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Robert Griffin III doesn't care much for comparisons. He's unique in so many ways, and he knows it. A comparison establishes boundaries. He's not interested.
When a team plays like the Washington Redskins did Sunday at the Pittsburgh Steelers, the result is predictable.
Talent. The word gets thrown around in Washington Redskinsland almost as much as Robert Griffin III does (depending the defense's orneriness). "There's so much talent in this locker room," a player will say. Or: "This is the most talented team I've ever played on." And so on and so forth.
Robert Griffin III finally looked like a rookie going through growing pains Sunday, suffering through his first rough game in the NFL as the Washington Redskins lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-12.
We knew there would be days like this for Robert Griffin III and the Washington Redskins. Gray days. Rainy days. Days when the opposition ran around in throwback uniforms that made them look like bumblebees. Even days when they were victimized by a running back named Rainey.
A quarter-by-quarter recap of the Redskins' 27-12 loss against the Steelers.
There is little Robert Griffin III hasn't done in his first two months in the NFL, from compiling the league's top completion percentage to leading quarterbacks in rushing. The rookie spawned a new meme, Griffining, and returned from a concussion to deliver the longest run by a quarterback in 16 years.
Entering this season, the Redskins' offensive line wasn't known for performing in beautiful harmony with precise choreography like "The Five Heartbeats."
It's almost like Chris Cooley has been on the Physically Unable to Perform List for the first seven weeks of the season. Except, of course, that he was willing and able to perform; the Washington Redskins simply preferred other tight ends -- temporarily -- and released him in training camp.