There was a lot of attention paid to the amount of hits that Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III took against the Browns last Monday night, once again raising questions about his ability to stay healthy for an entire season.
Griffin took more hits on Saturday night against the Ravens, who sacked him three times during a dismal performance for Griffin and the Redskins offense. Griffin held the ball too long on a sack by Elvis Dumervil and took off a bit early at other times while playing behind an offensive line struggled all night as they shuffled players through different spots without finding too many positive results.
The results weren’t much more encouraging when Griffin did put the ball in the air. He finished the night 5-of-8 for just 20 yards and saw his final pass of the night settle into the hands of linebacker C.J. Mosley after a deflection by Daryl Smith on a throw that Griffin tried to force into Alfred Morris. It goes without saying that it wasn’t the kind of night the Redskins wanted to see after Griffin’s mediocre game against Cleveland.
It’s more encouraging for the Ravens, who saw Timmy Jernigan get a sack to go with Mosley as rookie standouts on defense. They were also playing without their top three cornerbacks, which didn’t present much of a problem when it came to shutting down the Washington offense.