Despite the Washington Redskins falling to 1-4 Sunday night, quarterback Robert Griffin III looked, well, a little more like Robert Griffin III.
“It’s just saying, ‘I have to be the guy I know I am,’” Griffin told John Keim of ESPN.com. “I know people think that after the bye week I felt better and that’s why I did it. It was more, I just feel that’s what I have to do. And that’s what I’ve always had to do. You have to use the ability you have.”
Griffin completed just 19-of-39 passes in a 31-16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, but rushed for 77 yards on nine carries. Most pundits think Griffin, who is coming off of a torn ACL should try to avoid running, but Griffin disagrees.
“Everyone wants me to slide and get out of bounds,” Griffin explained. “I can’t listen to that. It’s not that you ignore it. I understand that people are concerned, but at the end of the day you have to go out and play with your instincts. I let my instincts take over as opposed to running out of bounds so everyone doesn’t get mad at coach or mad at me. Just more instinctive running the ball and playing football.”
Griffin and the Redskins will host the 4-2 Chicago Bears Sunday at 1:00 pm EST.