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Was Griffin III Robbed Of Perfection?

Posted by Brian Tinsman on August 10, 2012 – 6:08 pm

Via @LL_HTTR247

You can decide for yourself.

Last night against the Buffalo Bills, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III was credited with four completions on six attempts, for 70 yards and a touchdown.  Using whatever convoluted system they use to factor QB ratings, NFL mathematicians credited Griffin III with a 145.8 rating–an NFL best among preseason performances.

But videographic evidence seems to suggest that during the opening drive, receiver Pierre Garçon actually had two feet in-bounds on his reception, before going out of bounds.  The play was incorrectly ruled incomplete on the field, leading to a Sav Rocca punt.

Had the call gone in the Redskins’ favor, Griffin III’s final line might have been five-for-six for 84 yards and a touchdown, which calculates out to a perfect 158.3 QB rating in his Redskins debut.

This also adjusts Garçon’s numbers to four receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown, for an equally impressive Redskins’ debut.

Listen–mistakes happen, and there’s no reason for head coach Mike Shanahan to waste a challenge on a play like that in a game like this.  There will be many more important throws that Griffin III will be entrusted to make in his Redskins career, and there were plenty of other feel-good moments for the rookie.

But considering he and Garçon executed the necessary play to earn the perfect rating, proper accolades are in order.

Way to go, guys!

(Credit goes to @LL_HTTR247 for the first photo).

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ALERT: Practice Times Have Changed

Posted by Andrew Walker on August 10, 2012 – 5:39 pm

For those of you looking to get your first look at the Washington Redskins after Thursday’s preseason victory, pay close attention:

Saturday’s practice will begin at 12:45 p.m., and not around 3 p.m., which was the originally-scheduled practice time.

The schedule is also altered for Tuesday’s final day of training camp practice.

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Flip Flip Hooray — But Never Again

Posted by Andrew Walker on August 10, 2012 – 5:35 pm

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Washington Redskins wide receiver Pierre Garçon certainly isn’t the first NFL player to flip into the endzone upon scoring a touchdown.

But that doesn’t mean his flip in last night’s preseason opener against the Buffalo Bills wasn’t awesome.

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Peter King Gives RGIII’s Debut An A-

Posted by Andrew Walker on August 10, 2012 – 3:52 pm

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For those of you who have been asleep for the past 12 or so hours, Washington Redskins’ rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III made his NFL debut last night in the team’s preseason opener at the Buffalo Bills.

Luckily for you, www.redskins.com was all over the coverage, if you need to play catch-up.

Also offering his assertion of Griffin III’s performance was Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King, who gave the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner an A- after completing 4 of 6 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown in the Redskins’ 7-6 win.

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Redskins Pumped After Win No. 1

Posted by Andrew Walker on August 10, 2012 – 12:23 am

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OK, it was the preseason and the games don’t actually begin counting until they take on the New Orleans Saints Sept. 9, but that doesn’t mean the Washington Redskins shouldn’t be fired up about their first win of the year.

Washington went into Ralph Wilson Stadium and handed the Buffalo Bills a 7-6 loss Thursday night, opening the preseason with win No. 1.

The players were understandably jacked up after the game, as evidenced by their tweets immediately after getting on the team bus and heading home:

Robert Griffin III:

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