Robert Griffin III Makes Strong Debut As Redskin
Robert Griffin III might not throw another touchdown or perform anywhere like he did Sunday. But he will always have Sunday.
And no one will forget it any time soon, either, as his 320-yard,
two-touchdown, no-turnover effort in the Washington Redskins’ 40-32
victory in New Orleans against the Saints.
Griffin was named the NFC Player of the Week, the first rookie to receive that honor. Ever.
But that’s what goes with coming into a hostile Mercedes Benz Dome
against a supposed-to-be tough Saints defense and commanding the game
from start to finish, as a top-flight veteran would.
The No. 2 overall draft pick completed 19 of 26 passes (and had at
least three dropped) and no interceptions in Sunday’s victory — making
him the first player in league history to amass 300-plus yards passing,
two or more passing touchdowns and no interceptions in an NFL debut.
Griffin is also the first rookie quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards and win a season opener.
On top of that, Griffin is featured on the current edition of Sports Illustrated with the headline “Power Surg3.”
For all he did in ringing up 40 points on the Saints, fans, observers
and teammates alike were equally impressed with the way Griffin handled
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Date Submitted: 9/12/2012 10:38 PM
PostedBy: Single In The City