RGIII: Sunday was a “special moment”

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The Ravens had to replace quarterback Lamar Jackson during Sunday’s game when he went to get a concussion evaluation and that meant that Robert Griffin III got to play in a regular season game for the first time since the last week of the 2016 season.

Griffin led a 14-play drive for a field goal after entering the game in the third quarter and then returned to the bench once Jackson was cleared to return in time for the next Baltimore possession. The appearance turned out to be a brief one, but it was one that Griffin relished because he couldn’t be sure he’d even get that much playing time again.

“Personally, it’s emotional because a year ago no one thought I’d be playing in the NFL ever again,” Griffin said, via the team’s website. “That was a special moment for me, but I tried not to make that the focal point of what was going on. We were in the heat of the game and we needed to get the win.”

Griffin completed 2-of-4 passes for 21 yards while piloting the Ravens to points that would contribute to their 26-16 victory.

11 responses to “RGIII: Sunday was a “special moment”

  1. Great to hear. Nice to read the story about perseverance and effort and how they both pay off if you stay the course.

  2. It’s nice that Baltimore has surrounded Lamar Jackson
    with a fine collection of players and coaches
    that can prepare the mobile, mediocre throwing quarterback
    for his career after the inevitable knee injury that always accompanies
    a rushing quarterback.

    125 yards and 0 tds today vs. 26th ranked PASS Defense

  3. Sounds like someone has matured beyond his RG Me stage. Congratulations on that and your moment today Robert.

  4. 125 yards and 0 tds today vs. 26th ranked PASS Defense

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    If you watched the game, you’d know that he didn’t NEED to throw much.

  5. “If you watched the game, you’d know that he didn’t NEED to throw much”
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

    Yeah… you’re right… Atlanta has the 25th ranked RUSH Defense, too.

    Jackson now has passed for 2 td – 3 int – 4 fumbles for the season

  6. doctorrustbelt says:
    December 2, 2018 at 6:40 pm
    It’s nice that Baltimore has surrounded Lamar Jackson
    with a fine collection of players and coaches
    that can prepare the mobile, mediocre throwing quarterback
    for his career after the inevitable knee injury that always accompanies
    a rushing quarterback.

    125 yards and 0 tds today vs. 26th ranked PASS Defense

    >>>Don’t forget the concussions, they will be many, many concussions if he keeps running as much as he does now!

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