The Redskins did not permit Robert Griffin III to talk to the media after he and the rest of the first-team offense mustered just one first down in four possessions as they said that he had been diagnosed with a concussion. So we did not get his take on the reasons why he was hit six times in eight pass dropbacks.
Today Griffin addressed the media for the first time since that game. He talked about what happened but he really didn’t say much.
“We just weren’t moving the ball,” he said. “We all out here working every single day to get better. These preseason games, they can go really great, they can go really bad. We just had a bad outing.”
The Redskins have had a number of bad outings during the preseason in recent years. In fact, the Griffin and the first-team offense have not scored a touchdown during a preseason game in the last five games they have played.
Against the Lions there were issues with the offensive line and problems with Griffin calling proper protections and dealing with pressure.
“We all look at the film, we don’t say it’s this guy’s fault, it’s that guy’s fault,” said Griffin. “We don’t point the finger, point the blame. You watch the film and you assess yourself and you say that this doesn’t happen anymore. We’ve all done that.”
Left tackle Trent Williams was held out of the Lions game due to some nagging injuries and wide receiver DeSean Jackson has not played at all during the preseason due to a shoulder injury. But Griffin would not blame the problems against the Lions on their absences.
“There’s a big sign at Baylor (where Griffin attended college) that says ‘no excuses’,” he said. It’s part of the game.