PITTSBURGH — Here are some of Robert Griffin III’s comments following the Redskins’ 27-12 loss to the Steelers on Sunday at Heinz Field:
On the dropped passes:
It’s just about execution. Whether you have a drop or a bad play here or there they have to know I’m going to come back to them because these are the guys I have to play with. Santana had a drop, he came back and caught a big play on fourth down. That’s how it has to go. If I make a bad pass, coach isn’t going to stop calling passing plays. … I’m going to come back to them no matter what happens and I need them to make plays for me.
On evaluating his performance:
We lost the game. That’s all that matters. I’m not going to point it out and say I played a great game. We lost the game. You’re judged by wins and losses and I feel as bad as anybody else in that locker room right now.
On reasons behind the drops:
I’m sure the elements played a role. But it’s not something that I personally will point to because you try not to make any excuses out there. I won’t make any excuses when I watch the film and I’ll critique myself hard, as well.
On frustration of the loss:
Yeah, it is very frustrating. You want to go out, be successful and execute plays and have everything work for you. Then when you have a day like today when almost nothing worked for you it is very frustrating.
On his push-off on trick-play pass:
The receivers can never say I didn’t prevent an interception. … I got hit in the face. He ran into me. We all were pass-interfering everybody, so it doesn’t matter.
On if he liked the trick-play call:
I’m not going to sit here and tell coach not to call plays like that if they feel like they’ll work. Everytime in practice versus that look it worked. It was a different way it played out in the game. … I got up and moved on to the next play.
On his low rushing total:
I just think we called fewer runs for me to get outside the pocket and have designed quarterback runs. They did a good job. You don’t take anything away from that Steelers’ offense or defense. They played well today and we didn’t. I don’t think my rushing attempts had anything to do with that.
On throwing more passes:
I love throwing the ball. I’m a quarterback. We have to make sure that we all, collectively as a group, running backs, receivers, we all execute at a high level at the same time to be successful. All the guys know that. It’s something that I echo in the locker room all the time.