Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is tired of talking about the torn ACL that knocked him out of his team’s playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks last year. That’s understandable, since he’s spent most of the offseason fielding questions on that very subject.
It’s even more understandable when you consider that the injury ignited something of a controversy in Washington after head coach Mike Shanahan said, more or less, that Griffin himself was responsible for taking the kind of hit that ultimately led to offseason surgery.
At the time, Griffin shot back that everyone in the organization played a part in the injury, but now, the sophomore Baylor product is done playing the blame game.
“You try to avoid controversy as much as you can, while at the same time, making sure people understand that, everyone understands what happened in this organization, when it comes to owner, G.M., head coach, myself and offensive coordinator,” Griffin said, per CSN Washington. “We all understand what happened . . . in the Seattle Seahawks game that led to my knee surgery. At the end of the day, what anybody wants to say about who’s to blame, whose responsibility it is, it doesn’t really matter whose responsibility it is.
“It doesn’t really matter who’s to blame because I’m the one who has to go through the struggle that is a knee surgery, and rehab to get back. The people who are also going through that with me are the owner, the G.M., the head coach, the offensive coordinator, the organization, the fans. Everyone goes through that with me.”
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