Robert Griffin III hasn’t had he sophomore year many people expected he would after a sensational rookie campaign last year. However, through thick and thin, RG3 still has the support of his offensive line, the guys that are there to protect him every snap.
Even though the line does have it’s cracks at times, and by cracks I mean gaping holes that lead to “sacks on sacks on sacks.”
John Keim of ESPN.com spoke about RG3′s sack issues with the Washington Redskins.
After a sack, my first reaction is to watch the replay to see who was beat and why, so this is something I rarely pay attention to. I do know that some of the linemen today had no idea this was even a topic, and I also know that even some coaches do not pay attention to who helps up the quarterback. And, one more, I know that some players who strongly defended Griffin off the record a week or so ago play on the offensive line.
So is this a big deal? It doesn’t appear to be one to them.
Or, rather, here’s what Trent Williams had to say about it: “That’s some dumbass s—. Come on, man. That s— is ridiculous. It’s dumb. For anybody to have any ill will toward Robert, you’re probably just messed up as a person.”
Griffin’s comment on the matter: “First of all, me and my offensive [line] are fine. Let’s just cut that right there. There are no problems here.”
And, he said, he does not notice if a teammate picks him off the ground.
It will be interesting to see if the O-line can pick up their game against a shaky Giants defense as they head towards another NFC east showdown.
“There’s no fracture between me and my offensive linemen. I love those guys,” Griffin said.