Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells liked to say, “You are what your record says you are.” Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III doesn’t see it that way.
After his team fell to 3-8 on Monday night, Griffin said the frustrating part of that record is that he and his teammates know that they’re better than their 3-8 record would suggest.
“Any time you lose in the National Football League, there’s going to be criticism and we understand that,” Griffin said. “The hardest part of all of this is probably the fact that we know that we’re not what our record says we are.”
When asked about the personal challenges he’s having this season, Griffin again turned the answer to his team, and to saying his team is better than 3-8.
“I mean, this is a team game,” Griffin said. “I’m not going to sit up here and talk about myself. So like I was going to say, talking to those guys in the locker room, we know we’re not what our record says we are and that’s what makes it tough. It wouldn’t be this hard and no one would be criticizing if we didn’t think we were a good team, if people didn’t think we were a good team.”
People thought they were a good team heading into this season, but that’s not the case anymore. Now people think they’re a 3-8 team, because that’s what their record says they are.