TAMPA, Fla. — Here are a few of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s comments following his team’s last-second 24-22 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday:
(Game-winning drive) The whole drive was a bit complicated. In practice every week we always practice me calling the plays in two-minute acting as if the headset goes out. The funny thing was that the headset did go out on that drive and that’s why I was having to run back and forth to the sideline. I had to call a couple of my own plays and we moved the plays and got in field goal range. It was very neat how the practice scenario played out in the game. You don’t want that to happen, but I was pleased.
(Watching the final field goal) I did. I was walking back and was going to stand on the bench and our tight ends coach Sean (McVay) pulled me to the front line and he said, ‘No, you sit here and you watch this’ because we all had a great feeling he was going to make it even though the day wasn’t so great for him. He came up big when it mattered. It was a great play for him. He redeemed himself with that kick to help us win the game. We all have things that we need to get better at and, for him, that was a good confidence kick.
(Running the two-minute drill) You try to rise to the occasion. Thinking of a movie called “The Replacements” they said ‘Great players want to move the ball in their hands when it’s crunch time.’ It’s funny that I just quoted that movie, but it’s also how it really is. You want the ball in your hands when something has to happen and you make it happen.