Robert Griffin III won’t blame knee for slow start

Sep 9, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) walks off the field in the second quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at FedEx Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was intercepted a career high two times on Monday night in his first game action since returning from a torn ACL at the end of last season. While the knee would be an easy scapegoat to place the blame on, he is not using that as an excuse for the slow start.

“I was comfortable out there, I felt good, I was able to escape the pocket and move around,” Griffin said after the game, via Pro Football Talk. “We just didn’t play well as a team. Everyone wants to see me get hit and get up, and that’s what they got to see.”

To be fair to Griffin, he was able to shake off the rust late in the game and led the team on a late charge to bring them within a touchdown.

Unfortunately for the Redskins, they were unable to recover the onside kick attempt and Philadelphia ran out the clock.

Griffin finished the game 30-for-49 passing for 329 yards, with two touchdowns and the previously mentioned two picks. He added 24 yards on the ground.

The Redskins will look to turn things around next week against the Green Bay Packers, who had their defense torched by the San Francisco 49ers in Week One.

Topics: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

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