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VIDEO: Griffin III ‘Will Steal Thanksgiving’

Posted by Andrew Walker on November 19, 2012 – 12:15 pm

(AP photo)

The Grinch stole Christmas, and the NFL Network’s Mark Kriegel believes Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will steal Thanksgiving.

Kriegel made his prediction on this morning’s edition of “NFL AM,” just minutes after the crew interviewed Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen.

He’s of course referring to the Redskins’ Thanksgiving Day matchup against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday at Cowboys Stadium. Kriegel said he’s been impressed with Griffin III’s performance in his rookie season.

“Forget the numbers, though; remember this,” Kriegel said. “Six months out of college, he has talent without hubris; youth without folly; the capacity to thrill without making the fatal mistake.”

NFL AM then cut to the clip of Tony Romo botching the hold on a game-winning field-goal attempt in a 2007 playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks.

“Hey, some guys spend their entire careers making rookie mistakes,” Kriegel said. “So do yourself a favor, take the ‘Skins over the Cowboys on Thanksgiving, OK?”

Here’s the entire piece by Kriegel and NFL AM:

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