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Robert Griffin III hurts left knee, relieved by Kirk Cousins

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was replaced late in Sunday’s game at Denver after he suffered a left knee injury on a fourth-quarter interception.

Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton collided with Griffin as the quarterback attempted a pass. The force of the hit took Griffin to the ground, and he grabbed at his left knee while on the turf. The pass was intercepted by Broncos safety Rahim Moore.

Griffin was checked out by Redskins personnel on the sideline, then replaced by backup Kirk Cousins.

Griffin remained on the Redskins’ sideline in the final minutes of Denver’s 45-21 victory.

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61 Responses to “Robert Griffin III hurts left knee, relieved by Kirk Cousins”
  1. abninf says: Oct 27, 2013 7:47 PM

    Well, Kirk, it’s your team now.

  2. loyalraven says: Oct 27, 2013 7:48 PM

    RGnoKNEES

  3. bucrightoff says: Oct 27, 2013 7:48 PM

    RG3monthwonder

    #itwasfunwhileitlasted

  4. samquix says: Oct 27, 2013 7:49 PM

    IRG3. Amazing talent – he’ll never play a full season.

  5. curt2288 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:49 PM

    Noooooooooooo rgknee is done #redskinssuck

  6. logicalvoicesays says: Oct 27, 2013 7:50 PM

    Just what the National Fixed League wanted. To screw Dan Snyder and his Redskins. #Itssounfair.

  7. cmgww says: Oct 27, 2013 7:52 PM

    I hate to see a player go down with injury. That sucks. That said, I am so glad the Colts didn’t even consider picking RG3. Luck is built like a tank…

  8. diyhandymantony says: Oct 27, 2013 7:52 PM

    It really looked like when things were going bad for RG3 that he threw in the towel and started having I don’t care attitude. Repeateded negative efforts of blatant disregard for coaches calls. Did you see Kyle and Mike on the sidelines…RG3 shook off play calls and ran his own plays. He should be benched..was his knee really hurt or was he trying to save face for his Diva attitude?

    What happened to the run game? What happened to Jordan Reed? Alfred Morris? screen plays? RG3 never ran today WHY? I think RG3 should be replaced because he can not handle adversity.

  9. diyhandymantony says: Oct 27, 2013 7:52 PM

    It really looked like when things were going bad for RG3 that he threw in the towel and started having I don’t care attitude. Repeateded negative efforts of blatant disregard for coaches calls. Did you see Kyle and Mike on the sidelines…RG3 shook off play calls and ran his own plays. He should be benched..was his knee really hurt or was he trying to save face for his Diva attitude?

    What happened to the run game? What happened to Jordan Reed? Alfred Morris? screen plays? RG3 never ran today WHY? I think RG3 should be replaced because he can not handle adversity.

  10. chicagogiantsfan says: Oct 27, 2013 7:52 PM

    #hahahalogicalvoicesays!!!!!!!

  11. therealzeitgeist says: Oct 27, 2013 7:53 PM

    RGIII is like Formula One car in that he’s wicked fast but breaks so easy.

  12. laserw says: Oct 27, 2013 7:54 PM

    Let the Griffin trade be a signal to the NFL – no player is worth mortgaging your future. The Redskins were fools for picking this guy higher than the fourth round and are now paying for that mistake with ineptness like Heath Shuler’s draft. The blossom is off the Griffin acquisition and the jury has delivered the verdict – trade bust – incompetence – not ready for the pros and he has no game. It is clear that he is a gimmick – all legs – no arm and no brain.

  13. randomguy9999 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:57 PM

    Scramblers are never ever going to be franchise QBs….

    Now Griffin has two bum knees and it’s a career threat…. … that doesn’t happen ever to QBs that are franchise guys because they have the maturity to know they can’t take the risk of serious running.

    Luck has zero bum knees… can’t believe Griffin or anyone else for that matter ever thought it was a contest between them… Luck is gonna play for 15 years or more… Griffin’s career is in jeopardy partway through season 2…

    Never draft a scrambler

  14. anygivenwednesday13 says: Oct 27, 2013 7:57 PM

    The Michael Vick Exp. 2.0:

    Electrifying showman … Check

    Howitzer for an arm … Check

    10-15% improved accuracy … Check

    Better head on his shoulders … Check

    Improved ability to read coverages … Check

    Same ol’ fragility … Chehhhhhhhhck!

  15. NotoriousKDV says: Oct 27, 2013 7:57 PM

    This is officially a lost year for RGIII and Washington. I know they came back from 3-6 last year but you can’t expect a team to have that kind of turnaround two years in a row. Everything needs to improve but it starts with RGIII.

    As long as he’s just a one read QB then he’s going to struggle. If that first read isn’t open, he holds on to the ball way too long and if he’s not getting sacked then at best he just scrambles around with no where to go and just throws the ball away while still taking a hit.

    He has to get through his progressions faster and get the ball out of his hands quicker. Just look at how quickly Kirk got the ball out of his hands. RGIII needs to get better at that if only to avoid a lot of the hits that he keeps taking.

  16. girlsknowsportstoo says: Oct 27, 2013 7:59 PM

    Vick 2.0

  17. tcril says: Oct 27, 2013 8:01 PM

    It appears that when Skins lose a lead or things become hopeless for RG3 he gets an “I don’t care attitude”. It did look like he was shaking off coaches play calls. Did you see when Skins D intercepted ball and RG3 was on the dr’s table getting his knee looked at, he jumped off and wanted to go back in…was his knee really hurt or was he faking it? I think RG3 gets MAD and just gets really emotional and then things go haywire for him…..He blew the game..

    Why did they go away from what they did so well earlier in the game? why did they stop running? what happened to RG3 running? screen plays? It was aweful seeing RG3 throw pass after pass of incompleted passes. I think he really is not that good.

  18. devildog911 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:03 PM

    LOL

  19. hyprcaffeinated says: Oct 27, 2013 8:04 PM

    What a shame… might ruin the Bravehearts season.

    #HTTB

  20. hurricanegrabowski says: Oct 27, 2013 8:05 PM

    Scramblers are never ever going to be franchise Qbs? You obviously don’t know much about NFL history if you’re saying that randomguy.

  21. kev86 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:05 PM

    Great day for the Giants.

  22. exnavysub says: Oct 27, 2013 8:05 PM

    Off topic:

    Has anyone actually read Logicalvoicesays’s profile? Click on his name if you havent just to read the short blurb. Its a hoot.

  23. azarkhan says: Oct 27, 2013 8:05 PM

    Redskins, no Super Bowl appearance since 1992. You hearing that, logicalvoices?

  24. dirtydrew says: Oct 27, 2013 8:05 PM

    From the beating he has taken, they better get RG4.

  25. oaktown49er says: Oct 27, 2013 8:08 PM

    Everyone can criticize logicalvoice all they want, but I enjoy his/her comments. Watching logical be wrong week after week and then reading the horrible excuses, just makes this site more fun. Logical is like the clown at the carnival sitting over the dunk tank….he talks and talks and eventually we all laugh at him when he falls in the water. Keep up the good work logical.

  26. dirtydrynn27 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:09 PM

    Why Does everybody hate the Redskins???

  27. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:10 PM

    (IR)ehab-G3

  28. anygivenwednesday13 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:11 PM

    Tcril: let other people “like” your comments before you do. It’s kinda obvious when there are 0 likes/dislikes above and below you … and you have exactly 1 “like.”

  29. dstep24 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:12 PM

    His knee got the wind knocked out of it. Faker.

    Yet another player trying to make a stupid play look like it happened because of an injury. This guy is getting worse every week

  30. melikefootball says: Oct 27, 2013 8:13 PM

    One sided victory for Denver and a one side lousy official to not call the hit on Cousins as you pick up Manning and ask if he is OK.

  31. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:14 PM

    hey logical, didnt u say earlier in the week that since Luck, the roty runner up beat the Broncos, u thoufht IRG3 was gonna murder them, well u was dead wrong buddy..lol

  32. miamizombie says: Oct 27, 2013 8:15 PM

    No offense to the diehard redskin cousins fans’, but every time he comes in on relief, he throws a pick. The great ones don’t do that, Ask Tom Brady .

  33. shalakka says: Oct 27, 2013 8:18 PM

    It’s so hard to watch this team this year. I still think we need a offensive coordinator that can call plays and make necessary adjustments.
    The offense that there running when Roberts in the game isn’t working, and it’s just gonna get him killed.
    As soon as cousins came in they had a spread offense.
    I was so excited when they hired the shanahans. They did get hot for a strech last year. But I really feel that the shanahans haven’t done much. Last year 3-6 before getting hot, this year 2-5.
    Sorry I can’t stand Kyle, and I know it’s a package deal.

  34. monkeyhateclean says: Oct 27, 2013 8:19 PM

    Tough loss for the Epithets, but the schedule is going to get a lot easier, and Cousins has loads of potential if Bob can’t go.

  35. karlton3 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:20 PM

    RG3(games under .500)

  36. mf7krime says: Oct 27, 2013 8:21 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:

    Just what the National Fixed League wanted. To screw Dan Snyder and his Redskins. #Itssounfair.

    —————-

    I thought they were God’s team. So what you’re saying is Goodell is more powerful than God?

    K

  37. fdugrad says: Oct 27, 2013 8:24 PM

    JEEZ! What will they do with Cousins? Surely he wants to be a starter somewhere, and probably WOULD be first-string on other teams. Does Washington keep him and have an open competition next year? Does he take over for Griffin next game due to the injury, possibly opening the door for him to be number one THIS year? Will Washington attempt to trade him for draft picks? At THIS point, his future could be brighter than Griffin’s appears to be. Quite the quandary.

  38. FlyFromTheInside says: Oct 27, 2013 8:26 PM

    Correction – he didn’t hurt his knee at all. He was checked as a precaution and wanted to go back in, but was held out because of the score.

  39. moth25 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:27 PM

    This just in….RG3 is no longer welcome at Subway either!

  40. dcapettini says: Oct 27, 2013 8:28 PM

    You know it is a great week when the Steelers, the Washington franchise, the Cowboys and the Falcons all lose and it is particularly delicious when they lost because of poor QB play.

    RGIII obviously knows more than the SB winning coach. After all he lead Baylor to the national championship…no, wait. No wonder the Native Americans want them to change their name. They are making them look bad.

  41. blackfootkiller says: Oct 27, 2013 8:29 PM

    When Sideshow Bobs’ vaunted 3 year career is over…Will it be acknowledged that it was basically nothing more than hype?

  42. anygivenwednesday13 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:29 PM

    @random guy; Stabler? Cunningham? Young? Not to mention the 4 or 5 guys running & gunning in the league right now (including Luck).

    Maybe what you meant was avoid drafting slight of build, running, QBs like Vick, RGme, or Teddy Bridgewater as they tend to hold up like poodle in a dog fight.

  43. bigwayne75 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:32 PM

    Skins are terrible, RGIII is a 1 year wonder.

  44. chelc30 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:35 PM

    Honestly, if you watched the game…Robert got hit way too many times today. It was due to his pocket collapsing because his receivers didn’t get open. That is an issue for the entire offense. Play-calling was also terrible today.

  45. anygivenwednesday13 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:38 PM

    So who were the Browns supposed to have drafted that year?

  46. tinbender2000 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:40 PM

    Dan Snyder sued a grandmother that was losing her house for not re-upping her season tickets. He threatened to sue a local newspaper out of existence for printing an article about him that was 100% true. Tell us logical, what’s not to hate?

    #dansnyderworstownerinsports

  47. realitypolice says: Oct 27, 2013 8:46 PM

    They showed a montage in the 4th quarter of all the hits he had taken and that was BEFORE the hit that injured him. And most of it was in the pocket, not the result of him improvising. It was scary, and I’m not even a Redskins fan.

    This story is not going to have a very happy ending if the Skins don’t find a way to reduce the pounding this guy is taking.

  48. seachicken64 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:48 PM

    rgME is quickly adding up to three wasted first round picks. The Snyder-Ratahan coach, owner, o.c. rodent hybrid gambled the future and I think the future favors Luck and Wilson. Fail ‘Skins. Can’t wait to see what your new name will be.

  49. realitypolice says: Oct 27, 2013 8:50 PM

    miamizombie says:
    Oct 27, 2013 8:15 PM
    No offense to the diehard redskin cousins fans’, but every time he comes in on relief, he throws a pick. The great ones don’t do that, Ask Tom Brady .

    Brady threw 12 picks in 15 starts when he first took over, a little short of one per game.

    RGIII has 6 in 6 games.

    What was your point again?

  50. peytonsneck18 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:53 PM

    and the bad part is…..the redskins still arent done paying for IRG3 #ramsfleecedtheredskins

  51. nflsecurity862 says: Oct 27, 2013 8:54 PM

    This does not surprise me one bit. He is fragile, bottom line.

    Thank god the Browns did not mortgage their future like the R-words did.

  52. agentzero321 says: Oct 27, 2013 9:04 PM

    2014 preseason week one headline: Griffin’s shoes too tight,, out for season

  53. doe22us says: Oct 27, 2013 9:06 PM

    Whew, he did take a vicious hit and credit the porous offensive line that played poorly, but he seemed to be alright. I am not one to wish ill on anyone on injuries. Its interesting to note that a lot of people are so blinded by the fact that most of the hits came when he was in the pocket, as opposed to scrambling. You may hate the guy, but please be objective, he obviously is a phenomenal talent and today was not a good game all around.

  54. kev86 says: Oct 27, 2013 9:07 PM

    1 year zero playoff wins wonder. He can ignite a mean off season pep rally though.

  55. agentzero321 says: Oct 27, 2013 9:09 PM

    Logical is hilarious. His boy’s getting turned to hamburger and he keeps making excuses. My team (the Bucs) is sorry. Just own it bro

  56. channer81 says: Oct 27, 2013 9:23 PM

    Here come the haters..

  57. mythaimyke says: Oct 28, 2013 12:56 AM

    Good place for him, on the BENCH!!!! He is terrible to say the least!!!

  58. bert1913 says: Oct 28, 2013 1:20 AM

    watch what you say here, synder might sue you!

  59. oaktown49er says: Oct 28, 2013 4:47 AM

    dirtydrynn27 says:
    Oct 27, 2013 8:09 PM
    Why Does everybody hate the Redskins???
    ———————————————
    Answer: because of one illogical fan

  60. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 28, 2013 10:29 AM

    dcapettini | Oct 27, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT
    You know it is a great week when the Steelers, the Washington franchise, the Cowboys and the Falcons all lose and it is particularly delicious when they lost because of poor QB play.

    RGIII obviously knows more than the SB winning coach. After all he lead Baylor to the national championship…no, wait. No wonder the Native Americans want them to change their name. They are making them look bad.

  61. Nofoolnodrool says: Oct 28, 2013 10:33 AM

    dcapettini | Oct 27, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT
    You know it is a great week when the Steelers, the Washington franchise, the Cowboys and the Falcons all lose and it is particularly delicious when they lost because of poor QB play.

    RGIII obviously knows more than the SB winning coach. After all he lead Baylor to the national championship…no, wait. No wonder the Native Americans want them to change their name. They are making them look bad.

    Aren’t you the one calling out trolls on the raven threads and here is the second posting of the same thing . Ah, …..I got it Raven rules do as I say not as I do…..very classy and very immature there decap….not surprised by your trollish tendencies.

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