RGIII calls Rams ‘cheap’
Just a few days after the Rams beat the Redskins 31-28, Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III said that the Rams were targeting him and that he took “cheap” and “dirty” hits from them.
“They were definitely going after me,” he said.
USA Today reports that Redskins’ coach Mike Shanahan and some of Griffin’s teammates made similar comments after the game.
While Griffin was only sacked once and flushed from the pocket several times, the Redskins believe he was taking late hits and the officials let it get out of hand.
Still, The Associated Press reports that Griffin has rushed 20 times through his first two games, meaning he is taking plenty of hits. The Redskins just don’t want those hits to be late, especially with how important Griffin may be for them this season.
The Redskins have let up 63 points on defense and recently lost linebacker Brian Orakpo and defensive end Adam Carriker for the season due to injury. If the defense continues to play poorly, Griffin getting hurt could spell disaster for the Redskins.
The Redskins will take on the Cincinnati Bengals this upcoming Sunday. It will be interesting to see if Griffin receives more attention from the officials after Washington’s complaints.