In retrospect, Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says one of Robert Griffin III’s turnovers on Sunday was not his fault.
Griffin at 9:07 of the second quarter threw an interception to halt a promising 11-play, 61-yard drive that reached the 19. He was being hauled down near the right sideline by a Lions defender and appeared to have made a bad decision.
But afterwards Griffin, while calling it “a bad play”, also hinted it was an appropriate risk as he saw Garcon racing back towards him before stepping out of bounds. The corner just beat him to the spot. Leonard Hankerson was also in the general area. After reviewing the tape, Shanahan took back his initial assessment. He didn’t feel that way on the field.
“That was not [Griffin’s] fault,” Shanahan said. “I was very upset during the game. I just thought he kind of threw it haphazardly. And really it was a great throw. But it just didn’t work out that way. I’m not going to go through the blame.”