On Sunday, Robert Griffin III said he’d break a personal rule and watch the replay of his scintillating 76-yard touchdown run.
So, now that he’s seen it a dozen times on television, what did the Redskins’ rookie think of his signature highlight?
“I didn’t realize how much I slowed down at the end when I was looking back at the guy,” Griffin said Wednesday during his weekly news conference. “I was enjoying the moment. I don’t usually do stuff like that.”
With the Redskins clinging to a five-point lead and facing a third-and-six at their own 24-yard line late in the fourth quarter, Griffin called a quarterback keeper. He sprinted down the sideline and clinched a 38-26 victory over the Vikings as his teammates and coaches watched in awe.
“I talked to a bunch of the players and coaches and they said that was one of the best moments they’ve ever been a part of,” Griffin continued. “I definitely realize how big it was. It is fun to watch it.”
That said, Griffin claims he’s finished admiring his feat – for now, anyway.
“I’m done watching it, whether it’s one ESPN, or on my phone, or someone else’s phone, I’ve moved on,” he said. “But it’s something that will live on in history. I’m sure in 20 years they’ll still be talking about it – and that’s the great thing about playing at the highest level.”
Ryan Kerrigan joined CSN Redskins Insider JP Finlay on Thursday evening to take your questions on Facebook Live, presented by Paisano's Pizza.
What did they get to? Here's a sampling of the questions:
- Does some deep-down part of him wish Robert Griffin III were playing this week when Cleveland comes to town?
- If the Redskins defense were a pizza topping, which would they be?
- Who is the hardest running back to take down?
- How did he get the idea for his sack dance?
That, plus many more, were answered in the nearly 25-minute conversation. Watch it all in the video player below:
An explosive talent with a long-record of off-field issues, Browns receiver Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he will head for rehab.
Gordon missed the entire 2015 season due to a violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy, but when he has played, he has produced. In 14 starts during the 2013 season Gordon caught 87 balls for more than 1,600 yards and nine touchdowns.
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A teammate of Robert Griffin III's at Baylor, some in Cleveland hoped that reuniting the QB and WR would bring back their college fireworks. That plan faded first when Griffin got injured Week 1, and while Gordon is still suspended, some hope remained that the two could connect later in the season. For now, it seems that plan will not work.
Without the decision to enter a rehab facility, Gordon would have missed the Redskins game this Sunday due to suspension.