Robert Griffin III: Eagles defense knew what was coming
RG3 said after the game that it seemed like the Eagles knew exactly what was coming.
“They did a good job of scheming us up,” Griffin said, via The Washington Post. “They kind of knew what was coming before it was coming and that was disheartening. But like I told the guys, regardless of what’s going on out there, we’re the players and we have to make the plays work, and we just weren’t doing that in the first half.”
RG3 said the Eagles did a good job of taking away his deep routes and most of his passing options. Philly also didn’t fall for fakes on the read-option plays. Griffin didn’t say that means the offense has become predictable. He attributed the Eagles’ success on defense to a combination of good players, good calls and lucky recoveries.
Defensive players expressed similar frustrations, saying the Eagles offense ran what they had shown on film in previous games, but still beat them anyway. London Fletcher says the Eagles ran a lot of plays to combat Washington’s man-to-man coverage, such as crossing routes and screens.
Washington outgained Philly 427 to 402, but the game was 24-0 through three quarters and mostly dominated by the Eagles.
RG3 didn’t have to say it, but his comments are an indication that Washington was grossly outcoached in the game. You know what that means? The Red Lobster might be cooked.