A day after a website wrote about how Redskins’ linemen don’t help up quarterback Robert Griffin III after he gets hit, Griffin did his best to squelch the controversy before it became one.
“First of all, me and my offensive linemen are fine,” Griffin said Wednesday at Redskins Park. “Let’s just cut that right there. There are no problems there.”
Late Tuesday, thebiglead.com posted an article—complete with video examples—of Griffin getting knocked to the turf. [Click here to read the entire story, which chronicles each of Griffin’s sacks this season.]
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Asked if he gives any credence to the report, Griffin said: “I don’t. Like I said earlier, there’s no fracture between me and my offensive linemen. I love those guys.”
Tackles Trent Williams and Tyler Polumbus also dismissed the notion that there’s a rift.
“That s--- is ridiculous, man,” Williams said. “I mean, come on. I don't have no comment on it. Like I said, it's dumb. …For somebody to say that we don't like him or for anybody to have any ill will towards Robert, he's probably just messed up as a person in my eyes.”
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Polumbus added: “Robert is one of the guys in this locker room that we all love. And, like I said, I wouldn’t ask for anybody else to go to war with.”