“I believe that Robert Griffin is a lot different than the guys that we have played at this point. He is an extremely, not that those guys are not good athletes, but he is an extremely gifted athlete, and he can go from 0-60 right now. When you put the ball in his hands and obviously they do, they expect him to win. So you have to win your matchups against him.”
There’s no doubt that this weekend’s matchup is going to be tough, but Mike Jones dug up some stats that show RGIII shows success under pressure. Head over to our discussion thread and tell us what you would like to see from the Redskins in order to win.
BECAUSE YOU DON’T READ THE PAPER
* The story of 1987 replacement Redskin Tony Robinson is an incredible read.
* Da’SHawn Hand, one of the top 2014 football recruits in the country from Woodbridge, cares as much about academics as he does about collegiate ball.
* Jason Reid says Pierre Garcon needs to get it together.
TWEET OF THE DAY
I won’t let nothing ruin my perfect Friday, goof morning tworld
— DeJon Gomes (@D_Gomes24) October 19, 2012
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
Nationals bench coach Randy Knorr on Stephen Strasburg:
“Watching him pitch his last three games, he looked tired to me. People don’t see that. They just say, ‘Oh, you would have won.’ That’s not true though. I saw a guy that looked tired. … His stuff wasn’t as crisp, as sharp as it was in the past. I didn’t have this conversation with Mike Rizzo. This is my own belief. I think he would have hurt something else.”
WHAT TO WATCH
NLCS Game 5: San Francisco at St. Louis, 8 p.m. on Fox. Sigh. All TV/Radio listings here.
D.C. MEDIA NEWS
Rumor has it that Lindsay Czarniak is going to be a permanent fixture at the 6 p.m. SportsCenter desk. We’re so proud.
OTHER D.C. MEDIA NEWS
Czarnaik’s former television partner, Dan Hellie, is headed to the Magruder Hall of Fame. Eat your heart out, Lindsay.