As if the growing legend of RG3 needs to be amplified after he led the Redskins on a game-winning 7-play, 56-yard field goal drive in the final 1:42 of Sunday’s 24-22 win over Tampa Bay, get this: The helmet radio headset that connects his ears to offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s voice went out during the drive.
“The whole drive was a little complicated,” Griffin said. “In practice, every week we always practice me calling the plays in 2-minute acting as if the headset goes out. And the funny this was the headset did go out on that drive.”
Here’s guessing Kyle didn’t think it was funny.
“That’s why I was having to run back and forth to the sideline,” Griffin continued. “I had to call a couple of my own plays. We moved the chains and got into field goal range. It was very neat how that practice situation, that practice scenario actually played out in the game. Hopefully you don’t want that to happen, but it was pretty cool.”
If the headset were functioning properly, Shanahan would have called all the plays, Griffin said. At the risk of fawning over the rookie quarterback, his poise in that unfortunate circumstance is part of a long list of traits that make Griffin a winner. That’s why you trade three first-round draft picks, to get a winner who’s going to match the magnitude of that moment. Griffin is a winner. It’s that simple.