Redskins wide receiver Ryan Grant shouldered the blame for the pick-6 that ended Sunday’s game in Atlanta.
“I slipped. My fault,” Grant said Wednesday, patting his chest. “I blew the game. It is what it is.”
There’s been much debate about Robert Alford’s decisive interception and who was to blame for it—Grant, quarterback Kirk Cousins or some combination.
As far as Grant is concerned, there is no debate.
“It was supposed to be on my outside shoulder," he said. "I slipped. It threw the play off, and that’s how the game ended.”
Asked if he thought he got blocked in the back by Adrian Clayborn after the interception, Grant said that did not cross his mind and he did not talk to the officials about it.
“At that point, I wasn’t worried about referees, anybody,” Grant said. “I wasn’t trying to talk to anybody. I just knew the game was over, and [I] was walking to the locker room.”
Through five games, Grant has 12 receptions on 24 targets for 118 yards. His role has grown in recent weeks due to the injury to DeSean Jackson and other changes to the lineup.
Grant's newest challenge, though, will be putting Sunday's costly mistake in the rearview.
“From this point on, just move on, get better, work harder, spend more time in the film room, in the playbook.,” he said. “Just have amnesia from this point. Not think about the past and just move forward into the future.”
“I slipped,” he added. “That’s not like me. I’m better than that. I hold myself to high standards. Unfortunately, I slipped and that ended game. I think it will make me a stronger, better player.”