The Detroit Lions are in the second leg of a road trip that has sent them to opposite sides of the country. Last week they lost to the Arizona Cardinals in Phoenix and now this week they fly to Washington D.C. to take on the struggling Redskins.
The Redskins struggles have been blamed partly in part on quarterback Robert Griffin III’s knee. They say his knee injury has him uncomfortable in the games and that he hasn’t looked the same. It is true, RG3 has been less inclined to run this season than last year. Through two games he only has 25 yards rushing, but RG3 is looking to change that.
“It’s not that I want to run more, I just feel like that’s what we need,” Griffin said, via ESPN. “If that’s what it takes to win games, then I’m willing to do that.”
Some have called for back up Kirk Cousins to fill in until RG3 gets more comfortable, but his head coach Mike Shanahan is standing by him. Shanahan even suggested that their problems are because of falling behind early in games.
“We’ve got a lot of confidence in Robert,” said Shanahan. “Anytime you start out a little bit slow and we’re down as many points as we’ve been down and we get to a two-minute attack a little bit earlier than we would like to, you probably put people in the toughest situation you can.”