Griffin 'not happy' but 'respects decision'

Griffin 'not happy' but 'respects decision'
December 16, 2012, 7:00 pm
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RG3 on decision to rest him

Robert Griffin III said after the Redskins win over the Browns that he did not agree with the Redskins’ decision to make him inactive for the game but he respected it.

“Players play, so I was not happy with the decision,” the injured rookie quarterback said. “But at the end of the day, that was the decision the went with and I respect that.

“But that doesn’t mean that I necessarily like it.”

The postgame press conference was unusual because such sessions are usually reserved for head coaches and stars of the game. But the interest in the decision to keep Griffin, who suffered a sprained lateral collateral ligament last week against the Ravens, out of the game that the team decided to make him available. The team was informed that Kirk Cousins, not Griffin, would start today’s game last night.

Griffin thinks he could have played through the injury and he believes that he will be ready for next week’s game in Philadelphia.

“I felt like I could play this week, next week, the week after that,” he said. “But that’s not my decision.”

Although he wanted to play, Griffin was very happy with the result, a 38-21 win over the Browns that moved Washington into a first-place tie in the NFC East.

“It worked out great for us,” he said.