Luck should be thankful he has avoided the mess that has consumed Robert Griffin III and the Redskins during his three seasons — but then again, if Luck was playing in Washington, none of it likely would have happened, anyway.
After two of the worst performances we’ve seen by any quarterback wearing a burgundy and gold jersey, Griffin has been benched for the Colts game Sunday in favor of a guy who said he didn’t even know if he would make the roster. If that doesn’t teach Griffin a lesson in humility, I don’t know what will.
The Eagles (9-3) opened with quick drives of 80 and 88 yards for touchdowns. They took sole possession of the division lead with four games remaining, including a rematch in less than three weeks.
Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes’ acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and Wisconsin overcame a nine-point second-half deficit to beat upset-minded Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III briefly addressed reporters Thursday while walking from the team’s practice bubble to the main facility at Redskins Park.
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Overshadowed in the decision to bench Robert Griffin III and start Colt McCoy was Cousins, who is still the third quarterback and now also faces an uncertain future. “I have to continue to believe in myself,” he said. “And I do.”
Griffin, the people’s quarterback, could do no wrong upon arrival in Washington. But as he soon learned, it doesn’t take much for the capital region to turn on its chosen leaders.