Griffin also declined to give his opinion on whether he should have played a fourth series against Detroit.
“That’s the coach’s decision,” he said with a shrug and smile. “As we like to say, ‘I just work here, man,’ and want to go out there every opportunity I get, execute the plays the way they need to be executed, make a play when I have an opportunity and let the coaches do the rest of that.”
Griffin rejoined the team for practice on Sunday and is expected to play in Saturday’s preseason game at Baltimore, provided he passes a neurological exam Thursday afternoon.
Saturday’s game will be the final preseason test for the Redskins’ first-team offense, which has struggled with Griffin in charge. Griffin has thrown just 13 passes in the preseason to date, completing six (46.2 percent) for 44 yards and no touchdowns, while giving up 17 yards on three sacks. That translates to a passer rating of 54.6.
“We want to go score points,” Griffin said, asked about the importance of a strong showing against Baltimore. “I think the first game, we didn’t get a lot of action, but we moved the ball. Second game we didn’t move the ball, and that’s never a good thing. We’ve just got to go out execute our plays.”
With backup Willie Smith filling in at left tackle and the young right side of the offensive line overmatched on some plays, Griffin was hit six times on eight dropbacks against Detroit. The starting offense didn’t cross midfield.
“We just weren’t moving the ball,” Grififn said, asked what he saw after studying film. “We’re all out here working to get better every single day. Those preseason games can go really great and go really bad. We just had a bad outing.”
Griffin bore responsibility for the final hit, which resulted in his third sack, by fumbling the ball and stooping down to scoop it up and defenders converged.
Asked what he could have done better in the game, Griffin said: “We all look at the film and we don’t look at it and say, ‘Hey, it’s this guy’s fault, it’s that guy’s fault.’ We don’t point the finger or point the blame. You watch the film and you assess yourself. You say, ‘What can I do to make sure that this doesn’t happen again?’ We’ve all done that. I talked to all the guys. I’ve done it myself. We’ll get better and make sure that stuff doesn’t happen.”
The concussion would have been the third of Griffin’s career, following one at Baylor and two in the NFL.
— Mike Jones contributed to this post
Original post, 1:59 p.m.:
Here are some of the highlights from Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III and coach Jay Gruden’s interactions with reporters and columnists earlier this afternoon. We’ll follow up with a regular report, but for now:
Griffin, on concussions:
Griffin, on playing vs. Ravens Saturday:
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