Week 3 Detroit Lions Preview: Redskins Woes And Robert Griffin III

Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) throws a touchdown pass against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Much has been made of Robert Griffin III struggles this season. But has he really struggled that badly? In each of his two games with the Redskins this year, RG III has passed for at least 300 yards and two touchdowns. His last game was his best when he passed for 326 and 3 TD’s. Griffin has been contained when it comes to his ground game but quarterbacks aren’t paid to rack up yards on the ground.

The major reason for the Redskins struggles this season have as much to do with the offensive line as it does with their quarterback.  The Skins line has been man handled this season and have already allowed 4 sacks and 12 hurries. The defense hasn’t helped much either causing the Skins to get down early forcing them to play from behind.  Once an offense becomes one-dimensional it becomes much more difficult for it to be effective.

Don’t Reinvent The Wheel 

The Skins have had issues in the trenches this season. If the Lions can do what other teams have done to the Redskin offensive line, they should have a pretty good chance at winning the game. The common factor in the Skins two other games has been poor line play. The Redskins had difficulty establishing their offense early because of the pressure applied by opposing defensive line. It shouldn’t be difficult for the Lions to duplicate that success considering they have one of the best defensive lines in the league.

Topics: Detroit Lions, NFL, RG III, Robert Griffin III

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  • Richard Seroka

    Tony the reason he is such a dynamic player is his legs without them he becomes one dimensional and is not that good at pocket passing, and much like Mathew Stafford last year he is racking up lots of yards because they are so far behind and he has to throw and the defenses are backing off just to not give up the big play.

    • Tony Fischer

      Still he is racking up the yards and it is difficult to blame him for Washingtons Woes.

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