New record for Griffin
Aug 20, 2015; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks to the locker room after being injured against the Detroit Lions in the second quarter at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Robert Griffin III was injured just -2.5 games into the regular season. In Washington’s second preseason game Griffin left early in the second quarter after suffering a concussion and a shoulder stinger. Due to Washington’s Swiss cheese-like offensive line Griffin was left open to taking shot after shot as soon as the game began.
In the game he dropped back to pass eight times, was sacked three times and fumbled the ball twice. Griffin returned to non-contact drills in Redskins Sunday practice but still has to be cleared by a neurologist before he’s cleared for contact.
Washington’s coach Jay Gruden continues on his mission to have RGIII beaten into becoming a better quarterback.
"“I would have gone more the other day, to be honest with you. I think we need the work. We absolutely need the work, whether he takes one shot or 10 shots. We’ve got to get our offense going.” – Jay Gruden"
If Griffin gets cleared by doctors he’ll surely get the start on Saturday against the Baltimore Ravens. Look for Terrell Suggs to go after him repeatedly while spouting something about following the rules but sounding more like Sloth from The Goonies.
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