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RG3: We fixed what we needed to fix on offense

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Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III served as a talking point last preseason because no one had seen him play since tearing his ACL and he was a talking point again this summer because he was playing.

Griffin took too many hits in a game against the Browns and played poorly against the Ravens, leading to concerns about how quickly he’s picking up the offense installed by new head coach Jay Gruden this offseason. Griffin played down those concerns by pooh-poohing “doubters” and saying people were overreacting to preseason performances, a theme he stuck with on Monday when he said that all the work the team did in the offseason would now “come to fruition.”

“We fixed what we had to fix in practice,” Griffin said, via CSNWashington.com. “That’s for us to know and you guys to find out.”

We’ll all find out Sunday when the Redskins square off against the Texans. Any struggles in that game will lead to even more doubters for Griffin and Washington and they won’t have the preseason caveat to use as an explanation.

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94 Responses to “RG3: We fixed what we needed to fix on offense”
  1. derpadeederpjetsyjet says: Sep 1, 2014 2:59 PM

    Oh good, so Cousins is starting then?

  2. btellington says: Sep 1, 2014 2:59 PM

    Anyone else read the headline and think that Cousins was announced as starter?

  3. cartire says: Sep 1, 2014 3:00 PM

    Well if RG3 says so…

    Ive never had to question his logic before…

  4. 2blingluvinit says: Sep 1, 2014 3:00 PM

    “We fixed what we had to fix in practice,” Griffin said

    Does that mean that they wised up and handed you the clipboard ???

  5. doomsdaydefensetx says: Sep 1, 2014 3:01 PM

    If you’re the starter the offense is not fixed. It should be by week 7 or 8 when Captain Kirk starts.

  6. hogdropalogonbigd says: Sep 1, 2014 3:01 PM

    Redskins fan here, very concerned about this Houston game. The right side of our offensive line is the weakest part of our team, and I have no idea how they’re going to handle JJ Watt. Very concerned.

  7. buffaloisadumpsterandtheirfansaremorons says: Sep 1, 2014 3:01 PM

    So you’re moving to the bench, right?

  8. therealtruth210 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:09 PM

    Every time he talks I dislike him more and more

  9. jdrewsy says: Sep 1, 2014 3:10 PM

    Seeing is believing and the sceptic in me won’y buy that they have fixed all that looked so bad!

  10. kwgator says: Sep 1, 2014 3:13 PM

    This Dude is clueless

  11. yb1956 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:16 PM

    Somehow I don’t think JJ Watt and the rest of the Houston defense is going to loose a lot of sleep. If anything, this just fires them up more, no?

  12. politicallyincorrect says: Sep 1, 2014 3:17 PM

    HTTRedskins!

  13. valentino8100 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:17 PM

    “Fixed” ? Come back in December and let us know how that all worked out for you.

  14. iceman8383 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:17 PM

    Enjoy the bench life!

  15. notthetroll says: Sep 1, 2014 3:20 PM

    Wow. Fixed in 8 days. What was happening during OTAs, mandatory minis and training camp before, Bob?

  16. thesmartest1 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:20 PM

    McNabb v2

  17. johnnyballsack says: Sep 1, 2014 3:20 PM

    “We fixed what we had to fix in practice,” Griffin said, via CSNWashington.com. “That’s for us to know and you guys to find out.”
    ——————————————–
    Does this sound more like a man you want leading your team or a ten year old kid getting ready for a pop warner game?

  18. andrejohnsonforpresident says: Sep 1, 2014 3:21 PM

    Lol everyone is harsh on this guy. Ya, maybe he did regress a little. He’s still very young and he’s going into a new system and being put in the pocket. I’ve seen cousins play and i’d much rather give RGIII a chance to become a pocket passer then let Cousins lead the way for a season. Thinking he did good in a few pre-season games will blind you. Cousins aint that great either… There’s a reason he went in the 4th round.

  19. stoutfiles says: Sep 1, 2014 3:22 PM

    It’s funny how everyone here gets riled up over preseason games, and how Cousins is able to score against 2nd-3rd stringers so he should start.

  20. dirtydrynn27 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:23 PM

    News flash for all of the Cousins fans……He didn’t win jack when he started last year!!!!!! And by the way take your concerns and hatred to your own teams!!!!!

  21. number1hawkfan says: Sep 1, 2014 3:25 PM

    Wow!! This guy is hilarious. Someone needs to pull him aside and tell him what he sounds like. He sounds like he’s trying to convince himself just like Kap in San Fran. It’s a hard fall when u can’t see it coming.

  22. longtimefanhtr says: Sep 1, 2014 3:28 PM

    Fixed that inability to be a pocket passer, fixed the mentality not to run first, fixed not being able to slide.

  23. mazenblue says: Sep 1, 2014 3:30 PM

    RG3 is just setting you back Washington. You guys dont even know it.

  24. mrfubar says: Sep 1, 2014 3:34 PM

    I love reading hater comments but at the same time he doesnt help himself out to much with the way he goes about saying what he says. He may need to put a filter on and learn a little bit from some vets. He definitely didnt learn the art of the interview from Brady this offseason.

  25. eagleswin says: Sep 1, 2014 3:36 PM

    Did they fix it while you were posing next to your statue at Baylor with the Baylor college president comparing your statue to the Lincoln Memorial and the Statue of Liberty?

  26. zoxitic says: Sep 1, 2014 3:38 PM

    He fixed the offense while watching the Baylor game.

  27. thefox61 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:38 PM

    At least he has a statue in Waco, TX

  28. canmannac says: Sep 1, 2014 3:43 PM

    You mean to say that you fixed the turf in that there cement bowl?

  29. youpeopleareallthesame says: Sep 1, 2014 3:54 PM

    That was fast. They fixed it between now and the last preseason game? Impressive.

  30. 2difshoe says: Sep 1, 2014 3:55 PM

    Sooooo Rex is your new quarterback ?

  31. fiverings37 says: Sep 1, 2014 3:55 PM

    so you are being benched?

  32. rajbais says: Sep 1, 2014 3:58 PM

    So you’re okay???

    I dunno man.

  33. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 1, 2014 4:00 PM

    So if they now lose against the awful Texans team what is RGFragileEgo’s excuse going to be ?

    Will he never learn to shut his mouth ? A smart player would have said they’re working hard in practice to improve in every way possible and not said anything else.

    Players that make blanket statements like “we’ve fixed everything we needed to fix” and they haven’t seen it work in a real game seem to be disproven a heck of lot more often than they’re right.

    If they lose the first game he’ll do nothing but blame anyone but himself instead of accepting responsibility for his own failures, and if they win he’ll crow like they just won the Super Bowl for having beaten one of the worst teams in the league.

  34. isithockeyseasonyet says: Sep 1, 2014 4:04 PM

    “Practice?! We talkin bout practice, NOT A GAME, practice”

  35. Tim_Gilmour says: Sep 1, 2014 4:07 PM

    Somebody already said ‘bench’ it was only funny the first time

  36. bigjd says: Sep 1, 2014 4:11 PM

    I don’t think this guy is ever going to learn to just keep his mouth shut.

  37. yetimonster says: Sep 1, 2014 4:14 PM

    Fake it ’till you make it, right Bob?

  38. vancouversportsbro says: Sep 1, 2014 4:17 PM

    When did this happen? Last I heard people were complaining how bad he’s looked this preseason and Cousins looked better. RG3 comes off as a little delusional.

  39. bloodfarmer3621 says: Sep 1, 2014 4:23 PM

    Hey RG3…

    SHUT UP

  40. MikeisWise says: Sep 1, 2014 4:26 PM

    Are you guys all idiots? Cousins had a chance to play last season. Did you miss it? He threw more ints than tds.

  41. snyper94z28 says: Sep 1, 2014 4:26 PM

    How quick everyone forgets. Rg3 rookie season he struggled in oreseason. Told everyone practice is whre he tries new things, and well…..practices. even chris Cooley mentioned it few days ago, dont get hung up in preseason stats, even roberts rookie year he struggled in practice and in games…then week one throws for over 300 yards, 3 tds, and some rushing yards to beat the saints.
    Redskin fans should remeber Joe Gibbs saying…there isn’t anything to worry about until there is.

    RELAX PEOPLE…wow

  42. sportsfan18 says: Sep 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    I didn’t realize how mentally weak this guy was…

    He can’t take ANY criticism… as in ZERO…

  43. simonator917 says: Sep 1, 2014 4:30 PM

    How can he possibly know that? They haven’t played a game yet.

  44. sportsfan18 says: Sep 1, 2014 4:32 PM

    RGIII

    You’re next slide will be your first slide…

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  45. obamareallysucks says: Sep 1, 2014 4:45 PM

    they would rather fail with rgME than succeed with Cousins.

  46. James Myers says: Sep 1, 2014 4:53 PM

    Everyone must be brain dead. Griffin may not be the answer, but the Cousins talk has to stop. He’s looked above average….. against other teams No 2s and 3s. Anyone remember how he looked against starters last year?

    I’ll remind you. Horrible.

  47. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 1, 2014 4:55 PM

    He needs to attend the Tom Brady school of interviewing, like someone else said….. Bobby, ZIP IT!! Talk humble and keep focusing on football, not self-marketing!

  48. jsrdc says: Sep 1, 2014 4:56 PM

    “We fixed what we had to fix in practice,” Griffin said, via CSNWashington.com.

    It may have worked in practice against your OWN D. In other words, the Coach said”Ok, Defense, RGIII is going to run and slide, and you aren’t going to touch him”.

    Let’s see how that philosophy works against Houston.

    Whatever……

  49. xofootballer says: Sep 1, 2014 5:05 PM

    OMG this guy went from press paper tiger to being eaten up by that same press.
    Kinda feel sorry for him – they built him up into being something he’s not (great QB) and when he fails they are there to eat.

  50. sportnorcal says: Sep 1, 2014 5:12 PM

    Why does he talk so much.
    Stay the hell off social media and play football.

  51. floratiotime says: Sep 1, 2014 5:14 PM

    Just shut up please.

  52. wawalee77 says: Sep 1, 2014 5:21 PM

    A lot of people are missing the boat here (RGiii’s penchant for putting his foot in his mouth aside)… Seattle didn’t win the Superbowl because R.Wilson was a prolific pocket passer. When the season hits on Sunday, Gruden will be calling plays that work – Period. Plenty of weapons around including stud running back, up and coming TE and proven big play receivers should equal offensive improvement. Relax and be comfortable drafting RG3 in the 7th round on your way to a fantasy championship!

  53. fruitcovejag says: Sep 1, 2014 5:28 PM

    I’m ready for another RG3 excuse after the season.

  54. toybkshr says: Sep 1, 2014 5:29 PM

    I missed it – exactly when was the offense fixed?
    Wonder if there’s some “substance abuse” at play here!

  55. skinsfan91 says: Sep 1, 2014 5:31 PM

    Wow, you guys really seem very interested in this “bum”. “Why’s he talking? Quit talking RGIII.” Uh . . . it’s called interview. The interviewer asks a question and the interviewee responds with words.

  56. skinsfan91 says: Sep 1, 2014 5:39 PM

    And can one of you give me a direct quote of RG3 blaming his teammates and making excuses?

  57. longtimefanhtr says: Sep 1, 2014 5:55 PM

    I don’t know who should shut up first. RG No Knees or Jay Gruden.

  58. corvusmaximus says: Sep 1, 2014 5:57 PM

    It’s clear that the media is having a field day twisting Mr. Griffin’s words around for some juicy click bait.

    And it’s also clear that he’s making it easy for them.

    Lose the Twitter account, keep your responses simple and just play football, man.

    Oh, and learn how to slide.

  59. Andre's Johnson says: Sep 1, 2014 5:58 PM

    The Washington/Houston game could be one of those 9-6 gems.

  60. houndofthebaskervols says: Sep 1, 2014 5:59 PM

    You fixed it Robert? LMAO

  61. kerryc21realty says: Sep 1, 2014 6:01 PM

    wow, all the brilliant football minds on this site… you know more then the coaches, that’s amazing

  62. cannonballdookie says: Sep 1, 2014 6:13 PM

    They should definitely use Cousins, I mean he sure played great last year and against second and third stringers, right?

    They invested in RGIII, they need to make it work with him no matter what. Funny how up and down everyone is. Ready to send him to the HOF after his rookie season then to the practice squad after last year.

    Is he supposed to say that he sucks and has no idea how to run the offense?

  63. xbam1 says: Sep 1, 2014 6:27 PM

    oh…well if you say so RG KNEE…by the way get clue dude!

  64. wahoo21 says: Sep 1, 2014 6:28 PM

    Its only fixed if it means you are sitting down.

    The flash in the pan known as RG ME is over

  65. orangefist says: Sep 1, 2014 6:28 PM

    RIGHT>
    Talk is cheap.
    Lets see you guys do SOMETHING other then run your pie hole

  66. mdpgc says: Sep 1, 2014 6:29 PM

    The haters on these responses are funny. Let that man play healthy again and then you would have every right to judge him based on his performance…BTW stop the hate people, its so unbecoming of you as a person!

  67. omnipresentfan says: Sep 1, 2014 6:31 PM

    Don’t know how to slide, don’t know when to zip it…

    Damn you RGIII!

  68. leevi98 says: Sep 1, 2014 7:09 PM

    Ok so haters say over and over how bad Griffin is and how cousins has lit it up and played better…so let’s look at the preseason facts…

    QB ATT COMP YDS COMP% TD INT SACK RATING

    Cousins 54 35 370 64.8 4 1 1 101.6

    Griffin 20 13 141 65.0 0 2 4 46.0

    So Griffin ONLY threw the ball 20 times vs starting defenses to cousins 54 vs backups with the same completion percentage….

    So I’d say speculation of Griffin is ridiculously off.

  69. jayquintana says: Sep 1, 2014 7:14 PM

    If this is true, then the ‘skins did a great con job by making it appear the opposite during the preseason.

  70. brownsmakemecrazy says: Sep 1, 2014 7:41 PM

    RG3 I am still doubting you and I’m doubting you fixed your offense in the last 2 weeks

  71. petehimself2112 says: Sep 1, 2014 7:42 PM

    RG3 logic

    Hey guys: I fixed the offense, i just had to come out with a new logo and wear my sleeve on my other arm. #yolo

    He prob requested his statue at Baylor have no helmet on.

    Never seen a qb more in love with himself then the game.

  72. bhindenemylines says: Sep 1, 2014 8:35 PM

    Live in the DC area. Where are all the RGIII jerseys??? Flags on the trucks???? “RGIII!!!” videos??? No where !!! Even the fans are scarred!!

    Repeat after me, Bob:

    “For an additional $9.99 you can upgrade to our luxury sedan. Would to be interests in that option?”

  73. thelastwordyaheard says: Sep 1, 2014 8:40 PM

    you got a double knee replacement?

  74. skinsfan91 says: Sep 1, 2014 8:45 PM

    Still waiting on that direct quote. Or are you guys just group-think, sheeple, parroting what other people say?

  75. dynam01 says: Sep 1, 2014 8:50 PM

    Don’t know what folks expected in DC. Jay Gruden is a west coast offense guy. That means quickly diagnosing a defense pre-snap, quickly deciding where to go with the ball and getting it there, on time and on target. None of these skills has RG3 demonstrated in his brief career.
    The previous regime actually retarded his development by cutting and pasting the Baylor playbook, with a ton of basic 2-receiver routes. He’s now learning a new offense for the first time since high school, a much, much more complicated one. It wouldn’t surprise me if it takes him a year to absorb it.
    What’s most troubling is the passive-aggressive attitude. Nothing is ever his fault; if a play doesn’t work, it must have been poorly designed to begin with. That doesn’t play well in NFL locker rooms.

  76. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 1, 2014 8:58 PM

    Oh so Cousins was named the starter?

  77. seacab1972 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:31 PM

    Sure you did!!! Everything we saw in the pre-season was just a mirage. Maybe it is Freaky Monday and you switched bodies with Cousins. That explains it.

  78. thereyougo2 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:31 PM

    Guy was really good in his first year. Injure a knee it changes everything. They got some real talent on offense but that defense and the coordinator just don’t get it. How’s their O line?

    Not all 3’s fault he just won’t be quiet.

  79. theheyseed says: Sep 1, 2014 9:36 PM

    can’t wait for all the haters to have to eat their words. But like a bunch of teabaggers they will just shift to some other reason to hate Griffin
    Go Redskins.

  80. codythao35 says: Sep 1, 2014 9:40 PM

    We need to fix things by replacing starting qb RGIII.

  81. 12hawksfan1976 says: Sep 1, 2014 10:01 PM

    Here’s a thought: If the ‘Skins could re-do the 2012 Draft and take Russell Wilson instead, would they do it? In a heartbeat.

  82. gammynomnom says: Sep 1, 2014 10:08 PM

    well, thank god, that means no more excuses, right?

  83. gammynomnom says: Sep 1, 2014 10:10 PM

    PS washington won’t score on the Texans unless Alfred Morris goes beast.

  84. deshackle says: Sep 1, 2014 10:31 PM

    31 other teams could’ve made a play for Kurt Cousins. He’s been available the last 3 seasons. The Rams picked up Case Keenum off waivers Monday to compete for the starting job, the Buffalo Bills signed Kyle Orton, Derek Carr is the starter in Oakland. Do the math.

  85. jammer88 says: Sep 2, 2014 5:42 AM

    “We fixed what we had to fix “? Is RGIII insane? Last season the Redskins O-line was ranked 31 out of 32 NFL teams and they did very little to upgrade their broken O-line in the off season. So forgive me if I don’t share RGIII sentiment about fixing what was broken. K. Cousins will come in as the starting QB for the Redskins by game 4 because no doubt RGIII will be on IR by game 4.

  86. athwartships says: Sep 2, 2014 7:04 AM

    By “fixed” I hope it includes starting Cousins…..

    ….bummer.

  87. athwartships says: Sep 2, 2014 7:06 AM

    as we all anxiously await his explanation for losing the opener against last years 2-14 team.

    cannot……wait.

  88. officialgame says: Sep 2, 2014 7:26 AM

    Its all good, RG prayers have been answered while worshiping his new statue.

  89. mdpgc says: Sep 2, 2014 8:29 AM

    People no one runs playbook plays during preseason… it’s usually bland schemes! Let look at the regular season, Cousins played against team 2’s and 3’s during preseason, but you want to gauge him look at the 3 games he started last year…he loss, loss, loss! Nuff Said

  90. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 2, 2014 9:30 AM

    wonder why no photo with your logo on twitter this year like last season’s

    “Operation Comeback”- Mission Accomplished

    followed by that stellar performance against the eagles on monday night.

  91. tangovader says: Sep 2, 2014 9:48 AM

    While I am sick of this guy making excuses, I must admit, his inconsistency on the field, his fake confidence and the prospect of Watt and Clowney getting after him all day, is setting up this Houston game as ‘must see’ TV.

    Coming into the season, I saw this as one of the weaker games on the schedule, but now … I can’t wait to see what comes out of this. Either RGIII shuts up his haters, he gets hurt after taking a viscious hit, or he just sucks so bad that the ‘bench him’ talk is the lead story on every Monday morning sports show.

    Can’t wait until Sunday.

  92. bigblackanvil says: Sep 3, 2014 8:24 AM

    All this means is the Redskins are gonna run Alfred Morris all day with a ton of runs up the middle. This will setup the intermediate passes over the middle and in the flats. Ultimately strikes down the field. Redskins 34 Texans 13. #HTTR

  93. mdpgc says: Sep 3, 2014 9:11 AM

    Everyone who says the REDSKINS should start Cousins, let look at the numbers shall we:

    Cousins has thrown 203 passes, his career QB Rating is 68.6 (bad). Last year it was 58.4. His AverageNetYards/Attempt (ANY/A) – the OPS of the NFL is 4.60.

    RGIII awful 2013 was better than Cousins career numbers: 60.1% completions, 16-12 TD-to-INT ratio (Cousins is 8-10 career), and a 82.2 QB rating with a (poor) 5.48 ANY/A

    Sorry to introduce facts in the discussion, rather than the pure hatred many of you have for RGIII.

    The REDSKINS offense wasn’t the reason for the 3-13 year, it was the worst in 50 years defense and the worst in the history of mankind special teams. The offense was mediocre and Griffin with a coach who hated him, was an average NFL QB.

  94. pftcensor1 says: Sep 3, 2014 10:56 AM

    This article mentions the doubters; but previous articles on this site said the doubters were “imaginary” and figments of RG3’s imagination.

    I am confused ….which is it?

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