After completing a measly five passes for a paltry 20 yards against Baltimore on Saturday, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is bracing himself for a flamethrower-like blast of heat right to the face.
Griffin himself isn’t worried about his performance, but he understands that not everyone has the proper sense of perspective about these things (via washingtontimes.com):
“I think just going through that process, having a bad outing tonight, will help us in Game 1,” Griffin said. “I know people can’t see that right now. There will be overreactions all over the place. But it’s our job to make sure we stay cool, calm and collected and keep fighting on.”
One of those “overreacting” to RG3′s latest struggles is former Redskins QB Joe Theismann, who thinks Kirk Cousins has outplayed RG3 this preseason and would be the starter if Jay Gruden allowed a genuine QB competition.
Jay Gruden, being a head coach who shares RG3′s even-tempered approach, isn’t one of the overreacting folks:
“I think he’s a lot further along than people will give him credit for,” Gruden said of Griffin. “You know, all you guys have to look at is the practice, or the game tape, and it wasn’t very good by anybody, but I’ve seen him practice and I’ve seen him come a long way and I feel confident about where he is.”
Overreaction? The Redskins will leave that to the media, fans, former players and everyone else not inside the room. There’s no panic in Washington.