If there’s a gathering of those doubters somewhere, they might need a bigger room after Saturday night. Griffin struggled to get anything going against the Ravens, finishing with 20 passing yards and an interception while also fumbling a snap and taking three sacks as he continued making the transition to the offense favored by head coach Jay Gruden. Griffin focused on that transition after the game.
“I think just going through that process, having a bad outing tonight, will help us in Game 1,” Griffin said, via the Washington Times. “I know people can’t see that right now. There will be overreactions all over the place. But it’s our job to make sure we stay cool, calm and collected and keep fighting on.”
Gruden pointed to struggles at other spots, the offensive line in particular, as things that contributed to Washington’s poor effort. He also acknowledged that those issues, however evident, will take the back seat to Griffin’s poor decision making from Saturday night. Wherever you want to place the lion’s share of the blame, there’s lots of work to do before meeting the Texans in the first week of the regular season.