Quarterback Robert Griffin III tried to be a supportive force as the Redskins were in the process of dropping 10 passes Sunday against Pittsburgh. He’s aware of his leadership role, but, as he learned, sometimes the appropriate words can be elusive.
“Even in the game, I sat there and I was trying to figure out what to say to these guys because these guys are some of the best at their profession in the world,” Griffin said. “They’re in the NFL for a reason. So if they drop a ball, they know, ‘Hey, I can’t drop that ball. I have to catch it.’ So what am I supposed to go say to them? ‘Go catch the ball?’
“It’s tough in those situations, but throughout the game, repeatedly they came to me and told me they were going to continue to fight for me, even through the drops and all the bad plays we did have. I have bad plays myself, so it’s good to hear them say that. I think they definitely know that I’ve got their back and I know they’ve got mine.”