The Philadelphia Eagles are taking on the Philadelphia Eagles this week. Earlier in the week following the game against the Minnesota Vikings, Griffin said he needed to do better about avoiding being hit in games.
“Bottom line, I can’t take those amount of hits,” Griffin said, via John Keim of ESPN.com. “You don’t want to be hit that much. A lot of great quarterbacks don’t get hit that much. It’s not just me, it’s a lot of things that go into that. We just have to get better.”
“If I’m put in that situation again, then yeah maybe I will slide,” Griffin said about a particular instance. “I think if I hadn’t slipped, I probably would have gotten in. Once I did slip it was probably best to get down and avoid that hit.”
“I have to do a better job of that, making sure it doesn’t happen and taking it upon myself to get down earlier,” he said. “I got two good shots in the game I could have avoided … The other hits I did avoid. I’m OK at doing that, getting down and getting out of the way. [But] I’ve got to do a better job of that. It will come. And then we just have to protect.”
Early on he is struggling with that. On his first play, Fletcher Cox was flagged for roughing the passer. Here is Griffin getting hit late along the sideline. As he is in the air he gets an extra shove towards the ground.
[h/t] Zombie Prophet