierre Garcon and Mike Shanahan believe Kirk Cousins did a fine job in place of an inactive Robert Griffin III.
The Washington Redskins inactives list included Robert Griffin III and tight end Jordan Reed.
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.
Living Social is offering a deal on Redskins’ merchandise — $30 worth of product for $15 — just a day after the benching of Robert Griffin III.
Kirk Cousins acknowledged this has not been an easy pill for RGIII to swallow, but the starters also doesn’t believe Griffin will have to deal with the bitter tasting medicine for long.
If he had it to do over again, Mike Shanahan would have pulled Robert Griffin III at halftime of the Redskins wild-card loss to the Seattle Seahawks last January.
Minutes after Cousins and Grossman took the field to take the first- and second-string snaps in Ashburn today, the Redskins’ sales staff was calling wait-listed clientele about season ticket packages for 2014, like Rob in Clinton, who called into 106.7 The Fan.
Mike Shanahan said the decision to bench RGIII was made after consulting team owner Daniel Snyder and general manager Bruce Allen.