The passing offense is struggling. That is no secret at Redskins Park and multiple players are tired of teammates spilling internal discussions and opinions to reporters about what has gone wrong.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III joined teammates Santana Moss in lamenting comments made by teammate Pierre Garcon following Sunday’s 45-21 loss at Denver. There are many issues in the passing game from dropped passes, to inaccurate throws to spotty pass protection.
“I know why, but I don’t get into detail on that,” Washington coach Mike Shanahan said. “We try to go out on the field and try to work on it and practice on it, but the difference between this year and last year, to me, is very obvious. There are different things we work on every day to hopefully get to where we want to be.”
But those struggles bring up other questions. How much input, exactly, does Griffin have in the plays run by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan? Has there been more trust placed in the second-year quarterback now that he understands the offense better? Griffin says he’s allowed more run and pass checks at the line of scrimmage, which makes it fun for him even if the results aren’t what he wants.
“A lot more input, but coaches coach, players play,” Griffin said. “We always say that. It’s the truth. So if they feel strongly about something that’s what we’re going to run.”