Nov 17, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox (91) chases Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins 24-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins defend Robert Griffin III

Washington Redskins wide receiver Santana Moss made some noise this week when he told reporters quarterback Robert Griffin III needed to take more responsibility for the team’s losses.

The team was quick to defend both Griffin and Moss.

Fullback Darrel Young told reporters that Moss’s comments were taken out of context and defended his quarterback.

“Robert Griffin’s a leader of this team and I don’t care what anyone says,” Young told John Keim of ESPN.com. “I’m going to war with him any day and I know [everyone] in this locker room is going to war with him. … He holds himself accountable to us. To you guys, it doesn’t matter what he thinks. It’s the 53 individuals in this locker room that really ride his back. He’s been the man since he’s been here. We knew that.”

Veteran linebacker London Fletcher also came to Griffin’s defense, calling him an “excellent leader.”

On the season, Griffin has just 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and has completed only 59.7% of his passes. The Redskins, who won the NFC East last season, are 3-7. They’ll host the San Francisco 49ers Monday night.

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