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Griffin points no fingers after loss

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After last Sunday’s post-game press conference following the first loss by a road team in Philly since September 2012, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III provided some comments that were regarded as throwing the coaching staff and some of his teammates under the bus.

After Monday night’s ugly and deflating home loss to the 49ers, Griffin once again spoke to the media.  This time, there was no under-bus throwing.

“The one thing to take away — one thing that we’re not is quitters,” Griffin said.  “Even during that last drive, all my guys in the huddle were talking with each other.  You have to have the right guys in the huddle in there with you and I know they’ll keep fighting with me and I’ll fight with those guys any day.  It’s frustrating, but we have to move on to the next one.”

The closest Griffin came to commenting on his own performance and the performance of others came in response to a question regarding whether improvements can be made at a time when the team is losing.

“It’s hard to say that you’re making strides as an individual because this is a team sport, but aside from that, what am I supposed to do?” Griffin said.  “Come up here and talk about how bad we are?  That’s not my job.  My job is to answer your questions and to move on to the next day and get better.  It’s not anything personal, you’re not the only one asking those questions, but I’m not going to — I mean, I love my guys.  I’ll go to war with them any day.”

Somewhat surprisingly, Griffin wasn’t asked about the Sunday report that he had asked Redskins coaches not to show film to the team of his negative plays.  Coach Mike Shanahan previously has denied that Griffin made such a request.

UPDATE 10:09 a.m. ET:  Griffin apparently was asked about the film report.  “People are trying to character assassinate me, and it’s unfortunate,” he said.  We’re trying to find out whether he said this at the post-game press conference and, if so, why it was omitted from the transcript.

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23 Responses to “Griffin points no fingers after loss”
  1. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Nov 26, 2013 9:37 AM

    actually he did refer to the silver report re negative film and he called it “character assasination”; but when asked further about that, then referred the phrase to a previous quote from shanahan.

  2. dcstinks says: Nov 26, 2013 9:53 AM

    Hopefully he points them to himself..

  3. thetroofishere says: Nov 26, 2013 10:02 AM

    He didn’t blame himself though. 27 passes, 127 yards, 0 TDs and one pickle.

    At least I don’t have to point the finger at myself.

  4. Kaz says: Nov 26, 2013 10:04 AM

    Wonder if the coaches will show any of his bad plays?

  5. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 26, 2013 10:06 AM

    Mountain out of a molehill. #LeavethebestQBinFootballalone

  6. rj88888 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:07 AM

    Where is Logical Voice?

  7. bucrightoff says: Nov 26, 2013 10:17 AM

    Kirk Cousins needs to start the rest of the year so the Redskins can see if he’s the guy because RGIII doesn’t look like it.

  8. redskin1 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:19 AM

    IT COULDNT HAVE BEEN MORE UGLY,HOWEVER I THOUGHT KYLES PLAY SELECTION WAS AS BAD AS I HAVE SEEN,MR.SNYNER PLEASE AT LEAST TELL KYLE HE GONE AFTER THIS SEASON,ALSO THE COACH,BRING ON CHUCKIE

  9. greymares says: Nov 26, 2013 10:28 AM

    RGIII has officially been downgraded to “Bobby Griffen”

  10. logicalvoicelies says: Nov 26, 2013 10:29 AM

    Hey Logical Voice, your “best QB in the history of football” overthrew his wide receiver by 15+ yards in the first half of that game on a scramble/improvised deep route…then threw his hands up as if it were his receivers fault that he missed him by half a football field. That’s your classy QB of the future. Enjoy.

  11. FinFan68 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:29 AM

    He keeps referring to his teammates as “my guys” and it sounds odd. “The guys in the huddle…” would be more appropriate. RG3 comes off as he is better than everybody else (snooty). He has shown class in many regards but every once in a while stuff like this creep up. My guess is that the facade is harder to maintain when things get tough.

  12. metalman5150 says: Nov 26, 2013 10:43 AM

    When The Redskins won any of their three games this year, no body seemed to care. But now that the Redskins suck so bad, we have to talk about it hem ten-fold.
    Gimme a Break
    The sooner people buy into the notion that the Washington Redskins are a terrible football team, the easier it will become to market a new logo / name / and to forget that Native Americans ever existed on this planet. Redskin
    Not BlackSkins nor WhiteSkins, Indians or Asians will ever empower negative connotations in the mind of an human. But some minds empower the notion that we should be different, and those differences separate us, divide us, distract us and ultimately dissolve us.
    Distract, Divide, Dumb-Down.

  13. snerdblurter says: Nov 26, 2013 10:46 AM

    He’s still not getting it, which is amazing after what happened after last week’s game. Someone needs to show him post-game quotes from Brady, Manning, et al. Even if they’ve just thrown for 400 yards and 5 TD’s and won by 30, they are still talking about the things that they personally didn’t do or could have done better. All he had to do is say “I didn’t play well” or “I made some poor decisions” or something to that effect. For a seemingly confident, intelligent guy, he sure is struggling to grasp this whole concept of leadership.

  14. snerdblurter says: Nov 26, 2013 10:48 AM

    On a related note, its amazing how quick he was to want all the attention and accolades after last year (see “The Will to Win” and “All In For Week One”) and how quickly he has switched over to all the “we’s” and “its a team sport” now that the team is a flaming bag of poo week in and week out.

  15. myeaglescantwin says: Nov 26, 2013 10:57 AM

    nothing brings me more joy this season then seeing the skins fans suffer..
    These people hopped on the bandwagon after 20 years of hiding.
    Then for a full year, all we heard was constant trash talk from these fair weather fans..

    unbelievable… you can talk about how trashy philly fans are,, but they stay philly fans through thick and thin..

    Now in a rebuilding year, we are rewarded with a chance at the division title…
    HAIL HAIL HAIL to that fellas..

  16. realfootballfan says: Nov 26, 2013 12:00 PM

    Remember Cam Newton was getting all this overboard criticism from fans a year ago, almost down to the letter. He’s clearly still injured and hates his coaches. Who blames him for hating them, I don’t know. Bottom line is that Washington has a horrible roster, and they only made the playoffs because of his play last year. This year will go down as a lost year in his development because he is incapable of physically doing even simple things that he did last year like throwing deep accurately, which even his biggest detractors must admit that he did very well a year ago. His personality flaws were there last year; most of you just didn’t take time to notice. His personality flaws were there back when he was at Baylor as a matter of fact; he has a dry demeanor and always comes off as cynical. Why none of you noticed a eyar ago or 2 years ago says more about this society of building people up and then breaking them down.

  17. chitown2831 says: Nov 26, 2013 12:47 PM

    Can’t point fingers when you holding your groin

  18. worknman24hours says: Nov 26, 2013 1:02 PM

    This ain’t college, RG.

    Ain’t nobody on offense needs one of your mental hugs.

    They all know the monday performance sucked and that YOU were a very big part of that sucking.

    You could simply cut to the chase, stand up like a man and say, “I did not get the job done, I will do better next time.”

    Short and sweet and walk away.

    Otherwise, expect to be running all over the place for the rest of the season.

  19. worknman24hours says: Nov 26, 2013 1:07 PM

    One last thing,when you do run, look for an open receiver.

    They ARE out there.

    They catch the ball,

    They ‘ll do the work you don’t have too.

    You are giving up on your receivers too quickly.

    Work on their responding backfield moves to the way you are running from coverage.

  20. jobo50 says: Nov 26, 2013 1:18 PM

    What he needs is a good QB coach and to mentor him and Mc Nabb has offered to do jus that.If I was Snyder I would put in a call to Mc Nabb to get him here for next season to be his personal mentor and coach.

  21. dcstinks says: Nov 26, 2013 2:00 PM

    logicalvoicelies says:
    Nov 26, 2013 10:29 AM
    Hey Logical Voice, your “best QB in the history of football” overthrew his wide receiver by 15+ yards in the first half of that game on a scramble/improvised deep route…then threw his hands up as if it were his receivers fault that he missed him by half a football field. That’s your classy QB of the future. Enjoy.\
    ———————————————

    4.7 QBR = Greatest QB Ever

    Wow! What high standards you have.

  22. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Nov 26, 2013 4:32 PM

    jobo50 says:
    Nov 26, 2013 1:18 PM
    What he needs is a good QB coach and to mentor him and Mc Nabb has offered to do jus that.If I was Snyder I would put in a call to Mc Nabb to get him here for next season to be his personal mentor and coach.

    sir: as an eagle fan i only wish this were a real possibility. the foursome of don, kyle, mike and rg3(and 8 at present) would make for one hilarious season.

    i must say, however, that unless i missed your satirical note, that is the craziest suggestion i’ve seen posted on these threads….and with the redskin fan on this thread that is saying something…
    #logicallyspeakingskinssuck

  23. yourmomsnewfriend says: Nov 26, 2013 4:37 PM

    logicalvoicesays:

    You can’t have it both ways. If RGB is truly the “elite” quarterback that which you madly profess, then you must hold him accountable for his embarrassingly poor play. History has proven that the truly great passers have been able to lift their teams up on the shoulders, to achieve greatness. RGB? Has shown quite the opposite.

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