Robert Griffin III talks about his play in Redskins’ loss to Bears


The Bears sacked Robert Griffin III three times on Saturday. (Charles Rex Arbogast/AP)

Griffin said he needed to get rid of the ball more quickly, and that he told his offensive line that. He also said he was able to ignore the rush and look downfield.

“I try to make sure I don’t rely on my legs too much,” said Griffin, who added that it hasn’t been difficult for him to figure out when to run and when to throw. “I try to make it through my reads, and then if the opportunity presents itself, I will run.”

— Of his fumble on Saturday, Griffin said he was trying to get the ball to running back Alfred Morris in the flat. He said he’s not sure that he’d take the sack to protect the ball next time.

“Once you stop trying to make a play, you start playing with fear,” Griffin said.

— Griffin said that he felt good about how he and the offense bounced back from the turnover and put together a drive that resulted in points. He would’ve rather scored a touchdown than a field goal, but was glad to have gotten points.

Of Saturday’s meeting with the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck, Griffin said, “I never truly will face off with Andrew because he doesn’t play defense.” Griffin said he has texted back and forth with Luck off and on since meeting him at the Heisman Trophy ceremony.

— Griffin said that he’s having fun working with Kyle Shanahan, and “I look forward to many, many more years of working with him in Coach Shanahan’s offense.”

— Griffin said he was impressed with the heart that Kirk Cousins displayed leading the backups. “You can always learn from other quarterbacks, whether it’s a starter or the backup,” Griffin said.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.

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