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RG3 on the Rams Defense: ‘They Were Doing a Lot of Dirty Things’


Robert Griffin III’s second game in the NFL turned out to be much more difficult than his first. Not only did the Redskins lose to the Rams, but Washington’s star QB is also saying that the Rams took a bunch of “dirty” shots on him. From the Associated Press via

Pushed and shoved throughout a game he felt was “unprofessional” and “dirty,” Robert Griffin III finally heard the obvious from one of the St. Louis Rams defensive players. “I remember one play,” the Washington Redskins quarterback said. “After the play, the guy said: ‘We’re going to hit you every play.’ “I said: ‘Isn’t this football?’ It’s nothing that I’m not used to. It was extremely weird the way they went about it, though.” Sunday’s 31-28 loss was barely over when the Redskins starting talking about replacement officials who had lost control and Rams players who were engaged in too much rough stuff after the whistle. A few days have gone by, but it’s still too raw to let it rest. Griffin is going to handle the ball a lot this year — he already had 20 rushes in addition to 55 pass attempts — so the Redskins don’t want him taking any extra hits, especially ones that he feels aren’t clean. “There was some extracurricular stuff going on after the plays,” Griffin said. “They were doing a lot of dirty things. I still think they have an extremely good team, that doesn’t take anything away from them, but the game was unprofessional. Who am I to talk? I’ve barely been a pro for very long, but from what I experienced against the Saints compared to that game, it was definitely unprofessional and it does need to be cleaned up.” Griffin was sacked only once by the Rams, but he was knocked down several times. “I don’t want to tip-toe the lines of anything that’s happened with bounties or anything like that, but they were definitely going after me,” Griffin said. “They made it a point, obviously, all week to hit me. Some of the shots were cheap of that nature. But it’s nothing I can control. Teams are going to try to hit me because they don’t think I can take a hit. I think I’ve proved over my career that I can.”