What’s ironic about the hit, it came on an afternoon in which Griffin was not a significant part of the ground attack. In fact, Griffin’s rushing attempts have plummeted each the past three weeks, from a season-high 13 against the Bengals to eight vs. the Buccaneers to just one against the Falcons.
Since returning to practice on Wednesday, Griffin has said all of the right things. If he’s given the go-ahead by an independent neurologist to suit up against the Vikings, we’ll find out if he meant it.
“If you have to live to play another down,” he said, “you live to play another down.”
From CSN Washington
Griffin, who normally takes 85-90 percent of the practice repetitions, took 75-80 percent on Thursday, coach Mike Shanahan said. He remains on course to play against the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
“It didn’t look like there was any setback,” Shanahan said. “He looked fine.”
From Washington Times
But they are last in the league at converting third downs into first downs. There is no obvious reason for the offense’s one glaring deficiency this season under prized rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III. Some in the locker room at Redskins Park say they don’t quite understand it.
“It’s just kind of a guy here and there dropping a responsibility,” guard Kory Lichtensteiger said Thursday. “We seem to move the ball so well and we’ve racked up good yardage, good numbers. It’s just a point of emphasis for us. It seems like maybe last year we struggled with this, too. I think it’ll come. It’s just you’ve got to make a play when your number’s called.”
From Washington Post
Despite starting each of the past two games and making it through each unscathed, Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garcon has yet to recapture the big-play form that he displayed during the first quarter of his team’s season-opening victory at New Orleans. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said that although it has helped having Garcon back on the field, he can tell the wideout remains less than 100 percent.
In the season opener, Garcon – the Redskins’ biggest free agent acquisition of the offseason, signing a five-year, $42.5 million contract with $21.5 guaranteed – recorded four catches for 109 yards, including an 88-yard touchdown. On that touchdown play, Garcon injured his right foot, straining it near the ball of his foot. Garcon had to leave the game after only eight plays. X-rays revealed no breaks in the bone, but Garcon missed the next two games, and returned to action two weeks ago at Tampa Bay. But in the past two games, Garcon has combined for only four catches for 44 yards.
From Washington Post