The San Francisco 49ers made easy work of the Washington Redskins Monday night.
The 49ers kept the Redskins’ top-ranked rushing offense in check and repeatedly hit Robert Griffin III in limiting him to just 127 yards passing on 27 attempts.
Griffin struggled last week against the Philadelphia Eagles as well before a fourth quarter burst made his effort look stronger in total than it actually was. It’s been a difficult sophomore season for Griffin where he’s struggled to find the consistency of his rookie year.
49ers’ linebacker Ahmad Brooks thinks he knows why Griffin continues to struggle this season after seeing him in person Monday night.
According to JP Finlay of CSNWashington.com, Brooks says he feels Griffin’s knee isn’t 100-percent and he doesn’t believe Griffin should be playing.
“I don’t think he should be playing,” Brooks said. “You can see it. Everybody can see it, everybody can see it.”
Brooks picked up two sacks against Griffin Monday night.
Griffin completed over 65-percent of his passes as a rookie and had a 102.4 passer rating. This season, Griffin is completing 60-percent of his passes with a rating of 81.9. He’s thrown 14 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.
“He’s a man, he has the heart of a warrior and is going to go out there and play regardless of the circumstance,” Brooks said. “Everybody can see it. Everybody can see it. He shouldn’t be playing.”
The Redskins have many more issues than just the quarterback position. However, Griffin clearly doesn’t look like the same player he was last year.