The Washington Redskins came up short against the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend in a game that ended on an ugly interception by Robert Griffin III. After the game, RG3 was quick to point out that he felt Washington was out-coached and that his receivers did a poor job of getting open on the final play. Pointing fingers is never a good idea, especially when you should be looking in the mirror.
According to CSN Washington’s Chick Hernandez, team sources confirmed on Wednesday that Griffin called the wrong protection on the Redskins’ last offensive play against Philadelphia. If RG3 failed to get his offensive linemen into the proper pre-snap position, that would help explain why he was pressured and had to throw off his back foot.
Santana Moss was one of a number of Redskins players who did not appreciate Griffin playing the blame game after the loss. Moss said that RG3 needs to start taking more responsibility as the team’s quarterback, later assuring reporters that there is no rift between he and RG3 and that his quotes were overblown. Griffin added that he needs to do a better job of not blowing off steam.
“If I could take any of that back, yeah, I would take it back, because in the heat of that movement, you’re frustrated,” RG3 said, per Around the League. “You’re trying to figure out why things didn’t work. … I just gotta take more time to think about things, and just not, even when I’m trying to give an honest answer, sometimes ‘let me look at the film’ is good enough, because you can look at the film to figure it out.”
If you ask me, all of the Redskins need to work on keeping their issues in-house. The media can create nightmares for a struggling team if you allow it to.