Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III didn’t do a lot in Thursday night’s preseason debut, but he was pleased all the same.
Griffin said afterward that he shook off a big hit and generally liked what the offense was doing.
“You’re going to get hit every now and then,” Griffin said. “I thought we did a good job moving the ball. Get in, get out and that’s all you can ask for.”
Griffin’s numbers were not impressive: He completed four of eight passes for 36 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions. But his numbers would have looked a lot better if not for a drop by Pierre Garcon, who was wide open when a deep pass from Griffin bounced off his hands. Griffin played two drives, one that ended with a punt and one that ended with a field goal.
“I thought we got some good work in, moved the ball, got into red-zone situations, got a couple third downs, so that was good for us as an offense. Obviously, you want to score every time you get the ball,” Griffin said. “Came away with a field goal on the second drive, but you want to get seven.”
Second-string quarterback Kirk Cousins looked good, completing 12 of 14 passes for 154 yards, and Colt McCoy was solid, going 4-of-6 for 33 yards. But Griffin is the undisputed starter. And he thinks he performed well in that role on Thursday night.