RGIII’s postgame conversation with Sonny Jurgensen

If you’ve ever watched or listened to Sonny Jurgensen’s postgame locker room interviews for the Redskins Radio Network, you’ll know that they’re less interviews than conversations, with Jurgensen at time forgoing “questions” in favor of “statements” or “proclamations” or “directives.”

I didn’t listen to the postgame show on Sunday. But when I heard Jeanne McManus on ESPN 980’s Tony Kornheiser show talking about Jurgensen’s postgame conversation with RGIII, I went back to check it out. You can watch it here. It’s pretty fascinating.

“How bad is your knee?” Jurgensen asked.

“I don’t know how bad it is,” Griffin admitted. “People on this team know what I had to deal with to get out there every day, just to practice and to play. But at the end of the day, I’m their quarterback. This is my team, and I’ve got to be out there, ready to play with them.”

“I know you wanted to be out there, but sometimes you have to think more of the whole and say, I’m not 100 percent, coach, I can’t help, put in Kirk,” Jurgensen said, in one of his non-question moments.

Then he put the mic back in front of Griffin.

“Uh. You know, I don’t feel that way,” the rookie told the Hall of Famer. “I’ll say it time and time again: I’m their quarterback. It doesn’t matter what percentage I am. There at the end of the game, I took myself out of the game after I went down because I knew I couldn’t do it. And then they put Kirk in. If you can play, you play. That’s just how it goes. And they know that, they know I’m gonna play no matter what. And I don’t feel like me playing out there hurt the team in any way.”

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Next Story
Dan Steinberg · January 9, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.